Experience The Washington Center

Academic Seminar

Inside Washington 2018


Gain an insider’s view on current issues from the perspective of media professionals, political players and national influencers. Over the course of two weeks, you’ll engage with the experts and gain access to organizations throughout D.C. that play a role in the changing landscape of media, politics and advocacy.

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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


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.




National Security SeminarNational Security 2018, May 13–24, 2018

During National Security 2018, you’ll be introduced to a wide range of issues surrounding the protection of U.S. interests foreign, domestic and in cyberspace. Through exposure to the knowledge of experts in the field and the exploration of sites with national security connections, participants will gain a better understanding of the issues and actors, enhance their professional networks and discover potential career pathways. Learn more.

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