GW’s Graduate School of Political Management Establishes Partnership with Texas Southern University for Immersive Program in Washington, D.C.

TSU students will participate in GSPM’s Washington, D.C. residency program in the Spring and Fall semesters.

February 09, 2022

WASHINGTON (February 9, 2022) – The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) entered into a partnership with Texas Southern University (TSU), offering students at TSU’s Executive Master of Public Administration Program in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs the opportunity to participate in GSPM’s Washington, D.C. residency program. The partnership aims to strengthen the relationship between GSPM and TSU and foster academic and career pathways for students of color interested in applied politics.

“I am excited to work with Dr. Adams and his colleagues at TSU to develop and deliver engaging and substantive programming in Washington for graduate students from both of our schools,” GSPM director Lara Brown said. “I am also confident that our students’ learning will be enhanced by the collaboration and conversation they have with each other during these residency weeks.”

As many as 12 TSU students will take part in GSPM’s Washington, D.C. residency program in March and September 2022. They will join their peers at GSPM in a 5-day immersion course in our nation’s capital, bringing them face to face with the people and processes that define American politics. A slate of meetings, panels, and special events featuring elected officials, government staff members, and other influential figures will introduce residency students to the combination of politics, policy, and power in Washington. The program will explore topics such as campaigns, foreign policy, and climate change and will also emphasize the vital role Black Americans have played in America’s political evolution.

Among the unique experiences the program offers are a 4-hour innovative teaching simulation with students from the University of Navarra on March 24. Residency students will also be invited to GSPM's annual O'Dwyer Endowed Event, "Making Representation Meaningful: Staff Diversity in the U.S. Senate," on March 22. The event will allow participating students to interact virtually with former U.S. senators Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and former U.S. Senate chiefs of staff Don Cravins and Dana Gresham.

The Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University is the first and foremost school of applied politics, advocacy, and communications. For more information, visit gspm.gwu.edu. Connect with GSPM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @GSPMgwu.

CONTACT: Danny Parra – [email protected] – (202) 994-3199