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360° Winning

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CGraduate School of Political Management
George Washington University

Commencement Ceremony
Presentation of the Henry Paley Award to Lewis Larkin O'Hern III

Washington, DC

May 17, 2014

The Henry D. Paley Award for Academic Excellence was named after one of the pioneers who founded the study of applied politics and strategic communications when they launched the Graduate School of Political Management, GSPM, 27 years ago. This year's recipient of the Paley Award is Lewis Larkin O'Hern III who is today completing the Army Congressional Fellowship Program in Legislative Affairs at GSPM.

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EADM CEO Patricia Woertz

Economic Club of Minnesota Address

Photo - Woertz with ECOM Board

May 15, 2014

It was wonderful to welcome the Patricia Woertz, the CEO of Archer Daniels Midland to the Economic Club of Minnesota that I chair.

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THill Staffers: Your Reality Is Not Made for TV

Huffington Blog Post

April 16, 2014

"There are reports that a reality show starring "D.C. up-and-comers" is in the works. If you wanted to attach an anchor to your career in politics, my advice to you would be to sign up.

Whether this show ever gets off the ground remains to be seen, but I would offer a few words of wisdom for anyone considering an audition.

Whether working for a candidate, elected official, or a cause, the first rule of a political staffer is "it's not about you." Everything you do on the job should advance your principal's or constituents' greater goals. It's not clear how appearing on a television show does that."

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DPublic Opinion and Presidential Decision Making

Panel Discussion - Dallas Ft. Worth World Affairs Council

Photo - With Clinton Pollster Mark Penn and Bush Pollster Jan Van Lohuizen

April 16, 2014

It was wonderful to moderate a panel discussion on Public Opinion and Presidential Decision Making for the Dallas Ft. Worth World Affairs Council. This was an event delivered by the Graduate School of Political Management's Society of Presidential Pollsters. My guests were the pollster for President Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Tony Blair - Mark Penn and the pollster for President George W. Bush - Jan Van Lohuizen. 

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DPolling the Pollsters

Hour long interview - KERA Dallas Public Radio

Photo (© Kennedy) - with host Krys Boyd

April 16, 2014

It was great to have a conversation with KERA Dallas Public Radio host Krys Boyd to discuss public opinion and White House decision-making.

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