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

National Student Government Summit

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

Meet with representatives from the Graduate School of Political Management at the National Student Government Summit on Capitol Hill.

Has America Become a Four-Party System?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
​Partisan politics in an era of polarization is not only about the deep divide between the parties, but it is also about the fractures that are growing between the ideologically purist wings and the moderate pragmatists of each party. ​

PRSA International Conference

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join the Graduate School of Political Management at the 2017 Public Relations Society of America International Conference.

Alumni Pop-Up Club at FedEx Corporate Townhouse

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

As a kick-off to Colonials Weekend, we welcome you to join fellow alumni, faculty, and staff on the Hill.

Colonials Weekend

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

During the four days of activities, Colonials can choose from dozens of events.

GSPM Pin Day

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Show your GW and GSPM pride by wearing your lapel pin all day. Share your favorite photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

GWAA Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

The Alumni Achievement Award is the highest form of recognition given by the University and The George Washington Alumni Association to an alumnus on an annual basis.

CPS/GSPM Welcome Reception with CPS Dean Ali Eskandarian and GSPM Director Lara Brown

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Get #InTheRoom with fellow alumni and students, and hear an update on the College of Professional Studies and the Graduate School of Political Management from Dean Ali Eskandarian and Director Lara

GW Black Alumni Association IMPACT Awards 

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Sunday Political Discourse

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us for a panel discussion on Political Coverage in the 24-Hour News Cycle—one of the hottest topics shaping today’s political landscape.

More details to come. 

Past Speakers and Event Highlights


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).