2004 Research Presentations

Forum on Summer Internship and Research Projects
Public Service Class of 2004

Thursday, December 4, 2003 & Monday, December 8, 2003


  • Matthew G. "Matt" Anderson completed his internship with the J.W. Fulbright Commission in Prague, Czech Republic. His research topic was "NATO in the Twenty-First Century."
  • R.M. "Michael Birch" interned in the Office of Jerry Dockham, a Republican in the 94th District of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. He did his research on ?The North Carolina Death Penalty Moratorium Debate."
  • Nicholas R. "Nick" Camara interned in the European Office of the Virginia Port Authority, located in Brussels, Belgium. Nick's research paper topic was "Great Britain and the Euro."
  • Matt Hartman  Matt Anderson  Brad Israel  Conrad Singh

  • James R. "Rusty" Foster did his internship in the office of the Regional Swing Program National Republican Senatorial Committee, located in the Ronald Reagan Republican Center in Washington, D.C. His research paper was on Campaign Finance Reform.
  • Matthew S. "Matt" Hartman's internship was in the Office of the Secretary General of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform (ELDR) Party, which is in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. His research project was called, "An Awkward Partnership: Britain and the European Union."
  • Jason L. Holman completed his internship at the Park and Recreation Center in Amelia, Virginia. His research project was titled, "American Values and American Culture: Amelia, Virgina."
  • Tyler D. Hustrulid interned in the North Carolina office of the Environmental Defense organization in Raleigh, North Carolina. He research paper was entitled "The North Carolina Hog Farming Industry and Its Effects on the Environment."
  • Robert B. "Brad" Israel was a summer intern with the United States Congress in Washington, D.C., in the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, Republican from Alabama. His research paper addressed the question,"Have Partisan Politics Compromised the Federal Judicial Nomination Process?"
  • Jeffrey R."Jeff" Monroe was an intern with Networks, Inc., a Christian Non-Profit Day Camp in Raleigh, North Carolina. His research project addressed the Bush Administration?s Faith- Based Initiative.
  • Michael Birch     Thom Robbins     Donnie Walter

  • Ryan K. Rilee interned with State Pulse, private political information services firm located in Richmond. He also worked in the Virginia General Assembly in the office of the Senate Majority Leader, Walter Stosch, Republican from Henrico. His research paper was entitled, "Optimal State Governance and the Virginia General Assembly."
  • Thomas O. "Thom" Robbins interned at the Institute of United States Studies, located in the University of London. His research paper was entitled, "Immigration: Changing the Face of Britain in the 21st Century."
  • Conrad M. Singh fulfilled his internship requirement in the United States Business and Industry Council in Washington, D.C. His research project was on "Globalization and the United States Economy."
  • Hunter Y. Taylor interned with the National Heritage Division of the Department of Conservation and Recreation in Richmond, Virginia. His research paper was titled, "The Endangered Species Act: A Critical Assessment."
  • Bryan P. Thompson was an intern in the United States Congress, in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Rick Boucher, a Democrat from Virginia?s 9th District. He also interned last spring in the Virginia General Assembly, and he focused his research on several abortion-related bills that were considered during the 2003 session.
  • Donald F. "Donnie" Walter interned at Maryland House of Delegates, Baltimore, in the office of Delegate Barry Glassman, Republican representing District 35B in Harford County. His research project was on the Contemporary Capital Punishment Debate in Maryland.