Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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About the Program

In its 12th year, this two-week, 3-credit course held in the heart of Washington DC features core lectures by GW faculty, guest speakers from a variety of organizations, and site visits to key institutions in the field of foreign policy.

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Summer 2015

Session 1: June 1-12

Session 2: July 6-17

Open to Graduate Students, Professionals, and Select Advanced Undergraduate Students

Understanding the United States' role in the world requires knowledge of not just the substance of U.S. foreign policy, but also how U.S. foreign policy is made, the history that informs it, the political culture that sustains it, and the ideas and interests that drive it. It requires an understanding of how Americans see their role in the world and how others interpret that role.

At the U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Era summer program, participants from the United States and around the world will study the complex factors that shape U.S. foreign policy. Taking full advantage of its location at The George Washington University in downtown Washington, DC, the program features visits to key institutions that influence American foreign policy as well as lectures and seminars by leading scholars and experts from the government, think tanks, interest groups, international organizations, non-profit organizations, the media, and foreign embassies.