Hanson Hosein is a pioneer of creative entrepreneurship through communication technologies.

As Director of the Communication Leadership program at the University of Washington since 2007, he has led a powerful graduate learning experience for professionals from around the planet. Under his tenure, the program has tripled in size, added a second degree in Communities & Networks to the foundational one in Digital Media and has served as a new model for higher education.

Hanson is a trustee of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Climate Solutions and the University of Washington Club.

Within his company, HRH Media Group, Hanson has produced award-winning TV and documentary films. He’s co-founder of Prosperity of the Commons International, which applies novel legal, financial and technological solutions to global development. He has also provided expert guidance to some of the biggest (and smallest) brands in the world. Hanson works closely with Artifact Technology, Tableau Software, and Weber Shandwick.

He has interviewed globally-recognized visionaries as the host of “Four Peaks,” Media Space” and “Impact Over Easy” on UWTV. Hanson has authored “Storyteller Uprising: Trust & Persuasion in the Digital Age”​, and directed two “Independent America™”​ films, which have been broadcast internationally and stream on Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes.

He emcees the annual Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit, the Seattle Chamber IN-NW Digital Innovation & Leadership conference, and Transition World.

As the host of TEDx Seattle in 2010, he was designated “Most Influential”​ by Seattle Magazine.

Hanson is a former NBC News war correspondent, backpack journalist and investigative producer, with Emmy and Overseas Press Club awards. He has years of field experience in the Middle East, southern Africa and eastern Europe.

Hanson has a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. He was registered as an attorney in New York and Massachusetts in 1993 with law degrees from Montreal’s McGill University and the University of Paris.

Watch Hanson’s TEDx talk “Why I drop the mic

Hanson’s office is located in CMU 251-A. Email him at hrhmedia@uw.edu to schedule an appointment.