William & Mary

Kutner is 2011-12 Presidential Fellow

Michael Kutner ’12 has been selected by the College of William & Mary to represent the school as the 2011-12 Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C.

Kutner will travel to the nation’s capital twice this academic year for three-day conferences during which fellows will 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.

Kutner carries a double major in political economy and history. He will make his initial trip to Washington, D.C. from Nov. 3-5.

Each student identifies a faculty advisor on his or her home campus and is appointed a mentor from a relevant field by the Center. Students make presentations at each conference, are eligible to receive awards and compete for publication in an annual anthology entitled "A Dialogue on Presidential Challenges and Leadership."

Recent speakers have included Ben Bernanke, Laura Bush, Vint Cerf, Tom Ridge, and George Stephanopoulos, who is an alumni of the program.