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Business in a Political Age

Bernanke - Advice 2

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

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Breaking Through Gridlock

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Opposing forces have multiplied
Force multipliers are required to make democracy work

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Maximizing Benefits of Trade


Unleashing trade's power to ignite growth and reduce friction

Spreading its benefits

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Foreign Policy

Leading a Multipolar World

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A flatter world requires wider vision, narrower focus, closer friends

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lAdvocating in the United Kingdom

GWU Course


Photo: With Lord Borwick on balcony of Westminster Palace

December 12, 2014

It was wonderful to lead a course in London on Advocating in the United Kingdom.  The course included visits to the U.S. Embassy, lectures at the London School of Economics and Oxford University, a Member of the House of Lords, a Shadow Minister from the House of Commons, panels with corporate public affairs executives, NGO representatives, journalists, and visits with public affairs firms.

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SThe Promise and Peril of Falling Oil Prices

Foreign Policy - Opinion Piece

Photo (© Kennedy) - San Sebastian, Spain

December 5, 2014

"The 40 percent fall in oil prices since June will significantly reduce the coffers of oil producing states and oil companies while boosting other countries and corporate bottom lines. That is clear on its face, but they're not the only ones with something to lose or gain from the oil market.

Many shapeholders — the political, regulatory, media, and activist actors that may have little or no stake in an organization's success, but nevertheless shape, constrain or expand its opportunities and risks have seen a shift in their opportunities. One of these actors, OPEC, contributed to falling oil prices by deciding to keep production constant. Let's briefly review the changes impact on three other shapeholders."

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IMaking Associations Work

Meeting with Independent Community Bankers Association

Washington, DC

December 4, 2014

It was a great opportunity for my students from George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management to better understand the role of associations in making democracy work by receiving a briefing from the staff of the Independent Community Bankers Association.

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CcMaking Congress Work

Hands On Tour of the U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC

December 3, 2014

It was wonderful to give students from George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management a hands on tour of the U.S. Capitol to give them a sense of what is really required to make democracy work.

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CMaking Democracy Work

Speech - St. Mary's College

Moraga, California

November 24, 2014

I enjoyed discussing Making Democracy Work and The Graduate School of Political Management with students from St. Mary's College in California and meeting with Dr. Hisham H. Ahmed. Dr. Ahmed previously was the spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority and President Abbas. 

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