Keith Hennessey

David Rubenstein Fellow
George W. Bush Institute

Keith Hennessey is the David Rubenstein Fellow at the George W. Bush Institute. Mr. Hennessey currently serves as a lead faculty member of the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program. He leads classroom sessions focused on Values-Based Leadership, Effective Decision-Making, and Effective Policy Design and Implementation. He also serves as a faculty member in the Bush Institute’s Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.

As a Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Mr. Hennessey teaches economic policy and civics to MBA students and is a winner of the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. Mr. Hennessey served as Deputy Director and then Director of the National Economic Council for President George W. Bush, advising him on a wide range of economic policies. Before working in the White House, he served as a senior aide in the United States Senate, helping to enact economic legislation including the 1997 Balanced Budget Act and President Bush’s 2001 tax cut. 

Hennessey earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science in math and political science from Stanford and a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Read the article Creating Civil Dialogue in the Classroom.
Jul 8, 2021

Creating Civil Dialogue in the Classroom

By: Keith Hennessey
Keith Hennessey, a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the David M. Rubinstein Fellow at the George W. Bush Institute, details how he works to explicitly create respect and charity in his classroom discussions and debates.