Event Archives

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The School of Media and Public Affairs hosts dozens of events each year on topics related to media, communication and journalism with some of the most renowned academics and practitioners in the world. 

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D. Bruce Wharton

Public Diplomacy in an Era of Truth Decay: Constructive Responses

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Brittany Packnett and W.E.B. Du Bois

What Would Du Bois Do?

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Professor Imani M. Cheers hosts an exhibition and activism workshop for students and campus leaders facilitated by educator and activist Brittany Packnett.
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Presidents Day

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:00am to 11:59pm


The university will be closed in observance of Presidents Day on Monday, February 19, 2018.

Black Women Covering the Trump White House

Black Women Covering the Trump White House

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The School of Media and Public Affairs and the GW chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists present an evening with distinguished black women who cover the White House.
Scene from Whose Streets?

'Whose Streets?' Film Screening and Discussion

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Fer

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Classes Begin

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 8:00am



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Final Examinations

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 8:00pm



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SMPA Finals Time Donuts

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Start finals season right — with free donuts! Come by the 4th-floor SMPA lobby from 9 – 11 a.m. on Dec. 12 for donuts to fuel your morning studying.
students studying

Make-Up/Reading Day

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:00am



Robert Ogburn

Tales from the Motherland: Korea and the Power of Small

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
A lecture and reception with Robert Ogburn, the 2017 SMPA Public Diplomacy Fellow.
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Career Conversations: Networking Best Practices

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
A networking workshop to explore best practices around internship and job search strategy whether you want to get on the air, behind the camera, in the newsroom or on a strategic communications team.
Covering Cyber

Covering Cyber

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:00am
A panel conversation about what the press and policymakers are saying and doing about cyber issues, what's getting ignored and what needs to be prioritized.
Trump's First Year

Trump's First Year

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
After one year of Donald Trump, one thing is certain: journalism is and will never be the same. Join us for a front-row view of the Trump presidency.
graduate students

Webinar: Master's in Media and Strategic Communication

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Learn about the M.A. in Media and Strategic Communication at the George Washington University and get your questions answered by Professor Matthew Hindman.
SMPA Town Hall: Media and Politics

SMPA Media and Politics Town Hall

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
The first SMPA Town Hall was driven by students, faculty and other members of the audience taking the current state of media and politics head-on.