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Kennedy’s 360° Insights

 Hon. Mark Kennedy is a thought leader on engaging to win, whether businesses engaging societies globally, officials seeking to govern, advocates pressing to achieve or avert action, or countries marshaling support for global action.

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YPIAThe Debate over U.S. Global Trade Policies in 2015 and Beyond

Panel Discussion - Young Professionals in International Affairs (YPIA)

Washington, DC

April 29, 2015

It was wonderful to organize and lead a panel discussion for (YPIA) and the Young Trade Professionals (YTP) from the Washington International Trade Association (WITA).  I appreciate Scott Miller from CSIS and Daniel Anthony from The Trade Partnership for joining me. As key trade votes are pending in Congress, it was an ideal time to discuss how the outcome impacts their lives and how they can find careers related to trade.

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NorthAmDump Realism. It's Time For A Conservative Internationalism

Foreign Policy Opinion Piece

Photo (© Kennedy) - San Francisco

April 30, 2015

The American foreign policy debate is suspended between the ambitious-diplomatic-engagement-backed-by-little-military-power that President Obama touts, and the military-strength-without-significant-diplomatic-engagement proposed by Republican candidates like Rand Paul. The imbalances of those two options leave many Americans wanting.

For those seeking a middle ground, I suggest the path of conservative internationalism as outlined by my fellow George Washington University professor Henry Nau. This approach could serve a presidential contender well headed into an election in which foreign policy will play a key role.

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Abe NPrime Minister Shinzo Abe

Joint Session Speech 

U.S. Capitol

April 29, 2015

It was great to join my former colleagues in the House Chamber for the Joint Session speech by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In photo above, both Abe (center) and I (lower left corner) are looking at person announcing his arrival.  The Prime Minister made a great case for the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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