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"[The Center Fellowship Program is] the next best thing to working at the White House."

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Center Fellows Papers

Barnard College, Layla Shetty – The Imposition of Steel Tariffs by the Bush Administration

Boston College, Sean Collier – The Relationship Between the International War Crimes Tribunal and the United States’ Refusal to Join Today’s International Criminal Court

Brown University, William Heil – FirstGov.gov: Re-inventing e-Government for the First Time, Again

Bryn Mawr College, Rebecca Jane Brown – The Bush Doctrine: Implications for Global Security and Peace in the Middle East

Bucknell University, Michael Boland – The Decision to Elevate an Executive Office-Project Proposal

Colby College, Catherine Jessop – The Changing Media and its Effects in Presidential Decision-Making in a Time of Terror; The Cuban Missle Crisis and September 11

Colgate University, Bonnie Patricia Rust – President George W. Bush’s National Security Strategy: The Doctrine of Pre-emptive Strike

College of William & Mary, Stephen Ng – Executive-Legislative Communication: A Tradition of Mixed Signals

Colorado College, Kyle DeBeer – Contemporary Relevance of a Balance of Power and the Bush Administration’s Security Strategy

Columbia University, Ajay Sutaria – Towards a New Paradigm: Reevaluating Presidential and Congressional Roles in the Formulation of National Security Policy

Cornell University, ll Hyun Cho – Constructing Threats: The Role of Elite Coalitions in the Missile Defense Debate

Dartmouth College, Russell Sample – Dick Cheney and the Changing Role of the Vice Presidency

Davidson College, Adam Hill – The U. S. Senate Elections in 2002: Studying Variations in Campaign Strategy

Duke University, Tyler William Will – Dynamic Leadership Capabilities of JFK and Reagan

Emory University, Christopher Richardson – President Truman’s Leadership

Gannon University, Emily O'Connell – The Entrance into a New Era for the American Presidency: Old Enemies, New Threats, New Strategies

George Mason University, Jason Hartke – American Presidents and Environmental Policy: Ranking Environmental Legacies

George Washington University, Blake Newmark – The Credibility Gap: President George W. Bush’s Leadership on Corporate Accountability and his Ties to Corporate America

Georgetown University, Will Adams – Homeland Security: The Inevitable, Institutional Road to Cabinet Status

Georgia Institute of Technology, Whitney Setzer – Is Personal Morality an Important Factor in Determining the Effectiveness of a President?

Gettysburg College, Jonathan Goldberg – Bush’s Use of his Cabinet Before and After September 11

Harvard University, Alicia Kolar – President Kennedy’s Speech to the Nation During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Howard University, Crystal Frierson – The Use of Treaties as a Foreign Policy Tool

Johns Hopkins University, Seth Korman – Manufacturing Support: Truman Foreign Policy and the Reality of the ‘Communist Threat’

Middlebury College, H. Timothy Perry - A Scholarly Discourse to Determine the Highest Good For Education in America

Morehouse College, Louis Jared Boyd – Timeless War: The Merit of President George W. Bush’s Policy on Fighting Illegal Drug Usage

Mount Holyoke College, Whitney Alann Russell – Body and Soul: Military Necessity and Court Review

North Georgia College & State University, Brendon Eli Terry – Public Opinion and Foreign Intervention: Making or Breaking a President

Northwestern University, Matt Irwin – Just Do It: Bush’s Public Appeals and the Marketing of War with Iraq

Norwich University, Phillip Newman II – Protecting Citizens, Preserving Rights: Redefining Civil Liberties in a Post-9/11 America

Pennsylvania State University, Adam Tarosky – The Impact of Presidential Rhetoric on Popularity and Legislative Effectiveness

Princeton University, Andrew DeFilippis – Days of Infamy: Presidential Lessons Learned from the Two Greatest Intelligence Failures in American History

Rice University, Lindsay Lawley – Leadership into the Unknown: How Laymen Presidents have Shaped the Course of Scientific Development

Rollins College, Matthew Ryan Williams – Reinventing Equality: Opportunities for Presidential Leadership on Affirmative Action

Smith College, Kate Monninger – To Reach a Balance: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, the Budget, and the Exercise of Presidential Power

Stanford University, Meena Mallipeddi – Bush’s War on Terror: A New Precedent for Great Powers?

Texas A&M University, Nathan Cook – The Effect of a President’s Public Approval Rating on the Activities Performed

The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, Timothy Anderson – US Presidential Foreign Policy Relating to the Tibetan Government-in-Exile

Tulane University, Jonathan Roy Davis – Bucking the Trend? Midterm Elections in Times of National Crisis or Surging Presidential Popularity

United States Air Force Academy, Megan Himber – Changes to the American Presidency Since the Movement of Terrorism to the Forefront of American National Security

United States Air Force Academy, Raymond Rounds – The Eagle and the Dragon: American Foreign Policy Toward China

United States Coast Guard Academy, Staci Krueger – New Framework: How President George W. Bush uses his Presidential Leadership to Establish a National Security Network

United States Coast Guard Academy, Rachel Cost – Homeland Security: An Inside Look into Jurisdiction and Realm of Influence

United States Military Academy, Steven Hemmann – Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words? An Analysis of John F. Kennedy’s leadership During the Civil Rights Movement

United States Military Academy, Seth Johnston – Safeguarding the Freedom, Common Heritage, and Civilization of the Peoples: President Truman and the North Atlantic Treaty

United States Naval Academy, Christopher Blackburn – Choosing to Blockade: Presidential Leadership and the Executive Committee

United States Naval Academy, Adam Tisdall – Taking the Nation to War: Commander-in-Chief and Politician

University of California-Berkley, Jed Harris – Reorganization of Customs within the Border and Transportation Division of the Department of Homeland Security

University of California-Los Angeles, Teresa Breen – Peace in Sudan: How the Bush Administration Can End the Civil War Although the Clinton Administration’s Policy Failed

University of Michigan, Christianne Hall – Immigration Policy: Possibilities for Presidential Leadership

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Katherine Carter – Setting the Agenda: The Surprising Finesse of George W. Bush’s White House in a Post 9/11 World

University of Notre Dame, Andrea Swinehart – Jimmy Carter’s Leadership Performance: The Tension Between Steadfast Principles and Political Necessity

University of Pennsylvania, Ralph Brett Tompkins – The Legacy of TR’s Big-Stick Diplomacy on American Foreign Policy: The Effect on President George W. Bush’s Iraq Policy

University of Tennesse-Chattanooga, W. Adam Izell – George W. Bush: Unilateralist, Son of Multilateralist

University of Texas Austin, Eli Van Camp – Immigration and the Presidency

University of the South, Mark Cummings – To What Extent the United States, Vis-à-vis Presidential Power, is and Should be Constrained by the International Community in Dealing with Iraq

University of Virginia, Walker Forehand – Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Matthew Dull – The Politics of Performance Measurement: Information, Administrative Reform, and Political Control of Federal Agencies

Vanderbilt University, Matthew Merkle – The Power of Presidential Travel: Sino-American Relations and Presidential Visits

Vassar College, Mike Schmidt – Commander and Chief: the War Making Ability of the President

Virginia Military Institute, Luke Blaine Kingree – Attitude and Past Experience and a President’s Power

Williams College, Edward Hall O'Donnell – Presidential Rhetoric and Public Opinion: George W. Bush and Iraq




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