Gary L. McDowell Institute 2021-22 Student Fellows Program

True to the principles that inspire the McDowell Institute, the Student Fellows Program seeks to engage ideas across the ideological spectrum, including conservative, liberal, and libertarian ideas, and is designed to enrich the intellectual experience of students interested in political, social, and economic thought.

Interested? Read more about our 2021-22 Student Fellows Program here

2020-21 fellows took part in a co-curricular reading group focused on Yuval Levin’s A Time to Build (New York: Basic Books, 2020). Levin, who earned a B.A. from American University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, is currently Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. In A Time to Build, he argues that, in the midst of the social crisis confronting America today, “Now is not the time to tear down, but rather to build and rebuild by committing ourselves to the institutions around us.”

Fellows explored enduring questions raised by the text and apply insights to contemporary issues in virtual discussions facilitated by:

2020-21 Seminar Leader

Kevin Cherry Dr. Kevin Cherry
Associate Professor of
Political Science

2020-21 Scholar for the Day Presentation

Yuval Levin Dr. Yuval Levin
March 24   
A Time To Build
Watch this presentation.

2020-21 Student Fellows

George Estrada George Estrada, ’22
Political Science
Alec Greven Alec Greven, ’21
Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL)
Brie Grossman Gabrielle (Brie) Grossman, ’23
Leadership Studies and Business
Maha Hassan Maha Hassan, ’22
Leadership Studies and Sociology
Calvin Hogg Calvin Hogg, ’22
German Studies and Global Studies
Bond Magevney Bond Magevney, ’23
Leadership Studies
Megnha Melkote Meghna Melkote, ’22
Political Science, Philosophy, and American Studies
Grace Miller Grace Miller, ’21
Leadership Studies
Patrick O'Keefe Patrick O'Keefe, ’22
Leadership Studies
Cal Pringle Cal Pringle, ’21
Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL)
Diego Rayas Diego Rayas, ’21
Leadership Studies, Journalism, and Rhetoric and Communication Studies