Making the News


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.
Donkey and an elephant looking at each other representing Republicans and Democrats

Re-electing Donald Trump? How a divided America will vote in 2020

November 5, 2019, is one year to the day before Americans go to the polls. Join us as we talk with political thought leaders about the road ahead.


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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