Past Programs

US, Israel, and the Middle East Washington D.C. February 5-14, 2012

he 2012 Program continues an annual educational conference between the Osgood Center and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. This program brings Israeli students together with American students to study the policy debates and alternatives regarding the long-standing Middle East process, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan/Pakistan. In addition, the program will focus on the implications for the Arab Spring on Israeli security and Israel's position in the region. In 2012, students will share embassy visits, receptions, lectures, and more as they learn about each other's systems, priorities, hopes, and dreams. The Israeli students will also visit lobby groups, Congress, think tanks, and the Department of State.

Some of the topics of discussion will include:

  • Israel in US Politics
  • Politics and Opinion in Israel
  • Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Broader Middle East in US Policy
  • The Case for a Two State Solution
  • The Arab Spring and Security Implications for Israel and for US Policy in the region.
  • The Post-Cold War Strategic Environment
  • Pessimism on Middle East Peace
  • What is Happening Inside Iran?

This program will feature presentations and discussions from leaders in the US Government, NGOs, IGOs, Foreign Embassies and the corporate world*.
Structure of the program
Speakers from Washington, D.C.'s leading policy institutions, firms, and businesses.
Visits to Congress, the State Department, the World Bank and leading Think Tanks
A diverse class from around the world!

View the 2012 Schedule!


Housing for the program will be provided by The Carlyle Suites in Washington, DC. Please arrange housing with the Osgood Center to receive tax-free group rates.

Program Fees and Cost Sheet (2012)

Housing (Inclusive of the programs dates only) $500.00
Application fee $125.00*
Program fee $500.00
TOTAL $1,125.00

*Please contact us for group discounts. Please note that the Osgood Center will provide reservations and the guaranteed hotel rates for the nights of February 5-14, 2012 only. The Osgood Center assumes no responsibility for any reservations, housing needs, or hotel payments made prior to or following these dates.


Application fee - due with the application (non-refundable) Program fee and hotel payment--TBA
Registration and program space is provided for on a first come, first serve basis. After November 13, if there is space available in the conference, participants may arrange accommodations directly with the hotel or other hotels or hostels at a higher rate.

WAIVER: Each student must provide his or her own medical insurance, and each student is responsible for observing the laws of Washington, D.C. and the rules and procedures of the hotel. Students must sign waivers upon arrival to the Osgood Center.
*Each student must submit their security information (full name, passport # or SSN, date and place or birth and citizenship) at least a month in advance to be able to visit US government agencies.


Registration for the program will remain open until TBA
Hotel payments and program fees are due on TBA
For more information, please contact us:

Osgood Center for International Studies
1629 K. St, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006
or call: 202-349-1698, X11698

Print the application!