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Build Your Professional Network

The Washington Center produces not only future leaders in their professions, but also well-informed citizens who are engaged with their communities and their world. By taking part in our Leadership Forum, you will get the chance to listen to and engage with distinguished speakers, including current and former cabinet members, ambassadors, journalists, members of Congress and other leaders. You’ll get direct access to the perspectives and experiences of important leaders from the business, nonprofit, media, government and diplomatic communities. You’ll also have the opportunity to get engaged in the community around you and make a real difference. The Leadership Forum consists of the following components:


Program-Specific Sessions

Benefit from activities panels, site visits, briefings—especially designed for students with your professional interests, throughout the program.

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The Alan K. Simpson-Norman Y. Mineta Leaders Series (SMLS)

Hear the perspectives and experiences of distinguished leaders from the business, nonprofit and government sectors as well as the diplomatic community, on selected Monday afternoons.

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Civic Engagement Project

Be involved in projects where you learn and apply skills needed to make a positive difference in the community.

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Global Citizenship Day

This event, sponsored by Prudential, highlights the importance of global citizenship and also serves as a tool for the entire TWC student body to enhance their cross-cultural skills in order to make an impact in the world.

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Public Policy Dialogues

Meet in a small group with a member of Congress or senior staff on Capitol Hill for a discussion of current issues.

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Experience a Day in the Life of an Intern at The Washington Center

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