Edelman Trust Survey Event
February 18, 2014
It was wonderful for the Graduate School of Political Management to host the launch of the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer in Washington, DC. Panelists include:
CVS Dropping Tobacco Can Benefit Both its Bottom Line and Society
Huffington Blog Post
February 13, 2014
GSPM Strategic Public Affairs Program Director Larry Parnell co-authored this piece
"Society continues to place ever-higher standards of conduct upon corporations. Companies have also started to demand more of themselves and set the tone for others. CVS Caremark's decision to eliminate tobaccofrom its shelves is an example of just such behavior.
The well-executed move will benefit the company's bottom line as it broadens its appeal to consumers and begins to present itself as a healthcare provider rather than just a drugstore. Increased consumer expectations will put pressure on its competitors. Doing so also advances CVS Caremark's purpose to "help people on their path to better health."
Expand Trade, Improve Economy
Opinion Piece in USA Today - With Mack McLarty, President Clinton's Chief of Staff
Photo (© Kennedy) New York
February 13, 2014
We need to get on the 'fast track' toward promoting growth.
"After struggling with anemic growth for the last six years, the nation now finds itself with an opportunity to renew its vitality through the most powerful economic elixir: expanded trade."
Opposition to 'Fast Track' - Small Thinking with Big Downside
Opinion Piece in The Hill
Feburary 5, 2014
Reflexive opposition to President Obama’s push for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA or “fast track”) reflects a desire to prioritize parochial pandering over what is best for American workers, not to mention our closest allies around the world. Pending economic agreements with European and Pacific nations, which have the potential to jumpstart global growth, need lawmakers to take a broader view.
University of Georgia
Speech - Making Democracy Work
February 4, 2014
It was wonderful to welcome students from the University of Georgia participating in internships in Washington, DC to George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and share insights on Making Democracy Work.