Researcher, Speaker & Author

David Livermore, PhD (Michigan State University) is a social scientist devoted to the topics of cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of several award-winning books, including  Leading with Cultural Intelligence, Driven by Difference, and  Serving with Eyes Wide Open. His forthcoming book, Digital, Diverse & Dividedaddresses one of the most pressing issues of our day–how to overcome polarization in our personal and professional relationships. 

David is a founder of the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Michigan, and a visiting research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He consults with global organizations around the world, including the Harvard Business School, Google, Coca-Cola, the US Department of Defense, BMW, Qatar Airways, the United Nations, and dozens more. He has traveled to more than one hundred countries and is a frequent speaker at conferences. He also serves on several boards.

 David loves to make social science accessible to practitioners. He has been interviewed and referenced by myriad news sources, including The Atlantic , CBS News, Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, Forbes, NBC, the New York Times, USA Today,  the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal , and the South China Post

David and his wife, Linda, have two adult daughters, Emily and Grace. Emily is embarking on a career as a litigation lawyer, and Grace is a graphic designer. Some of their favorite family activities are traveling (fortunately!) and discovering new foods together.

About Dave

Name: David Livermore  

Home: San Diego, California

Family: Married to Linda and proud dad of Emily and Grace.

Education: PhD in International Education (Michigan State University)

Birthplace: Rochester, NY

Citizenship: Canada & USA

Favorites

News: BBC

Writers: Kaleed Hossein, Dan Pink, Jhumpa Lahiri, Parker Palmer, and Barbara Kingsolver

Food: Thai, Indian, Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate, and Coffee

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