Meeting with Egemen Bağış
Minister to EU for Turkey
Photo - Istanbul: GSPM Global Immersion Class
August 16, 2013
It was wonderful for my class from George Washington University to have the opportunity to hear from and question Egemen Bağış, a leading member of the ruling AKP Party and Turkey's Minister to the European Union.
Engaging the Greater Middle East and Africa
GSPM Global Immersion Course
Photo - Istanbul: Class with CEO of ESAS and JP Morgan Country Director
August 11-17, 2013
It was wonderful to take graduate students from George Washington University to Istanbul to learn about how best to engage the greater Middle East and Africa. Our visit included visits to political leaders, public affairs professionals from Edelman and OYKU, journalists, the U.S. Consulate and companies such as BP, GE, ESAS, JP Morgan, Koc, PepsiCo, Schneider Electric, Siemens.
Mexico: More Than Borders and Beaches
Huffington Blog Post
Photo (© Kennedy) Mexico City
August 14, 2013
"The biggest surprise from my recent visit to Mexico was how wide the gap is between how most Americans perceive our neighbor to the south and the reality of what it is today.
The view of Mexico from the United States seems to either fixate on the struggles we have along the border or the attractiveness of their seemingly endless number of magnificent beaches. The truth is that in between that challenging border and inviting beaches lies a country of 116 million enterprising people on the move. The United States ignores that reality to its detriment."
Istanbul Rotary Club
Speech: Igniting Growth Through Trade
Photo (© Kennedy) Istanbul, Turkey
August 13, 2013
It was wonderful to address the Istanbul Rotary Club at the Hilton Ballroom on the importance of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to Turkey.
Leadership Institute - Future Candidate School
Speech: Campaigning to Win and Govern
August 5, 2013
It was wonderful to address Leadership Institute's Future Candidate School. As the head of George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management, I address audiences of all political persuasions.