Van Jones
Co-Founder and President, Rebuild the Dream and Former Special Advisor, White House Council on Environmental Quality

Rebuild the Dream: Van Jones is Back, And More Relevant Than Ever

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Van Jones told The New York Times that Glenn Beck pushed him out of a job and his advocacy organization pushed Beck out of one. “Now we’re both irrelevant!” he said. Today, obviously Jones has found a way to make himself relevant again. But what did he learn from his public face-off with Beck and what would he do differently today? Learn all that and more in this rebroadcast of Jones's LIVE interview on Big Think TV.

Van Jones

Van Jones is founding president of Rebuild the Dream, a pioneering initiative to restore good jobs and economic opportunity. He is the co-founder of three, thriving organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All. Jones is the author ofThe New York Times best seller, The Green Collar Economy, and most recently, the book Rebuild the Dream.

A Yale-educated attorney, Van worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House in 2009. There, he helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green recovery spending. Time Magazine has named Jones one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.