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

Young Women Run 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 4:00pm

Young Women Run is a 2-day training for politically ambitious college and young professional women.

Michael Smart PRSA Workshop

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Learn the latest PR tactics and strategies from Michael Smart, a leading public relations strategist. 

Working In Washington: Starting and Navigating a Career in DC

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join GW's Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) for a panel discussion around how to launch and advance a career in Washington, D.C.

DC Residency Lecture Series: The Chinese Dream & What It Means to the World

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm

With an economy second only in size to that of the United States, China has become a major engine of global growth.

GSPM Student & Alumni Mixer at Tonic

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Please join incoming GSPM students, current students, faculty, staff, and alumni for an evening of networking and learning more about the first and foremost school for applied politics, communications, and advocacy.

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).