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Congressional Fellowship Program Advisory Committee

The Congressional Fellowship Program Advisory Committee plays an active role in the direction of the fellowship. The Committee's diverse composition, ranging from academics and journalists to lobbyists and Members of Congress, is meant to enhance and reflect the fellowship's success.

 

* Former APSA Congressional Fellow

 

 

 
MICHELLE CHIN*

 

Academic Director, the Archer Center; former senior researcher and policy analyst, Learning Policy Institute; former policy advisor to Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Joe Barton (CFP 2006-2007)

 

 

 

JOAN CLAYBROOK*

 

 

President Emeritus, Public Citizen; former Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (CFP 1965-66)

 

 

RICHARD COHEN

 

 

Journalist, chief author of The Almanac of American Politics, and former congressional reporter for the National Journal

 

 

CHARLES E. COOK, JR.

 

 

Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report; Political Analyst, National Journal

 

 

MENNA DEMESSIE*

 

 

Vice President, Policy Analysis and Research, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CFP 2010-2011)

 

 

ROBERT DOLE

 

 

Special Counsel, Alston and Bird; former Member U.S. Senate, serving part of that time as Senate Majority Leader; Republican nominee for President, 1996

 

 

RONALD D. ELVING*

 

 

Senior Editor and Correspondent, Washington Desk, National Public Radio; former Political Editor, Congressional Quarterly (CFP 1984-85)

 

 

VIC FAZIO

 

 

Senior Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; former Member, U.S. House of Representatives; co-founder of the California Journal

 

 

DAVID GERGEN

 

 

Professor of Public Service, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Senior Political Analyst, CNN

 

 

LEE H. HAMILTON

 

 

Director of The Center on Congress at Indiana University; former Member, U.S. House of Representatives; former President and Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

 

 

PAUL LIGHT*

 

 

Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University; former Vice President and Director, Governmental Studies Program, Brookings Institution; former Director, Public Policy Program, Pew Charitable Trusts (CFP 1982-1983)

 

 

GERALD KOVACH

 

 

Former Senior Vice President, MCI

 

 

DAVID PRICE (D-NC)

 

 

Member, U.S. House of Representatives; former Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Duke University

 

 

JAMES A. THURBER*

 

 

University Distinguished Professor of Government; Founder and Director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University (CFP 1973-74)

 

 

In Memoriam, Barbara Sinclair, Professor Emeritus, University of California at Los Angeles (CFP 1978-1979); William Frenzel, former Member, U.S. House of Representatives; Eugene Eidenberg, Founder and Managing Director, Granite Ventures, LLC, former Executive Vice President, MCI, former White House Assistant under President Carter (CFP 1964-65); Richard Lugar, President, the Lugar Center, former Member, U.S. Senate; Cokie Roberts, Political Commentator and former Co-Anchor of This Week, ABC News; Commentator, Morning Edition, National Public Radio.  

The program thanks its emeritus members for their service to the advisory committee: Michael Barone, Michael Franc, Robert Gilpin, Jr. (CFP 1959-60), Albert Hunt, Gary Hymel, Charles Jones, Robert Merry, Norm Ornstein (CFP 1969-70), Catherine Rudder  (CFP 1974-75).