Morning Fill Up: Greg Lebel
Political Commentator and Director at George Washington University
Gregory Lebel is a frequent commentator on contemporary American politics. In a conversation with Matt Ehlman of The Numad Group, he'll talk with us about the current state of politics in America, and the political climate in this heated election year. (Make America Great Again! Better Together! Political Revolution!)
Greg's electoral campaign experience includes the presidential campaigns of U.S. Senators George McGovern (of South Dakota) and Gary Hart, Vice President Al Gore, Jr., and Governor Howard Dean, as well as numerous state, local, and congressional campaigns.
Today, he is assistant professor of political management and director of the Semester in Washington Politics Program at George Washington University. He also directs GW’s Native American Political Leadership Program. Both programs offer training in American politics and practical experience in Washington internships to undergraduate students from around the country and abroad.
Greg has over 30 years of experience in management of public and nonprofit organizations, as well as 15 years of teaching experience at the graduate school level. He has established substantial credentials as an ethicist, activist, lobbyist, grassroots organizer, and political campaign expert. He has taught graduate level courses on ethics, religion and politics, and campaign organization and undergraduate courses in electoral and legislative processes at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he served as assistant dean from 1991 until 1994.
He served as director of public policy, director of political and field operations, and interim executive director of The Interfaith Alliance in Washington, D.C., a national grassroots organization of progressive clergy and people of faith promoting the positive role of religion in public life. He has previously worked in progressive public interest organizations dealing with environmental and women's issues, including the League of Conservation Voters and Catholics for a Free Choice