Experience The Washington Center

Academic Seminar

Cybersecurity 2017


Examine issues surrounding cybersecurity and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. As part of this one-week academic seminar in the nation’s capital, you’ll hear from experts in the field and engage with students from across the country. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit organizations throughout D.C. with cyber connections, allowing you to gain a better understanding of the field and discover potential career paths.

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With The Washington Center’s academic seminars, you’ll have the chance to delve into the hot-button issues of our time and interact with the experts behind them. These one- to two-week programs give you an insider’s view of current events and access to important organizations throughout the nation’s capital.


Learn from the experts

During TWC’s academic seminars, you’ll have the chance to engage with distinguished speakers and public figures. Past speakers have included Justice Stephen Breyer (U.S. Supreme Court), Grover Norquist (Americans for Tax Reform) and Chuck Todd (NBC’s Meet the Press).


Go behind the scenes

You’ll explore Washington, D.C. and gain access to media organizations, congressional offices and think tanks throughout the city. Depending on the focus of your academic seminar, you could visit Politico, the Cato Institute or Human Rights Campaign, among many other sites.


Build your network

No matter which academic seminar you choose, you’ll interact with leaders in the political and media fields, along with your faculty leader and fellow students. All of these connections add up to a strong professional network that can make a difference.


Upcoming Seminars


Cybersecurity 2017, May 14–21

In this academic seminar, you’ll dive into issues surrounding the defensive and offensive protection of online space. By interacting with experts in the field and exploring organizations with cybersecurity connections, you’ll be able to gain a better understanding of the cybersecurity world, enhance your professional networks and discover potential career pathways. Learn more



Inside Washington 2018, January 2-14, 2018

This academic seminar offers an in-depth look at current issues in politics, policy, media and advocacy. You’ll learn from leading voices of our time and get access to embassies, Capitol Hill, think tanks and more. Through this program, you’ll gain an understanding of the philosophical and practical approaches to political questions of the day. Learn more.

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