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Research

Student Lecture Series Presentations

The Student Lecture Series is an intern mentoring program for high school and college students. Interns conduct research based on a chosen topic related to the Museum's permanent exhibit. This research topic can be a study of American history, the American Presidency or important issues of public policy. The research project concludes with a student-led lecture. Students present their research to their peers, the public, and to Presidential Library and Museum staff and docents in a classroom or lecture hall setting.

The following presentations may be used for research purposes only:

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Megan Best presenting her research on the topic of the establishment and objectives of the White House Office of Faith Based Community Initiatives.

Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Megan Best

School: University of Dallas
Major: History
Research Topic: The establishment and objectives of the White House Office of Faith Based Community Initiatives in hopes of understanding the idea behind the office as well as how the federal government partnered with American nonprofits.  Paper - Power Point

Benjamin M. Gibbs

School: University of Dallas
Major: History with concentration in International Studies
Research Topic: President George W. Bush and the Influence on Holocaust Memory on Human Rights Policy.  Paper - Power Point

Samantha Perry 

School: Southern Methodist University
Major: International Studies with specialization in the Middle East, Minor: Arabic and French
Research Topic: The changing roles of women in Afghanistan before and while the Taliban was in power, and how the United States and President George W. Bush also influenced women's roles after overthrowing the Taliban.           Paper - Power Point

McKenzie Smith

School: The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
Major: Rising Senior - Government, Minor: French
Research Topic: The power of rhetoric in shaping President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's diplomatic and personal relationship.     Paper - Power Point

Victoria (Tori) Penrose

School: Southern Methodist University
Major: History, Minor: Education
Research Topic: A New Kind of War: Cold War Influences on American Culture after September 11th, 2001.  Paper - Power Point

James Petros

School: University of Dallas
Major: Politics with concentration in International Studies
Research Topic: The examination of President George W. Bush's appointments for the United States Supreme Court with a close examination of judicial philosophy as well as the political reality of his nominations.  
Paper - Power Point

Anika Reza

School: Southern Methodist University
Major: Political Science and International Studies (double major), Minor: Arabic
Research Topic: An analysis of United States policies towards terrorism before and after September 11th, 2001 and why the government pursued a less aggressive counter-terrorism policy before 9/11 despite the imminent threat posed by Al Qaeda during this time.  Paper - Power Point 

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