• Howard Dean and Todd Belt MasterClass

    MasterClass with Gov. Howard Dean

    The former Vermont governor, Democratic National Committee chairman, and 2004 presidential candidate inspires students to get involved in politics.

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  • Sec. Robert Wilkie

    MasterClass with VA Sec. Robert Wilkie

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs explains why thinking strategically and possessing a knowledge of history are vital for service members and civilians alike.

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  • Barri Rafferty and Larry Parnell

    MasterClass with Ketchum CEO Barri Rafferty

    The leader of one of the foremost public relations and strategic communications firms in the world offers guidance on accomplishing professional success.

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  • Sen. Byron Dorgan and Quardricos Driskell

    MasterClass with Sen. Byron Dorgan

    The former senator from North Dakota shares his secret to landing a job in politics.

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Lara Brown

Lara Brown

Director, Graduate School of Political Management

"We provide the skills and strategies to help students get 'in the room where it happens' and know how to make a difference once you're inside."

GSPM Highlights


Professionals on the Front Lines

As the first and foremost school of applied politics, communications, and advocacy, we teach our students the skills and strategies one needs to make an impact. Learn more about where and how our alums are using their studies to change the world. 


See How We Study Social Media in Politics

Our PEORIA Project seeks to quantify how political messages are made and how they echo through the social media universe. The ECHO, a weekly Twitter tip sheet, shows which people and issues are moving the needle on social media. 


Learn from the Best

From the right or the left, our faculty have reached the highest levels of politics and communications and take what they've learned on the job into the classroom.