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Marc Elias '90
DC Program Discusses Recounts and Redistricting with Marc Elias ’90

In the Program in Washington, classroom discussions can be connected immediately to the real world of politics and policy. On April 11, for example, students in the morning seminar on campaigns and elections discussed pre-election and post-election disputes. The reading for the class, Jay Weiner’s This Is Not Florida: How Al Franken Won the Minnesota Senate Recount, featured Marc Elias ’90 as the protagonist in the long legal battle. That afternoon, students met with Elias to discuss the 2008 recount and the 2012 election.  More ...

Sam Reider ’14, Amy Soenksen ’13, Knute Gailor ’13, Kevin Prior ’13 and Cam Waugh ’13 cheer on DC United. enjoy the DC United soccer game.
Washington Program Students Attend D.C. United Soccer Game

Even with a full plate of seminars, jobs, debates, meetings and independent research, students in the Program in Washington find time to explore the capital’s cultural and sporting life. Amy Soenksen ’13 described an April 7 outing to see the DC United soccer team.  More ...

Michael Klosson '71
Students in Washington Program Explore NGOs

On April 4, students in the Program in Washington met with Michael Klosson ’71, Save the Children’s vice president for policy and humanitarian response. Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for its commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, Save the Children works with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners.  More ...

Levitt Leaders - Washington, D.C.
Levitt Leaders Go to Washington

Participants in the first Levitt Leadership Institute cohort headed to Washington, D.C. for the  second phase of the program during spring break. Led by Prudence Bushnell, former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala, the group continued their focus on the study of leadership, a program that was enhanced by daily meetings with Washington leaders. Funding for the entire program was provided by Arthur Levitt Jr.  More ...

Washington D.C. students met with two alumni campaign professionals.
Washington Program Meets with Campaign Professionals

On March 21, students in the Program in Washington traveled to Alexandria, Va., to meet with Alicia Davis Downs ’97 and Michael Dubke ’92 to discuss technology, media and the 2012 election.  More ...

Wshington Program students with Paddy McGuire '81.
DC Students Meet With Federal Voting Assistance Director Paddy McGuire ’81

On March 14, students in the Program in Washington met with Paddy McGuire ’81, deputy director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program.  FVAP acts on behalf of the Secretary of Defense to help administer the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act of 1986.  More ...

Hamilton Program in Washington students at the White House arrival ceremony for British Prime Minister David Cameron on March 14.
DC Students Attend State Arrival Ceremony of UK Prime Minister David Cameron

On Wednesday, March 14, Hamilton students participating in the Program in Washington attended the official welcoming ceremony for David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, on the south lawn of the White House. Sara Feuerstein ’07, a member of the White House staff, arranged for the students to attend this important and traditional event.  More ...

Eric Boole ’13, Amy Soenksen ’13, Amy Marchesi ’13, Ellie Fausold ’13, Nick Solano ’14, Cam Waugh ’13, and Kevin Prior ’13 stand by the grave of Pierre L’Enfant overlooking Washington, D.C.
Washington Students Visit Arlington National Cemetery

On a spectacular Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, students on the Program in Washington visited Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for 14,000 veterans.  The highlight of the visit was witnessing the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns by soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment.  More ...

Washington Program students with Tim Nussbaum '07 (left).
DC Students Briefed on the Ground Game of Campaigns

On February 22, students in the Semester in Washington Program met with Timothy Nussbaum ’07, Northern Virginia operations coordinator for the George Allen for U.S. Senate campaign. Previously, Nussbaum had served as senior research assistant for the Fred Thompson for President campaign in 2008 and as executive assistant to the president of George Allen Strategies LLC.  More ...

Hamilton's students in Washington, D.C., with Mike McCurry P'13.
D.C. Students Meet with Co-Chair of Commission on Presidential Debates

On Feb. 15, students in the Program in Washington met with Michael McCurry P ’13, co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates. CPD was established in 1987 to sponsor and produce debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates.  More ...

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