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Prior to attending Fels, Joseph Semsar (MPA '12) served as a Teach for America corps member at Lanier Elementary School in Baton Rouge, LA.

Fels is a proud partner of the AmeriCorps program, and highly encourages alumni of this program to consider us for a Masters or Certificate program...

Thursday, July 26, 2012
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As part of the Fels Institute of Government’s 75th anniversary celebration, the second event in the Practically Speaking program series was held on June 19th at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C. Partnered with the National Constitution Center, the Fels Institute...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Undergrad: George Washington University

Work Experience prior to Fels: Municipal Research Fellow, National League of Cities

Interests: Local Government


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Director of Fels Consulting makes a trip to South Korea and connects with several Fels alumni for a fascinating evening of kimchi and conversation.

While most of my colleagues were in D.C. leading an event on elections, I had the unique opportunity of dining with three Fels alumni in...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2012 marks the 5th anniversary of the Fels Institute of Government's partnership with the Peace Corps' Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Established in 1985, the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program (formerly known as Fellows/USA) is a partnership between the Peace Corps and selected graduate...

Friday, June 15, 2012

GAFL 503 Speech Writing

Leaders need to know how to express themselves with clarity and
conviction—in a meeting with five people or in a public forum with five
hundred. Whether you’re writing for...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

GAFL 625 Developing, Managing and Leading Talent for Nonprofit and Government Organizations
This course will take a holistic approach in exploring the critical issues that impact...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

GAFL 617 Quantitative Tools for Consulting

The purpose of the course is to study the theory and application of certain key quantitative methods utilized in financial and fiscal decision-making in state and...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


On Monday, June 4, 2012, former Fels Director Dr. James Spady returned to reflect and reconnect with the Fels community. Over 120 alumni gathered to listen to Dr. Spady's spirited lecture on the evolution of professional public leadership education in American universities and to...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

On May 13, 2012, The Fels Institute of Government held its annual Graduation Ceremony in the Fels garden.  Fels Executive Director David Thornburgh opened the ceremony by recognizing that every student in the class of 2012 came to Fels with a sense of  purpose, and underscored that “...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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