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Steve Hill (78-79), seasoned executive over two careers, looks back at things he has learned along the way.

Ziad Haider (2011-12), Director of the Truman National Security Project’s Asia Expert Group offers insights as to why the Chinese leadership has turned to French political philosopher Alexis de Toqueville The Old Regime and the Revolution for wisdom in how to preserve stability and legitimacy of one party rule.

  • New WHFFA Website is Launched!

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    Welcome to our new website!  We are proud to announce the release of our newly redeveloped website. Although it may look the same at first blush, significant work has been done “under the hood” so that we now have an open-source technology platform capable of supporting our increasingly on-line communications.

    Click here to read more about the new website features, and learn how you can get started using the site!

  • 2013 Leadership Conference

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    Our 2013 Leadership Conference focused on major problems and opportunities facing America and the world that demand innovative approaches – often involving collaboration across disciplines and other traditional boundaries.

    We explored a wide array of challenges — from transporting humans to Mars … to implementation of the Affordable Care Act … to serving America’s 20+ million veterans. Many of you were there to participate! Now we need you to join our WHFFA Communities of Interest to keep the momentum going!.

    Click here for a report the 2013 Leadership Conference, to include links to our first ever webcasts of key speakers, videos of award presentations and photos of the Legacy of Leadership Dinner.

  • WHFFA 2013 Awards

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    The honorees for the 2013 Awards continue the WHFFA tradition of honoring those Fellows and Friends of the WHF Program for their remarkable achievements in furthering the vision of a lifetime commitment to public service espoused by our founder and moral compass, John W. Gardner.

    2013 IMPACT Award honors Esther Benjamin (1999-2000).

    2013 Valenti Friend of the White House Fellows Award honors the Honorable John R. Phillips, past Chair of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

    2013 John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Award honors Fernando Torres-Gil (1978-79).

Media

In Chicago Tribune, Katherine Skiba outlines how the WHF Program has sent its chosen few on to bright futures

SAN FRANCISCO – Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is the new president of the Federal Judges Association, a voluntary group of nearly 1,000 judges dedicated to preserving the independence of the judiciary.

WHF John Borling (1974-75), held prisoner by the North Vietnamese for six years and eight months, has published Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton

I am thrilled to share with you that history has been made with the discovery of the first-ever treatment for children with Progeria.

Ted Johnson writes in The Atlantic how he was named for President Theodore Roosevelt, the first president to dine with an African American in the White House.

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  • Adis Vila>
    Adis Vila

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    1982-1983

    Education

    Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales et Development

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Public Liaison

  • Adam Taylor>
    Adam Taylor

    Class

    2009-2010

  • Sarah Stewart Johnson>
    Sarah Stewart Johnson

    Class

    2009-2010

    Education

    Washington University in St. Louis

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Science and Technology

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    Ryan Janovic

    Class

    2008-2009

    Education

    Webster University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Agriculture, General Services Administration (GSA)

  • Brenda Berkman>
    Brenda Berkman

    Class

    1996-1997

    Education

    City University of New York

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Labor

  • Jerry Johnson>
    Jerry Johnson

    Class

    2004-2005

    Education

    Harvard Business School

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Defense

  • Kristine Langdon>
    Kristine Langdon

    Class

    1986-1987

    Education

    Yale University

    WHF Assignment

    White House National Security Council, Other

  • Jeffrey Hall>
    Jeffrey Hall

    Class

    1987-1988

    Education

    Stanford University

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of the President

  • Steven Gill>
    Steven Gill

    Class

    1992-1993

    Education

    University of Tennessee

    WHF Assignment

    Office of the United States Trade Representative ( USTR )

  • William McGlashan>
    William McGlashan

    Class

    1972-1973

    Education

    Stanford University

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of the President

  • Charles Kubic>
    Charles Kubic

    Class

    1985-1986

    Education

    Lehigh Univervsity

    WHF Assignment

    White House Domestic Policy Council

  • William Webster>
    William Webster

    Class

    1992-1993

    Education

    University of Virginia

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Education, White House Office of the President , U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • John C., Jr. Fryer>
    John C., Jr. Fryer

    Class

    1972-1973

    Education

    Auburn University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Justice, Federal Bureau Investigation (F.B.I.)

  • Jason Snyder>
    Jason Snyder

    Class

    2008-2009

    Education

    University of California, Berkeley

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Education

  • Emma Coleman Jordan>
    Emma Coleman Jordan

    Class

    1980-1981

    Education

    California State University, San Bernardino

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Justice

  • Cory Wilson>
    Cory Wilson

    Class

    2005-2006

    Education

    Yale Law School

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Defense

  • John C., Jr. Fryer>
    John C., Jr. Fryer

    Class

    1972-1973

    Education

    Auburn University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Justice, Federal Bureau Investigation (F.B.I.)

  • Kimberlee Cornett>
    Kimberlee Cornett

    Class

    1996-1997

    WHF Assignment

    Small Business Administration (SBA)

  • Mary Myers>
    Mary Myers

    Class

    1976-1977

    Education

    DePaul University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Commerce

  • Patrick Walsh>
    Patrick Walsh

    Class

    1988-1989

    Education

    United States Naval Academy

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Management and Budget

  • Stephen England>
    Stephen England

    Class

    1998-1999

    Education

    Johns Hopkins University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Education

  • Bruce McNamer>
    Bruce McNamer

    Class

    1998-1999

    Education

    Harvard University

    WHF Assignment

    White House National Economic Council

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