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Academic Seminars

In addition to the internship program, college and university students have the opportunity to participate in Academic Seminars sponsored by The Washington Center:

Inauguration 2025 Academic Seminar – The Washington Center (TWC) has hosted the Inauguration Academic Seminar since 1985 – and it remains the only national academic program of its kind and size. You’ll interact with political and media insiders who had a front seat to the presidential election and explore government agencies, think tanks and media outlets in the nation’s capital.

National Security SeminarTake part in a one-week seminar on May 15-21, 2022 in which participants will explore the protection of U.S. interests at home, abroad and online. Participants will interact with national security experts who tackle these issues every day and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in this intriguing field.  Participants will hear from some of the most distinguished speakers and public national security experts in Washington, D.C.  Participants will explore Washington, D.C., including government agencies, think tanks, media outlets and more.  Participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at how our nation’s capital works.  Faculty leaders lead discussion groups that allow for candid give-and-take discussions to help you digest the information you’ve heard throughout the day.  Application deadline is March 30, 2022.

Inside Washington Seminar – Inside Washington Seminar is an essential resource for college students and faculty interested in learning more about what goes on behind the scenes in the nation’s capital. Combining lectures, site visits, tours and special events, it is one of the best ways to see the impact of the political process and learn how national leaders address important issues. The next Inside Washington Seminar will take place on January 2-10, 2022.   The components of the Inside Washington Seminar include the Plenary Sessions (these morning sessions will feature some of the most distinguished speakers and public figures in Washington D.C.); Educational Briefings (participants will explore Washington, D.C., including government agencies, think tanks, embassies, media outlets, and more); and Small Group Discussions (faculty from all over the country lead these sessions allowing for candid give-and-take discussions to help you digest the information you’ve heard throughout the day).  The application deadline: November 10, 2021.

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For more information, please contact:
Dr. Mark Mullenbach, UCA Liaison
Department of Political Science
Irby Hall 217
markm@uca.edu

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