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Business

Engage or Enrage

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

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Political

Making Democracy Work

  • Not just winning elections, governing

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Global

Friends, Power, Friends with Power

  • A Flatter world requires wider vision, closer friends

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Trade

TPP, TTIP and Beyond

  • Protectionists have a narrow view
  • Unleashing trade's benefits requires a wide coalition

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ERestoring Trust

Edelman Trust Survey Event

Washington, DC

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:

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Hollywood's Secrets for Success

Huffington Blog Post

February 18 ,2014

"As a congressman, I found myself in Shanghai pressing Chinese officials to lift trade restrictions on American goods, including the rule that allowed only 10 new American movie releases per year in China. They responded by questioning the quality of our movies.

I had to admit that Hollywood doesn't make more than 10 movies worth watching per year, but I told them that we bought a lot of crap from them and they should return the favor.

Despite the meaningless babble in most movies, Hollywood has produced at least 10 movie lines worth remembering that can provide guidance for success in life."

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Trade talks? NAFTA is a guide

Minneapolis Star Tribune OpEd with former Congressman Tim Penny

February 19, 2014

"Since Congress is once again debating whether to give the president Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, or “fast-track” authority) to negotiate and finalize important trade agreements with the Pacific Rim and Europe, we think it is important to reflect upon the key lessons learned from NAFTA."

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Making Democracy Work

Hollywood's Secrets for Success

Speeches at Eugene McCarthy Center - St. John's University

Collegeville, Minnesota

February 19, 2014

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ECBO Director Doug Elmendorf

Economic Club of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

February 20, 2014

We had a great Economic Club of Minnesota (which I chair) event with our February luncheon speaker Dr. Doug Elmendorf, Director of the Congressional Budget Office. 

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