About Brent M. Eastwood, PhD
Dr. Brent M. Eastwood, PhD, is an International Affairs Analyst currently serving as a Contributing Editor and Analyst for LIGNET.com - The Langley Intelligence Group Network in Washington, DC. He handles International Security, Foreign Affairs, Global Economics, and Energy Policy for LIGNET.
He is the author of the book The Origins of Internet Video and the book Solutions for a 21st Century Economy. He also co-wrote the "Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report," from the Pacific Research Institute and Forbes Magazine. Brent has been published in the academic journals Applied Research in Economic Development and American Foreign Policy Interests.
In 2012, he was selected by Market News International (MNI) for a competition to forecast U.S. leading economic indicators and in 2013, he won a forecasting prize from MNI. In 2011, Brent was named to the Wharton School Advisory Panel of Executives at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, he received the "New Mexico Best Economic Forecaster Award" by PNM and Wells Fargo.
Brent founded and led the political consultancy EastwoodNet, LLC from 2004 to 2009 and served as Policy Adviser, Speech Writer, Legislative Analyst, and General Consultant for numerous campaigns at the Presidential, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Gubernatorial level. EastwoodNet was featured in the Wall Street Journal in October of 2009.
In 2008, Brent served on the event staff at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. He was an academic observer at the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Peace Conference in Annapolis, Maryland in 2007. Brent was chosen to represent the U.S. at the 2006 NATO Summit "Young Leaders' Forum" in Riga, Latvia where he gave foreign policy recommendations on the war in Afghanistan to the NATO Secretary-General.
Brent was also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Public Policy where he taught graduate seminars in national security, governance, and public policy.
He has been a contributor to The American, a national magazine from the American Enterprise Institute. While in graduate school, Brent served as a Defense Analyst in Science and Technology for the RAND Corporation's National Defense Research Institute. He conducted strategic policy, performed technical analysis, and co-authored two studies for the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.
He is a former US Army Infantry officer and Distinguished Military Graduate with five years of military experience. Brent has earned a PhD in Political Science/ Public Policy, an MA in Political Science/ International Relations, an MS in Journalism, and a BA in English. Brent lives with his wife and son in Arlington, Virginia.