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Text of A Dialogue on Presidential Challenges and Leadership: Papers of the 2006-2007 Center Fellows

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Foreword - Dr. David M. Abshire, President

Mentors of the 2006-2007 Class

Named Fellowships by School

Preface - Dr. Thomas M. Kirlin, Vice President for Operations and Chief Financial Officer, and Julie E. Manus, Coordinator of the Presidential Fellows Program

Section 1 - The Bully Pulpit

The Precedential Value of the Lincoln Model: Examining Presidential Response to Grave National Security Crises - Evan T. Bieber, Tulane University

A Finger in Every Pie: FDR's Mastery of Alternative Channels of Information Gathering - Lorraine A. Riley, Georgetown University

The Cemented Path Towards Escalation: How Johnson was Powerless to Change Course in South Vietnam - Andrew J. Rima, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Theodore Roosevelt and the Expansion of Presidential Power - Nicole L. Aaronson, Yale University

Section 2 - Executive Power

The American Presidency and the Birth of Party Government in the United States - Jeffrey S. Selinger, Cornell University

Fulfilling a Policy Agenda: Presidential Influences on the Federal Rulemaking Process, 1993-2006 - James W. Harlow, Johns Hopkins University

Sarbanes-Oxley and Presidential Signing Statements: A Study in Executive Power - Brian Karfunkel, University of Chicago

Partisanship and Policymaking in the Modern Presidency - William R. Andrichik, Jr., The University of Notre Dame

Section 3 - The President and the Judiciary

The Power to Extinguish: Reconsidering Judicial Deference to Executive Claims Settlements - Alisha C. Holland, Princeton University

Reaching out to a World Wide Web: The Influence of Blogs in the Alito Confirmation Debate - Taylor M. Ansley, Davidson College

Judicial Reform and the Presidency: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Through George W. Bush - Andrew C. Buher, Rider University

Section 4 - Challenges Abroad

Warrior Queens - Stephen I. Richer, Tulane University

Rethinking Iran: the Limits of Military Power -David Elliot, University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

Individual Leadership, Relationships among Leaders and their Contributory Roles -Ryan M. Scofield, College of William and Mary

The Survival of Liberty: Locally Run Democracy Promotion as a Universal Value - Jeffrey A. Love, Stanford University

Executive Intervention in the Global HIV/AIDS Crisis: Assessing the Adequacy of President Bush's "Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief" - Sarah K. Horn, United States Naval Academy

Section 5 - Presidential Personality and Rhetoric

The President in Nomination Acceptance Speeches - Nicholas J. Huizenga, Washington University in St. Louis

President Johnson and the 1967 Arab-Israeli War: How Personal Beliefs and Relationships Affect Foreign Relations - Jamie A. Edwards, Carnegie Mellon University

George W. Bush: A Personally Invested (& Politically Shrewd) Statue of Liberty - Patrick J. Morrell, The University of the South

Can A President Convince Us Without Logic? President George W. Bush's Many "Personal Accounts" - Jeremy N. Babener, Haverford College

Section 6 - Additional Fellows Papers for 2006-2007

Gender Politics and U.S. Cultural Lag: A Comparative Analysis of Executive Female Leadership - Jessica S. Azar, United States Coast Guard Academy

A Crisis in Education: Local Problems, Global Solutions, and Development in the United States - Veyom Bahl, University of Pennsylvania

Political Blogs and Presidential Politics - Jeremy J. Beales, George Mason University

Agrarian Appeal in Presidential Politics: A Case Study of Jimmy Carter's 1976 Campaign - Joshua Benesh, Rollins College

From the Carter to the Bush Doctrine: An In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Middle Eastern Policy - Darrell J. Bennett, Jr., Morehouse College

Unitary Executive Theory: Constitutional Mandate or Fascist Threat? - Dwayne J. Bensing, University of Arkansas

Climate Change and Presidential Policy: A Millennial Debate Begins to Unfold - Dominic M. Berardi, University of Cincinnati

Cubans: Anomaly or Pioneers? An Analysis of Assimilation and Political Incorporation into the American Political Mainstream and the Measurement of Political Influence in the United States - Lara M. Bueso, Rollins College

Bush and Siniora: Exposing Obstacles to U.S. Support for Middle Eastern Democracies Concurrent with Traditional American Foreign Policy - Leland B. Burns, United States Naval Academy

Multilateralism in International Conflict: Recipe for Success or Failure? - Audrey M. Calkins, Wake Forest University

Defining a Path to Greatness in the Modern Presidency - W. Smoot Carter, Louisiana State University

Until Death Do Us Part: The Role of the First Lady in Their Husbands' Leadership Potential - Mia E. Casey, Hofstra University

The Acknowledged Yet Evaded Obligation: American Intervention in Acts of Genocide - Caitlin C. Conley, United States Military Academy

Presidential Political Philosophy at War: A Case Study of the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt - Elena Cross, The Pennsylvania State University

Alliance for Progress: Wrong Place, Wrong Time - Tito Escobar, Rice University

The Historical Roots of Presidential Signing Statements - Harrison Gates, Washington and Lee University

Civil Religion: Finding Middle Ground in Religion's Influence on Government - Stefan D. Hafner, United States Air Force Academy

Presidential Power on the International Stage - Matthew J. Halferty, Norwich University

Lyndon B. Johnson's Power Prospects Strategy: The Case of the War on Poverty - Janine Heiser, Oberlin College

The Broad Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement: How Political Exclusion Affects Felons, Non-Felons, and the Nation - Ginger Jackson-Gleich, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

The Ordering of Military Tribunals by President George W. Bush Consistent with Precedent or Departure from the Past? - Irene Jefferson, Barnard College

The Presidential Power of Persuasion, Perception, and Popularity: An Examination of President Bush's Decision to Invade Iraq - Haamid Johnson, Georgetown University

Beyond Civility and Tolerance: The Administration's Vital Role in Forging American Unity through Respectful Engagement with the Opposition - Dara Kaye, Smith College

The Emergence of Woodrow Wilson's Anti-Trust Policy - Sina Kian, University of Virginia

FDR and the New Deal: Expanding Presidential Power - Stacey L. Kirkland, North Georgia College and State University

Where Personality Meets Policy: William Jefferson Clinton and the Passing of Welfare Reform - Jonathan D. Kuhr, Long Island University

Fearing Terror: The Effects of the Political Climate on George W. Bush's Use of Fear Rhetoric - Daniel R. Labrecque, University of Connecticut

How Eisenhower's Policy on Dien Bien Phu Reflected His Leadership - John Lathers, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina

Liberty and Congressional Wartime Checks Over the President: An Argument Based on Locke's and Montesquieu's Separation of Powers Doctrine - Sara B. Mantin, Bryn Mawr College

Iran's Nuclear Program: The Bush Administration and its Policy Samantha McClellan, Catholic University of America Driving Voters Apart: Can a Wedge Issue Be Used to Win an Election? - Lucas McGowan, Columbia University

L. Paul Bremer, III: Managing the Iraq Reconstruction Effort - Peter D. McManmon, Williams College

The 21st Century "New Deal": Training and Employing U.S. Citizens to Improve the Quality of Life - Elan V. Mitchell, Spelman College

Presidential Use of Force in Defense of Key Shipping Chokepoints: The Suez, the Gulf, and the Future - John E. Mundale, United States Coast Guard Academy

At Least it will be Said that We Tried: The Fall of Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam and the Future of Presidential Politics in War - William C. Nordlund, Jr., United States Military Academy

Presidential Communications Strategies and the Rise of Soft News: News Coverage of the 2003 Iraq War - Ashley J. Nutter, Duke University

Multiple Roles for a Unified Continent: Negotiating NAFTA - Bimal Patel, Harvard University

Advertising an Agenda? Examining the Consistency between Campaign Issue Emphasis and Presidential Issue Priorities, 1980-2001 - Christopher S. Randolph, Jr., Vanderbilt University

After the White House: Constructing an Edifice for the Unfinished Presidency - Christine E. Reeves, Emory University

The Brief Life of the Short Tether: Lyndon Johnson, Gamal Abdel Nasser and the End of Food Aid to Egypt - David S. Rubenstein, Northwestern University

Predicting a Leader: Psychological Analysis of Two Modern Presidents - Jeffrey Schneider, University of Southern California

Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy: Two Presidents and Two Perspectives - Kerney Scott, United States Military Academy

Executive Cooperation: The Anglo-American Special Relationship - Caitlin M. Sharp, Southern Methodist University

Public Opinion Polling and Presidential Responsiveness: Effects on Policymaking and Democracy - Louis T. Shernisky, Gannon University

"Governance by Sound Bite": The White House Briefing, Television, and the Modern Presidency - Adam L. Shpeen, Dartmouth College

The Presidential Veto: A Strategic Asset - Nicole L. Slezak, University of California - Los Angeles

"Contracting Out" the Presidency: New Challenges in Executive Branch Management - Alexander T. Stanton, Middlebury College

A Continuation of the Ordinary German: Presidential Response to the Rwandan Genocide - Whitney N. Terrill, Hampton University

The United States and India: Redeeming a Relationship - Andrew E. Timpner, Virginia Military Institute

A Re-evaluation of Clinton's Nonproliferation Policy toward India and Pakistan 1993-1998 - Zachary A. Townsend, Brown University

The Civil War in Sierra Leone: Misguided Conventional Diplomacy and the Clinton Administration - Charles P. Van Someren, Institute of World Politics

The Strategic Importance of Africa Command - Michael A. Varner, Howard University

Americans' Perception of the President - Martha R. Vater, Mount Holyoke College

Closing the Civil-Military Gap - Michael A. Wetherbee, United States Air Force Academy

Party and Ideological Polarization in the American Electorate: An Exploration of the Role Played by Party Attachments and Ideology in Predicting the Presidential Vote Choice - Eric M. Wilk, University at Buffalo

Rural Governors - Urban Presidents: Carter and Clinton's Quest for a National Urban Policy - Omar T. Woodard, The George Washington University

Engaging Hizballah: The United States' Strategic Imperative in Lebanon - Ali S. Wyne, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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