Campaign & Inauguration Seminars

Experience the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and the presidential inauguration in person through The Washington Center's Campaign and Inauguration seminars.

  • The Washington Center Partners with UW-Milwaukee and UNC Charlotte as Campus Hosts at National Political Conventions

    The Washington Center Partners with UW-Milwaukee and UNC Charlotte as Campus Hosts at National Political Conventions

    Campuses in the DNC and RNC host cities to welcome students and faculty, provide learning facilities for two-week convention seminars

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  • TWC's National Convention Seminars
    Experience national politics up close at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

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  • Q&A with Lauren Devoll, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

    Q&A with Lauren Devoll, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

    University of Texas at Arlington alumna Lauren Devoll participated in TWC's Campaign Seminar in 2012. The experience directly impacted her first step after school - a job with the RNC.

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  • Q&A with Cassie Shirk, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

    Q&A with Cassie Shirk, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

    Point Park University grad Cassie Shirk attended the 2012 Republican National Convention through TWC's Campaign Seminar. Today, she works for Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland.

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  • Q&A with Taylor Pinckney, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

    Q&A with Taylor Pinckney, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

    Taylor Pinckney attended the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte in 2012 through The Washington Center's National Conventions Seminar. The experience proved to be invaluable and...

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  • TWC’s Conventions Seminar Solidified My Political Career; Here’s How It Unfolded

    TWC’s Conventions Seminar Solidified My Political Career; Here’s How It Unfolded

    Neil Deegan attended the 2008 Democratic National Convention through The Washington Center’s Campaign 2008 seminar series. Today, he's the managing principal at Rittenhouse Political Partners.

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  • Introducing Campaign 2020 Faculty Director for the DNC, Dr. Julia Azari

    Introducing Campaign 2020 Faculty Director for the DNC, Dr. Julia Azari

    Dr. Julia Azari, professor of political science at Marquette University in Wisconsin, is a TWC alumna of the 2000 Democratic National Convention Seminar in Los Angeles and is excited to be...

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  • Introducing Campaign 2020 Faculty Director for the RNC, Dr. Brendan Doherty

    Introducing Campaign 2020 Faculty Director for the RNC, Dr. Brendan Doherty

    Dr. Brendan Doherty, professor of political science at the United States Naval Academy in Maryland, brings an intimate knowledge of the organized chaos awaiting attendees at the 2020 Republican...

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  • Alumni Q&A with Clarion University Grad Seth Ickes

    Alumni Q&A with Clarion University Grad Seth Ickes

    Seth Ickes left his intimate, rural campus of Clarion University to intern with a policy nonprofit in D.C. The totality of the experience flung open a multitude of new doors.

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  • Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar
    Experience this historical event through the lens of the people who help shape it.

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  • How Quinnipiac Students Benefit from Off-Campus Learning Opportunities At TWC Seminars

    How Quinnipiac Students Benefit from Off-Campus Learning Opportunities At TWC Seminars

    The main thing that keeps Quinnipiac University coming back for The Washington Center seminars is knowing that TWC provides extremely high-quality, experiential education to its students. And no...

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  • Why I Keep Coming Back to TWC Seminars

    Why I Keep Coming Back to TWC Seminars

    Nancy Cade of the University of Pikeville is a 15-year veteran liaison and a self-proclaimed TWC Academic Seminars addict. She has participated in 23 seminars and looks forward to adding more,...

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  • Inauguration 2017 Seminar Students Talk About Elevating Political Discourse2:28

    Inauguration 2017 Seminar Students Talk About Elevating Political Discourse

    In January 2017, 313 students from 48 universities across the U.S. spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. interacting with experts and each other to elevate political discourse.

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  • Brittney Welch '16 DNC Seminar and Internship Alum2:21

    Brittney Welch '16 DNC Seminar and Internship Alum

    Interview with Brittney Welch '16, DNC Seminar and Internship Alum Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod

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  • Making a Swift Transition into the Campaign World After Attending DNC Seminar

    Making a Swift Transition into the Campaign World After Attending DNC Seminar

    Alumna Gabrielle McCarthy ‘12 shares how she discovered her passion for political campaigns when she attended the DNC Convention Seminar 2012. 

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  • Seminar Brings Students from 46 Schools to DC to Attend Presidential Inauguration

    Seminar Brings Students from 46 Schools to DC to Attend Presidential Inauguration

    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars Hosts Presidential Inauguration Seminar.

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  • Interview with TWC Alumna Leah Katz-Hernandez10:58

    Interview with TWC Alumna Leah Katz-Hernandez

    TWC alumna Leah Katz-Hernandez participated in the 2008 Democratic National Convention and the 2009 Inauguration academic seminars and started a bi-lingual political blog.

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