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Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 1, Number 1, Fall Semester 1999

Contributors

Jennifer Hansen , author of “Background of the Debate on School Vouchers,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs.

Cameron Dose , author of “Violence against Women,” is a senior Political Science and Criminal Justice major at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the Office of the D.C. Corporation Counsel, Division of Child Abuse and Child Neglect.

Mark Silva , author of “Student Fees,” is a senior Political Science major at the University of Buffalo. He interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk.

Todd Canni , author of “Tax Bill,” is a junior Political Science and Economics major at Hofstra University. He interned at the office of Rep. Rick Lazio (R-NY).

Jennifer Novesky , author of “Women in Politics,” is a senior majoring in Political Science and Communications Studies at SUNY Cortland. She interned at the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

Kimberly Arnold , author of “Profiling,” is a senior Political Science major at the University of Buffalo. She interned at the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Amy Rossi , author of “Mexican Elections,” is a senior Political Science and International Studies major at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the Washington Office on Latin America.

Sean Nealon , author of “Hate Crimes,” is a senior Communications and Sociology major at the University of Buffalo. He interned at the Buffalo Evening News Washington Bureau.

Andrew Ashkenase , author of “Homeless,” is a senior Political Science major at Hofstra University. He interned at the White House, Office of the Vice President.

Sandhya Sasi , author of “Attention Deficit,” is a junior Politics, Philosophy, and Law major at Binghamton University. She interned at the Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth, and Families.

K. Grant Mills , author of “Theater Missile Defense,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Brockport. He interned at the National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 1, Number 2, Spring Semester 2000

Contributors

Sally Brown-Shaklee , author of “The Future of Security and Defense in the European Union: The role of a common foreign and security policy (CFSP),” is a senior majoring in Political Science and International Studies at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the Delegation of the European Commission.

Peggy Toro , author of “Prolonged Death Row Imprisonment and the Eighth Amendment,” is a junior Political Science major at Hofstra University. She interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk.

Amanda Levy , author of “Minimum Wage Legislation in the 106 th Congress,” is a sophomore Political Science major at Chapman University. She interned at the office of House Democratic Whip David Bonior (D-MI).

Todd Luce , author of “ East Timor’s Great Struggle,” is a senior Political Science major at SUNY Brockport. He interned at the Atlantic Council.

Tim Zike , author of “From Sea to Shining Sea? – Reauthorization of the Coastal Zoning Management Act,” is a junior majoring in Political Science at Hofstra University. He interned at the office of Representative Peter King (R-NY).

Sara Emhof , author of “Teacher Quality: Defining and Improving It,” is a junior Political Science major at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the Department of Education Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs.

Patrick J. Kapios, author of “The Rise of the Freedom Party of Austria and the World’s Response,” is a senior Political Science major at the University of Buffalo. He interned at the National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies.

Kristina M. Goodwin, author of “ India’s Nuclear Weapons Program,” is a senior Political Science and International Studies major at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the Department of State, Office of International Information Programs, Political Security Division.

Stephen Shiu, author of “Abortion and the Supreme Court,” is a junior Political Science major at Stony Brook University. He interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk.

Sidoney Mullings , author of “The Supreme Court Revisits the Abortion Issue,” is a senior Political Science major at Hofstra University. She interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk.

Kerry Galvin , author of “The Snap of a Trigger: America’s Gun Violence Epidemic,” is a junior Political Science major at SUNY Albany. She interned at Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Denise Bonk , author of “Plan Clinton: Helpful or Harmful?” is a senior majoring in Political Science and International Studies at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the Department of State, Office of International Information Programs, Western Hemisphere Division.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 2, Number 1, Fall Semester 2000

Contributors

Megan E. Burns , author of “The School Finance Reform Movement: History, Implications, and Solutions,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Cortland. She interned at the Democratic Leadership Council’s Progressive Policy Institute.

Antonia Palkovic , author of “Recruitment and Retention in the Public Sector: Maintaining Quality Public Services and Quality Public Employees,” is a sophomore Political Science major at SUNY Purchase. She interned at the Washington office of the American Federation of Teachers.

Donald S. Goodman , author of “The Expanding Colombian Crisis,” is a SUNY Brockport senior Political Science and International Studies major. He interned at the Heritage Foundation.

Anne Magnarelli , author of “Campaign Finance Reform,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Geneseo. She interned in the office of Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY).

Matthew George ,author of “The Drug War on Trial: The Case for a Change in Policy,” is a junior Criminal Justice major at Chapman University. He interned in the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Rachel Jarvis , author of “Curtailing the Marketing of Violent Entertainment to Children: The Role of Congress and the Entertainment Industry,” is a junior Political Science major at Hofstra University. She interned in the office of Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS).

Brandon Qualls , author of “Airline Passenger Rights and Airline Mergers,” is a junior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Brockport. He interned in the office of Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).

Katherine Suto , author of “Education Reauthorization in the 107 th Congress,” is a junior majoring in Legal Studies at the University of Buffalo. She interned in the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

Erik A. Goergen , author of “Were Presidents Reagan and Bush Successful in Changing the Legal Direction of the Supreme Court?” is a junior Political Science and Legal Studies major at SUNY Geneseo. He interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Public Information Office.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 2, Number 2, Spring Semester 2001

Contributors

Kristin Morgante , author of “The Role of the Vice Presidency in Modern Times,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the White House, Office of the Vice President.

Kerry Franich , author of “Improving Access to Justice: Legal Representation and the Lower Class,” is a sophomore Political Science and Legal Studies major at Chapman University. He interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk.

Lori Mizro , author of “Secret Evidence in Immigration Proceedings,” is a Hofstra University senior Political Science major. She interned in the office of House Minority Whip David Bonior (D-MI).

Michael Bryantsev , author of “Tax Relief is on the Way!” is a junior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Binghamton University. He interned in the office of Rep. Amo Houghton (R-NY).

Jennifer Boris ,author of “Tort Reform: Unnecessary Legislation Threatening America’s Consumers,” is a senior Psychology major at the University of Buffalo. She interned at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Karla Saladino , author of “Contraceptive Equity: An Emerging Political Issue,” is a junior Business Computer Information Systems major at Hofstra University. She interned in the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Tiffany Paine , author of “International Child Labor,” is a senior majoring in Political Science and International Studies at SUNY Brockport. She interned in the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 3, Number 1, Fall Semester 2001

Contributors

Heather Fralick , author of “School Vouchers: A Violation of the Establishment Clause or a Constitutionally Valid Alternative to Current Education Policy?”, is a junior majoring in Political Science at Binghamton University. She interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk.

David Whitcomb, author of “The Chinese Communist Party in the 21 st Century: Examining the Party’s Future,” is a senior Political Science and History major at SUNY Brockport. He interned at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Rahama Wright , author of “The Burdening of Children: Child Trafficking and a Case Study of the Ivory Coast,” is a senior International Relations and Sociology major at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the State Department, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

James VanDette , author of “The Role of Congressional Campaign Committees in Candidate Recruitment,” is a junior Political Science major at the University of Buffalo. He interned at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Amy Kate Giamis , author of “U.S. Foreign Policy and the War against Terrorism: The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend,” is a senior majoring in International Relations at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.

Kelly Virtuoso, author of “Project Exile: Attacking Richmond, Virginia’s Gun Problem,” is a senior Political Science and Pre-Law major at the University of Buffalo. She interned at the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Gang Prosecution and Investigation Division.

Darius Marzec, author of “The Role of the Federal Government in Short Term Recessions and Long Term Economic Growth,” is a junior majoring in Politics, Economics, and Society at SUNY Old Westbury. He interned at the Senate Finance Committee.

Trisha Krist, author of “In Quest of Quality Child Care: The Reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant,” is a junior Political Science major at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Emily White, author of “Bioterrorism and the Agriculture Industry: A Patchwork of Vulnerability,” is a junior Political Science major at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the Office of Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

John Kemmer, author of “Strategic Ambiguity and the Taiwan Strait Imbroglio,” is a senior History major at Binghamton University. He interned at the National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies.

Chris Hirsch, author of “Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition: The History and Impact of a Controversial Ruling,” is a junior Political Science and Communications major at SUNY Cortland. He interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Public Information Office.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 3, Number 2, Spring Semester 2002

Contributors

Ruth Lasher , author of “Gender Matters: The Effects of Structural Adjustment on Women in Latin America,” is a senior International Relations major and Spanish minor at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the Washington Office on Latin America.

Richard Feldman , author of “Can Edison Schools, Inc. Effectively Run Public Schools: A Study of the Largest For-Profit Education Management Organization,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at the University of Buffalo. He interned at the American Federation of Teachers, Office of the President.

Roxana Idu , author of “U.S. Policy towards Iran, Reconsidered,” is a junior Business Economics and Political Science major at SUNY Plattsburgh. She interned at the Atlantic Council of the United States.

Scott Buckhout, author of “The Supreme Court’s Modern Interpretation of the Commerce Clause,” is a junior Political Science major at SUNY Geneseo. He interned at the U.S. Supreme Court’s Public Information Office.

Marian Pastor, author of “ Confronting the Paraprofessional Labor Crisis: The Role of Seniors and Federal Legislation,” is a senior Sociology major and Spanish minor at SUNY Binghamton. She interned at the National Council on the Aging, Office of Public Policy.

Lucy K. Lomodong , author of “Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, H.R. 1432: Assessment and Evaluation of Its Progress,” is a senior majoring in International Relations and Sociology at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs.

Bridget Petruczok , author of “Military Tribunals for the Guantanamo Bay Trainees: American Policy and the Geneva Conventions,” majored in Political Science and minored in History at the University of Buffalo. She interned at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

Emily Palumbos , author of “Welfare Reform, Then and Now,” is a senior Political Science major at SUNY Fredonia. She interned at the Office of Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY).

Rachel Simon, author of “Teen Pregnancy Prevention: The Proper Way to Educate Children,” is a senior Political Science major and Music minor at Hofstra University. She interned at the office of Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA).

Justin Sheldon , author of “International Crime Creates International Impediments: How Extradition and Diplomatic Immunity Impede Law Enforcement Efforts,” majored in Political Science and Philosophy at Binghamton University. He interned at the U.S. Department of Justice, National Center for Interpol.

Arthur (Ted) Smith, author of “NAFTA Chapter 11: Dispute Resolution or Tool for Intimidation?” is a Political Science and International Relations major at SUNY Brockport. He interned at Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 4, Number 1, Fall Semester 2002

Contributors

Kristin Bahny , author of “ The Effects of Free Trade Agreements on the Environment: The NAFTA Era,” is a junior Political Science and History major from SUNY University at Buffalo. She interned at the White House Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Gabrielle Ruha, author of “Friends of the Court: The Role of Amicus Curiae Briefs in Supreme Court Litigation,” is a senior majoring in Political Science and International Studies at Hofstra University. She interned at the Supreme Court of the United States, Office of the Clerk.

Rizwan Qureshi , author of “U.S. Policy In The Middle East: Cause for the 9/11 Tragedy?” is a senior majoring in International Relations at SUNY Geneseo. He interned at the U.S. Department of State, Office of International Information Programs.

Christine Kadama , author of “Diplomatic Hypocrisy: The United States vs. the Rest of the World,” is a senior Political Science major from SUNY Brockport. She interned at the U.S. Department of State, Office of International Information Programs.

Lisa Wieber , author of “The Misconception of Average Americans of their Access and Influence in the Democratic Political System,” is a junior Political Science major from SUNY Stony Brook. She interned at the Office of the House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO).

Justin Devine , author of “Emergency Spending: Adaptability, Accountability, and a Suggested Model for the Regulation of Emergency Appropriations,” is a senior Political Science major from SUNY Binghamton University. He interned at the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Kimberly Gannon , author of “Any Means Necessary: An Analysis of the Post-9/11 Detainments by the Immigration and Naturalization Service,” is a senior Political Science major at Chapman University. She interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Ari Silverstein , author of “Looking Above and Beyond the Ramp: A Study of Buffalo Students’ Attitudes toward Alternative Modes of Transportation,” is a senior Urban Planning major from SUNY Buffalo State University. He interned at the Department of Treasury, Community Development and Financial Institutions Fund.

Ryan Lown , author of “Responding to the Media: Impacts of the Media on Decision Making,” is a senior Political Science major from St. John Fisher College. He interned at the D.C. Office of the Attorney General.

Laurie DePalo , author of “ Advocating for Legislative Change on Behalf of Battered Immigrant Women: The Violence against Women Act (VAWA),” is a senior Political Science major from Hofstra University. She interned at the National Organization for Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 4, Number 2, Spring Semester 2003

Contributors

Jessica Lynn Allen , author of “Assessing the Transatlantic Alliance,” is a junior majoring in Political Science at Hofstra University. She interned at the U.S. Department of State, Office of International Information Programs, Africa Division.

Sarah Redzic , author of “Press Restrictions during Times of Crisis,” is a SUNY Buffalo junior majoring in Political Science and Pre-law. She interned in the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Office of Public Information.

Brian Goodnough , author of “Educating America: No Child Left Behind and its Effects on American Education,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Cortland. He interned in the office of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN).

Susan F. Douglas , author of “The Increasingly Political Judicial Nomination Process,” is a junior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Binghamton. She interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk.

David Huynh , author of “The Affirmative Action Debate,” is a junior majoring in Legal Studies at Chapman University. He interned in the Office of the D.C. Corporation Counsel, Commercial Division.

Angela Bezon , author of “Child Nutrition,” is a junior majoring in Political Science and Secondary Education at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association.

Eric Abrahamsen , author of “Showdown in New Jersey,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Buffalo. He interned at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Samantha Bero , author of “USA PATRIOT Act: Security vs. Liberty,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Meaghan Leisenfelder , author of “Supreme Court Nominees who Failed to Make it through the Senate Confirmation Process,” is a junior majoring in Politics and Mathematics at SUNY Potsdam. She interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk.

Carrie McElroy , author of “Child Soldiers,” is a junior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Buffalo. She interned at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 5, Number 1, Fall Semester 2003

Contributors

Daniel Ostrovsky , author of “Antitrust Aspects of the Bowl Championship Series,” is a junior Political Science major at SUNY Binghamton. He interned at the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Democratic staff.

Kara A. Noto , author of “Obscenity, Feminism, and the First Amendment: A Political Turned Social Movement,” is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk.

Gene Park , author of “The Changing Role of the Military in Japan: An Examination of Civil-Military Relations,” is a junior Political Science and Journalism major at the University of Buffalo. He interned at the Washington, D.C. Public Defenders Office.

Cassandra M. Brown , author of “Growing Economic Links between the U.S. and Mexico: Is this a Step in the Right Direction?” is a senior International Relations Major and Spanish minor at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, NAFTA Office.

Kelli Koller , author of “The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives,” is a junior Business Administration major at Chapman University in Orange County, California. She interned at The Heritage Foundation, Office of Special Events.

Jessica L. Rice , author of “The Federal Government’s Role in Higher Education: An Analysis of Federal Student Aid Policy,” is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Public Administration at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the American Federation of Teachers, Office of Higher Education.

Marcy Eisenberg , author of “Changing Party Affiliation to Last a ‘Lifetime’: Party Realignment, Party Polarization, and their Effects on the 2004 Election,” is a senior at SUNY Geneseo whose major is Political Science and whose minors are Business Administration and Dance. She interned at the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Congressional and Public Affairs.

Stephan Hasson , author of “Pledge on Edge: The Long Road the Establishment Clause has Traveled in Court and the Pledge of Allegiance Dilemma,” is a senior Political Science major at Binghamton University. He interned at the U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk.

Kristie Bellini , author of “The Athens Olympics: Caught in the Middle, ” is a senior Binghamton University student with a Political Science major and a Spanish minor. She interned at the National Defense University’s National Strategic Gaming Center.

Jim Youngs , author of “The War on Terror,” is a junior Political Science major at the University of Buffalo. He interned at the White House Office of Management and Budget, Office of Budget Review.

Christine Furey , author of “The Marriage Promotion Act,” is a junior Political Science major and Business Law minor at Hofstra University. She interned at the National Organization for Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 5, Number 2, Spring Semester 2004

Contributors

Alyssa Ogawa , author of “Data Mining: Efficiency vs. Privacy,” is a senior Computer Science major at SUNY Binghamton. She interned at the Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk..

John Godwin , author of “ North Korea,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY University of Buffalo. He interned at the Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute for International Studies.

Dana Frusco , author of “New York State Agriculture, the Federal Government, and Senator Hillary Clinton,” is a senior Political Science major and Criminal Justice minor at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the Office of Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

René Bennett, author of “HIV/AIDS, African Armed Forces, and Security Risks,” is a junior International Relations and French major at Chapman University in Orange County, California. She interned at the Global Aids Alliance.

Barbara J. Merry , author of “Off-Shore Outsourcing: The New International Trade,” is a senior Business Administration major at SUNY University of Albany. She interned at the White House Council of Economic Advisors.

Paul M. Verzillo, author of “Cancer of the State: The Rise of Paramilitaries in Columbia ,” is a senior majoring in International Studies and Political Science at the University of Buffalo. He interned at the International Crisis Group.

Timothy R. Cole , author of “Social Security: Ensuring Retirement Income through Common Sense,” is a senior at SUNY Stony Brook majoring in Political Science and Economics. He interned at the White House National Economic Council.

Stephanie Wilson , author of “Flawed Foreign Policy: The Global Gag Rule,” is a junior Political Science and American Studies major at Chapman University. She interned at the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Alina Sadoveanu , author of “The Moldovan Energy Crisis, ” is a senior majoring in Political Science and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh. She interned at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Kennan Center.

Alexander Chambers , author of “Equality of Educational Opportunity: Affirmative Action in College Admissions,” is a senior Political Science and English major at the University of Buffalo. He interned at the Office of Senator John Kerry (D-MA).

Nobukazu Sugimoto , author of “U.S. Free Trade Agreements and Japan: A Case Study of the U.S.—Australia Free Trade Agreement,” is a senior International Relations and Political Science major at SUNY Geneseo. He interned at the Embassy of Japan, Economic Affairs Division.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 6, Number 1, Fall Semester 2004

Contributors

Michael Brisson , author of “European Demographics: Searching for Solutions,” is a junior Political Science major at SUNY Oswego. He interned at the European-American Business Council.

Lacey Zoller , author of “The Supreme Court and Legitimacy,” is a senior Political Science and Legal Studies major at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the Public Information Office of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Amanda Fischer , author of “Framing Economic Policy: Failures, Challenges, and Opportunities for the Democratic Party,” is a senior Business Administration and Social Sciences major at SUNY University of Buffalo. She interned at the Center for American Progress.

Andrew Atmadja , author of “An Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy on the Korean Peninsula,” is a senior Political Science major at Chapman University. He interned at the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs.

Andrea Downing , author of “The Roma: Continuing Human Rights Abuses in Europe,” is a senior Political Science major at SUNY Plattsburgh. She interned at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (Human Rights First).

Kathleen Hennessey , author of “The Battle for NY-27: When a House Race is Everything it should be,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY University of Buffalo. She interned at the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Donald Sisson , author of “The Formation of the Standing Committee on Homeland Security: Congressional Change in the Wake of 9/11,” is a senior majoring in Psychology at SUNY Brockport. He interned at the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.

Kristen Anderson , author of “The Clash of Culture and Public Health in Africa: A Study of the Practice of Female Genital Mutilation,” is a senior Political Science major at Chapman University. She interned at the Office of Rep. Edward Royce (R-CA).

Jennifer Internicola , author of “The USA Patriot Act: Balancing Domestic Intelligence Acquisition and the Preservation of Civil Liberties,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY University of Buffalo. She interned at the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives.

Elisha Rudolph , author of “UN Reform: A Dream or a Disaster?”, is a junior Political Science and History major at SUNY Binghamton University. She interned at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Organization Affairs.

Jillian Pevo , author of “The European Union’s Institutional Structure: The Scope of Participation in the World Trade Organization,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at St. John Fisher College. She interned at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Public Diplomacy, Office of International Information Programs.

Steven Fecarotta, author of “The Information Cartel: A Leftist Critique of the Media Oligopoly,” is a senior Political Science and History major at SUNY University of Buffalo. He interned at NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 6, Number 2, Spring Semester 2005

Contributors

Jennifer Christini , author of “Moving Beyond Hope: Efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East,” is a senior Political Science and International Studies major at SUNY Brockport. She interned at Amnesty International.

Kristie Yukie Nemoto , author of “Employment Law,” is a senior Political Science major at the University of Buffalo. She interned at the D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Civil Division.

Robert Cheek, author of “The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Past, present, future, and legacy,” is a junior majoring in Political Science at Hofstra University. He interned at the Committee for Education Funding.

Joseph Agovino , author of “’He Shall From Time to Time…’: A critique of President Bush’s agenda as outlined in his 2005 State of the Union Address,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Cortland. He interned at the office of Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA).

Nao Iwamura , author of “Sino-Japanese Relations and the Future of Asian Regional Security,” is a senior International Relations major at SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the Atlantic Council of the United States.

Greg Silverman , “The Opportunity Costs of Excessive Military Spending on American Society,” is a sophomore Political Science major at SUNY Geneseo. He interned at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Kimberly Rymsha , author of “Never Again, Once Again!: The Darfur Genocide,” is a senior Journalism major at Hofstra University. She interned at the Senate Democratic Communications Office.

Craig Greczyn , author of “Brownfields: The need to focus inside the box,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Cortland. He interned at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Megan Kerl , author of “Revisiting Lochner v. New York,” is a junior Political Science and Legal Studies major at Chapman University. She interned at the Supreme Court of the United States Public Information Office.

Sean Bartlett , author of “The OAS Mission to Nicaragua and Recommendations for the Ongoing Peace Process in Columbia,” is a senior Political Science major at SUNY Stony Brook. He interned at the Organization of American states.

David Au , author of “Policy Recommendations to Reduce HIV among Injecting Drug Users in Yunnan Province, China,” is a senior Interdisciplinary Studies major at SUNY Buffalo. He interned at the World Federation of Public Health Associations.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 7, Number 1, Fall Semester 2005

Contributors

Andrey Gordiyenko , author of “ Penetrating the Bamboo Curtain: Challenges to U.S. Primacy in the Far East,” is a senior Political Science and History major from Hofstra University. He interned at the Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute for International Studies.

Chihiro Suzuki , author of “Human Trafficking For Sexual Exploitation: The Current Situation in the United States and Japan,” is a senior majoring in International Studies at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs.

Justin Hawley , author of “The Effect of Public Opinion on Lawmakers,” is a junior Political Science major from SUNY Binghamton University. He interned at the office of Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

Ericka Green, author of “The Patterns of Judicial Precedent: A Case Study of the Interpretation of the Commerce Clause,” is a senior Political Science major from SUNY Cortland. She interned at the Supreme Court of the United States, Office of the Clerk.

Collin Baker , “Human Trafficking and the United States: An Examination of Courses of Action Domestically and Abroad,” is a senior Political Science major from SUNY Stony Brook. He interned at Amnesty International’s Government Relations Office.

Ryan Callanan , author of “Nuclear Proliferation,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Geneseo. He interned at the U.S. Department of State, Office of International Information Programs.

Rachel Cariker , author of “ Promoting and Developing Democracy in the Middle East: U.S. Foreign Policy Changes ,” is a senior Political Science and Business Administration major at Chapman University. She interned at the Heritage Foundation, Office of Special Events.

Lisa Guido , author of “ The Battle Against Childhood Obesity: How and Why Schools Should Lead the Way ,” is a senior Sociology major from Hofstra University. She interned at the Democratic Leadership Council’s Progressive Policy Institute.

Michael Buff , author of “ An Assessment of the National Environmental Policy Act,” is a senior Sociology and History major from SUNY Albany. He interned at the White House Council of Environmental Quality.

Elizabeth Allen , author of “Homeland Security Policy: Complexities of the Present, Directives for the Future,” is a senior Political Science major from SUNY Geneseo. She interned at the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Undersecretary for Diplomacy and Global Affairs.

Ashley Pichon , author of “The Millennium Challenge Account: Opportunity in a New Era of Development Assistance,” is a senior majoring in Political Science at Hofstra University. She interned at Citizens for Global Solutions.

Journal of Public Policy and the Policy-Making Process

Volume 7, Number 2, Spring Semester 2006

Contributors

Kaylea Happell , author of “Immigration in Germany: A Failure to Integrate and Educate,” is a junior International Studies and Political Science major and a History minor at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the Atlantic Council of the United Sates.

Wyatt Brake , author of “Contentious Provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 and the Battle over Reauthorization,” is a senior majoring in History and minoring in Political Science at SUNY Fredonia. He interned at the office of Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL).

Raymond Budelman , author of “Domestic Terrorism in Unstable States: The True International Security Threat,” is a senior with a dual major in Political Science and English at Hofstra University. He interned at Amnesty International.

Christopher Fenar , author of “Beyond Good and Evil: Corporate Tech and Human Rights in China,” is a senior with a dual major in Political Science and History at SUNY Buffalo. He interned at Podesta Matoon.

Andrew Lucking ,author of “The Interstate Commerce Clause and Federalism: Modern Right-Wing Judicial Activism,” is a junior majoring in Political Science at SUNY Geneseo. He interned at Alliance for Justice.

Shalani Lusk , author of “ Iran on the Brink: A Critical Look at the Options for Dealing with Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions,” is a senior Legal Studies and Political Science major at Chapman University. She interned with the International Crisis Group.

Michael Stack , author of “Constitutional Interpretation: The Case for Textualism,” is a senior Political Science major at Chapman University. He interned at the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Emily Stolarcyk , author of “Climate Change and Kenya,” is a senior Political Science major and Environmental Science minor at SUNY Plattsburgh. She interned at the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Christine Norton , author of “Poverty, Unemployment, and Class Disparity in Africa: Modern Day Realities and How Developed Nations Can Respond,” is a junior with a dual major in Criminal Justice and Sociology at SUNY Brockport. She interned at the Metropolitan Police Department.

Brandon Waterman , author of “Dissent at the Supreme Court: Of Dissent, Unanimity, and Uncertainty,” is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in both Philosophy and Communication at SUNY New Paltz. He interned at the Supreme Court of the United States, Office of the Clerk.

Michael Wegman , author of “Amicus Curiae Briefs: History, Function, and Influence in Supreme Court Cases,” is a senior Political Science major and History minor at St. John Fisher College. He interned at the Supreme Court of the United States, Office of the Clerk.

Emily Wisniewski , author of “School Counselors: Shortage in the United States,” is a senior Human Development major at SUNY Binghamton. She interned at the American Counseling Association.

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