Hi 👋🏻. I'm Mehran, a political consultant based in Greece.
And I’m interested in questions like:
What tactics work best to confront power, and why?
How can we better equip ourselves in the jungle of modern-day discourse?
To what extent can other, unrelated skill-sets help us to make change happen?
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A bit about me
For more than a decade I’ve been advising causes on how to increase their impact. From established organisations like WWF and the UNDP, to citizen media startups and local grassroots projects.
I’m British-Iranian, grew up in Luxembourg and currently based in Chania, Greece, working remote-first.
I co-founded the political consultancy Clearcase, work with the Democracy In Europe Movement (DiEM25), and host their fortnightly live debates on YouTube. I also run community projects and do black-and-white photography.
Previously I worked for the private sector, as a management consultant with Andersen, and a communications adviser to global tech companies, based in London.
Reach me by email. I'm also on Twitter (@mkhalili), although not that much.
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