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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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Winning Politically

Opposing forces have multiplied.  Winning requires force multipliers.

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Winning Geopolitically

A flatter world requires wider vision, narrower focus, closer friends

Winning Thru Trade

Unleashing trade's power to ignite growth and reduce friction

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Kennedy’s 360° Insights

 Globally engaged business executive, Congressman, Professor


 Kennedy is a thought leader on engaging to win, whether organizations engaging governments and societies globally, advocates seeking to achieve or avert action, or countries marshaling support for collective action.

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Bring Kennedy's ideas to your organization

Kennedy speaks and leads executive education programs around the world on Business in a Political Age, politics, trade, and world affairs.

Contact to confirm availability and honorarium.

Sign up for Kennedy's insights on public affairs or trade.

Kennedy in the news.

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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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CWinning Politically

Speech - St. Mary's College

Moraga, California

November 24, 2014

I enjoyed discussing Winning Politically  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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RWinning Politically / Leading a Multipolar World

Speech - LUISS


November 18, 2014

I enjoyed a vibrant exchange of ideas with students from LUISS - The Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali - discussing Winning Politically and Leading a Multipolar World.

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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