Monthly Archives: September 2013

Obstructing Justice: The Confirmation of Federal Judges

My fellow fellows, My name is Alex Beer and I am a junior, American Studies major at Northwestern University. I am extremely excited to meet all of you and learn more about your topics over the course of the year … Continue reading

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Policy and Water Implications of Energy Alternatives

As I began my junior year at Texas A&M after interning in Washington, DC, for the summer of 2012, I was given the opportunity to work for the Federal Relations Office of AgriLife. During my first semester on the job … Continue reading

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Quantitative Analysis of the Legislative Presidency

Hello everyone! My name is Jordan Kearns, and I am a senior at Washington and Lee University studying Politics and Engineering. I am looking forward to meeting all of you at the fall conference. As an Engineering major, I am … Continue reading

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Educator in Chief: The President’s Role in Shaping K-12 Education Policy in America

Good afternoon everyone. My name is Robert Fisher, and I am studying political science and history at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN. I am certainly looking forward to meeting all of you in the near future. … Continue reading

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The Presidency, Congress, and Education Policy

I am a History major, minoring in writing, French, and philosophy at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. The topic I will investigate throughout my Fellowship is Federal education policy. Education has shaped the course my life, not in … Continue reading

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American Congress and Foreign Affairs

Hi everyone, my name is Silvia Esbeydi Arias Carmona and I’m currently in the senior year of my major on International Relations at the Universidad de las Americas Puebla. I’m really excited to meet all of my fellow Fellows. Since … Continue reading

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The Polarization of United States Arts Policy: Its Implications and Cultural Importance

Hello All! My name is Josh Myers and I am a double degree major in Political Science (B.A.) and Cello Performance (B.M.) at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. I am excited to be engaged with you all and look … Continue reading

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Do This, Not That – How Agencies Respond to Presidential Signing Statements

My name is Mitch Boynton and I am a junior political science and economics major at Vanderbilt. Looking forward to experiencing the Fellows program with you all! I’ve always been interested in how processes lead to different outcomes.  How we … Continue reading

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No Comment: How the Office of the White House Press Secretary Has Changed Since its Establishment.

Hello! My name is Davis Thompson, and I am a Political Science and Journalism major in my third year at Middle Tennessee State University. My CSPC paper will focus on examining and comparing the role of the various individuals who … Continue reading

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The Effects of the CEQ within Presidential Environmental Politics

Hi all! While I’m majoring in Government, my studies at Smith College, where I am currently in my senior year, have tended to come back again and again to the intersection at critical junctures of larger-scale politics and environmental policy … Continue reading

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