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Business in a Political Age

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


Business success requires effectively engaging what Kennedy defined as shapeholders — the political, regulatory, media, and activist actors that shape a firm's opportunities and risks. See Mark's 7A Framework.

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Mark Kennedy’s 360° Insights

 Globally engaged business executive, Congressman, Professor


 Kennedy is a global thought leader on how organizations engage governments and societies around the world, how partisans govern, and how countries engage in mutually beneficial commerce with each other.

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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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RMaking Democracy Work / America as Catalyst

Speech - LUISS


November 18, 2014

I enjoyed a vibrant exchange of ideas with students from LUISS - The Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali - discussing Making Democracy Work and America as Catalyst.

LUISS University Article - How to make democracy work: Mark Kennedy's vision - see article

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IStrengthening U.S - Turkey Relationship

GWU Alumni Reception


Photo: Engaging with GWU President Steven Knapp and Koc Holdings CEO Mustafa Koc

November 13, 2014

It was wonderful to engage with 150 alumni of George Washington University in Istanbul.  Strengthening ties of alumni across continents strengthens ties between our two countries.

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SPublic Opinion and Presidential Decision Making

Panel  - St. John's University

Collegeville, Minnesota

November 11, 2014

It was wonderful to host President Bush's pollster Jan Van Lohuizen at St. John's University's McCarthy Center as part of my Frontiers of Freedom lecture series.

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