JAMES ASTILLWashington Correspondent, The Economist James Astill is The Economist’s Washington correspondent. Previous to this, he was Political Editor and Bagehot columnist based in London from 2012. He joined The Economist as International Security Editor in 2004. He had previously filed dispatches from Afghanistan, Pakistan and many African countries, while also working for the Guardian. In 2007 he moved to Delhi to be the South Asia Correspondent, writing on all the countries of the Indian sub-continent. He has won several awards, including the Gerald Ford prize for his coverage of US security and the Grantham prize for a special report on the world’s forests. Mr Astill has also written special reports on India, on Pakistan and the Arctic. He returned to London in 2011 to take up the role of Energy and Environment Editor before his current appointment. Global Business Luncheons are designed for the business community and offer invaluable insight into international political, economic, business and financial trends-information that is important to Northeast Florida businesses as they make short and long term development, staffing and investment decisions. FAQs What's the refund policy? Tickets are non-refundable unless reservations are cancelled 72 hours prior to the event. Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event? No, we will have nametags ready and waiting at the event that will act as your ticket. Can I update my registration information? Yes. If your or your guest's information has changed, please update it 72 hours prior to the event.