Upcoming Courses


Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

(5 days) This course presents an overview of congressional operations and provides Presidential Management...

April 20 - 24, 2015

Congress and Homeland Security

This four-day course is conducted entirely on Capitol Hill.  It is designed for personnel...

April 27 - 30, 2015

Congressional Operations Seminar

This core course provides a comprehensive look at congressional processes and organization, and at...

April 27 - 30, 2015


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Director’s Desk

GAI | March 31, 2015

GAI Enters the 21st Century: Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook 2015 marks the 50th...

An Early Look at Prospects for the FY16 Budget

Kenneth Gold | March 31, 2015

On Wednesday last week the House passed its version of the FY16 budget resolution; and...

Most budgets lack details. That doesn’t mean they’re ineffective.

Josh Huder | March 19, 2015

Since the House budget resolution dropped yesterday a lot of complaints have surfaced about its...


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Faculty Highlights


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    Director

    Kenneth A. Gold, Ph.D.

    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.

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    Assistant Director

    Worth H. Hester, M.P.A.

    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.

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    Senior Fellow

    Mark B. Harkins

    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.

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    Senior Fellow

    Joshua C. Huder, Ph.D.

    Joshua C. Huder, Ph.D., joined the Government Affairs Institute as a Senior Fellow in 2013. He has taught courses on American government, advanced legislative process, and other American politics courses. He has provided political analysis to several news outlets, including the Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, Newsweek, Bloomberg News, CNN, the Washington Examiner, U.S. News, Al-Jazeera, Yahoo News, and is a regular contributor for the Christian Science Monitor.

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    Senior Fellow

    Susan Sullivan Lagon, Ph.D.

    Susan Sullivan Lagon has been a Senior Fellow at the Government Affairs Institute since 1997. Before coming to GAI, she taught American Politics and Constitutional Law in the Government Department at Georgetown for five years, and continues to teach Constitutional Law there as an adjunct. Her prior experience includes teaching high school and a stint as editor at Congressional Quarterly Press.

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