A Front Row Seat to the Action

Washington Semester Foreign Policy students have a front-row seat to the action as foreign policy is debated, formulated, and implemented. They have unparalleled opportunities to examine firsthand the emerging issues in international relations through direct interaction with lobbyists, decision makers, government officials, public opinion shapers, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the media, and leading academic experts.

Recent Seminar Speakers

  • Richard G. Lugar, U.S. Senator
  • Amb. James Woolsey, Former Director of the CIA
  • Minister Counselor François Rivasseau, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of France
  • H.E. Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation
  • Amb. Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Recent Seminar Topics

  • The News Media and Foreign Policy
  • Think Tanks and the U.S. Foreign Policy Debate
  • Redefining Security in a Globalized World
  • Nuclear Proliferation in the Age of Global Terrorism
  • Managing the Dynamics of U.S.-Russian Relations

Recent Internship Sites

  • American Academy of Diplomacy
  • Brookings Institute
  • Embassy of France
  • Center for a Free Cuba
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars