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LIU Post’s Dan Potenzieri Named a Presidential Fellow


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

Steve Israel with Dan PotenzieriBrookville, N.Y. - Dan Potenzieri, a senior political science major at LIU Post, has been chosen for a prestigious Presidential Fellowship Program in Washington D.C. this fall.

The program is a year-long non-residential opportunity to study the U.S. Presidency, the public policymaking process, and the Chief Executive’s relations with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public.

A 25-year old Marine Corps veteran and native of Portland Oregon, Potenziari is president of the LIU Post SGA, was parliamentarian with the 2012-13 SGA, and is also vice president of the Veterans Students United Club on campus.

The Presidential Fellowship program originates from the "Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress," a not for profit nonpartisan organization that has for over forty years has offered this unique non-resident program for up to seventy-five top undergraduate and graduate students. Fellows come from a wide range of academic majors and are nominated by their respective colleges and universities based on distinguished academic and extracurricular achievement, and a demonstrated interest in pursuing careers in public service.

Fellows learn about leadership and governance, share their outstanding research and scholarship, develop as future leaders of character, and are inspired to careers in public serve.

As a Presidential Fellow, Potenzieri will travel to Washington, DC, twice during his senior year to attend three-day conferences. At these policy workshops, Fellows discuss national issues with scholars of American government and international affairs, senior government officials, and leaders from the fields of business, media, public policy, and the military.

 “I will be researching and writing about U.S. foreign policy with the assistance from Dr. Amy Freedman the Political Science department chair,“ said Potenzieri. “I hope in my travels to D.C. I can represent LIU Post as a premier International Studies and Political Science university in the nation.”

Posted 09/20/2013

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