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Campaign 2016

Inauguration 2017

You’re invited to Washington, D.C. to discuss the peaceful transfer of presidential power and debate priorities of the next administration.


As part of this academic seminar, you’ll interact with leading political and media figures and go behind the scenes of organizations throughout the nation’s capital. Over the course of two weeks, you’ll be challenged to consider how we can elevate political discourse and find bipartisan solutions to America’s most pressing issues.

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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


Inauguration 2017 Presidential Inauguration 2017, January 8-21

You’ll examine the media’s role in the political process, explore issues surrounding the  transfer of presidential power and learn about policy challenges that the next  administration will face. Throughout the program, you’ll also be pushed to rise above the  noise of the current political discourse and pursue bipartisan cooperation to solve America's  most pressing issues. Learn more



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

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