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Reconciler in Chief: Obama Appeals to the People on Foreign Visits

CNN,

In eight years of trips overseas, President Barack Obama has sought to use the soaring, bridge-building rhetoric that rocketed him to the top of the political world in the United States on audiences overseas. He reaches past the leaders he meets at summits and state dinners to their people, trying to forge an emotional bond across barriers of language, ideology and culture.

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From East Falmouth to the West Wing

Troy Clarkson, The Falmouth Enterprise,

Terry Szuplat credits his family and Falmouth for his journey from East Falmouth to the West Wing. “Falmouth is always part of who we are,” he says.

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President Obama Addresses Violent Extremism

Echo Net Daily,

President Barack Obama works with Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, and Terry Szuplat, senior director for speechwriting, on remarks prior to the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in the Oval Office.

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“I simply wouldn’t be where I am today, without AU and SPA.”

Interview with American University School of Public Affairs,

“As a senior at AU, I had the opportunity to intern at the White House speechwriting office—the very office I serve in today. Even now, I still crack open my old course books for ideas and inspiration when drafting remarks for the President.”

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President’s Speechwriter Addresses West Point Cadets

United States Military Academy,

Cadets participated in a guest lecture from Terence Szuplat, the Senior Director for Speechwriting at the National Security Council and speechwriter for President Obama, who discussed the writing process, the use of rhetoric, and communication with an international audience.

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President Obama gearing up for the State of the Union address

CNN,

For assistance on the foreign policy portions of the speech, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and Senior Presidential Speechwriter Terry Szuplat are heavily involved.

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President and Soldier: 3 Meetings, and a Lesson in Resilience

New York Times,

One of President Obama's speechwriters, Terry Szuplat, who had drafted the president’s speech to the disabled veterans, stayed in touch with the soldier’s father, Craig Remsburg, over the next three years. So when Mr. Obama was again due to speak at the disabled veterans’ annual convention, this month in Orlando, Fla., Szuplat worked with the president and the Remsburgs to include an update on their son’s progress.

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Magazine Calls Falmouth High Graduate One of 100 ‘People to Watch’

Cape Cod Times,

Szuplat, 26, is director of speech writing for Secretary of Defense William Cohen. He credits his enthusiasm for writing to his Falmouth High School days, when an advanced writing program and work on a school-based television program began to define his career direction. "I got to write a lot and enjoyed telling a story, figuring out the interesting angle.”

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