D.C. Semester Program offers students interaction with key policymakers

Students in WUSTL’s Washington, D.C., Semester Program met Sept. 20 with Ambassador George Moose, former assistant secretary of state for African affairs and career member of the U.S. Foreign Service. Students in the program, which began in 2010, are required to intern for a Washington, D.C., agency, office or institution; enroll in the core course American Democracy and the Policymaking Process; and participate in a colloquium, in which students interact with seven distinguished guests, allowing them to hear different perspectives from individuals who have participated in the policymaking process. Other guest speakers this semester include Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. Steven I. Jackson, PhD, directs the program. Applications for Summer 2013 in D.C. are due Nov. 15 and can be found at http://sa.wustl.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10164.

(Credit: Andres Alonso)