The Graduate School of Political Management

As the first and foremost school of applied politics, communications, and advocacy GW’s Graduate School of Political Management is committed to providing a real-world understanding of how to impact politics and society. connections mean our students learn not only in the classroom but in campaign offices, legislative suites, lobbying shops, and news bureaus that shape politics here and abroad. The

GSPM offers MASTER’S DEGREES in Political Management, Legislative Affairs and Strategic Public Relations and offers GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS in Digital Politics, Global Public Relations, PACs and Political Management, Public Relations, Gerencia Política y Gobernanza (in Spanish and online), and Comunicación Política y Campañas (in Spanish and online).

GSPM's Prof. Matt Dallek weighed in on the 2024 Biden-Trump rematch in a recent interview with WTOP News. From historica...
03/14/2024

GSPM's Prof. Matt Dallek weighed in on the 2024 Biden-Trump rematch in a recent interview with WTOP News. From historical parallels to contemporary polarization, the implications of this unprecedented political duel are far-reaching.

Dive deeper into the analysis: bit.ly/TrumpBidenrematch.

The race President Joe Biden and Donald Trump is the first presidential election rematch in nearly 70 years. A D.C. historian takes a look back at those races.

Discover the endless possibilities of GW's Semester in Washington (SIW) program at one of our upcoming online informatio...
03/14/2024

Discover the endless possibilities of GW's Semester in Washington (SIW) program at one of our upcoming online information sessions!

During these sessions, you'll receive details about the SIW program curriculum, expert instructors, unique D.C. opportunities, application information, and important deadlines.

Whether you're a prospective student or a current applicant, this session is tailored just for you. Take the first step toward a transformative journey in the heart of U.S. politics and culture.

Register now:
- Weds. March 20 at 11 am EDT: bit.ly/SIW032024
- Weds. March 27 at 11 am EDT: bit.ly/SIW032724

Join us for a lively, unfiltered discussion on the normalization of   in   In the most recent episode of  . 🎙️Host Casey...
03/14/2024

Join us for a lively, unfiltered discussion on the normalization of in In the most recent episode of . 🎙️

Host Casey Burgat is joined by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) and Former Rep. Rodney Davis (R) to explore topics such as bipartisan cooperation, reclaiming congressional authority, and the advancement of a more robust democracy.

You definitely don't want to miss this one! Tune in now: bit.ly/MTREp6-031424

A round of applause for GSPM alum Melissa Brown on her recent appointment as Communications & Event Specialist at the Un...
03/12/2024

A round of applause for GSPM alum Melissa Brown on her recent appointment as Communications & Event Specialist at the United States Energy Association! We're proud to see her making impactful strides in her career.

Visit gspm.gwu.edu to learn how a degree from the GW Graduate School of Political Management can catalyze your career.

Join us for an interactive online information session and discover the exciting opportunities awaiting you at the GW Gra...
03/11/2024

Join us for an interactive online information session and discover the exciting opportunities awaiting you at the GW Graduate School of Political Management.

Explore our innovative graduate programs and learn how a degree from can accelerate your career in politics, communications, and advocacy.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 13th at 12 pm EDT
WHERE: Online via Zoom

REGISTER NOW: https://ow.ly/gMOw50QQuKK

Dr. Casey Burgat, Director of GW's Legislative Affairs program, was interviewed by Fox to provide his take on President ...
03/11/2024

Dr. Casey Burgat, Director of GW's Legislative Affairs program, was interviewed by Fox to provide his take on President Biden's State of the Union address. His expert analysis provides valuable insights into the legislative landscape ahead.

Watch the interview here:

George Washington University's Director of Legislative affairs, Dr. Casey Burgat, joined LiveNOW from FOX to recap President Biden's State of the Union address. You can join LiveNOW on Tuesday at 7 PM (Eastern Time) to find out primary results across the nation.

The recent O'Dwyer Endowed Forum focused on the theme of The Normalization of Impeachments: History, Ethics, and Implica...
03/05/2024

The recent O'Dwyer Endowed Forum focused on the theme of The Normalization of Impeachments: History, Ethics, and Implications, providing a platform for engaging discussions led by respected figures in politics and academia.

Hosted by Casey Burgat, director of GSPM's Legislative Affairs master's program, the event featured esteemed guest panelists including Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) and Former Rep. Rodney Davis (R).

The forum provided a timely and thought-provoking analysis of a subject with profound implications for American democracy, leaving attendees with a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding impeachment and its role in contemporary politics.

The distinguished guest list included GW President Ellen Granberg, CPS Dean Liesl Riddle, and GSPM Board members, underscoring the importance of the topic and the caliber of individuals involved in the conversation.

For more details about the event, read the GW Today article titled "Impeachment Becoming Routine," available at bit.ly/GWToday-ODwyer

Join us tomorrow evening at the Arlington Education Center or online via Zoom for "Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Ethica...
03/04/2024

Join us tomorrow evening at the Arlington Education Center or online via Zoom for "Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Ethical Communications." Learn from experts in the field and engage in lively debates on the impact of on our landscape.

Featured panelists include Peter Loge, Director, GW School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPH) and Jamie Hennigan, VP of Communications, National Alliance of Manufacturers (NAM). The event will be moderated by Larry Parnell, Associate Professor and Director of GSPM's Strategic PR master's program.

This event is open to current and prospective GSPM, CPS, and SMPH students and alumni.

Limited seating is available. Register now: bit.ly/AIandComms

Tune in to Fox-5 DC today at 3 pm EST to catch GSPM's Todd Belt, director of the Political Management master's program, ...
03/01/2024

Tune in to Fox-5 DC today at 3 pm EST to catch GSPM's Todd Belt, director of the Political Management master's program, as he shares his expertise on Super Tuesday. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable political insights.

02/29/2024

Tune in to Episode 5 of the Mastering the Room podcast! 🎙️

Former House Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Ron Kind join host Casey Burgat for a deep-dive deep the changes in Washington and Congress. From declining respect for the institution to challenges in trust and civility among members, they explore critical issues shaping political discourse today.

Hear their insights on competitive districts, social media's impact, representing diverse constituencies, and more.

Listen now: bit.ly/MTREp5-022924 🎧

The Graduate School of Political Management is pleased to share the findings of our 2024 study on trust in government co...
02/29/2024

The Graduate School of Political Management is pleased to share the findings of our 2024 study on trust in government communications, conducted in collaboration with the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC), Ragan Publishing (PR Daily), and Schoen Cooperman Research (SCR).

The GW GPA study sheds light on pressing issues like misinformation, political polarization, and transparency, emphasizing the importance of strategic initiatives to bolster public trust.

Discover how these insights will shape communication strategies and training programs, particularly in social media usage, with a focus on strengthening government messaging at all levels.

Download the study results here: bit.ly/GWGPAstudy2024

Todd Belt , director of  's   master's ttps://ow.ly/ishy50QI2UAprogram, shared his insights about the President in The H...
02/26/2024

Todd Belt , director of 's master's ttps://ow.ly/ishy50QI2UAprogram, shared his insights about the President in The Hill's feature, "Biden's frustration with the media boils over."

Find out what he had to say: https://ow.ly/ishy50QI2UA

Months out from November’s high-stakes election, the White House and the Biden campaign are going public with growing frustration about how the president is being portrayed in the media.  Bide…

There's still time to save your seat for the 2024 Paul O'Dwyer Endowed Forum for     panel discussion about "The Normali...
02/26/2024

There's still time to save your seat for the 2024 Paul O'Dwyer Endowed Forum for panel discussion about "The Normalization of Impeachments: History, Ethics, and Implications."

Network at our pre-panel reception in the GW Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st Street NW) on February 29 from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm, then delve into the panel discussion and live recording of the Mastering the Room podcast at 5:15 pm in the Jack Morton Auditorium. This event is open to the GW community.

- Host: Dr. Casey Burgat
- Panelists: Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) & Former Rep. Rodney Davis (R)

REGISTER NOW: bit.ly/Odwyer22924

's still time to register for this enlightening event.

The Paul O'Dwyer Forum, made possible by the generosity of GW alumnus Brian O'Dwyer, CCAS BA '66 and LAW '76, honors his father and focuses on the vital role of ethics in politics.

Congratulations to   alum, Emily Snyder, who recently started a new position as Senior Marketing Manager - Revenue at Me...
02/26/2024

Congratulations to alum, Emily Snyder, who recently started a new position as Senior Marketing Manager - Revenue at Mediavine!

Learn more about how can boost your career goals ⏬ https://gspm.gwu.edu/learn-more-about-gspm

GSPM was happy to continue our long-standing relationship with Pi Sigma Alpha as sponsors of and participants in the rec...
02/23/2024

GSPM was happy to continue our long-standing relationship with Pi Sigma Alpha as sponsors of and participants in the recent 2024 Pi Sigma Alpha National Research Conference.

During the event, Dr. Matt Dallek, professor of Political Management, introduced the keynote speaker, Dr. Menna Demessie. Dr. Todd Belt, Director of the Political Management master's program, and esteemed alums Nick Key and Stami Williams (pictured), led a dynamic session on "Launching a Career in Politics: What You Need to Know."

What a great event! We're already looking forward to next year.

Pictured (L-R): Nick Key, Todd Belt, Stami Williams

Shout out to   alum, Trevor Guthrie, on recently being promoted to Manager of Federal Relations, at California State Uni...
02/22/2024

Shout out to alum, Trevor Guthrie, on recently being promoted to Manager of Federal Relations, at California State University, Office of the Chancellor!

Find out how a degree from can transform future career ⏬ https://gspm.gwu.edu/learn-more-about-gspm

GSPM Legislative Affairs Student, Mally Smith, recently participated in the thought-provoking   event on February 21. En...
02/22/2024

GSPM Legislative Affairs Student, Mally Smith, recently participated in the thought-provoking event on February 21. Entitled "Disagree Better: How Politics, Public, and the Press Can Turn Down the Heat" the event featured insights from Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox, current chair of the National Governors Association, who launched the Disagree Better campaign.

Joining the discussion were Frank Sesno, SMPA professor and a former CNN reporter, anchor and Washington Bureau Chief, and media voices Jonah Goldberg and Michel Marin. Another great event in the books!

Pictured (L-R): Mally Smith, Jonah Goldberg, Frank Sesno, Michel Marin, and Governor Cox

Liesl Riddle, PhD

A revealing study by Ragan Communications, George Washington University, and the National Association of Government Comm...
02/21/2024

A revealing study by Ragan Communications, George Washington University, and the National Association of Government Communicators reveals a stark reality: 69% of the public has little to no trust in government information, despite 51% of government communicators believing the trust level is significantly higher.

Eager for more eye-opening from this study? Join us on February 29th at 's Churchill Leadership Center for the unveiling of the complete results from the 2nd Annual National Survey of Government Communications & Public Affairs.

Register here: bit.ly/GPA022924

Meet our newest discussion leaders for the Professional Access Roundtable on February 23rd!- Karissa Samuelson, Paralega...
02/20/2024

Meet our newest discussion leaders for the Professional Access Roundtable on February 23rd!

- Karissa Samuelson, Paralegal I at Williams & Connolly LLP, offers valuable legal perspectives.

- Scott Smith, Cybersecurity Lead and Principal at Ernst & Young (EY), brings cutting-edge insights in cybersecurity.

Don't miss your chance to network with and learn from these respected professionals!

Register now: bit.ly/PART22324

Congratulations to   alum, Alexandria Tapia who was recently promoted to VP of Strategic Initiatives and Government Affa...
02/20/2024

Congratulations to alum, Alexandria Tapia who was recently promoted to VP of Strategic Initiatives and Government Affairs at Aardwolf Laboratories!

Learn more about how can boost your goals: https://gspm.gwu.edu/learn-more-about-gspm

We're thrilled to introduce two more distinguished discussion leaders for the upcoming Professional Access Roundtable on...
02/19/2024

We're thrilled to introduce two more distinguished discussion leaders for the upcoming Professional Access Roundtable on February 23rd!

Lucian Niemeyer, CEO at NADSCO Tech & Building Cyber Security, brings extensive expertise in cybersecurity.

Nick Reese, Co-Founder & COO at Frontier Foundry, and Director of Emerging Technology Policy at US DHS, brings a wealth of experience in technology and policy.

Don't miss this opportunity to get from these industry leaders.

Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professional-access-roundtable-college-of-professional-studies-tickets-768391007187?aff=oddtdtcreator

We're pleased to present another two extraordinary Discussion Leaders for our February 23rd Professional Access Roundtab...
02/18/2024

We're pleased to present another two extraordinary Discussion Leaders for our February 23rd Professional Access Roundtable.

Meet Susan David Carevic, a Technical Program Manager & Product Manager at Amazon AWS. Susan is also a former IT Officer at the World Bank.

Meet Brent Riddle, a Chief in the Coordination Section at the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and Former Vice President of Government Affairs at The Goodman Corp.

Don't miss out on the enriching conversations with Susan and Brent! Register now at https://ow.ly/y6jN50QE3U8

We're pleased to present two exceptional Discussion Leaders for our February 23rd Professional Access Roundtable.Meet MP...
02/17/2024

We're pleased to present two exceptional Discussion Leaders for our February 23rd Professional Access Roundtable.

Meet MPS in Publishing Alumna Tiara Beatty, Editor of Multiplatform Content at National Geographic.

Meet Joshua Pena, Director of Public Affairs at the US Marine Corps and a Homeland Security Advisory Board Member.

Don't miss out on the enriching conversations with Tiara and Joshua! Register now at https://ow.ly/y6jN50QE3U8

02/16/2024

's Dr. Todd Belt, Program Director Political Management, will be interviewed on 'On the Hill' this Sunday, February 18 at 8:30 am ET.

Tune in to Fox-5 TV DC for a fascinating conversation on today's politics.

Announcing the Professional Access Roundtable Discussion Leaders 📣We are pleased to announce the Discussion Leaders for ...
02/16/2024

Announcing the Professional Access Roundtable Discussion Leaders 📣

We are pleased to announce the Discussion Leaders for the February 23rd In-Person Professional Access Roundtable. These esteemed alumni and industry partners represent the diverse programs offered, providing students with unparalleled insights into their respective fields.

Join us for an enriching experience! Register now at https://ow.ly/B3f750QCROr

 's Casey Burgat was quoted in the article “Facing major budget shortfall, ICE considers freeing thousands of migrants: ...
02/16/2024

's Casey Burgat was quoted in the article “Facing major budget shortfall, ICE considers freeing thousands of migrants: Report,’’ by Cory Smith.

Read it here: https://ow.ly/KkVa50QCRbI

Immigration officials are reportedly considering releasing thousands of migrants and cutting detention capacity to deal with a $700 million budget shortfall.

Are you attending the Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society 2024 National Student Research Confer...
02/16/2024

Are you attending the Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society 2024 National Student Research Conference this weekend at GW? Swing by our booth to meet our fantastic team and learn all about GSPM.

And don't miss "Launching a Career in Politics: What You Need to Know" on Sunday from 11 am-12:15 pm with 's Todd Belt. Dr. Belt and his panel of political experts will share what you need to do to make politics your career as well as their tips for success.

We can't wait to connect with you!

Congratulations to   alum, Amanda Uhme, who recently started a new position as Director of Finance & Administration at V...
02/15/2024

Congratulations to alum, Amanda Uhme, who recently started a new position as Director of Finance & Administration at VPO Construction Project Management Software & Services!

Learn more about how can help boost your career goals: https://gspm.gwu.edu/learn-more-about-gspm

02/14/2024

GSPM's Mastering the Room podcast is back!

Explore the legal liabilities of former President Donald J. Trump in Episode 4. Join GWU Law Professor Stephen A. Salzburg and host Casey Burgat for a frank discussion about the Manhattan charges, Georgia charges, and more.

From falsifying business records to election fraud allegations, they delve into the details. They also discuss the likelihood of conviction and potential prison time in each case. Don't miss this eye-opening conversation!

Listen here: https://mastering-the-room-7022f2a5.simplecast.com/episodes/law-professor-stephen-saltzburg-on-trump-trials-Mx7uN0iP

Canada’s Globe and Mail quoted Matthew Dallek, GSPM professor of political management, in the article “When Donald Trump...
02/13/2024

Canada’s Globe and Mail quoted Matthew Dallek, GSPM professor of political management, in the article “When Donald Trump abandons NATO, it calls all American defence responsibilities into question,’’ by David Shribman.

See what he had to share:

Trump’s encouragement of Putin has ripple effects in North America: ‘Canada will need to prepare for every scenario under Trump’

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