TWC to Host 2016 Election Campaign Seminars


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The Washington Center to Host Campaign 2016 Convention Seminars in Cleveland, Philadelphia

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The convention seminar is part two of a three part campaign 2016 academic seminar series at The Washington Center


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Students from across the country are taking advantage of an opportunity that only comes around once every four years and for some, only once in a lifetime. As part of a two-week seminar program, students will travel to Philadelphia, PA and Cleveland, OH to participate in The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars’ Democratic and Republican National Convention Seminars.


Through academic partnerships with Temple University and Baldwin Wallace University, participants will attend guest lectures led by prominent political leaders and scholars and then volunteer on-site on the convention grounds.


“The conventions give students an insider’s perspective on the political process and a front row seat to history,” said TWC President Mike Smith. “This seminar is an immersion into the campaign world, giving students numerous opportunities to study the nomination process from start to finish. I can’t think of a more meaningful way to take part in political discourse.”


More than 350 students from 50+ colleges and universities are expected to attend the two week seminars. Prominent speakers will lead discussion on the history of political campaigns, convention procedures and the role of the media. The second half of the program will be spent at the convention, participating in field work assignments and attending convention receptions and rallies.


The Washington Center’s Republican National Convention seminar will be held from July 10 – 22, 2016 and the Democratic National Convention seminar will be held from July 17 – 29, 2016.


Since 1984, more than 3,000 students from 300 academic institutions have attended the two-week academic seminars at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. To date, this remains the only national academic program of its kind and size.


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About The Washington Center


The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has more than 50,000 alumni who have become leaders in numerous professions and nations around the world. It was established in 1975.


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Democratic Convention - July 17-29

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