By Kathy Kemper – 09/26/08 10:11 AM ET Leadership, timing, history and civility Former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) spoke at my IFE/INFO Public Policy Breakfast this past Wednesday. He said that the issues that’ll confront the next president will be huge — so huge, in fact, that President McCain or President Obama will be able…

Published on 9/25/2008 The Examiner Is this presidential election historic? Tom Daschle sure thinks it is! At an Institute for Education breakfast Wednesday, Daschle made sure to hammer home just how momentous this election is (he’s an Obama supporter): “This is as transformative as the election in 1860 with Abraham Lincoln or in 1912 with…

By Kathy Kemper Published 9/2008 Bangkok Post Political strategists are both fascinated with and befuddled by this year’s election dynamics.  There are at least three factors at play, and it’s not clear at all how they’ll interact. The first factor – the elephant in the room – is race.  When a black candidate and a…

By Kathy Kemper (from the Olympics in Beijing) Published August, 2008 Rancho SantaFe Review The sun finally took a break and allowed some rain, but the games carried on and Olympians could be found sightseeing around the rich, vibrant and mammoth capital city of Beijing. Beijing in a snapshot: The subways are clean, high-tech, easy,…

Published Fall 2008 Loyola Focus Kathleen Kemper LdM was decorated by the Chinese Peoples Foreign Affairs Institute (CPFAI ) in August during the Olympics for furthering the development of “One World, One Dream,” a program of the Institute for Education in Washington, D.C. that promotes civility and leadership in the world community. The luncheon and…

By Kathy Kemper Published on 8/24/2008 Bangkok Post China called upon the world community of gifted talent to build and design the most magnificent, green, tech-savvy buildings that you’ve ever seen, all done with Chinese thoughtfulness.  There’s no way that London will be able to have so many new sports stadiums built by so many renowned…

By Kathy Kemper – 08/19/08 04:09 PM ET Twenty-five-year-old hurdler Liu Xiang is China’s star athlete. His name, fittingly, means “to soar.” He won the 110-meter hurdles race in Athens, and was fully expected to defend his title in front of 91,000 adoring Chinese fans. What many people don’t know is that he knew beforehand…