Members of Congress and Washington power players take you inside the halls and offices of Capitol Hill and the West Wing for a behind-the-scenes look at a divided Washington.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
“Meet the Press” host and NBC Political Director Chuck Todd discusses Trump, politics, the media and the midterms during this one-on-one conversation with SMPA Director Frank Sesno.
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
In the age of Twitter, how does the news compete? In the age of Trump, can the news be saved? CBS News President David Rhodes discusses the future of news.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cornell Belcher, an award-winning pollster, published the definitive book on racial fault lines in America during the Obama presidency.
A conversation with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and panel of journalists with a former press secretary.
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
SMPA hosted a bipartisan conversation on advancing civil discourse and governing a divided nation following the 2016 elections. The discussion looked at how to heal the country, promote respectful dialogue, work across the partisan divide and address the challenges we confront.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Anderson Cooper, Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist and CNN anchor, discussed politics, media, his life and career in this SMPA Conversation Series event moderated by Director Frank Sesno.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and former Speaker of the House, talked about women in politics, what it takes to lead in Congress, and media’s role in governance in a Conversation Series event with School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Jorge Ramos, Emmy-winning journalist, Univision anchor and the man who stood up to Donald Trump, talked about media, politics and the line between journalism and advocacy in a Conversation Series event.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense and former director of the CIA, joined Director Frank Sesno for a discussion on politics, America's national security challenges and his new book.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joined School of Media and Public Affairs Distinguished Fellow and CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett for a conversation about staying on message, collaborating with the press and keeping your cool in the White House Briefing Room.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
The acclaimed Oscar-winning director of “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” and recipient of the 2013 America Abroad Media Leadership Award discussed her career, women in film and the choices, themes and issues that have brought her to the forefront of US and world cinema.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Ted Leonsis is the founder and chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates three professional sports teams. He also serves on the board of governors for the NBA and NHL.
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
GW's School of Media and Public Affairs and the Elliott School of International Affairs presented a conversation with former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden on new technologies, new targets and new dangers.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
GW's School of Media and Public Affairs, in association with the #OnlyatGW Speaker Series, presented a conversation with Chief NBC White House Correspondent and Political Director, Chuck Todd.
Monday, November 28, 2011 - 7:30pm to 9:58pm