Engaging 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.
Hosting Republican National Committee Chairman
Reince Priebus Speaks at GSPM
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.
Impact of Public Policy / Politics on Markets
Speech: National Investor Relations Institute
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.
Impact of 2014 Elections on Making Democracy Work
Panel with Leading Democratic and Republican Pollsters
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."
Strengthening United States-Nigeria Relationship
Speech to a Nigerian Education Delegation
September 18, 2014
It was wonderful to meet with leaders from universities throughout Nigeria to discuss how to strengthen the educational system in their country and the ties between our two nations.