By Kathy Kemper – 11/07/08 05:01 AM ET Nov. 4, 2008 was certainly an historic day, but not just for politics. The first annual Junior Ambassadors Tennis Cup held its finals, right here in Washington, at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center. Eight countries had 14-and-under boys and girls in the draws: the U.S., France,…

IFE held its 2008 Ambassadors Cup golf outing at Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course on October 18. All funds raised were dedicated to our IFE Fellows Program. These Student Leaders for Global Understanding are selected from local public and private high schools for an 18-month program in which they learn social entrepreneurship skills. The Fellows…

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…