How 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."
Making 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.
With Ebola Emerging as Campaign Issue, White House Plays Defense
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."
Navigating 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.
Impact 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.