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Engage or Enrage

  • Political actors have a strategy for your business.
  • Do you have a strategy for them?

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Making Democracy Work

  • Not just winning elections, governing

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Friends, Power, Friends with Power

  • A Flatter world requires wider vision, closer friends

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TPP, TTIP and Beyond

  • Protectionists have a narrow view
  • Unleashing trade's benefits requires a wide coalition

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BHow to Fix Brazil's Broken Economy

Foreign Policy Opinion Piece - with Joshua Kempf

Photo: With GWU class in Brasilia, Brazil

October 23, 2014

"Despite its numerical advantages, Brazil has stagnated, and is expected to have just 0.4 percent economic growth this year. What's wrong? Many analysts have pointed out the obvious: Brazil needs to improve its education, healthcare, and infrastructure. Few economists would disagree, but these are deeply rooted problems with decades-long solutions. Brazilians go to the polls on Sunday to select a president. What reforms can be done during one term to unleash Brazil's charmed bequest, its size? Here's the policies we think should be on the agenda."

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UMaking Democracy Work

Speech - University of Georgia

October 20, 2014

It was great to host students from The University of Georgia at The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) to discuss Making Democracy Work.

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With Ebola Emerging as Campaign Issue, White House Plays Defense

Article: NewsMax

October 15, 2014

As Mark Kennedy, director of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and former Republican U.S. Representative from Minnesota, told Newsmax: "The evolving Ebola headlines of inaccurate forecasts and missteps echoes the Obamacare rollout and contributes to a sense that we are on the wrong track."

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TNavigating Political Frontiers

Speech: Japan Association of New Economy


October 17, 2014

It was great to discuss Navigating Political Frontiers with the Japan Association of New Economy. These executives represent high tech companies engaging in the digital economy in Japan.

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TImpact of U.S. Midterm Elections

Speech: Canon Global Studies Institute


October 17, 2014

Great interchange with 100+ attendees at event with The Canon Institute for Global Studies on Impact of the USA Mid-Term Elections.  A key focus was how the election outcome would impact prospects for the Trans Pacific Partnership and the U.S. - Japan relationship.

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