The Graduate School of Political Management Announces 2017-19 Fellows

September 21, 2017

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Washington – George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) has named three fellows for the 2017-2019 fellowship term. Fellows will participate in select school-wide activities over the course of 18-months, serving as adjunct professors, guest lecturers, panel speakers, and case study contributors.

"All of our fellows possess qualities that are essential to public service: leadership, experience, and the desire to inform and engage society," said GSPM Director Lara Brown. "Their perspectives on these fascinating political times will be an invaluable resource to our students and our school." 

This year’s fellows:

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA): Cantor’s career in politics has stretched over two decades, serving in the United States House of Representatives and the Virginia House of Delegates. Cantor was a member of the House Republican leadership team for 11 years, starting as Chief Deputy Whip and ending as House Majority Leader after the historic 2010 midterm election cycle. Cantor currently serves as Vice Chair and Managing Director at Moelis & Company, a leading global independent investment bank. He earned his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, J.D. from William & Mary Law School, and a M.S. from Columbia University.

Sarah Chamberlain: Chamberlain serves as the President and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership, which she helped to establish and grow into a thriving organization with more than seventy members of Congress as part of its network. A leading advocate for women in politics, Chamberlain established the Women2Women Conversations Tour in 2014 to spark dialogue between legislators and everyday citizens. Chamberlain is the only woman in the country who serves as the CEO of a major Republican organization. Prior to joining the partnership she served as the first Executive Director of the John Quincy Adams Society. Chamberlain is a graduate of the University of Delaware and earned master’s degrees in business administration and education from Elmira College. 

Former Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA): Landrieu continued her family’s tradition of public service as a three-term United States Senator following terms as Louisiana State Treasurer and State Representative. Landrieu made history with her 1996 Senate election, becoming the first woman from Louisiana to serve a full term in the chamber. A strong advocate for her state, Sen. Landrieu played a key role in helping Louisiana recover from Hurricane Katrina and shepherded passage of the RESTORE Act, which was designed to help the Gulf Coast region recover from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Landrieu now serves as a Senior Policy Advisor at Van Ness Feldman. She earned her BA from Louisiana State University.

These three fellows will join current member, former U.S. Rep. Bob Carr, D-Mich., who is serving the second year of his term.