Inside Washington 2014 Academic Seminar: Second Week Roundup

Inside Washington 2014 Academic Seminar: Second Week Roundup

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Maha Neouchy
January 17, 2014

After an exciting first week of "Exploring Bipartisan Solutions," The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) kicked-off the second week of its Inside Washington Academic Seminar with the theme "Politics and the Media." TWC welcomed Steve Scully, Senior Executive Producer and Political Editor at C-SPAN, who served as faculty director for the week.

"Politics and the Media"


Day one started with a group of panelists which included Betsy Fischer Martin, senior executive producer and managing editor at NBC News, Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee and former Lt. Governor of Maryland, Adam Sharp, director of government & politics at Twitter, and Chris Cillizza, editor at the Fix and a reporter at The Washington Post. Topics discussed included the 2014 Midterm Elections, the Road to the White House 2016 and New Media Politics. Students then enjoyed a bus tour of the nation's capital, visiting national monuments and the United States Capitol building. The busy day wrapped up with an exclusive sit down discussion with Stephen Breyer, assistant Supreme Court Justice, and Pete Williams, justice correspondent for NBC News. They discussed a number of topics including what it is like to work with Congress and the executive branch, as well as his six tips to making an informed Supreme Court decision.


Week Two Speakers


The week continued with a number of high-profile speakers who shared anecdotes, past experiences, and advice with Inside Washington participants:


On Wednesday, January 15th, academic seminar participants and TWC staff came together for a special reception at The National Press Club where they heard from Major Garrett, chief White House correspondent for CBS News, who discussed highlights from his active career reporting from The White House. The two-week academic seminar wrapped up on Friday, January 17th with a visit to the Newseum, where the academic seminar participants had the chance to visit three new exhibits: "1964: Civil Rights at 50," "Anchorman: The Exhibit," and "Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe."


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


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


  1. Day 6
  2. Day 6 | Bus Tour
  3. Day 6 |Supreme Court Justice Breyer Speaks at Inside Washington 2014 Seminar
  4. Day 8
  5. Day 8 | Reception at The National Press Club
  6. Day 9
  7. Day 10

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