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The Eisenhower Institute Undergraduate Fellows program offers a select group of Gettysburg College students the chance to develop their leadership skills and grow in their knowledge and understanding of public policy. They are responsible for selecting, developing, and promoting a public policy theme with programming in both Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. Students engage fully in the planning and promotion of specific programs and projects.
During the 2019-2020 academic year, the EI Undergraduate Fellows will explore the theme of The Government We Pay For under the guidance of Dr. Brendan Cushing-Daniels, the Harold G. Evans Professor of Eisenhower Leadership Studies.
Over the course of the year, Fellows will meet with industry executives, leaders of political action committees and industry and trade associations, as well as with leaders and scholars who study the effect of corporate influence and corporate money on government. These effects are seen in elections, in regulatory agencies, and in access to elected officials and their staffs as legislation is being crafted.
The Fellows will also host a series of panel discussions and lectures at Gettysburg College.
Opportunities experienced by past Undergraduate Fellows have included:
- Attending a luncheon with the White House Fellows
- Meeting with a Member of European Parliament in Brussels
- Hosting a Cabinet Member of the European Union Commissioner for Security Union in D.C.
- Moderating an on-campus discussion about environmental justice between an economist at the Environmental Protection Agency and an activist with Greenpeace
2019-2020 Undergraduate Fellows