Past Programs

Summer Symposium - Washington D.C. July 31-August 11, 2011

Welcome to the 31st edition of the Summer Symposium on US Foreign Policy!

As in the past, Symposium participants from around the globe will gather in Washington, DC to discuss hot topics and meet newsmakers of the International Politics. How is the Obama Administration faring in the second half of its term? What are the implications for the turmoil and developments in the Middle East? How significant is the death of Osama bin Laden for the broader war on terrorism? What are the prospects for cooperation or division for rising China?


Come to Washington this summer to hear what the experts think and to lend your own voice to the debates!

The Symposium features presentations and discussions on current critical issues in U.S. foreign policy, such as:

  • Arms Control Diplomacy
  • The Middle East
  • U.S.-Iranian Relations
  • International Economic Policy
  • U.S. Intelligence
  • U.S.-Pakistani Relations
  • China, East Asia and Foreign Policy issues in the New Era

Structure of the program

  • Lectures and discussions at Johns Hopkins University
  • Visits and presentations at the principal U.S. Government agencies involved in foreign policy (State Department, Pentagon, the National Security Council, and the CIA)
  • Discussion sessions at foreign embassies (China, India, Israel, Iraq, Egypt, and Pakistan)

See the 2011 Tentative Summer Symposium Schedule

See the Speakers, Articles, and Books


IBC 2011 housing will be arranged with the Carlyle Suites in Downtown Washington, DC. Please arrange housing with the Osgood Center to receive tax-free group rates.

International Business Conference Fees and Cost Sheet (2011)

Housing $625.00 (optional)
(Inclusive of the programs dates only. Housing between programs
available for additional charge)
Application fee $125.00
Program $625.00
TOTAL $1,375.00

Please contact us for group discounts.


  • Application fee - due with the application (non-refundable)
  • Program fee - June 1, 2011(not refundable after the due date)
  • Housing fee (optional) - June 18, 2011 (not refundable after the due date)

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. Registration for the IBC will remain open until June 10, 2011. However, enrollment at a later date is not guaranteed due to limited space.


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

See photos from past Symposiums!

Print the application!