Mark Kennedy

Strategic Competition

Rival powers seeking to conform global norms with their authoritarian regimes has spurred strategic competition. America should cooperate when interests align but must dedicate itself to winning the technology race, preserving its security edge and leading effective economic statecraft to secure its prosperity and peace.

Winning the Tech Race

Preserving Security Edge

Leading Economic Statecraft

Public Policy Fellow - The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
United States Air and Space Force Civic Leader
President Emeritus, University of Colorado
United States Congress (Minnesota) 2001 - 2007

Featured Media

Broadening Digital Transformation: A Fireside Chat with Minister Karen Makishima

Wilson Center Event - July 13, 2022

Shinzo Abe’s legacy worthy of the highest honor

OpEd in The Hill - July 8, 2022

Alaska’s geopolitical importance in the age of Great Power competition

Oped in The Hill - July 5, 2022

Look north, North Dakota, and be UND Proud

OpEd in Grand Forks Herald, July 2, 2022
Profile of Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, named after University of North Dakota alum.

How the US can lead in the ‘Space Century’

OpEd in The Hill - April 27,2022

PLAYING OFFENSE IN RACE FOR TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP

WILSON CENTER POLICY BRIEF - APRIL 2022

Marine Corps Risks Moving Too Fast, but Also Too Slow

Letter to Wall Street Journal - April 2, 2022
Just as English longbows at Agincourt overcame French armored knights, so too Ukraine’s shoulder-launched antitank missiles and drones are holding off Russia’s artillery. We must focus on the capabilities to deter China, not on preserving legacy systems and structures more suited to past conflicts.

Awarding Amb. Jon Huntsman Champion of Free Trade Award

Economic Club of Minnesota - March 8, 2022
As Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Economic Club of Minnesota, I helped establish the Bill Frenzel Champion of Free Trade Award to promote the importance of expanded trade.

KENNEDY'S LEGACY WILL BE ADVANCES IN DIVERSITY AND CU'S ONLINE PROGRAMS

OP ED BY HANK BROWN - DENVER POST - MAY 29, 2021