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 Work is Just Starting”

    “The Work is Just Starting”

    Inauguration 2021 Seminar speaker and POLITICO reporter Melanie Zanona discusses what 2020's Congressional election results mean for Joe Biden's first term.

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  • Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar
    January 11-15, 2021

    Get a behind-the-curtain look into the American political process.

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  • Turning the Page on the President

    Turning the Page on the President

    Seminar speaker Martha Kumar of the White House Transition Project explains the history of America’s peaceful transfer of power. Read more.

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  • U.S. Presidential Election 2020: A Post-Mortem of Pandemic Proportions

    U.S. Presidential Election 2020: A Post-Mortem of Pandemic Proportions

    Join us on Thursday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern for a discussion on key Election 2020 takeaways that will impact the future of the United States and the future of elections.

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  • The Future of the Republican Party – And What That Means for American Politics

    The Future of the Republican Party – And What That Means for American Politics

    Conservative strategist Pete Wehner will shed light on the post-election landscape during the Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar.

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  • 7 Takeaways: Politics of the COVID-19 Response in the U.S. Webinar

    7 Takeaways: Politics of the COVID-19 Response in the U.S. Webinar

    No time to watch our Politics of the COVID-19 Response in the U.S. Webinar on-demand? These key takeaways will bring you up to speed.

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  • U.S. Presidential Elections and the Electoral College Controversy

    U.S. Presidential Elections and the Electoral College Controversy

    Leading up to the Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar, Robert Alexander and Julia Azari discuss issues around the Electoral College. Register to watch on-demand.

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  • Virtual Seminar Offers a New Way to Experience the Presidential Inauguration

    Virtual Seminar Offers a New Way to Experience the Presidential Inauguration

    The Washington Center’s Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar (January 11-15) will be held virtually for the first time ever. Past Faculty Leaders explain why you should consider attending.

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  • Politics of the COVID-19 Response in the U.S.

    Politics of the COVID-19 Response in the U.S.

    Why does the management of the COVID-19 pandemic have to be political? View this webinar on-demand for more on how the global pandemic has revealed flawed political institutions and policies. The post

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  • What’s In Store for the Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar?

    What’s In Store for the Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar?

    Faculty Director Julia Azari gives a sneak peek at what’s in store for the January 15-21 virtual seminar, and discusses why the theme “Calling for Political Accountability” is relevant.

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  • Political Accountability: A Discussion with Faculty Director Julia Azari

    Political Accountability: A Discussion with Faculty Director Julia Azari

    Julia Azari, Faculty Director for the Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar, discusses why you should attend and what to expect.

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  • Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar’s Faculty Director Promises Riveting Discussions on Tough Issues

    Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar’s Faculty Director Promises Riveting Discussions on Tough Issues

    Dr. Julia Azari will shape the seminar agenda and work with The Washington Center to select expert speakers and panelists for the January 2021 Seminar.

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  • From HUD Intern to DNC Finance Director for the African American Leadership Council

    From HUD Intern to DNC Finance Director for the African American Leadership Council

    Bridgewater State University and TWC alum Augusto Goncalves shares his experience as an intern and his personal outlook on the 2020 election.

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  • IUP Professor Shares Her Experience, Excitement for Students Attending Republican National Convention

    IUP Professor Shares Her Experience, Excitement for Students Attending Republican National Convention

    Leading her students in a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity at the 2016 Republican National Convention was a fantastic experience for IUP professor Michele Papakie.

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  • Greatest Investment I’ve Made, Says Political Operative, Miranda Wade

    Greatest Investment I’ve Made, Says Political Operative, Miranda Wade

    Ohio Northern University alumna Miranda Wade attended the 2008 Republican National Convention through TWC's Campaign Seminar. The experience served as the foundation for her political career.

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  • Why I Keep Coming Back to TWC Seminars

    Why I Keep Coming Back to TWC Seminars

    Nancy Cade from University of Pikeville has participated in 25 Academic Seminars at The Washington Center (TWC). Here, she talks about what inspires her to keep coming back.

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  • From the RNC to Twitter: How the National Convention Experience Shaped this Alumna’s Career

    From the RNC to Twitter: How the National Convention Experience Shaped this Alumna’s Career

    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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  • Legislative Director for Maryland's Department of Agriculture Says RNC Was Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

    Legislative Director for Maryland's Department of Agriculture Says RNC Was Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

    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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  • How the DNC Seminar Sparked My Career Path in Advocacy and Politics

    How the DNC Seminar Sparked My Career Path in Advocacy and Politics

    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.

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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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  • D.C. Internship Springboards Career in Policy Work

    D.C. Internship Springboards Career in Policy Work

    Seth Ickes left his intimate, rural campus of Clarion University in Pennsylvania 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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