Inside Washington 2014 Academic Seminar: First Week Roundup

Inside Washington 2014 Academic Seminar: First Week Roundup

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Maha Neouchy
January 10, 2014

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) welcomed 85 students for the first week of Inside Washington 2014 Academic Seminar, centered around one theme: "Exploring Bipartisan Solutions." Over the course of the first week, students from eight colleges and universities were given the opportunity to participate in programming, site visits, and special solutions group presentations.

 

TWC partnered with the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell. The organization was established to help find new and innovative ways to drive principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue.

 

Inside Washington 2014 Academic Seminar

 

Students arrived to the nation's capital on Sunday, January 5th to kick off the Inside Washington 2014 Academic Seminar. They received a special introduction from the founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, Jason Grumet, and enjoyed a moderated panel from the BPC's Commission on Political Reform. The seminar participants met with their solutions group for the first time to begin discussing the topics they would be researching over the course of the week. They ended their first jam-packed day with a bus tour of our nation's monuments, from the Abraham Lincoln Memorial to the United States Capitol.

 

Over the course of the week, students heard from speakers on both sides of the political spectrum. In addition to the BPC-sponsored speakers who participated on moderated panels and discussed energy and environment, immigration reform, and the federal budget, academic seminar participants also heard from:

 

The students enjoyed a special reception at the Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday, January 8th and on Friday, January 10th and wrapped up their first week seminar experience with their solutions group presentations, where they presented their findings from either a progressive or conservative viewpoint on the topics of energy and environment, immigration reform, or the federal budget.

 

The following universities were represented during the first week of the Inside Washington 2014 Academic Seminar:

 

View albums from the first week of the Inside Washington 2014 Academic Seminar on our Flickr channel:

 

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