Winter Newsletter – Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College

Hi ES students,

Application details for the Women in Leadership program and Inside Politics below…



From: The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College []
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 11:59 AM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: Winter Newsletter – Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College



Program Updates



Women in Leadership with Jennifer Donahue
: This semester, 17 students worked interactively with Jennifer Donahue, an experienced practitioner of politics, to understand the intersection of gender, politics and leadership in the contemporary American political process. This program included campus meetings and trips to Washington, D.C. for in-person meetings, seminars and panel discussions. The semester concluded with a student symposium featuring the students’ semester research projects and key note remarks by Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Spring 2012 Program Details and Application (Word Document).



Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times with Susan Eisenhower: The 2011-2012 Strategy & Leadership in Transformational Times will offer students a rich, unique experience featuring lectures, film studies, and comprehensive seminars on strategy and leadership. By comparing and contrasting the current state of domestic and international affairs with past case studies of decisions by nations, organizations, and individuals, students will study strategy and the consequences that our choices make – as well as the critical importance of leadership in this context.



Inside Politics with Kasey Pipes
: Kasey Pipes, a speechwriter, journalist, and presidential historian with more than ten years experience in local, state and national politics, mentored 15 students this past semester for hands on interaction with a variety of Washington, D.C. veterans and policy makers. Students gained valuable experience while networking for future intern and career opportunities. Highlights of the program included a 3-day trip to Washington, D.C. where students met with Gettysburg College alumnus, Fred Fielding ’61, Juan Williams of Fox News, and the 2011-2012 President’s Commission of White House Fellows.
Spring 2012 Program Details and Application (Word Document).



Environmental Leadership with Howard Ernst
: This year-long program provides a small group of Gettysburg students the unique opportunity to gain a greater understanding of environmental policy issues while developing their own leadership skills. The 2011-2012 substantive theme focuses on "Environmental Security in the 21st Century." Over Spring Break, students will travel to the Gulf Coast for 6-days to further understand the security impact of environmental threats, including natural resource scarcity, climate change, and energy dependence. READ MORE





Recent Events



White House Fellows Come to Gettysburg
: On Tuesday, August 30, the Eisenhower Institute welcomed the 2011-2012 class of White House Fellows to Gettysburg College for a luncheon in Pennsylvania Hall and a tour of Dwight Eisenhower’s farm led by Susan Eisenhower, Chairman of Leadership & Public Policy Programs at the Eisenhower Institute.



Constitution Day Lecture with David Nichols: Dr. David Nichols, a leading authority on the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, presented at the annual Constitution Day lecture on September 21. Dr. Nichols discussed his most recent book, Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis – Suez and the Brink of War. Earlier that day, Dr. Nichols also spoke to Professor Karen Pinto’s US Middle East History Class. All Gettysburg College students who attended the Constitution Day lecture received a complimentary copy of Dr. Nichols’ book. READ MORE



EI Fellow Lecture "Stories of Kayford Mountain" by Sarah Hecklau:
The EI Undergraduate Fellows program offers a select group of Gettysburg College students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and enhance in their knowledge and understanding of public policy. As an EI Fellow, Sarah Hecklau ’12, organized a lecture on Wednesday, November 2, partnering with the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation. Learn more about the EI Undergraduate Fellows



Gettysburg College Students Attend West Point Conference
: From November 2-5,Gettysburg College students participated in the 63rd annual Student Conference on Foreign Affairs (SCUSA). Alongside other undergraduate delegates from across the country, students engaged in roundtable sessions, attended panel discussions, and listened to keynote speakers on several different topics concerning U.S. foreign and military policy. READ MORE



Luncheon Discussion with LCWS: On November 9, over 30 students from the Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) visited the Eisenhower Institute for a luncheon and seminar discussion given by Susan Eisenhower. This past semester, two Gettysburg College students studied and interned in Washington, DC through the LCWS program.



Eyes on Haiti: Professor Janet Powers, Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality, designed the Eyes on Haiti series of Lunch and Learn Sessions during the Fall 2011 semester. This series was intended to stimulate community interest and support for Haitian victims of the 2010 earthquake. This series of six events was co-sponsored by thirteen College Departments and Campus Programs, including the Eisenhower Institute. Several speakers visited the campus, including Marie St. Cyr, Director of the Lambi Fund in Haiti, and Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC.



Author Event with Jim Newton, "Eisenhower: The White House Years": Jim Newton, editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Times, spoke on his newest book, Eisenhower: The White House Years, on November 11 in Washington, DC. The event drew Gettysburg College faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the Eisenhower Institute to the Washington, DC Eisenhower Institute Office for an engaging and insightful discussion.



14th Annual Blavatt Lecture – Chris Matthews: On November 14, Chris Matthews
, host of NBC’s "The Chris Matthews Show" and MSNBC’s "Hardball" delivered the 14th Annual Blavatt Lecture titled, "Presidential Leadership: John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama." Following the lecture, Matthews signed copies of his best-selling book, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. Watch the lecture



Upcoming Events

  • January 25: Reception & Dinner with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
  • February 25: Federal Jobs Bootcamp- Co-sponsored with the Center for Career Development
  • February 29: Environmental Leadership and Security Dinner with Featured Speaker Commander Berube
  • March 10-15: Environmental Leadership Trip to the Gulf Coast
  • March 11-13: Inside Politics and Women in Leadership DC Trip
  • April 15: Women in Leadership Student Symposium
  • April 24: Inside Politics Student Symposium
  • April 25: EI End of the Year Dinner



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