Check out this article Steps Ahead, in the link above, about our Native American Political Leadership Program by Laura Donnelly-Smith that was featured in GW Today recently.
June 7, 2012
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This past Monday, our summer semester students participated in orientation and had the chance to dine with fellow SIW Alumni at Tonic for our Alumni lunch. We have an excellent class of 13 students this summer, interning in a variety of offices including but not limited to Bulldog Finance, the American Association for Justice, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Transportation.
One of our students was honored with an Alumni Scholarship, Natalija Dobras from Texas Tech University. She aspires to go to law school and learn more about international policy. She came to D.C. with a “can-do” attitude, and we are excited to see how she makes the most of her summer in the capitol!
February 28, 2012
Yesterday, The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management hosted an event discussing the GW Politico Battleground Poll surrounding the upcoming presidential election. At this unique event, Republican pollster Ed Goeas of The Tarrance Group and Democratic pollster Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners discussed voter attitudes and concerns during this period of time.
Several important topics were brought up such as the fluidity and complexities of independent voters, the gender gap as well as the integrity of polls in general. For those who attended, this event as well as their coursework in the Electoral & Legislative Processes class were in sync and complementary.
With the election nearing, we can expect more fabulous events as such to occur around campus. SIWP will make sure to share the invites on our blog!
February 13, 2012
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What is the Clinton Global Initiative?
“The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to inspire, connect, and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
By fostering partnerships, providing strategic advice, and driving resources toward effective ideas, CGI helps its members – organizations from the private sector, public sector, and civil society – maximize their efforts to alleviate poverty, create a cleaner environment, and increase access to health care and education.
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,100 commitments, which are already improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $69.2 billion.
CGI’s Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students. The 2012 CGI U will be hosted by the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.”
Two of our very own students at GW this semester, Stephen Printup and Kendall McCoy have been accepted to attend this years CGIU. We are honored and privileged to have our program represented, and are even more excited for the potential and perspectives our students bring to the table. Congrats Stephen & Kendall!
We look forward to hearing and learning from their experiences at the conference.
January 27, 2012
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