A True Irish Breakfast
Meeting with Amb. Collins
Photo (© Kennedy) - With Amb. Michael Collins
January 25, 2013
Building a good rapport with Embassy Row and the George Washington University is beneficial to both. Visiting dignitaries often seek to engage with the broader audience that a university can provide. Universities seek to expose their students to diverse global perspectives. It was wonderful to share a true Irish Breakfast with Michael Collins, Ireland's Ambassador to the United States. Amb. Collins understands the importance of a strong embassy-academia bridge.
Congrats to New Obama Chief of Staff
Amazing Bi-Partisan Success at St. John's U!
Photo (© Kennedy) - Speaking at SJU Great Hall
January 25, 2013
Congratulation to my fellow Johnnie - Denis McDonough - who was recently appointed as Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama. It is amazing how a small school "behind the pine curtain" of central Minnesota that graduates only 400 men a year (sister school St. Benedicts is of comparable size) can produce so many public leaders. A sampling of the graduates of St. John's University of Collegeville, Minnesota includes Sen. Eugene McCarthy and Sen. David Durenberger.
Great First Year at GW!
Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary with GSPM
Photo - Sharing a laugh with CPS Dean Eskandarian
January 22, 2013
Time flies when you are having fun and what great fun it has been during my first year leading the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management. I have had the opportunity to engage with a wonderful team of people as we embark on a purposeful mission - making democracy work.
Photo (© Kennedy) With GW President Knapp at Inaugural
January 21, 2013
It was great to be able to host the George Washington University's President Steve Knapp and his wife Diane at the 2013 inaugural of President Obama. Nothing beats being on the ground and experiencing the crowd's reaction to the President's address. A key to gaining 360° Vision is to immerse yourself in a wide variety of experiences.
High-stakes ‘fiscal cliff’ heightens students’ job worries
Photo (© Kennedy) - U.S. Chamber Headquarters
Januray 17, 2013
“The uncertainty is a wet blanket on economic vitality. Businesses are sitting on the sidelines fearful that something will happen, and are not investing and not hiring,” said Mark Kennedy, the director of the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management and former Minnesota Republican congressman.