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

The second annual SMPA Celebration Night

The Second Annual SMPA Celebration Night

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Featuring special guests, premier catering and announcing the winners of over $150,000 in SMPA awards, scholarships and prizes, this is a celebration of all things SMPA.
Students walk by a tempietto on campus

Political Communication APSA Preconference 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 8:00am
For the 2019 Political Communication APSA Preconference, we invite paper submissions that deal with topics related to media and democracy in troubled times.