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Engage or Enrage

  • Political actors have a strategy for your business.
  • Do you have a strategy for them?

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Making Democracy Work

  • Not just winning elections, governing

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Friends, Power, Friends with Power

  • A Flatter world requires wider vision, closer friends

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TPP, TTIP and Beyond

  • Protectionists have a narrow view
  • Unleashing trade's benefits requires a wide coalition

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BEngaging China


October 10, 2014

It was informative to meet with LI, Lianning, Deputy Director-General of the National People's Congress in preparation for the East Asian Capitals course I will teach for George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM).  Meeting directly with public officials provides great insights for our students into the political decision making in a country.

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SEngaging South Korea


October 6-8, 2014

Three jammed pack days of meetings with academic, business and political leaders in Seoul in preparation for my East Asian Capitals class that will come here next May from George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management.

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RHosting Republican National Committee Chairman

Reince Priebus Speaks at GSPM

Washington, DC

October 2, 2014

It was great to welcome Reince Priebus, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee to the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. As the first and foremost school of applied politics, the heads of both parties have a standing invitation to address our students. As I was quoted in GW Today, "We teach students how to advance causes and candidates in an ethical and professional way," Mr. Kennedy said. "Every election cycle comes with a new skill, a new strategy, a new tool. Better understanding those tools is a key function for what we're trying to bring to our students, so it's best to bring people here that are actually in the arena that are working at it." The event was covered live on CSPAN and received wide media attention.

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NImpact of Public Policy / Politics on Markets

Speech: National Investor Relations Institute

Washington, DC

September 23, 2014

It was great to meet with members of the staff and Washington DC chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute to address the topic of the impact of public policy and politics on the financial markets.

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GImpact of 2014 Elections on Making Democracy Work

Panel with Leading Democratic and Republican Pollsters

Washington, DC

September 21, 2014

It was wonderful to moderate a panel discussion on the upcoming United States mid-term elections and its impact on making democracy work along with Ed Goeas of the Tarrance Group and Celinda Lake of Lake Strategies. With the midterm elections just 43 days away and campaigns are in full swing, we explored what the election landscape look like and what November's results will mean for the nation. This is an annual lunch sponsored by the George Washington University Alumni Association.

The Association Chair said, "You did a fabulous job with this event. The questions and dialogue were engaging and the audience did not want it to end, a sure sign of great interest."

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