JJ (James) Rose is a journalist, author, communications and media specialist, academic, and former political advisor who has worked in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia.
He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Al-Jazeera, The Times Literary Supplement, The Washington Post, and the South China Morning Post, amongst others.
He has worked as a global media advisor for Morgan Tsvangirai, Aung San Suu Kyi, Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, Vaclav Havel, and the Burmese Government in exile, and was Advisor to the former Special Humanitarian Envoy for the World Food Program, Hon. Abdulaziz bin Mohamed Arrukban.
In recent years, he has taught Journalism at Brisbane’s Griffith University.
As a teenager, James trialed with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City, and Brentford, and was offered a youth contract with Eddie Thomson’s Sydney City Slickers. He's not a fan of the billionaire's club, otherwise known as the EPL, but if pushed he would turn up at a West Ham game and he occasionally Roars for Brisbane. He still dreams of the '06 Socceroos Golden Generation, Guus, and the lost opportunities.
He is the founder of The Kick Project, a registered charity that aims to bring conflict or challenged communities together through football, whose pilot program includes Rohingya FC made up of Rohingya refugees in Malaysia.
In 2011, he published his first novel Virus, a political thriller, and in 2001 wrote Ethical and Active Shareholding – an Australian investor’s guide.
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