Events

Events

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.


Featured Event: Reimagining Disruption 2018

Technology has delivered us into an era that allows information to be accessed and shared like never before, yet America is fractured; the collision of opinions and unwillingness to compromise has led to finger-pointing and name-calling. The public is polarized, our politics are paralyzed, and too often the media serves to inflame rather than inform. On the national stage, opinion and optics trump experience and fact, and the players benefit more from conflict than compromise.

Reimagining Disruption, led by GW’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), will bring together former and current elected officials, political professionals, corporate executives, and academic thought-leaders to discuss the future of political communication. This two-day, knowledge-sharing symposium will focus on the applicability of the latest tools, tactics, and techniques that have been used successfully in consumer marketing and advertising. It will also consider the consequences of a wide variety of political reforms that are promoted as solutions to polarization and gridlock. Envisioned as professional development for practitioners, our goal for this event is to spark positive political dialogue across the aisle and restore sportsmanship to politics. Learn more at the Reimagining Disruption 2018 website

Upcoming Events

Reimagining Disruption: Emerging Opportunities to Reboot our Public Discourse

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:30pm to Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:45am
Reimagining Disruption, led by GW’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), will bring together former and current elected officials, political professionals, corporate executives, and academic thought-leaders to discuss the future of political communication.

Ready to Run: Campaign Training for Women

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 8:30am to 6:30pm
Ready to Run is poised to be the largest gathering of women's politics and advocacy groups in Washington.

GSPM Dual Degree Informational Dinner

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn how the first and foremost school of applied politics, legislative affairs, and issue advocacy can help advance your agenda and accelerate your career. The Graduate School of Politi

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).