The Luck of the Concordia Kids

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Two kids are starting to show up on the scene as new major global players.

The PEU Report emails me:

It’s not as mysterious as the anti-Islam video, but I find too curious the case of the Concordia Kids. This year’s event has President Bill Clinton and Senator John McCain as headliners. Lynn Forester de Rothschild will speak, as well.

PEU’s report identifies the Concordia Kids as Nick Logothetis and Matt Swift.

It appears Logothetis and Swift know each other from prep school days. They both attended Salisbury School, an all-boys, private college-preparatory boarding school located in Connecticut. Graduates from the school include Prince Ali bin Al Hussein ’93, half-brother of King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Following Salisbury, Logothetis attended the ground zero for CIA recruitment educational institute, the Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. Swift attended the other Washington D.C. CIA recruitment center, Georgetown University, where he studied Government and National Security Studies .

They apparently then both became sponsors of Rupert Murdoch. On his Linked-in page, Swift lists stints at News Corporation and News Corp holdings: Fox News Channel and the New York Post.

Logothetis goes into more detail on his Linked-in page:

In 2006, he was a summer consultant at the New York Post.

From 2005-2007, he was an intern at lFox News Channel.

In 2007, he also worked at Murdoch’s BSkyB, London

From 2008 to 2010, he worked at News Corp and writes, "Reported to Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch."

In 2008, in a speech broadcast by C-span, Murdoch said this about the two:

Let me end with a little story about one of these young people. His name is Matt Swift. While still in high school, Matt and his friend, Nick Logothetis, asked themselves: What are boys stuck in a boarding school with no place else to go most interested in? The answer was girls and food. Wisely they decided that food was much easier to supply. So they created a snack business that took off. Within months they were earning thousands of dollars – and contributing much of their profit to worthy causes like helping the people displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Matt and Nicholas applied for an internship at Fox News, and were accepted. While there they sent me a a proposal to help implement a course for entrepreneurs back at their school. Since that first internship two years ago, these fellows have worked at the New York Post where they helped create a new insert targeting the 18-24 year old generation. They then spent time in London with Sky – our new insert targeting the 18-24 year old generation.

Most fascinating is the advisory board that the kids have managed to assemble for Concorida. It includes:

John Negroponte, a veteran United States diplomat who has been stationed at eight different Foreign Service posts in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He also served as the US Ambassador to the United Nations. Most recently Ambassador Negroponte played a critical role in President George W. Bush’s Administration where he served as the United States Ambassador to Iraq, the first Director of National Intelligence and the Deputy Secretary of State.

HRH Prince Abdul-Aziz bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud, a member of the Saudi Royal Family.

Frances Fragos Townsend, the former Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council from May 2004 until January 2008. Townsend is currently the Senior Vice President for Worldwide Government and Legal Affairs at MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings, Inc and previously was a corporate partner at the law firm of Baker Botts, LLP.

Clearly, Murdoch, and possibly others, are sponsoring these two for big things. Watch these two for clues to new global thinking amongst elitists, they are going to be clued in very early.

Reprinted with permission from Economic Policy Journal.

2012 Economic Policy Journal

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