Rob Asghar is a writer and a management and communications expert based in Los Angeles. His essays and commentaries have appeared in more than 30 publications around the world, including the Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle, Providence Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jordan Times, Manila Times and Japan Times.
Asghar is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and has written for the online outlets of the Washington Post, CNN, Asia Times and Foreign Policy magazine. His topics have spanned international affairs, domestic politics, sports, psychology, interpersonal relationships, and popular culture. He has been quoted and featured in such outlets as the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Fox Business Network and Southern California Public Radio.
He is a fellow at the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. He is a graduate of the USC Annenberg School.
Asghar has spoken widely to civic groups and at college campuses ranging from USC to the University of Chicago. He has edited numerous books on leadership and on theology, including management books by Warren Bennis, Steven B. Sample and Simon Ramo. He has chaired or served as a board member of a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Hollywood Urban Project.
His family opened a school a decade ago in his father’s rural Punjabi village, to make quality primary and secondary education accessible to both boys and girls; that school today serves more than 700 students. Asghar lives in Los Angeles, loves reading, traveling and motorcycling, and dotes on his three young nieces and one nephew.