Neil Dhillon: Learning from History

Neil Dhillon works as a lobbyist and Global Public Affairs Professional at NA Consulting Services in Washington, DC. He uses his thirty years of experience in the political sphere to develop policy and government relations strategies for his many powerful clients, including Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, and trade groups. He has worked as the Senior Aide to President Bill Clinton and helped the Hill and Knowlton International Public Relations firm become an award-winning company.

Dhillon uses his knowledge of history to give him an edge in his consulting work. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from The American University in Washington, DC in 1984. Since then he has maintained a keen interest in world history, especially as to how it affects the present political climate and where it might go in the future.

Neil Dhillon believes in the popular adage that says, “those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.” He sees the past as a sort of laboratory that explains why people do the things they do in organized societies. Dhillon has used his knowledge of history to advise some of the most powerful politicians, companies, foreign governments, Congressmen, trade groups, and others. He knows the power of understanding past decisions and their effect on present decisions.

Neil Dhillon believes that an understanding of the past is the duty of informed citizens who want to participate in a Democracy. The past can reveal solutions to present day and future problems. Productive public dialog needs to be rooted in issues of the past and the history of the particular issue at hand.


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