Charles Stam

New York City Public Policy Specialist Charles Stam

About Charles Stam

Early in his public policy career, municipal bond analyst Charles Maurice Stam served as an intern with a fledgling New York technology company, where he held responsibility for political data analysis. He currently applies his education and experience as an analyst for a ratings and research firm. In this position, Charles Maurice Stam focuses primarily on public policy analysis of state government programs and creates specialized reports on key topics from state ballot initiatives to health care reform.

A graduate of Columbia University, Charles M. Stam holds a bachelor of arts with a double major in history and political science. In 2011, the Columbia College Department of Political Science nominated him as an Endowed Presidential Fellowship at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Over the course of a year, Mr. Stam researched and authored a paper on counterinsurgency, which he then presented at a conference held in Washington, D.C.

Outside of work, Charles M. Stam dedicates significant time to reading texts on history, law, and public policy. He plans to attend law school in the near future.

The Center for the Study of the American Presidency and Congress

Charles Stam currently works as a public policy analyst for a global rating agency. He earned dual bachelor’s degrees in political science and history from Columbia College of New York’s Columbia University. While he was an undergraduate, Charles Stam served as an endowed presidential fellow at the Center for the Study of the American Presidency and Congress (CSPC).

Founded in 1965, the nonpartisan, nonprofit CSPC is an organization dedicated to studying the presidency’s successes and failures. It provides a valuable tool for future historians by conducting thorough analyses of all the elements of the presidency from a contemporary perspective. It also promotes the creation of innovative solutions to the many challenges now confronting the nation. One of the most significant components of the center’s mission is to inspire and educate the next generation of America’s leaders, especially promoting inclusiveness and civility.

The CSPC’s research is regularly published in books, newsletters, and reports, including the award-winning Presidential Studies Quarterly, the only scholarly periodical dedicated to the study of the presidency. In addition, it sponsors the Presidential Fellows Program, which draws together scholars selected by their universities to study the ongoing process of public policymaking, focusing especially on the presidency and the relationships between that office and the Congress, the public, the media, and other stakeholders.

Working with a faculty advisor from his or her school and a suitable mentor selected by the center, each fellow researches and produces an original paper on the president or the Congress. These papers are eligible for two different awards, as well as for publication in another of the center’s publications, the Fellows Review.

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