In this episode, we’re bringing you the keynote address from Mary Kissel at this year’s Acton Institute Annual Dinner.


Mary Kissel is executive vice president and senior policy adviser at Stephens Inc., a Little Rock, Arkansas–based, privately held financial services firm, where she advises management and clients on foreign policy and geopolitical risk. Prior to joining Stephens, she served as senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo from October 2018 to January 2021. In that role, she provided advice to advance the national interests of the United States, conducted special projects for the secretary, and traveled to more than 60 countries.


Kissel also appears in Acton’s latest documentary film, The Hong Konger: Jimmy Lai’s Extraordinary Struggle for Freedom.


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