The Graduate School of Political Management is a regular destination for senior leaders and influencers in politics, communications, and advocacy. We regularly host these speakers on our campus, just steps from the White House.

If you would like to learn more about GSPM, visit us at one of the many political conferences, graduate fairs, or professional development seminars we attend throughout the year.


Upcoming Events

Women in Politics: Progressing Beyond the Primaries

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join the Graduate School of Political Management, Republican Women for Progress, EMILY’s List, Running Start, PLEN, IGNITE, and others for a panel discussion on women in politics.

The Aftermath of the Midterms: Preparing Your Advocacy Program for the Results

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

This CQ Roll Call lunch and learn in partnership with the Grassroots Professional Network will focus on the upcoming midterm elections and what advocacy professionals can do to prepare for whatever

Courage To Run

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

GSPM is thrilled to partner with the Courage to Run 5K, the nation's first nonpartisan run and walk that celebrates the rising wave of women getting civically active and running for office.

Past Speakers and Event Highlights

GSPM Honors African American Trailblazers in Politics

The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and the Virginia Leadership Institute (VLI) launched the inaugural Trailblazers in Politics award Wednesday, honoring diverse GSPM students and alumni who have made significant contributions to the field of politics.

Is America Becoming a Four-Party System?

A host of changes to politics over the last two decades, from redistricting and gerrymandering to modifications of campaign finance laws, have decreased incentives to govern effectively said one current member and three former members of Congress at an event Wednesday at the George Washington University.

Fake News: Spotting Facts and Stopping Fiction

In the era of President Donald Trump, the label “fake news” has taken on new meaning. Journalists had used the words to describe news reports based on falsehoods or originated from an outlet that ignores traditional journalistic standards. GSPM convened an expert panel to discuss how to stop fake stories and promote the truth. 

A Generational Perspective on Tax Reform

The Graduate School of Political Management, along with the Archer Center at the University of Texas, were proud to host the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax writing panel in Congress, for a discussion on how to overhaul the tax code. 

Tech and Civic Responsibility: Online Approaches to Election Day

What role do large tech firms have in helping citizens exercise their right to vote? We asked representatives from Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Uber, and Democracy Works. See the transcript of the event(PDF).