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NameThe Government Affairs Institute is an authority on Congress. All Senior Fellows are experienced observers of Congress who come from backgrounds in political science, public administration, history, economics, among others, and have taught extensively at the university level.

The GAI office of communications works with the media as an extension of the Institute’s mission to educate about Congress. Senior Fellows work with media regarding Congress and the federal government, specifically related to their areas of expertise.

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Fellows In The News

GAI Welcomes New Senior Fellows

GAI | September 7, 2013

We are excited to announce the addition of two new Senior Fellows to the staff at GAI. Our summer was book-ended by the arrival of Mark Harkins in July and Joshua Huder in September, two legislative experts who exemplify the GAI mission and are also talented congressional educators. Each brings a unique background and will

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Faculty In The News: Is Syria The New Iraq?

GAI | September 1, 2013

GAI Senior Fellow Charles Cushman joined a panel of international experts on the Voice of Russia radio program to talk about the escalating violence in Syria, and the options for US involvement. Dr. Cushman opened the program by laying out one of the major differences between 2003 and 2013: “No,

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“For Your Benefit” Radio Program

GAI | February 25, 2013

GAI faculty Kenneth Gold and Susan Sullivan Lagon joined hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan on the Federal News Radio program For Your Benefit. Topics discussed on the program broadcast include 2012 election results, polarization in both houses, resistance to compromise, leadership changes and committee chairs; the deficit and the

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A History of Congressional Leadership

GAI | February 24, 2013

Senior Fellow John Haskell joined the C-SPAN Washington Journal program to talk about the roles and responsibilities of top leadership positions in both chambers of Congress.  

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