BY KATHY KEMPER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – Posted The Hill | 01/23/17 @07:20 PM EST © Getty Images With not even an hour of his presidency to spare, then-President Obama huddled in the holding room in the Capitol, just off the balcony, steps from where then-President-elect Trump would take the oath of office. In this unusual setting,…

By Kathy Kemper | 01/23/2017 12:40 pm ET With not even an hour of his presidency to spare, Barack Obama huddled in the holding room in the U.S. Capitol, just off the balcony, steps from where Donald Trump would take the oath of office. In this unusual setting, the outgoing President signed H.R. 39, the TALENT…

 “We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government” – President Barack Obama, 2nd Inaugural Address, January 21st, 2013 Harnessing the most innovate ideas and technology – and the most innovative ideators and technologists – is a key mission of the Institute for Education. It’s what we do. In July, we held our…

Some of America’s top technology leaders, meeting for a roundtable discussion recently, foresaw enormous benefits for individual lives in the responsible use and analysis of the world’s growing volume of digital data. Cancer breakthroughs, better ways to fight crime and corruption and resolve traffic problems are possible through better use of data, said participants at…

Sam Palmisano, former Chairman, CEO and President of IBM and now Chairman of The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) has collaborated with other business executives and thought leaders on an important new book, Growing Global: Lessons for the New Enterprise. The Institute for Education and CGE recently invited Ambassadors, senior media, Sam and 2 fellow…

When the two strongest Asian allies of the United States disagree, our entire defense posture in that part of the world is harmed.  That has been the case in a festering dispute between South Korea and Japan, the two most important democracies of Asia.  The United States has been particularly worried because they are the…

WOMENOMICS MAKES HEADWAY Kathy Kemper, Founder and CEO, Institute for Education | Posted: 10/23/2015 1:38 pm EDT  Japan is getting serious about gender equality, and, despite doubters, recent signs point to progress. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made empowerment for women one of his top three reform “arrows” aimed at rekindling the economy two years ago and set…

Techno-Centric Diplomacy Arrives in Washington By John Paul Farmer and Coach Kathy Kemper | Published in The Washington Diplomat, November 15, 2015 Twenty-five years ago, when the Institute for Education was founded to build common ground in the world community, the state of technology and its role in public policy circles were quite different. Yet…