This article first appeared in the Georgetown Voice.
The Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service welcomed its new class of fellows to Georgetown with the start of the spring semester. The five spring 2018 fellows have extensive and varied political experiences, backgrounds in different industries, and views from both sides of the aisle. The Voice sat down with the fellows to discuss their goals for the semester and what they hope to take away from their semester on the Hilltop.
The spring class includes Katie Walsh Shields, former White House deputy chief of staff under the Trump Administration; Steven Law, CEO and president of the Republican fundraising committee Senate Leadership Fund and political consulting firm American Crossroads, Dorothy McAuliffe, the former first lady of Virginia, Eugene Scott, political reporter for The Washington Post’s “The Fix”, and Nadeam Elshami, former chief of staff to Nancy Pelosi.
Each semester, the fellows lead weekly discussion groups on various topics, hold office hours, and work with a student strategy team, a small group of students assigned to each fellow, to brainstorm and develop solutions to the political problems the fellow focuses on. Law, whose discussion section is named “Democracy and its Discontents” said he is excited for the opportunity to share his real-life experiences with students at Georgetown, but also learn from the students themselves.
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