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(2 days) The formulation and enactment of the annual federal budget is a highly...
January 13 - 14, 2014
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January 15 - 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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Josh Huder | December 12, 2013
Since Democrats invoked the nuclear option, reducing cloture on judicial and executive nominations, there are...
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Today the phrase, “Do Nothing Congress,” a metaphor coined by President Truman in 1948, is...
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Kenneth A. Gold, Ph.D. joined the Government Affairs Institute at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 1989 and became Director of the Institute in 1992. Before joining GAI, Dr. Gold taught at the American University in Washington, DC in the University’s School of International Service and with the School of Government and Public Affairs.
Worth H. Hester, M.P.A., joined the faculty of GAI in 1988 as a Presidential Management Fellow and took the job of Assistant Director in 1999. During seven years of government service, he served as an Employee Development Specialist, Program Analyst, and Legislative Analyst for a Member of Congress.
Marian Currinder, Ph.D. joined GAI as a Senior Fellow in 2006. Previously she was an assistant professor of American Politics at the College of Charleston. Dr. Currinder was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in 2003-04. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Currinder worked in DC as a legislative analyst and research associate.
Charles B. Cushman, Ph.D.,joined GAI as a Senior Fellow in 2011. He has taught courses on politics and public policy, national security policymaking, and Congress’s roles in defense policy, and has lectured in Latin America on US politics and government structure.
Mark B. Harkins joined the Government Affairs Institute as a Senior Fellow in July 2013 after having been a guest lecturer numerous times back to 2005. Prior to joining GAI, Mark was a government relations professional for more than five years where he focused on the representation of corporate, nonprofit and government clients before Congress and the Executive Branch.
Joshua C. Huder joined the Government Affairs Institute as a Senior Fellow in 2013. He has taught courses on American government, advanced legislative process, and other introductory politics courses. He has provided political analysis to several new outlets, including the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, CNN, Al-Jazeera, and other outlets such as the London School of Economics and Cronkite News.
Susan Sullivan Lagon, Ph.D., joined GAI as a Senior Fellow in 1997. Before that, she taught American Politics and Constitutional Law full-time in the Government Department at Georgetown University for five years. Her prior experience includes teaching AP Politics in high school and a stint as Assistant Political Science Editor at Congressional Quarterly Press.