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Fellows in Residence

2013: Michael Lehnert

Fellow in Residence

Major General Michael Lehnert
Retired Marine CORPS Major General

"Guantanamo: When Public Policy & the Constitution Collide"
Younts Conference Center, Shaw Hall, Furman University
October 27 – November 1, 2013

2013: Robin Sanders

Fellow in Residence

Ambassador (Dr.) Robin R. Sanders
Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria,
ECOWAS, and the Republic of Congo

April 2 - 5, 2013

Robin Renee Sanders delivered her address, "Africa 2013: The Way Ahead" on April 2, 2013 in Younts Conference Center at Furman University.

2013: Dana Chipman

Fellow in Residence

Lieutenant General Dana K. Chipman
The Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army
March 20, 2013

Lieutenant General Dana Chipman, The Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army, spoke on legal issues that face the military in his public address: “Combat Boots and Benefits: Equality in an Era of Change,” on March 20, 2013. He presented the progress and obstacles for social issues such as same sex benefits, an environment safe from sexual assault, women in combat, and religious accommodations in grooming. 

2012: Jeffrey Brown

Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

Jeffrey Brown
Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
September 23 - 26, 2012

On September 25, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Younts Conference Center on Furman's campus, Jeffrey Brown delivered a public address, "The Public Voice in a Divided America." 

2011: John Baldacci

Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

Governor John Baldacci
Former U.S. Congressman and Governor from Maine
"How and Why Congress is Dysfunctional"
November 2, 2011

While the dysfunction seen today in the U.S. Congress seems to be at its nadir, history tells of even stronger battles with fists and guns between uncompromising members of Congress. Still, today’s partisanship in Washington is often seen as a barrier to government’s call to serve the public good. 

2011: Deborah Horan

Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

Deborah Horan
former reporter with the Chicago Tribune
and the Houston Chronicle
September 25-30, 2011

When newspapers had budgets for international reporting and in-depth coverage of newsworthy events, Deborah Horan spent many years in the Mideast covering the Iraq war and other events in the Arab world, reporting from Iraq, Cairo, and Beirut. She later investigated the effect of satellite media on the Arab world.

2011: Richard Benedetto

Woodrow Wilson Fellows in Residence

Richard Benedetto, former White House correspondent
and columnist for USA Today
March 21 - 25, 2011 

“I absolutely LOVED Mr. Benedetto” was the recurrent phrase heard from students after they shared a meal or a conversation with Richard Benedetto.  His frank commentary, charming demeanor, and approachable style made him a favorite guest for many of Furman’s students and faculty. From telling campaign trail tales to analyzing media coverage of the presidency, he engaged students and impressed all who met him.

2010: Kevin Quigley

Woodrow Wilson Fellows in Residence

Kevin Quigley, President/CEO of the
National Peace Corps Association
September 19 - 22, 2010

“How can I join the Peace Corps?” was a question often heard by Kevin Quigley, President and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association, during his visit to Furman as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. Ever since he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand, Quigley has worked throughout his life to effect meaningful change in civil societies around the world.  For a complete biography, click here.

2010: Christine Todd Whitman

Woodrow Wilson Fellows in Residence

Christine Todd Whitman 
former Governor of New Jersey and EPA Head
March 1 – 3, 2010

Under Governor Whitman’s leadership, the New Jersey shore was transformed from one littered with hypodermic needles back to the beautiful natural resource it had always been. This was the first of many successes she has had as she has worked tirelessly to ensure clean air, water, and energy during a period of vigorous economic growth. As a Woodrow Wilson Fellow-in-Residence, Governor Whitman shared her experiences as governor, EPA Head, and other leadership roles she has assumed since leaving office.

2009: Helmut Schäfer

Fellows in Residence

Helmut Schäfer
former German State Minister of Foreign Affairs
September 30, 2009

Eagerly anticipating the fast-approaching twenty year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helmut Schafer enthusiastically came to Furman in the Fall of 2010 to reconnect after his initial visit twenty five years prior. With a lifetime of experience in foreign affairs, Minister Schäfer delighted students and faculty alike with his real-world knowledge. In particular, his outsider perspective on President Obama’s foreign policy objectives was insightful and provided a platform for discussion.