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Weekly discussion groups are one of the cornerstones of the Fellows Program. Over the course of eight weeks, each Fellow will lead a weekly 90-minute discussion with students on a current political topic. No required readings. No papers. Just lively discussions open to the entire university community. The Fellows bring their unique perspective. All we ask is that you bring yours!

Fall 2019 Discussion Group Topics

Jonathan Burks – Policy Meets Politics

Jeff Colyer, M.D. – Service Above Self: Strategies for Success in Public Service

Olivia Dalton – Breaking Through: Effective Political Communications in a Time of Chaos

Karen Travers – White House Reporting in the Trump Era

Stephanie Valencia – Winning in 2020: What Will It Take?

Fellows Discussion Group Schedule (9/23 – 11/14)

Please note: The week of November 18th is make up week.
Only Olivia, Karen, and Stephanie will have sessions as scheduled.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Olivia Dalton
2:00PM-3:30PM
Karen Travers
4:00PM-5:30PM
 Jeff Colyer, M.D.
4:00PM-5:30PM
 Stephanie Valencia
4:00PM-5:30PM
Jonathan Burks
4:00PM-5:30PM

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