Several times each year, The Washington Center’s Academic Seminars bring students together to explore the intersection of current affairs, politics, international relations and society. Academic Seminars are timely, relevant, and comprehensive. The time you spend in D.C. will open your mind for years to come. You’ll gain a better appreciation of the complexities facing world leaders, and see things from points of view you’ve never considered before.
Academic seminars will explore the inner workings of the nation’s capital, and topics such as the relationship between politics and the media, the sensitive and complex issues of Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the challenges to national security in a global society.
Presidential Campaign SeminarsEvery four years, a special series examines the race for the Presidency for students interested in learning more about how our democratic processes really work. The year begins with a special in-depth look at the politics of the nation and the processes that exist today. The following summer, you could travel to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to do a variety of field-work and see how politics work from the center of the action. The series ends with the President’s inauguration and an in-depth study of the issues facing the capital, the country, and the world for the next four years.