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 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.





Students at graduation SMPA Undergraduate Graduation Breakfast - SMPA invites graduating Journalism and Mass Communication, Political Communication majors and their families and friends to a breakfast May 13, 9-11am.
SMPA Graduates and Silvio Waisbord M.A. Graduation Lunch Reception - SMPA invites graduating students in the master's in Media and Strategic Communications program and their families to a brunch reception on May 12 at 12pm.
Cokie Roberts Cokie’s Legacy: An Evening with Professor Steven Roberts in conversation with Dana Bash, BA ‘93 and Frank Sesno - Join fellow SMPA alumni and current students for a conversation with J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor Steven V. Roberts on his new book Cokie: A Life Well Lived.
Say Their names book SMPA Book Talk: Say Their Names: How Black Lives Came to Matter in America - Join us on Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30 PM via Zoom.