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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

Nejla Asimovic ’16 speaking with Leonard Kilekwang '16 at Levitt Leadership Reception
D.C. Program and Levitt Leadership Students Network with Alumni

Hamilton’s Levitt Leadership Institute participants spent their first week of spring break refining leadership skills and networking in Washington, D.C. Expanding their networking beyond the governmental and non-profit agencies with which they met, the students seized the opportunity to gather with Hamilton alumni and fellow students participating in the semester-long D.C. program.   More ...

The 2015 Levitt Leaders in Washington, D.C.
4th Annual Levitt Leadership Institute Takes Washington, D.C.

The momentum of the 4th annual Levitt Leadership Institute continued off-campus in Washington, D.C., the week of March 16. Led again by Former Ambassador Prudence Bushnell and Christine Powers, and later joined by Director of Hamilton’s Education Studies Program Susan Mason, the group applied leadership lessons learned in the first week in January, and viewed leadership-in-action in our nation’s capital.  More ...

Tsion Tesfaye ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17, Ryan Ong ’16 and Jose Vazquez ’15 at CGI U.
Four Hamilton Students Take Global Stage

Four Hamilton students who have created meaningful projects to address global problems through their work with the Levitt Public Affairs Center had the opportunity to share their ideas on a much larger stage when they were chosen to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in Miami on March 6-8. Ryan Ong ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17, Tsion Tesfaye ’16 and Jose Vazquez ’15  - all of whom are Levitt Social Innovation Fellows or Public Service Interns – were among 1000 college and university students selected to take part in the prestigious conference.  More ...

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 ...

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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