Press Releases

The latest news from and about the Graduate School of Political Management.

GW’s Graduate School of Political Management Adds Three New Board of Advisors Members

New board members are GSPM graduates and adjunct professors.

New GW Poll Shows Most Americans Approve of Biden, Confident in Future of US

Americans less confident in the direction of the US economy and the country as a whole.

GW’s Graduate School of Political Management Welcomes New GSPM Fellows

Two former members of Congress and a longtime federal official join GSPM for the 2021-22 academic year.

GW Politics Poll Finds Varying Confidence in State and Local Elections

Voter trust in state and local election officials varies by geography and party affiliation.

Puerto Rico, Coronavirus Among Top Latino Twitter Topics During 2020 Election

GSPM study finds freedom and socialism were also major themes among Spanish-speaking Twitter users.

GW Graduate School of Political Management Alumnus Pledges Donation Funding New Scholarship

The gift from GSPM alumnus and Board of Advisors co-chair Jordan Bernstein will fund a scholarship for a student in the GSPM Legislative Affairs master’s program.

GW’s Graduate School of Political Management Adds Two New Board of Advisors Members

Michele Manatt and Stephanie Peters are the newest members of GSPM’s advisory board.

GW’s Graduate School of Political Management Announces Gift, Partnership with PenFed Credit Union

March 11, 2021

PenFed’s $25,000 donation will fund five scholarships for military-affiliated GSPM students.

Final GW Election Model Project Using Twitter Activity Forecasts Sizable Biden Victory

November 2, 2020

Biden expected to garner 350 electoral votes to Trump’s 188 in PEORIA Project’s final vote assessment with Biden leading all projections since August.

Americans Confident in Future of U.S. Despite Believing Country Is on Wrong Track, New GW Survey Reveals

September 17, 2020

Majority of voters feel the institutions of Congress and the presidency are not working.

GW Launches Presidential Prediction Project for 2020 Battleground States

August 11, 2020

GSPM will release new projections for 12 battleground states every two weeks until the election.

GW’s Graduate School of Political Management Welcomes Two Former Members of Congress as GSPM Fellows

August 5, 2020

Former U.S. Reps. Ryan Costello and Loretta Sanchez will join GSPM at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year.

GW’s Graduate School of Political Management Names Reid Wilson the Tony Coelho Adjunct Professor and a GSPM Fellow

May 4, 2020

Wilson is a national correspondent for The Hill and a George Washington University alumnus.

GW's Graduate School of Political Management Names Casey Burgat New Legislative Affairs Program Director

February 5, 2020

Dr. Burgat is a congressional scholar and an alumnus of the Graduate School of Political Management.

GW's Graduate School of Political Management Launches 2020 Election Prediction Model

January 30, 2020

The model predicts former Vice President Joe Biden will win the Iowa caucuses.

GW Produces Most Congressional Staffers with Graduate Degrees, According to Study

November 6, 2019

George Washington University also sent the most staffers with bachelor’s degrees to Capitol Hill.

B.J. Martino Joins GW’s Graduate School of Political Management Board of Advisors

September 27, 2019

The GSPM alumnus is a respected political strategist and a former GSPM adjunct professor.

GW’s Graduate School of Political Management Launches 2020 Tweeterboard

September 19, 2019

The Tweeterboard offers a weekly glimpse into the social media debate surrounding the 2020 presidential election.

GW's Graduate School of Political Management Announces Partnership with VetLink

May 21, 2019

GSPM becomes the first graduate school partner of Service to School’s VetLink Program.

GW's Graduate School of Political Management Welcomes Two 2019-2021 Fellows

May 2, 2019

Former U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins and former congressional chief of staff John Lawrence bring Capitol Hill experience and expertise to GSPM.

GW's Graduate School of Political Management Names Political Management Program Director

January 7, 2019

Dr. Todd Belt is an accomplished educator, author, and researcher.

GW's Graduate School of Political Management Announces New Scholarship for Portuguese Speakers

September 4, 2018

Scholarship aims to give political training to Portuguese language professionals.

GW’s Graduate School of Political Management and Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security Forge Global Education Partnership

August 30, 2018

Graduate school of national security becomes primary sponsor of GW political graduate-student study abroad programs.

The Graduate School of Political Management Announces Professor of Practice, Former US Rep Dan Maffei

August 29, 2018

The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) has named former U.S. Representative Dan Maffei, D-N.Y., as a professor of practice for the 2018-2019 academic year, starting this fall semester.

Public Affairs Council and GSPM Announce Thought Leadership Initiative

May 02, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that the Public Affairs Council and George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) will be working together to promote thought leadership and best practices in the fields of public affairs, advocacy, and communications.

GSPM and The Government Affairs Industry Network Celebrate Partnership

April 2, 2018

George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and the Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) have entered their first year of partnership, providing professional development and educational programming opportunities to government affairs professionals across the nation.

GSPM Adjunct Prof. Janis Teruggi Page Wins Fulbright Scholarship

March 27, 2018

GSPM Adjunct Prof. Janis Teruggi Page has received a Fulbright Distinguished Chair award for 2018. She will be at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic for four months during the Fall 2018 semester.

GSPM Launches Reimagining Disruption Conference

February 14, 2018 

The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) on Wednesday announced the inaugural “Reimagining Disruption: Emerging Opportunities to Reboot our Public Discourse” conference.

Ready To Run Conference Set to Come to Washington, DC

February 12, 2018

The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) is proud to partner with nearly twenty women’s and advocacy groups to bring Ready to Run, a non-partisan campaign training program started by the Center for American Women and Politics, to Washington, DC. 

The Graduate School of Political Management and Grassroots Professional Network Celebrate Three Years of Productive Partnership

January 19, 2017

George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and the Grassroots Professional Network (GPN) have entered their third year of partnership, providing thought leadership and networking opportunities to advocacy professionals across the nation. 

The Graduate School of Political Management and Women in Government Relations Announce Partnership 

January 16, 2018

George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and Women in Government Relations (WGR), two premier organizations dedicated to the education and occupational development of professionals in politics and government relations, announced a partnership agreement Tuesday to foster expanded growth and visibility for the two groups.

Graduate School of Political Management Names New Director

July 11, 2017

The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) named Associate Professor Lara Brown as the school's director.

Graduate School of Political Management Names Three New Fellows

September 22, 2017

The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) announced three new fellows. 

The Graduate School of Political Management Announces 2017-19 Fellow

November 29, 2017

George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) has named former U.S. Rep. Al Wynn, D-Md., as a Fellow for the 2017-2019 fellowship term.