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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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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.
Media and Public Affairs Building

All Majors Night

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

Hear from a special guest speaker and learn about our exciting lineup of events and exclusive opportunities for SMPA students as we kickoff the 2017-18 academic year.

Media and Public Affairs Building

Freshman Orientation

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Incoming School of Media and Public Affairs freshmen in the Political Communication and Journalism and Mass Communication programs are invited to attend the SMPA Freshman Orientation Pizza Par

Alumni at networking reception

An Evening with Frank Sesno and Alumni Networking Reception (DC)

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The GW School of Media and Public Affairs and the Alumni in Media & Communications Industry Network invite you to join fellow area alumni for a networking reception and dynamic conversation with Frank Sesno.

An Evening with Frank Sesno and Alumni Networking Reception (NYC)

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The GW School of Media and Public Affairs and the Alumni in Media & Communications Industry Network invite you to join fellow area alumni for a networking reception and dynamic conversation wit

graduates after reception

SMPA Graduation Breakfast Reception

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Director Frank Sesno and the faculty of the School of Media and Public Affairs invite graduating Journalism and Mass Communication, Political Communication majors and their families to a graduation breakfast reception.
SMPA Awards Night with CNN's Dana Bash

The Annual SMPA Awards Night

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:15pm
Each year, the School of Media and Public Affairs gives a number of awards, fellowships, prizes, and other special opportunities to enhance our students' abilities to pursue their academic goals and be recognized for their achievements.
Cornell Belcher_A Black Man in the White House

'A Black Man in the White House' with Cornell Belcher

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.

How Love Won

How Love Won

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm

The author, the plaintiff, and the lawyer for the landmark Supreme Court marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges reunite at the George Washington University on Monday, February 13.

Sean Spicer and Frank Sesno

Does Trump Need the News Media?

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
A conversation with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and panel of journalists with a former press secretary.
DNC chair debate

Democratic National Committee Chair Debate

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Huffington Post and School of Media and Public Affairs hosted a debate between the candidates for chair of the Democratic National Committee.

'The Times of Harvey Milk' Documentary Screening

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Academy Award-winning film about the successful career and assassination of the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.
Senators, Frank Sesno and Dana Bash

Now What? Governing in the Era of Donald Trump

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 6:00pm 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.

'Gimme Shelter' Documentary Screening

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour.

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