A Front Row Seat to History

The School of Media and Public Affairs is a convener, bringing together government leaders, distinguished journalists, leading academics and more to campus — from down the street at the White House and Capitol and from around the world.

Our events provide a high-profile platform for thoughtful and balanced conversations that deliver unique insights and help chart a path forward for the issues our world faces, from the future of news to advancing civil discourse and healing partisan divides.

Recent events include a panel of senators, a conversation with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd and a panel featuring White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders alongside White House correspondents and the White House Correspondents' Association president.

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Upcoming Events

April Ryan with hand raised in the White House briefing room

SMPA Book Talk with April Ryan: 'Under Fire'

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
Veteran White House correspondent and former SMPA Terker Distinguished Fellow April Ryan returns to campus for an inside look at reporting from the front lines of the Trump White House.