Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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Message from the Director

The Honorable Mark Kennedy
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The Honorable Mark Kennedy

The George Washington University’s (GW) Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) is the world’s premier school of applied politics, legislative affairs, strategic relations, and advocacy. We launched the first graduate school to teach practical politics 25 years ago. Since then, we have been the leader in defining and shaping the political and communications professionals who, in turn, shape society.

As the school whose namesake — George Washington — cautioned against the perils of excessive partisanship, we are dedicated to the purpose of “making democracy work.” We seek to train students of all political persuasions in not only how to win campaigns, advance legislative goals and impact public opinion, but to do so ethically in a manner consistent with the common good. Our school is uniquely positioned in the heart of Washington, D.C. This allows us to meld a faculty comprised of both prominent scholars and practitioners at the leading edge of campaign management, advocacy, legislating and strategic communication. Studying in this fast paced international capital allows immersive opportunities to gain hands-on work experience in your field of study as you learn.

As a former U.S. Congressman, presidential appointee (serving under Presidents Bush and Obama), and corporate senior executive (Macy’s), I know how employers value those with practical and relevant education. We firmly believe that our applied programs in political management, legislative affairs, and strategic public relations represent the very best in graduate education in these fields.

Many exciting opportunities and offerings are available to you with the Graduate School of Political Management team at the George Washington University. I encourage you to join us and learn how together we can truly make a difference by “making democracy work.”

Hon. Mark Kennedy
Director, The Graduate School of Political Management
Professor, Political Management