Palesa Morudu-Rosenberg is a founding director of Clarity Global Strategic Communications, a strategic communications firm with offices in Cape Town and Washington D.C. She has extensive experience in designing communications strategies for clients in the public, private, and development sectors. Palesa is a strong advocate of democratic values, good governance, and corporate social responsibility. Her work is widely published, including as a regular columnist for South Africa’s Business Day and a contributor to the Washington Post. Her areas of interest include global social, economic, and political developments, with a special focus on Africa and U.S. policy. With nearly three decades of experience as a strategic thinker and communicator, Palesa brings a great depth of knowledge to her new role as a member of the Shared Interest board. Palesa lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband and teenage son. She has a BA Honors International Relations from Rhodes University (SA) and a Diploma in Diplomacy and International Relations from Georgetown University in conjunction with University of the Western Cape (SA).