Wilson Center Trip to the Hill





Washington, D.C. Trip Itinerary


Tuesday, November 15


Session I
International Trade and the Global Economy

 Carlos Alvarenga '90
Partner, Accenture
 Scott Pietan '95 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Session II
The 2012 National Elections

Chris Cooper '92
Democratic Party Strategist and Obama Campaign 2012
Christopher Stirewalt '97 FOX News


Session III
Lobbying Congress and Federal Agencies on the Eve of Sequestration

David Brown '87
VP for Governmental Affairs, Exelon Corp.
Paul Cooksey '70 Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) 
Tucker Shumack '95
GDS Strategies LLC


Session IV
Hill Politics: A View from the Trenches

Andrew Duke '90 Chief of Staff, Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX]
 William Wright '94 Legislative Assistant for Foreign Affairs, Sen. Scott Brown [R-MA]
Todd Johnston '95 Senior Policy Advisor, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Thomas Craig '99 Professional Staff Member, Senate Appropriations Committee
Adam Barker '05 Professional Staff Member, Senate Armed Services Committee Office of Sen. John McCain
Mark Kearney '05 Legislative Assistant, House Foreign Affairs Committee
Thomas Doheny '09 Communications Director, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers [R-NC]
Gordon Neal '09 Deputy Press Secretary, Rep. Rob Wittman [R-VA]
Dylan Colligan '10 Staff Assistant, House Republican Conference 
William Pace '10 Staff Assistant, Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA]
Jack Ruddy '10 Legislative Assistant, Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO]
Mac McKinney '11 Staff  Assistant, Congresswoman Ellmers [R-NC]


DC Alumni Event

"The Changing Role of Giving in the Making of Public Policy"

Peter Kellner
Dr. Carol Adelman Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Global Prosperity, Hudson Institute
Charles Payne '88