Jim is the founder and president of the Democracy Council. He was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Advisory Services where he developed engagements in the US and the Middle East, including an international corruption investigation of the Palestine Investment Bank. Jim served as a senior professional staff member for the House International Relations Committee. He also worked as a foreign policy advisor during the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign and in the Middle East Studies department at the Council on Foreign Relations. He managed a National Endowment for Democracy grant to establish a public policy institute at a university in northern Iraq. He was the only American to attend the first meeting of the Iraqi opposition in Iraq during 1993. Jim participated in various multi-national missions, including missions in South Africa, Cambodia, and Northern Iraq, and led a congressional-staff fact-finding mission to India and Pakistan.