Navigating Strategic Competition
Featuring Former Congressman Mark Kennedy
America and its allies are in strategic competition with nations seeking to tilt global norms in favor of authoritarian regimes. With their future prosperity and security at stake, this competition is playing out across many domains – global governance, alliances, technology, military, economic, supply chain, energy, trade, and development aid. To succeed in preserving the rules based international order and effectively deterring aggression, America must work in a coordinated manner with its allies to engage in each domain in a strategic and deliberate manner.
Mark Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman and Macy’s executive, President Emeritus of the University of Colorado and now Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center and a US Air and Space Forces Civic Leader supporting the Secretary of the Air Force, considers the actions America must take to stay a step ahead in strategic competition.
October 5, 2022
12 pm MST | 3 pm EDT
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Former Congressman Mark Kennedy
Public Policy Fellow
The Wilson Center
Mark Kennedy is a Public Policy Fellow with the Wilson Center and a U.S. Air and Space Forces Civic Leader. A first-generation college graduate, he has led at the highest levels of academia, government and business.
Mark served as President of the University of Colorado and of the University of North Dakota. He authored Shapeholders: Business Success in the Age of Activism, published by Columbia University.
Kennedy served as a U.S. Congressman (MN) and as a presidentially appointed trade advisor under both President George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Mark was treasurer of today’s Macy’s and helped Pillsbury buy and expand Häagen-Dazs.
Kennedy founded the Economic Club of Minnesota and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and an MBA with distinction from the University of Michigan.