Category: Discovery & Impact, General News

Title: Meet the Fall 2021 GU Politics Fellows

Date Published: August 23, 2021

The Institute of Politics and Public Service at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy is excited to introduce the Fall 2021 GU Politics Fellows class.

Each semester, GU Politics welcomes a new class of Fellows to the Hilltop to engage with students and facilitate discussions that offer a glimpse into the world of US politics.

Join us on September 9th from 4-5:30 PM for our GU Politics Open House. You can learn more about the Fellows’ backgrounds, what they have planned for the semester, and ask any questions you might have. A special McCourt School Happy Hour with the Fellows will immediately follow.

GU Politics Fellows Fall 2021

Watch the Fall 2021 GU Politics Fellows Announcement Video

Fall 2021 GU Politics Fellows:

  • Charlotte Clymer (S’ 16): Former Press Secretary for Rapid Response, The Human Rights Campaign; Transgender activist and military veteran
  • Rory Cooper: Republican Strategist; Communications Director to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA); Senior Staff in the White House Office for Homeland Security, Bush Administration
  • Ambassador Bob Lighthizer (C’69, L‘73): US Trade Representative, Trump Administration
  • Amna Nawaz: Chief Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
  • Rebecca Pearcey: Political Director and Senior Advisor, Elizabeth Warren for President
  • Brian Stelter: Chief Media Correspondent & Host of “Reliable Sources,” CNN

How can you make the most of the Fellows’ expertise and the access they bring to the world of politics?

  • Discussion groups| For eight weeks only, the Fellows host weekly 90-minute, off the record discussions. You’ll talk big ideas and the specific details needed to put them into practice… and be shocked by the special guests and experts they’ll bring. Discussion groups are open to everyone— undergraduates, grad students, Georgetown alumni and DC community members. Read their discussion group topics.
  • Office hours | Imagine being mentored by politicos at the top of their field. Hang out with the Fellows one-on-one to chat about anything from news of the day, to getting your start in public service, to your burning questions about behind the scenes moments in politics you can’t hear anywhere else. This opportunity is only open to undergrad and grad students.
  • Student Strategy Teams | Collaborate closely with one of the Fellows by joining their team of five students who craft discussion group topics, help with research and campus outreach and partner with the Fellow to brainstorm fresh ideas to make politics work better. Learn more and apply.