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Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency

Inside Washington Academic Seminar

sponsored by The Washington Center

Are you interested in learning about politics and policy making in Washington, D.C.? Do you want to spend time in the nation's capital meeting with scholars, journalists, policy makers, and policy advocates to understand how Washington works (or doesn't) today? Then apply to attend a special seminar in January 2018!

Hofstra will send a group of undergraduates to participate in the "Media, Politics, and Advocacy" program sponsored by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (www.twc.edu). The Center is a non-profit organization that has hosted courses on American politics and governance in Washington, D.C., and at presidential conventions since the 1970s. The academic seminar will run from January 2-14, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Students must have at least a 3.2 GPA to participate, and should have a history of involvement and leadership at Hofstra. The Washington Center and Hofstra have special scholarships for the program fee (which includes housing) for 4-6 Hofstra students. Hofstra will reimburse travel and food expenses for students selected to take this seminar. The seminar does not award academic credit, but students may choose to pursue an independent study project based on their seminar experiences in Spring 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Meena Bose, Hofstra's Executive Dean for Public Policy and Public Service Programs in the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs.

To be considered for this program, students must complete the attached application form and return it and a copy of their academic transcript via e-mail only to WashingtonSeminar@hofstra.edu, by 5 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017. The selection committee will hold a group interview for finalists Wednesday, November 1, during Common Hour, and ALL applicants must be able to participate for further consideration. (You will be informed Friday, October 27, if you are invited to an interview, so be prepared to participate on November 1.) Applicants must meet the Washington Center's requirements and be able to participate in the full seminar to be eligible.

More information on the seminars is available through the Center's website, http://www.twc.edu/inside-washington-2018-0 . If you have any questions, contact Dr. Bose at meena.bose@hofstra.edu.

We encourage you to apply!