Announcements

Jennifer Lee (2011-12) Named Virginia Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services

Jeffrey Stern (2007-08) Appointed as Deputy Coordinator of Emergency Services by Virginia Governor McAuliffe.

As we approach the milestone of 50 years of the White House Fellows Program next year, we have much to celebrate and to reflect on in terms of our continued obligations to the Program and to each other, as well as to our communities, country, and the world at large. In that spirit, the theme […]

Redeveloped whff.org provides us more on-line features and increased flexibility.

The WHFFA Class of 2013-2014 is introduced at the Leadership Conference.

Recent News

“Poems” explores the theme of renewal in the face of adversity.

Ziad Haider (WHF 2011-12) writes about the upcoming vote in Scotland on secession from the United Kingdom.

Dave Chokshi (2012-13) says the headline-grabbing failures of the VA health system’s administration stand in sharp contrast to the highly rated care the system delivers.

Kermit Jones (2012-13) discusses India-Pakistan relations in an article in The Diplomat.

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

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    As we approach the milestone of 50 years of the White House Fellows Program next year, we have much to celebrate and to reflect on in terms of our continued obligations to the Program and to each other, as well as to our communities, country, and the world at large. Join us at our 2014 Leadership Conference.

  • 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

Ziad Hiader (WHF 2011-12) reports on how it’s concerning that Chinese and Japanese governments are barely communicating.


China will never be able to realize its full potential until it comes to terms with basic human rights issues, both past and present.

Ziad Haider (WHF 2011-12) writes about how U.S. firms have an opportunity to undertake some consequential commercial diplomacy in Myanmar.


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

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