2018 Continuity and Change in American Leadership

Two Weeks: Jan. 7-20, 2018
One Week: Jan. 7-13, 2018 or Jan. 14-20, 2018

January Leadership ProgramA new administration and seemingly a new era in American politics are presenting the US profound challenges to established approaches to education, journalism, politics, diplomacy and even science. This program brings together leading journalists, analysts, diplomats, and educators to examine the historical significance of the times and to explore what is new, what is ephemeral, and what is lasting. Informed speakers, visits to Washington institutions, and diverse student participation will make this a unique experiential learning opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders.

The Osgood Center for International Studies invites your institution to participate in an academic seminar that past participants have said has transformed their views of our nation’s most important issues, inspired them to follow in the footsteps of leaders they admire, and dedicate themselves to an action-oriented future in society.

To accommodate various types of academic calendars, we are offering both a two-week program, ideal for Jan Term schools, or a one-week program for those institutions not quite starting their spring semester.

What is unique about this program is that the Osgood Center will consult with faculty attending the program with their students in order to cover preferred topics and arrange site visits that fit their academic focus. Whether this involves an emphasis on politics, domestic policy, foreign policy, the role of the media and interest groups, various public policy issues or even the arts and humanities, we often can arrange appropriate activities to suit your preferences.

Here are the program options and details:

Two-week program
Jan. 7-20, 2018
Program Cost: $750

One-Week Program
Jan. 7-13, 2018 or Jan. 14-20, 2018
Program Cost: $500 per week

Very affordable housing options available. Please contact us for more information.

There is no program charge for the faculty, but they are charged the cost of housing. Food, transportation and other personal expenses are also not included. Arrangements can be made to arrive a day earlier or depart a day later upon consultation.

What we provide:

A bus tour of major DC sights, an Osgood Center promotional item and a reception with a speaker during week two. We will generally provide two speaker sessions in the morning and one site visit in the afternoon, unless faculty desire to arrange their own visits and afternoon schedule. The site visits will be customized to reflect the interests of the faculty leading the group. During week two we will provide a ticket for each student to the Newseum. Time will be available for small group meetings for discussion and reflection. Martin Luther King Day schedule may involve a day of service or other special activities on the National Mall.

Deadlines and Payments

Reservations (via email) from institutions will be accepted until spaces are filled. We are limiting the program to under 100 students and faculty. Deadline for applications is December 1, but applications may still be accepted if space is available. Housing costs may increase the closer to the start of the program, so we encourage early applications.

Payment in full is required by December 8, 2017 unless other arrangements are made. Housing payment may be required at an earlier time to guarantee rates. Requests (in writing via email) for a full refund minus a $150 administrative fee are possible until December 15, 2017. No refunds are available for any reason after that date. To avoid disappointment due to illness, inclement weather, change of plans, etc., we encourage participants to consider travel insurance.

The Osgood Center Difference

Dr. Shelton Williams and Dr. Eugene Alpert, president and vice president, respectively, of the Osgood Center, have been leading academic seminar programs since the 1980s. Our contacts and familiarity with procedures and protocols will serve as an invaluable resource for those attending this program and help ensure that Washington’s resources become fully accessible to those with diverse interests.

About the Osgood Center

The Osgood Center is a non-profit educational organization that offers short-term foreign policy and experiential learning programs for graduate, college, and, occasionally, high school students from around the globe.

At the Osgood Center, our mission is to advance understanding of public affairs and contemporary international and domestic issues. We positively affect the lives of our participants and prepare them to be better global citizens through quality educational experiences that emphasize short-term active engagement and experiential learning programs such as academic seminars and internships. Our vision is a generation of young people who strive to understand public policy issues and work to find creative solutions to global problems.

We are known for the personal attention we provide our program participants and for the customized instructional model that we utilize to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

For more information and to make reservations, contact us at:

Eugene J. Alpert, Ph.D.
Vice President
The Osgood Center for International Studies
1629 K St, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006
Email: alpert@osgoodcenter.org
Phone: 202-349-1698, X11698