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Kennedy’s 360° Insights

 Hon. Mark Kennedy is a thought leader on engaging to win, whether businesses engaging societies globally, officials seeking to govern, advocates pressing to achieve or avert action, or countries marshaling support for global action.

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Kennedy speaks and leads executive education programs on business strategy, politics, trade, and world affairs.

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Pitchforks Into Profits

Business success requires effectively engaging what Kennedy defined as shapeholders — the political, regulatory, media, and activist actors that shape a firm's opportunities and risks. See Mark's Seven Steps for Shapeholder Success.

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TTIP: Status and Prospects

IIEP and WITA Seminar on U.S. Trade System

September 9, 2015

It was wonderful to moderate a panel for George Washington University's Institute for International Economic Policy and the Washington International Trade Association (WITA)  at their two-day seminar on the U.S. trade system. Our panel on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Status and Prospects included Tim BENNETT, Director-General & CEO, Trans-Atlantic Business Council and Adeline HINDERER, Counselor, Trade, Trade and Agriculture Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

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TRIs Donald Trump the Heir to Teddy Roosevelt’s Legacy?

Foreign Policy Opinion Piece

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September 9, 2015

"A Manhattan millionaire with a personality bigger than life bursts onto America’s political scene with a populist message that the system is unfair to the little guy, the moneyed interests are in control of Washington, and that no one but he can address the sorry state America finds itself in. He sucks all the oxygen out of his opponents’ campaigns. He confounds the establishment and seems to be an unstoppable force.

I, of course, speak of Theodore Roosevelt. We sometimes forget that Roosevelt was the rebel of his time. He did not toe the party line. Roosevelt challenged the status quo. He was not captive to the interests that constrained traditional party leaders. Let’s be honest: Roosevelt evoked the same response from many establishment Republicans in Albany that Donald Trump stirs up today in Washington. The reason the Republicans put Roosevelt on the ticket as McKinley’s Vice President was to sideline him."

Does Trump deserve to claim Roosevelt’s legacy?"

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GWB scandal still taking a toll on Christie

The New Jersey Record

September 9, 2015

“You cannot be president on your own,” said Mark Kennedy, director of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. “So the impact on Christie will be how good he is assembling people around him that would run departments of the government in a fashion that would be beneficial to the public good. That’s the lens through which this would be perceived from a 2016 perspective.”

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