Events Archives

The School of Media and Public Affairs hosts multiple events each month during the academic 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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Past Events

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

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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 m

The Annual SMPA Awards Night

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm

Each year, SMPA gives a number of awards, fellowships, prizes and other special opportunities to enhance our stud

What We Talk About When We Talk About Innovation

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

As the dynamics of digital technologies have become a ubiquitous part of the journalism industry, a broad assortment of values have accompanied these technologies, in many cases making their uptake

Blacktivism in Sports

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join ESPN host Michael Wilbon, The Undefeated’s editor-in-chief Kevin Merida, and Jason Reid, senior NFL writer for The Undefeated, to hear their thoughts on black athletes, activism, and the media’s role in amplifying the voice of the underdog.

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.

Songs of My People: 25 Years Later

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, March 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs and Gallery 102 present a re-imagined version of the internationally successful original work, “Songs of My People,” which debuted in 1992, looking at African American life through the eyes of 50 African American photographers.

Does Trump Need the News Media?

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:30am to 8:30am

“I have a running war with the media,” President Donald Trump said at CIA headquarters on his first full day in office.