Most popular majors: economics & business, history, biology, and government.
Public Service Program Events
Horn of Africa Symposium
Ambassador Lange Schermerhorn, Col. Daniel Donohue '73 and Lt. Gen Samuel Helland
"Impressions of Putin's Russia"
Dr. James Pontuso,
Patterson Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs
Dr. Pontuso travelled to Russia in December 2011 to participate in a conference on Alexander Soltzhenitsyn. He shared his impressions on the current state of affairs in the country with students and faculty.
Clay Doherty '97, USAID, and Wilhelm Meierling '04, United Way Worldwide
Kevin F. F. Quigley
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar
Congressman Robert Hurt '91
Wilson Center Trip to Richmond
William Muse '70 - VA Parole Board
Delegate Chris Peace '98, VA House of Delegates
Wlliam Pantele '80, Past President of Richmond City Council
Matt Strader '07, Asst. Secretary of Transportation
James Hoffman '11, Creative Writer and Lobbyist with Davis Consultants
Dr. William F. Connelly - Constitution Day Speaker
September 17, Dr. William Connelly was the featured speaker as the Wilson Center commemorated Constitution Day 2012. Dr. Connelly is a professor of political science at Washington and Lee University. His presentation was based largely on his new book, James Madison Rules America.
Constitution restrains unhinged government
by Dr. David Marion
Director of Academic Programs & Elliott Professor of Goverment & Foreign Affairs at the Wilson Center
It may be the case that Abraham Lincoln occasionally stretched his executive powers to questionable lengths during the Civil War, but it also is the case that Lincoln was careful to offer a Constitution-related defense of these actions.
Lincoln understood the dangers of completely unhinging politics and governance from the Constitution, and he took pains to warn his contemporaries of these dangers. There is growing evidence that our political culture no longer reflects the wisdom of Lincoln's counsel and actions.
What Lincoln understood, and what too many public officials and candidates seem to have forgotten today, is that the compulsion to connect one's proposals and actions to the Constitution creates useful outer boundaries - even if they are sometimes broad outer boundaries - to politics and governance.
Dr. Edith Simms
"The Single Sex College: Educational Treasure or Antiquated Artifact?"
"Caldon, A Small Boat in a Global Sea:
The Trials and Tribulations of Establishing a Successful Company"
Alumni Public Affairs Forum
Matthew Lakin '02
Matt Lakin '02 works for the International Republican Institute which is funded by USAID. Matt serves as the Resident Program Officer in IRI's Jordan office. He is primarily focused on IRI's work with political parties, public opinion research and trainings for candidates for public office. Matt has worked for IRI since 2008 specializing in work with political party development, civic activism, and media programs. Matt has conducted trainings for IRI in Jordan, Egypt, South Korea, East Timor and Cambodia.
Constituency Relations, Congressional Politics and Madison's Republic in 2012
Todd Reid '96 - State Director for US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
November 6, 2012
Wilson Center On Capital Hill
Dr. Marion addresses the group before the sessions begin
Hugo Rodriguez '88 (State Department) and Scott Pietan '95 (Office of the US Trade Representative)
Scott Pietan '95 talks with students about trade issues
Hugo Rodriguez '88 responds to questions about the State Department
Chris Cooper '92 (SKDKnickerbocker) and Christopher Stirewalt '97 (FOX News)
Chris Cooper '92 shares more analysis on the election results
Christopher Stirewalt '88 responds to questions about the impact of the election
David Brown '87 (Exelon), Tucker Shumack '95 (Office of Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruciton) and Paul Cooksey '70 (GDS Strategies LLC
Paul Cooksey '70 expounds on Capitol Hill politics
David Brown '87 discusses the complexities of the world of lobbying
Hunter Pickels '05, Thomas Craig '99, Thomas Doheny '09, William Pace '10, Jack Ruddy '10 and Mac McKinney '11
"Hill Politics: A View from the Trenches"
H-SC Alumni currently working on Capitol Hill
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]
Kyle Grantier '11 Staff Assistant, Senator Jim Webb [D-VA]
"The Changing Role of Giving
in the Making of Public Policy"
DC Alumni Club Event at the St. Regis Hotel
Charles Payne '88 (Legal Council to Doris Buffet), Dr. Christopher Howard, Dr. Carol Adelman (Center for Global Prosperity) and Peter Kellner (Endeavor Global)
Teaching on a Fulbright Scholarship in Germany
J B Potter '11 gave a delightful talk on his experiences as a middle and high school english teacher in Germany. JB received a Fulbright Scholoarship to teach and study abroad. Parting words from Mr. Potter were, "don't wait until the fall of your senior year to think about what you want to do!'
Wilson Center trip to Montpelier