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Chapter of the Month: UGA
by Taylor Jo Isenberg
Monday, January 11, 2010
Established in 2005, UGA now boasts thirty members. Last semester, the chapter held three separate NIFs, or National Issue Forums on global warming and national security, underage drinking at UGA and policy options, and housing in Athens-Clarke county.
UGA also hosted multiple speakers, including a roundtable discussion with Chinese defense company Norinco, General Paul Eaton of the National Security Network, Dr. Antonio Puente on Health Care reform, and Dr. Larry Nackerud on immigration reform.
Some of their projects in the works includes a partnership with Global Zero on exploring nuclear disarmament and the Thomas Lay Foundation.
Further, UGA has pioneered Roosevelt social events, from parties to kickball games.
Congrats UGA! From Aaron Sayama, Executive Director:
Roosevelt @ UGA aims to provide members with an avenue for research, composition, and advocacy of public policy with the overall goal of disseminating the product to both lawmakers and policymakers and more importantly enhancing student's academic and personal experiences. As Executive Director of Roosevelt @ UGA, I have had the pleasure of working with an extremely talented and diverse board in order to meet these goals. My tenure as ED has been made all the more enjoyable because of my fellow board members and the caliber of students I encounter everyday at UGA. I look forward to working with them again this semester as we strive for excellence and look to the future of our organization!
Lucas Puente- Chairman of the Board
Aaron Sayama- Executive Director
Rocky Cole- Policy Director
Kelsey Jones- Roosevelt Scholars TA
Patrick Dever- Roosevelt Scholars TA
John Dixon- International Issues Director
Tracy Yang- Domestic Issues Director
Bobby Rosenbleeth- Local Issues Director
Ellyn Echols- Co-Events Coordinator
Jill Turner- Co-Events Coordinator