Achieving Potential of TPP & TTIP
Protectionists have a narrow view
Unleashing trade's benefits requires a wide coalition
Ominous clouds threaten progress on removing trade barriers - difficult negotiations, lack of progress on passing Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track) in the U.S. Congress and recent European Union elections. These hurdles must be overcome to unleash the potential for renewed trade liberalization to reignite economic momentum and spark growth. As a presidentially appointed trade advisor serving under President Bush and President Obama and a deciding vote in Congress on Fast Track and the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Professor Kennedy analyzes the rays of hope for expanded trade like the World Trade Organization's successful Bali Ministerial that he attended, the prospects for advancing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Kennedy concludes by outlining a path to a brighter, more secure future resulting from more robust trade among nations.
How An Election Night Loss Can Be Your First Victory
Huffington Blog Post
November 4, 2014
"To all the candidates across the United States: tonight's the night, good luck. After a long day of pep talks and get out the vote efforts you're going to get the only set of poll numbers that matter. The people will speak and the verdict will be final. Some of you may outperform your models and expectations; some may underperform. But many of you will lose.
Losing is not fun. I've been there; standing center stage at the most depressing "election night celebration" you'll ever attend. However, just as there's a wrong way to win, there's also a right way to lose. As I said in my 2006 concession speech, "Even though the results are not what we wanted, there is no shame in defeat."
Knowing what to say and how to act in your campaign's lowest moment can be the spark that helps you kick-start your next successful run for office. It's an audition for the role you didn't know you were up for. In short, people are watching. Make it good."
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How to Fix Brazil's Broken Economy
Foreign Policy Opinion Piece - with Joshua Kempf
Photo: With GWU class in Brasilia, Brazil
October 23, 2014
"Despite its numerical advantages, Brazil has stagnated, and is expected to have just 0.4 percent economic growth this year. What's wrong? Many analysts have pointed out the obvious: Brazil needs to improve its education, healthcare, and infrastructure. Few economists would disagree, but these are deeply rooted problems with decades-long solutions. Brazilians go to the polls on Sunday to select a president. What reforms can be done during one term to unleash Brazil's charmed bequest, its size? Here's the policies we think should be on the agenda."
Making Democracy Work
Speech - University of Georgia
October 20, 2014
It was great to host students from The University of Georgia at The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) to discuss Making Democracy Work.
With Ebola Emerging as Campaign Issue, White House Plays Defense
October 15, 2014
As Mark Kennedy, director of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and former Republican U.S. Representative from Minnesota, told Newsmax: "The evolving Ebola headlines of inaccurate forecasts and missteps echoes the Obamacare rollout and contributes to a sense that we are on the wrong track."