The Debate over U.S. Global Trade Policies in 2015 and Beyond
Panel Discussion - Young Professionals in International Affairs (YPIA)
April 29, 2015
It was wonderful to organize and lead a panel discussion for (YPIA) and the Young Trade Professionals (YTP) from the Washington International Trade Association (WITA). I appreciate Scott Miller from CSIS and Daniel Anthony from The Trade Partnership for joining me. As key trade votes are pending in Congress, it was an ideal time to discuss how the outcome impacts their lives and how they can find careers related to trade.
Dump Realism. It's Time For A Conservative Internationalism
Foreign Policy Opinion Piece
Photo (© Kennedy) - San Francisco
April 30, 2015
The American foreign policy debate is suspended between the ambitious-diplomatic-engagement-backed-by-little-military-power that President Obama touts, and the military-strength-without-significant-diplomatic-engagement proposed by Republican candidates like Rand Paul. The imbalances of those two options leave many Americans wanting.
For those seeking a middle ground, I suggest the path of conservative internationalism as outlined by my fellow George Washington University professor Henry Nau. This approach could serve a presidential contender well headed into an election in which foreign policy will play a key role.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Joint Session Speech
April 29, 2015
It was great to join my former colleagues in the House Chamber for the Joint Session speech by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In photo above, both Abe (center) and I (lower left corner) are looking at person announcing his arrival. The Prime Minister made a great case for the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Hosting Canada's Head of State - David Johnston
Economic Club of Minnesota
April 27, 2015
It was an honor to host the highest-ranking official to ever visit Minnesota, Canada's Governor General David Johnston at the Economic Club of Minnesota. The Queen's representative had a wonderful message on the benefits achieved by Canadian - United States collaboration.
Governor Scott Walker
April 23, 2015
It was good to have a brief chat with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on the importance of foreign policy issues in the upcoming debate as to the appropriate role for the United States in world affairs.