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Information for 2011-2012 Fellows


This year the Center welcomes 71 Fellows representing 66 colleges and universities from across the nation.  Their names, universities, and as the year progresses, research papers can be found below.  This year we are also excited to welcome two students from international universities (University of Tokyo and Waseda University in Japan) to the 2011-2012 class of Presidential Fellows and to our inaugural International Presidential Fellows Program.

Publication Announcement:

 

Congratualtions to the twenty Fellows published in the 2010-2011 Fellows Review!  To order additional copies of the publication please contact Andy Steele via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Joseph Amoroso, United States Military Academy

“Fighting to Own the House: Reevaluating Competition in Elections for the U.S. House of Representatives”

Jacqueline Cortese, Carnegie Mellon University

“Motivations, Mission, and Relationships of the Early Congressional Space Caucus, 1981-1983”

Jesse Crosson, Hofstra University

“The Politics of Compassion: George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and the Faith-Based Initiative”

Alex Ferraro, Gettysburg College

“Congress, Not Ronald Reagan, as the Great Communicator: The Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986”

Alex Fullman, University of Southern California

“Running for Change: Small Donations and Presidential Elections”

Jonathan Green, Northwestern University

“The Constitution of Nature and the Course of Providence”: John Adams’s Discourses on Davila

Alan He, Colgate University

“Leadership on the Deficit”

David Hoyt, Stanford University

“The Geoeconomic Role of CFIUS in US-Sino Relations”

Rosanna Kim, Swarthmore College

“Is the 112th Congress the Worst Congress Ever? Evaluating the Contemporary Consequences of Divided Government”

Mary Kroeger, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“The Disability Rights Legislative Schema: A Federal-Level Interest Group Perspective”

Torey McMurdo, University of California, Los Angeles

“Peace, Please: U.S. Approaches to Nuclear 123 Agreements in a Changing Middle East”

Harrison Monsky, Yale University

“Nuclear Power Reconsidered: Carter’s Nonproliferation Strategy, 1977-81”

John Patrick O’Har, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Failure in Government Services: An Assessment of the Inability to Reauthorize the FAA Legislation”

Mary-Grace Pellegrini, University of Michigan-Ford School

“Unilateral Presidential Powers and the NATO Campaign in Libya”

Joshua Post, United States Military Academy

“The Bush Administration and US- Georgia Relations: A Case Study in Neoconservative Foreign Policy?”

Daniel Richardson, James Madison University

“Dodd-Frank and the Politics of Implementation”

Jonathan Robinson, George Washington University

“Change, Continuity, and the Evolution of the Federal Minimum Wage, 1937-2010”

Steven Roth, United States Coast Guard Academy

“A "3D" Approach to Security and Development in Nigeria”

Gabriel Royal, United States Military Academy

“Only Obama Could Go To Afghanistan: How Ike and Obama Used Their Political Reputations to Their Advantage”

Carson Whitelemons, Smith College

“Presidential Drug War(s): Obama's Drug Control Policies in Context”

Important Documents for Fellows:

 

2011-2012 Presidential Fellows Program Welcome Packet

Fall 2011 Conference Newsletter

Spring 2012 Conference Newsletter

Important Dates for Fellows:

 

Fall Fellows Conference - November 3-5, 2011

FIRST DRAFTs DUE- February 8, 2012

Spring Fellows Conference - March 28-30, 2012

FINAL PAPERS DUE- MAY 4, 2012


The 2011-2012 Presidential Fellows Class:


Ms. Shelby Allen, Howard University

Mr. Joseph Amoroso, United States Military Academy

Ms. Christina Bazak, Denison University

Ms. Eliza Blanchard, Vassar College

Mr. Neil Booher, Vanderbilt University

Mr. Myles Bugbee, Rice University

Mr. Samuel Campbell, Washington and Lee University

Ms. Leila Clark, Colorado College

Mr. Travis Clinger, Rollins College

Mr. George Cokeley, The Citadel

Ms. Jacqueline Cortese, Carnegie Mellon University

Mr. Jesse Crosson, Hofstra University

Mr. Michael DeLong, United States Naval Academy

Mr. Zach Drennen, Middlebury College

Mr. Kevin Eaton, Southern Methodist University

Ms. Catherine Ettman, Princeton University

Ms. Kate Ferguson, Duke University

Mr. Alex Ferraro, Gettysburg College

Ms. Brittany Fifer, United States Coast Guard Academy

Mr. Alex Fullman, University of Southern California

Ms. Emily Gargiulo, University at Buffalo

Mr. Jonathan Green, Northwestern University

Mr. Marquis Hawkins, Cornell University

Mr. Kenji Hayata, Waseda University

Mr. Alan He, Colgate University

Mr. David Hoyt, Stanford University

Mr. Jed Ipsen, University of Minnesota

Ms. Miki Ito, University of Tokyo

Mr. Kyle Jackson, Texas A&M University

Mr. Jeremy Kaufmann, Dartmouth College

Mr. Rosanna Kim, Swarthmore College

Ms. Monika Kothari, Michigan State University

Ms. Mary Kroeger, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

Mr. Michael Kutner, College of William and Mary

Mr. Linus Marco, Haverford College

Ms. Emily Martens, University of Connecticut

Ms. Lesedi Mbetha, Barnard College

Mr. Ryan McCann, Trinity College

Ms. Tory McMurdo, University of California- Los Angeles

Mr. Adriano Medina, Long Island University- Brooklyn

Mr. Harrison Monsky, Yale University

Ms. Julia Muhlnickel, Tulane University

Mr. John Nickerson, United States Air Force Academy

Mr. John O'Har, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ms. Mary-Grace Pellegrini, University of Michigan- Ford School

Ms. Jenna Pickett, Virginia Military Institute

Mr. Joshua Post, United States Military Academy

Ms. Emma Quinn, United States Naval Academy

Mr. David Ray, Institute of World Politics

Mr. Dan Richardson, James Madison University

Mr. Jonathan Robinson, George Washington University

Mr. Steven Roth, United States Coast Guard Academy

Mr. Gabriel Royal, United States Military Academy

Mr. Ibn Salaam, Hampden-Sydney College

Ms. Lydia Scott, Pennsylvania State University

Mr. Matthew Seubert, University of Arkansas

Mr. Alex Sommer, University of Wisconsin- Madison

Ms. Stephanie Spangler, Emory University

Mr. Charles Stam, Columbia University

Ms. Sarah Stegner, University of Cincinnati

Mr. James Steiner, Georgetown University

Ms. Carson Whitelemons, Smith College

Mr. P.J. Wilkie, University of the South

Mr. Joseph William, Harvard University

Mr. Jay Zeigler, United States Air Force Academy

Mr. Colin Zelicof, University of Pennsylvania

 

Staff Contact
For more information on the Presidential Fellows Program, please contact Andy Steele, Program Director, via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 202-872-9800.