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Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

Associate Scholar
John Carter Brown Library at Brown University

Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy, Associate Scholar, John Carter Brown Library at Brown University

Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy was nominated to serve on OPIC’s Board of Directors by President Obama and was confirmed by the Senate in October, 2011.  

Mr. Kennedy has served as a Director of Kennedy Enterprises since 2005.   He is an Associate Scholar of the John Carter Brown Library, a center for advanced research in history and the humanities at Brown University.  Mr. Kennedy wrote Danger's Hour:  The Story of the USS Bunker Hill and the Kamikaze pilot who Crippled Her, chronicling the worst suicide attack against the United States before September 11th.  Prior to that, Mr. Kennedy co-founded the Urban Ecology Institute (UEI) at Boston College in 1998 where he taught in the English and Biology Departments.  Mr. Kennedy served as an Assistant District Attorney for three years in Philadelphia.

Mr. Kennedy graduated cum laude from Harvard College.  He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1992 where he served as President of the Student Legal Forum.