Making the News


Dr. Imani Cheers

Dr. Imani M. Cheers Promotion

This past summer faculty member Dr. Imani M. Cheers was promoted to associate professor at SMPA. She is the very first person of color ever at the school to receive this title as a current faculty member.
Front Page of the Washington Post

SMPA students contribute to Washington Post story

Four GW students contributed to a Washington Post story about the children left behind by the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.


Nasser Diallo

Building a New Start at SMPA

From political asylum, Nasser Diallo arrived in the U.S. speaking only French. Now, with support from the SMPA community, he's on a path for success in politics.

GoING Beyond the Classroom

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Conversation Series

Sean Spicer and Frank Sesno


The Conversation Series brings prominent decision-makers and journalists to campus for discussions on current events, politics, the media and their take on the world around us.

The series is moderated by Frank Sesno, the SMPA director and a former CNN correspondent, anchor and D.C. bureau chief.

Recent speakers include Chuck Todd, Sean Spicer and Nancy Pelosi.


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