The Growth of Presidential Power in Growth and Security Policy
Aug 16, 2022 11:45 AM
Dr. Robert Kennedy, Pres/CEO, ACIR
The Growth of Presidential Power in Growth and Security Policy

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A former senior government official, Bob Kennedy is president/CEO of the Atlanta Council on International Relations. He served more than 20 years as Professor of International Affairs at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia and was elected professor emeritus upon retirement. His prior positions include serving as director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Deputy Commandant, NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy; Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of National Security Studies, U.S. Army War College; Senior Researcher at the U.S. Army’s Strategic Studies Institute; Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; an enlisted man in the U.S. Army; and command pilot on active duty with the U.S. Air Force and later with the reserve forces.

Bob was a Fulbright Scholar in Peru, holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Georgetown University and a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy, is recipient of the Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the Chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, a Doctorate Honoris Cause from the Bulgarian National Defense College, and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. For his work with Russia in the early post-Cold War period, he was elected as a permanent member of the Academy of Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement, Russian Federation with the title of Professor. For his efforts in helping Romania meet the requirements for NATO membership, the President of Romania awarded him the title of Commander.

He has lectured and published widely. His latest book is The Road to War: Congress’ Historic Abdication of Responsibility.  

Bob has been married to Vevonna Marie Clark for more than 55 years.  They have two married sons, Shaun and Teague and seven grandchildren.

INVOCATION: Tony Callaway