EI in the Media

Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw featured in article published by The New York Times

Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw offers comments on Obama's legacy and how it may be affected by Donald Trump.

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw featured in article published by ATTN

Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw helps to educate ATTN on the language, requirements, and process for presidential impeachment.

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Dr. Michael Birkner shares Eisenhower leadership lessons for Trump in Philly.com Op-Ed

Eisenhower Institute College Advisory Council member Dr. Michael Birkner offers the new president advice based on leadership lessons from Eisenhower's time as president.

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw featured as a panelist on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS

Originally aired on April 30, 2017, Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw was featured as a panelist alongside Tim Naftali, former director of the Nixon Presidential Library, and a professor at NYU; Tim Snyder, a professor of history at Yale and the author of the best-seller "On Tyranny"; and Matthew Kroenig, an associate professor of government at Georgetown to discuss President Trump's first 100 days in office.

You can listen to a podcast of this episode here: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=377785090

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Dr. Michael Birkner writes Op-Ed on Gov. Christie for NorthJersey.com

In an op-ed for NorthJersey.com, EI College Advisory Council member Dr. Michael Birkner compares and contrasts New Jersey governors Chris Christie and Alfred Driscoll. 

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WYPR interviews Dr. Howard Ernst regarding kepone in Virginia and Guadeloupe

In an interview with WYPR, EI's Environmental Leadership expert and Seiden-Levi Fellow of Public Policy, Dr. Howard Ernst, discusses the dangers and long-term effects of the banned pesticide, kepone.

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Dr. Howard Ernst discusses kepone and the need for government oversight

In an op-ed for Annapolis' Capital Gazette, EI's Environmental Leadership expert and Seiden-Levi Fellow of Public Policy, Dr. Howard Ernst, discusses the insecticide kepone, and its far reaching effects here in the United States and abroad.

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw comments on Trump vs. DC Bureaucracy

In a piece written by David Shribman for Canada's The Globe and Mail, Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw shares, “The bureaucracy is always slow to respond to issues they find problematic,” said Shirley Anne Warshaw, a Gettysburg College expert on the executive branch. “If bureaucrats like a policy, they’ll follow the President quickly. But if they don’t like it, they’ll slow it down. This is a lesson Donald Trump is beginning to learn.”

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw writes on Bannon's role in the Trump White House

Harold G. Evans Chair Shirley Anne Warshaw discusses Steve Bannon's role in the Trump White House.

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Avi Melamed shares how Trump can precipitate stability in the Middle East

In an article for RealClearPolitics, Salisbury Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs Avi Melamed writes, "The 45th president’s primary goal must be to stabilize the situation in the Middle East, which will require an uncompromising commitment to restrain the Iranian Mullah regime and reshape the balance of power in the region based on a “win some, lose some” mentality.

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw discusses Trump's ties to Pittsburgh's Sarah Scaife Foundation

Harold G. Evans Chair Shirley Anne Warshaw discussed Trump's ties to a local Pittsburgh foundation with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Bruce Larson quoted in NYT during local wax museum auction

EI Campus Advisory Council member Prof. Bruce Larson is quoted in The New York Times'  "At This Auction, Even Millar Fillmore Gets Respect."

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Kasey Pipes pens piece on why President Trump should listen to his cabinet

Kasey Pipes asserts that his cabinet can provide insight on what we can expect of a Trump administration. 

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Susan Eisenhower interviews Bret Baier on the exchange of power from President Eisenhower to President Kennedy

Chair Emeritus Susan Eisenhower hosted an interview with Bret Baier, discussing his book Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission,  which looks at the exchange of power from President Eisenhower to President Kennedy. 

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw comments on how the Oval Office will shape Trump

Harold G. Evans Chair Shirley Anne Warshaw was interviewed by Albert R. Hunt for Bloomberg.

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Avi Melamed shares insight on Israel's main priorities in Syria for Al-Monitor.com

Salisbury Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs Avi Melamed told Al-Monitor that the repeated Israeli attacks shed light on Israel’s main priorities in Syria and observed, "Israel has made it clear that it won’t accept Hezbollah's attempts to acquire what is defined by Israel as ‘balance breaking’ weapons, such as weapons of mass destruction, advanced ground-to-air missiles, etc."

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw comments on hearings for Trump Cabinet picks for Wisconsin Public Radio

As the senate hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks approach, Wisconsin Public Radio spoke with Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw about how Democrats might approach the President-elect's more controversial picks.

As the senate hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks approach, Wisconsin Public Radio spoke with Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw about how Democrats might approach the President-elect's more controversial picks.

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Prof. Bruce Larson writes op-ed on future Supreme Court nominees and campaign finance

In this op-ed for philly.com, Eisenhower Institute College Advisory Council Member Prof. Bruce Larson shares his thoughts on future nominees to the Supreme Court and the potential effects on campaign finance reform.

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David Wemer '14 Describes Dying Transatlantic Relationship

"Yet, while Trump’s election has perhaps put the final nail in the coffin, the bond between the United States and Europe was already on life support well before any votes were cast this November," writes David Wemer '14.

David Wemer received an MA in European Union Politics from the London School of Economics and is the Washington D.C. Program Coordinator for the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. David is also a Europe Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw Provides Thoughts on Trump's First 100 Days

In a piece written by David Shribman for Canada's The Globe and Mail, Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw offers insight into possible outcomes for the first 100 days of Donald Trump's administration.

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Meet the Press Mentions Fred Fielding '61

During Nov. 13 edition of NBC's "Meet the Press," the commentators discuss the teams that have been assembled for various administrations. The Eisenhower Institute's Fred Fielding '61 is referenced just after the 41:00 minute mark.

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Prof. Christopher Fee Writes Op-Ed on Vet Homelessness

In this op-ed for philly.com, Eisenhower Institute College Advisory Council Member Prof. Christopher Fee and Joshua Stewart '11 recall Lincoln's plea Americans "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan ..." These words have proven so influential that the Department of Veterans Affairs has adopted them as its motto. But how well have we as a nation risen to this call? 

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw Speaks with BBC Radio about Election

Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw provides thoughts and comments regarding the 2016 presidential election for BBC Radio.

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David Wemer '14 Offers Advice for the EU

"On issues including transparency, refugees, and Brexit, Juncker and Schulz seemed assured that the cause of the Union’s recent malaise is not inaction by Brussels, but member state intransigence," writes David Wemer '14.

David Wemer received an MA in European Union Politics from the London School of Economics and is the Washington D.C. Program Coordinator for the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. David is also a Europe Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw Shares Perspectives from 3rd Presidential Debate

Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw offers comments on issues and topics discussed by Clinton and Trump during the third and final 2016 presidential debate.

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw Offers Thoughts on 2020 Presidential Race

In an op-ed written for The Hill, Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw shares her thoughts on possible outcomes for the 2020 presidential race based on the performances at the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate.

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Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw Offers Insight Ahead of VP Debate

Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw was quoted by the Dallas Morning News in their piece on the upcoming 2016 Vice Presidential Debate.

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David Wemer '14 Shares Thoughts on Response to #Brexit

"The shock and despair felt in Stockholm was shared throughout Europe, but the vote touched a particular nerve in Sweden, which now finds itself more isolated in the European Union as it discusses dramatic steps in response to Brexit." writes David Wemer.

David Wemer received an MA in European Union Politics from the London School of Economics and is the Washington D.C. Program Coordinator for the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. David is also a Europe Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

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Avi Melamed Sheds Light on Turkey, Syria

Avi Melamed comments on actions of Turkey with regard to Syria for i24news.

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Avi Melamed Discusses New Book

Salisbury Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs Avi Melamed discusses his new book, Inside the Middle East, with countercurrents.org

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Shirley Anne Warshaw Quoted on Trump Campaign Funding

Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw is quoted on triblilve.com in their piece on Trump's self-funded campaign.

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Shirley Anne Warshaw Comments On Trump VP Pick

Harold G. Evans Chair for Eisenhower Leadership Studies Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw comments on Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as Vice President

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Kasey Pipes Talks Texas at GOP Convention

Norris Fellow of Public Policy Kasey Pipes comments on some of the attendees at the 2016 Republican National Convention

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Susan Eisenhower Recalls Khrushchev visit

Eisenhower Institute Chairman Emeritus Susan Eisenhower shares her memories of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's visit to the Eisenhower Farm with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Susan Eisenhower Appears on Focus Washington

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Eisenhower Institute Chairman Emeritus Susan Eisenhower discusses what the GOP and Dems should learn from Americans in the 2016 elections. 

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David Wemer '14 Shares Lessons to Learn from #Brexit

"The United Kingdom’s dramatic decision to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves throughout Europe and across the Atlantic. For American observers, the result, which a year ago appeared unthinkable, should give pause to those who think that Hillary Clinton’s election is a near certainty," writes David Wemer.

David Wemer received an MA in European Union Politics from the London School of Economics and is the Washington D.C. Program Coordinator for the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. David is also a Europe Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

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Prof. Shirley Anne Warshaw quoted in piece, “Trump and Clinton would (mostly) do what they say"

A number of Republicans rationalize Donald Trump’s proposals on immigration and trade as just political show. Similarly, some free-trade Democrats suggest that Hillary Clinton’s protectionist stance is merely rhetoric.

They are deluded. Academic research and recent history show that newly elected presidents try to hew closely to their campaign commitments.

“New presidents actually believe they have a mandate, feel empowered,” says Shirley Anne Warshaw, a presidential scholar at Gettysburg College. “There is no reason to think it would be any different this time.”

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Campaign Promises Are Not Just a Political Show

A number of Republicans rationalize Donald J. Trump’s proposals on immigration and trade as just political show. Similarly, some free-trade Democrats suggest that Hillary Clinton’s protectionist stance is merely rhetoric.

But academic research and recent history show that newly elected presidents try to hew closely to their campaign commitments.

“New presidents actually believe they have a mandate, feel empowered,” said Shirley Anne Warshaw, a presidential scholar at Gettysburg College. “There is no reason to think it would be any different this time.”

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David Wemer pens piece, “The Transatlantic divide on the final frontier"

The American-European partnership has been vital in the development of space exploration in the last half-century, and its importance will only grow as space agencies set their sites on more distant targets such as Mars, writes David Wemer.

David Wemer received an MA in European Union Politics from the London School of Economics and is the Washington D.C. Program Coordinator for the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. David is also a Europe Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

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After Brussels: The Blame Game

As Europe reels from the horrific attacks in Brussels, politicians and commentators have struggled to find a unified voice in response. Unlike the November Paris attacks, which were met with public demonstrations of European unity and a visible military response from President Hollande, the aftermath in Brussels has been largely marked by confusion, tension, and apparent paralysis on the part of Belgian and European authorities. Rather than publishing images of somber vigils or stories of heroic rescues, newspapers have been filled with headlines oncancelled demonstrationsright-wing riots, and bungled police raids. Almost all of the discussion in the press and amongst commentators has centered on assigning blame for the attacks, with fingers pointed at the most expedient political target, rather than any sort of sober diagnosis.

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A Realistic Solution To The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A generation has passed since the signing of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinians. The Oslo Accords were guided by the concept that the two-state solution would finally resolve the conflict—but two decades later, Israelis and Palestinians remain caught in a sad, frustrating and vicious cycle that must be broken. Dramatic events in the Middle East offer unprecedented conditions for such a breakthrough, because today, for the first time, Israel and major Arab states share long-term strategic interests: blocking Iran’s expansion; fostering stability; and diminishing militant Islamic momentum.

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America must revolutionize its understanding of the Middle East

For the past generation, America’s Middle East policy has primarily been a chronology of failures.  The proactive promotion of democratization in Iraq, Egypt, and the Palestinian arena resulted in catastrophes.  Leading from behind appears to have failed too, as chaos in the Middle East deepens, and U.S. outreach to Iran raises tensions and creates instability in the region.  Moreover, U.S. intelligence didn’t foresee significant developments in the Middle East such as the Arab Spring, the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, or the severe deterioration in Yemen.  These failures and many others certainly do not stem from a lack of resources, capacity, or gifted individuals.  They stem from a more fundamental flaw.

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Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series welcomes Avi Melamed

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series will continue with a talk by Avi Melamed, a former Israeli senior official on Arab Affairs and Intelligence, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.  

Melamed will discuss “GPS: Navigating the Middle East in the 21st Century,” providing background to current events with a focus on up-to date analysis of events unfolding in the Arab and Muslim world and their projected impact on the local, regional and global level.   

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Britain Ponders a Divorce: Six Storylines to Watch in the British EU Referendum

British Prime Minister David Cameron has now announced a June 23rd date for a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union. A decades-long feud over Britain’s place in Europe now relies on a short five-month campaign between “Remain” and “Leave.” Here are six key storylines to watch:

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Few have done as much to pave the way for Donald Trump as Ted Cruz. Say what?

One of the greatest ironies of the 2016 presidential race is this—few did as much to create Donald Trump as Ted Cruz.

When the freshman Sen. Cruz arrived in Washington in 2013, he did so in a way that revolutionized conservative politics. Previously, conservatives argued over issues—in 1976, for example, former Gov. Ronald Reagan slammed moderate President Gerald Ford for not being conservative enough on issues like the Panama Canal. In 2013, for the first time, Sen. Cruz made an argument not about issues but about tactics. Mitch McConnell, who routinely scores ratings north of 90 percent from the American Conservative Union, was labeled a sell-out because he didn’t use the right tactics in fighting Obama.

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Donald Trump can ride the wave of anger all the way to the White House

What is noticeable about the Republican primaries and caucuses so far is the pent-up anger within the base of the Republican Party that Donald Trump has nurtured.

They are angry at their state of affairs, not the country’s state of affairs. They aren’t really angry at any particular thing, they are just frustrated that they aren’t moving up the ladder. More than half of Trump’s supporters didn’t finish college and many didn’t finish high school. According to one poll, only 11% made more than $100,000, with the overwhelming majority making less than $50,000.

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Prof. Shirley Anne Warshaw quoted in piece, “Column: Not quite a war criminal is not quite good enough"

The AU community owes a distinct gratitude to the Kennedy Political Union, whoannounced on Feb. 1 that former Senior Adviser to George W. Bush, Karl Rove, would address campus later in the month. We should be thankful not for the opportunity to hear from who KPU called “one of the most sought-after political brains of our time.” Quite the opposite, in fact; AU students owe KPU for the opportunity to protest Rove since they missed their last chance at a good demonstration earlier this school year.

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Trust, But Verify: Why the European Union Should Show Restraint With Poland

2015 was a year of crises in Europe: Greece, the refugee influx, and potential Brexit to name only a few. The end of the year saw a further challenge emerge, as Poland's new government, led by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, implemented an anti-democratic program of court-packing and media control, which for many echoed the political tactics of the Soviet era. PiS's actions led the European Union to launch a "preliminary assessment" on January 13th 2016 into Poland's adherence to the "rule of law" requirement for EU membership. This assessment, which has already seen Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo field questions from the European Parliament, could in theory result in a member state vote on the suspension of Poland's EU voting rights.

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Israel's Arab Alliance: A Counter to ISIS and Iran?

With the Middle East ablaze, new opportunities have emerged for regional cooperation. In fact, partnerships have formed in the most unlikely of places, as Israel and some of its Arab neighbors have joined together to combat regional enemies, such as ISIS and Iran.

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Eugene's acting traffic engineer earns prestigious fellowship to study abroad how to reduce traffic deaths to zero

Eugene’s new acting traffic engineer is heading overseas for two weeks in September to learn in Sweden and Denmark how Eugene can attain its goal to reduce to zero the traffic deaths and serious injuries on its streets.

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Executive Director Jeffrey Blavatt previews Ike’s 125th celebration on WITF’s Smart Talk

October 14 is the 125th birthday of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Eisenhower lived on a farm outside Gettysburg after he left the White House in 1961.  Gettysburg College's Eisenhower Institute is hosting a series of public events Saturday to celebrate the life and legacy of President Eisenhower.  Appearing on the program is Jeffrey Blavatt, the Executive Director of Gettysburg College's Eisenhower Institute.

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Prof. Shirley Anne Warshaw pens piece in RealClearPolitics about Eisenhower’s use of federal activism

As we watch the cast of characters vying for the Republican presidential nomination in this not-so-invisible primary season, there appears to be a common thread to their conversations: keep the government out of my life and my business. But this call for out-of-my-life government is contrary to the federal activism that one of the Republican Party’s most admired presidents advocated.

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Kasey Pipe op-ed in Marketwatch: Forget about Trump! Republicans today should vote for someone like Ike

“By the time I’m finished with the presidency,” today’s Republican presidential frontrunner humbly suggested recently, “people will say I’m a great conservative.”

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Prof. Shirley Anne Warshaw reappointed to professorship

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Prof. Shirley Anne Warshaw was reappointed to the Harold G. Evans '28 Professorship of Eisenhower Leadership Studies.

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Kasey Pipes: 'Perspective on an ugly moment in U.S. politics'

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In a book review for the Dallas Morning News, EI Expert Kasey Pipes reflects on Charles Slack's recent book, Liberty’s First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech. 

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Kasey Pipes pens op-ed in USA Today on GOP's response to State of the Union address

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In an op-ed published on January 19 in the USA Today, EI Norris Fellow of Public Policy Kasey S. Pipes advises Senator Joni Ernst to "think like Ike" in her delivery of the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union Address. 

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Susan Eisenhower honored at Jimmie Dyess Symposium

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The Distinguished Ameri­can Award was presented to EI Chairman Emeritus Susan Eisenhower and three other honorees Thursday during the fifth annual Jimmie Dyess Symposium for their "outstanding contributions to community and country."

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Evans Chair Shirley Anne Warshaw pens op-ed on 'Ebola, politics, and the White House'

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Warshaw: The Obama administration didn't need to let the Ebola issue fester and didn't need a czar to fix it. They successfully managed another epidemic in 2009 but failed to follow their own model, a model driven by the public's fear of foreign invaders.       

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Norris Fellow Kasey Pipes writes Veterans Day op-ed on 'Eisenhower and the Meaning of Memory'

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Pipes: Dwight Eisenhower didn’t create Veterans Day; but he did help re-create it.

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Former EI Government Leadership Camp participant Benjamin Walden has article published in Education Week

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Benjamin Waldman, a high school junior from West Hartford, Connecticut, had his article "Technology is Not the Answer: A Student's Perspective," published in Education Week on October 14. 2014. Waldman was a participant in the Eisenhower Institute's inaugural Government Leadership Camp in the summer of 2014. 

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