Expert Talk: Ms. Katja Bullock of the White House

It was our honor to have Ms.Katja Bullock to speak with us on Wednesday Sept 25. Ms. Bullock is the longest White House employee to date, and has served four different presidents from Ronald Reagon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush to Donald Trump. She shared her insights on different management styles of each presidents and provided nuanced views on her work, the White House. One of the students wrote “It can be difficult to think about presidents as real people at times, because we typically only see them as they are portrayed in the media or in big public events, so it was cool to hear about several presidents from a more personal point of view. ” And of course, her valuable career advice and suggestions on government internship has attracted a considerable amount of students crowd post the talk!

Visit From Ms. Lawless and Ms. Laurence Battaille

It was a great pleasure to have Martha Lawless (left side), chief of the Services Industry Research Division at the U.S. International Trade Commission, return to my seminar.   Ms. Lawless focused on the latest global regulatory and policy measures in digital trade. She particularly highlighted the rapid emergence of digitally enabled services and manufacturing.

We had a surprise visit from Ms.Laurence Battaille, the Managing Partner of IPAC in Brussels. She shared her work in managing public relations for global firms and explained her firm’s growth in global consulting!

Visit From Ms. Katja Bullock at the Seminar

It was a great pleasure to welcome to my seminar Ms. Katja Bullock, the Chief Operating Officer for Presidential Personnel in the White House. She shared special insights with students about the presidential decision making process, hiring, and even provided her telephone and email to the students. What an insight!