Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, on April 10, addressed a gathering of the INFO Public Policy Roundtable hosted at IBM Governmental Programs in Washington, DC. His Excellency Ambassador Zhou spoke about China’s development and its increased productivity and improved standard of living for the Chinese people but acknowledged the challenges of ensuring that all Chinese citizens…

By Kathy Kemper – 04/02/08 04:11 AM ET All politics is local, as the old saying goes. So let’s take a look at the biggest local political news this week — and apply it to our larger election at stake. Two weeks ago I penned a column about the return of baseball to Washington —…

By Kathy Kemper – 03/18/08 07:06 AM ET Amidst Bear Stearns tanking, gas at $4.50 a gallon and the sick housing market, there’s something exciting on the horizon in Washington: BASEBALL!!! And not just our beloved Washington Nationals, but the Nats in a jazzy new stadium. America’s pastime may have returned to the nation’s capital…

By Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin Published on 02/27/2008 The Examiner Yeas and Nays Just as the New York Philharmonic was preparing for its unprecedented journey to North Korea, the newly installed deputy chief of mission for the Chinese Embassy welcomed his own musical ambassador to Washington this past weekend. Minister Xie Feng hosted a…

By Kathy Kemper – 02/24/08 02:15 PM ET In my last blog about D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, I said she was tough. But Rhee’s character is too complex to fit a one-word label. Tough, yes, but without being abrasive, and while displaying confidence without hubris. That’s a pretty amazing combination. Tough without being abrasive:…

Washington Life, Winter 2007 “Leonard Slatkin of the National Symphony singing ‘Take me out to the Ballgame’ with Mayor Adrian Fenty; Justice Stephen Breyer and Sandra Day O’Connor listening intently as Tom Friedman talks about his best selling book The World is Flat. Both took place at the INFO breakfasts I host each month” -Kathy Kemper

Left to right: Deborah and Curtin Winsor III, Kathy Kemper and Jim Valentine, and Francis Colt deWolf III and his wife Nathalie deWolf stroll the iconic Peacock Alley in the Willard InterContinental Washington while enjoying a few fine flutes of bubbly off of the champagne cart.