Singapore - Global Crossroads
Photo (© Kennedy) - with GW Alums
April 29, 2013
It was great to visit Singapore again to exchange ideas with George Washington University alumni, gain the insights of local business leaders and collaborate with colleagues from the National University of Singapore. As a hub for Southeast Asia, Singapore continues to be vital crossroads for both commerce and ideas.
Bush Center Dedication
Five Presidents - One Voice
April 25, 2013
It was refreshing to hear five U.S. Presidents address the crowd and not disagree with anything anyone said. It is good to pause from partisanship every now and then to recognize a dedication to public service.
In International Advocacy, Adapt Locally, Optimize Globally
Huffington Blog Post
Photo (© Kennedy) - Beijing
April 22, 2013
"In an increasingly interconnected global economy, the need to develop a global advocacy strategy has become essential to businesses and NGOs alike.
Effective advocacy efforts must ensure that the big picture doesn't inhibit actors from tailoring their efforts to the discrepancies of individual markets. After all, if you don't understand the subtleties of the distribution of power in a certain country, you will miss opportunities to deliver your message to the nation's key constituencies."
Presidential Pollsters Society
Panel on Public Opinion and Presidential Decisions
Photo - Washington, DC
April 18, 2013
It was wonderful to host the Presidential Pollsters Society panel discussion on the role of public opinion in presidential decision making. The panel included Mark Penn, Pollster for President Bill Clinton, Stan Greenberg, Pollster for President Bill Clinton and Barry Jackson, Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush. The panel was moderated by John Dickerson, the Political Director for CBS News.
Bugging of Sen. McConnell Campaign
FOX News - Special Report with Bret Baier
April 12, 2013
As a campaign tactic, the secret recording of Sen. McConnell's re-election campaign backfired. Rather than shine the light on McConnell's record, it has put the focus on divisions on the left and the use of questionable tactics.