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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. Under the guidance of Prof. Brendan Cushing-Daniels, the Harold G. Evans Professor of Eisenhower Leadership Studies, they are responsible for developing and promoting a public policy theme with programming in both Gettysburg and Washington, D.C.
The 2021-22 theme for the Undergraduate Fellows program is U.S.-China Relations – Is a New Cold War Coming? Is It Already Here? Over the course of the year, the Fellows will explore the economic and political forces that unite the two countries as well as those forces that create dangerous frictions between them.
Opportunities experienced by past Undergraduate Fellows have included:
- Attending a luncheon with the White House Fellows
- Meeting with prize-winning authors and journalists, as well as senior executives in the Department of State, Department of Defense, and the National Security Council.
- Hosting a Cabinet Member of the European Union Commissioner for Security Union for a lecture in D.C.
- Moderating an on-campus discussion about environmental justice between an economist at the Environmental Protection Agency and an activist with Greenpeace
2020-21 Undergraduate Fellows