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DC Seminar – January 2017

DC Seminar – January 2017


Are you interested in studying the upcoming presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.? Do you want to see history in the making in the nation’s capital? Then apply to attend a special seminar in January 2017!

Hofstra will send a group of undergraduates to participate in the “Inauguration 2017: Can We Elevate Political Discourse?” program sponsored by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars ( ). The Center is a non-profit organization that has hosted courses on American politics and governance in Washington, D.C., and at presidential conventions since the 1970s. The inauguration seminar will run from January 8-21, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Students must have at least a 3.2 GPA to participate, and should have a history of involvement and leadership at Hofstra. The Washington Center and Hofstra have special scholarships for the program fee (which includes housing) for 4-6 Hofstra students. Hofstra will reimburse travel and food expenses for students selected to take this seminar. The seminar does not award academic credit, but students may choose to pursue an independent study project based on their seminar experiences in Spring 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Meena Bose, Hofstra’s Executive Dean for Public Policy and Public Service Programs in the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs.

To be considered for this program, students must complete the attached application form and return it and a copy of their academic transcript via e-mail only to, by 5 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016. The selection committee will hold a group interview for finalists Friday, November 4, 2016, and ALL applicants must be able to participate for further consideration. (You will be informed Monday, October 31, if you are invited to an interview, so be prepared to participate on November 4.) Applicants must meet the Washington Center’s requirements and be able to participate in the full seminar to be eligible.

More information on the seminars is available through the Center’s website, If you have any questions, contact Dr. Bose at

We encourage you to apply!

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