About Austin R. Cooper Jr.
Austin R. Cooper, Jr., is an experienced government affairs and public relations professional. He has over 25 years of related experience and accomplishments working in senior-level positions on Capitol Hill, as a state lobbyist for the City of New York under former Mayor David Dinkins and with Edelman Worldwide and Hill & Knowlton. For several years, he also served as the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) in Atlanta, GA. Austin is currently the President of Cooper Strategic Affairs, LLC, which provides government relations and communications counsel to government and non-government organizations in Washington, DC.

Now Our Nation Must Heal

November 10, 2016 Austin R. Cooper Jr. 0

This has been perhaps the most divisive national election in history. As I write this column, the election is still three days away. Truthfully, it seems like an eternity. I have never been so eager for a political season to come to an end. […]

COOPER: Obama’s Legacy in Africa

August 31, 2016 Austin R. Cooper Jr. 0

I first visited Africa in April 2001 when I traveled to South Africa. I still remember the excitement I felt as the aircraft descended for a refueling stop in Cape Verde in the middle of the night. I could see lights all along the western coast of the continent. […]