Laurie Maffly-Kipp (left) and Marie Griffith are two endowed professors at the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

To elevate and enlighten

As public rhetoric inflames and divides, the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics cultivates rigorous scholarship to build bridges and broaden understanding of America’s most contentious issues.
Laura Meckler, AB ’90, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, fell in love with journalism while reporting for Student Life as an undergrad. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

From campus news to the halls of power

Laura Meckler fell in love with journalism while an undergraduate and wrote for Student Life at Washington University. Now a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Meckler has covered some of the country’s most controversial stories, including the current presidential election.

The Olin Business School at Washington University, in partnership with the Brookings Institution, has designed the MS-Leadership degree to develop leaders for service as senior federal executives. Here, Andrew Shatte, founder and president of Phoenix Life Academy, teaches resilience. (Photo: Tamzin B. Smith/Brookings Executive Education)

Leading by thinking

In the Brookings Executive Education program, the Olin Business School partners with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., to provide our public leaders with new or enhanced capabilities to lead their agencies.

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