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Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center

Levitt Center
315-859-4451 or 315-859-4894

The Levitt Center is located in Kirner-Johnson 251.

Levitt Leadership Programming

Here at the Levitt Center, you will find many opportunities to learn and practice the skills that will help you fulfill your career goals and become a leader for your community.

Levitt Leadership Institute News

Karalin Pintle-Everett '17 explains her contribution to the pipe cleaner creation her group made during the “Marketplace of Ideas” during the Levitt Leadership Institute.
Diverse Group Unites as Team in 4th Annual Levitt Leadership Institute

“There will never, ever, be another you. There never has been, and there never will be.” The bold statement from Prudence Bushnell, former Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala as well as the former Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Relations at Hamilton College, set the tone for the diverse group of Hamilton students participating in the 4th annual Levitt Leadership Institute, Jan. 12-16.  More ...

Michael Nelson '16 left, and Alexandru Hirsu '17 speak with Anke Wessels, center, at the 2013 Social Innovation Fellows workshop.
Students Return for Levitt Leadership Institute, Social Innovation Fellow Program

Spring semester classes don’t begin until Jan. 20 but 39 Hamilton students are back on campus a week early to take part in two Levitt Center programs. Twenty-six students are participating in the fourth Levitt Leadership Institute and 13 are involved in the Social Innovation Fellow Program.  More ...

The Class of 2018 LEAP program students and their mentors.
LEAP Draws to a Close, Looks Back at Successful Second Year

The Class of 2018’s Leadership Experience And Preparation (LEAP) program’s 12th and final meeting took place on Nov. 16. Sixteen Hamilton first-year students along with four LEAP mentors, gathered in a KJ classroom to escape the cold, Clinton November day, and discuss what goes into making an effective leader.  More ...

Tsion Tesfaye '16
Tsion Tesfaye ’16 to Attend Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting

Officials at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) have recently selected Tsion Tesfaye ’16 to attend their annual meeting in recognition of her innovative project Youth for Ethiopia. It will take place in Miami in March.  More ...

Student groups work on their business plans.
Levitt Center Hosts Second Startup Experience Workshop

The Levitt Center hosted its second StartupExperience, an intensive two-day workshop for students interested in social and commercial entrepreneurship on Nov. 8 and 9.  Participants worked in teams to learn about problem identification, technology trends, design thinking, business model innovation, customer development and pitching, and in the process gained the confidence to create a viable start-up.  More ...

History of the Levitt Leadership Initiative

Thanks to the generous financial support of Arthur Levitt, Jr. P'81, and the Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation, the Levitt Center began its leadership programming in 2011 with the first Levitt Leadership Institute. The Institute gives selected students across academic disciplines two weeks of hands-on training in personal leadership skills, along with real life challenges to make a positive difference using those skills. The Levitt Center is also leading an effort to incorporate the teaching of leadership skills across the curriculum through hosting faculty workshops and providing course development grants. In addition, Mr. Levitt has provided new funding for public service internships and Levitt Research Group Grants to expand opportunities for team and individual work in public affairs.

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