Lead with Purpose 2023

Washington, D.C.
JANUARY 9-19, 2023
George Washington University

Preferred registration: December 16, 2022 (other applicants will be considered on a need basis until the beginning of the program)

Why should you register for Lead with Purpose?

The answer is simple yet powerful: when it comes to leadership, this program combines professional concepts and approaches with a pragmatic focus, with real implementation. The Osgood Center has designed intentionally a multidisciplinary learning experience and reunited speakers who have served in relevant positions in government, the private sector, and the non-profit context and who have embraced leadership in multiple forms.

Lead with Purpose 2023

This program is for you because it will empower you to be a more effective leader. The Osgood Center invites you to join our in-person and virtual leadership program. An increasingly changing context demands us to reimage the roles to deliver results and to lead with purpose. What are our responses to opportunities and threats for leadership today? We will explore questions like this together in the daily sessions for two weeks.

Lead with Purpose 2023

In Lead with Purpose, participants like you will explore strategies, skills, and principles to gain the support of colleagues and to manage the natural resistance to change found in organizations. Being a leader requires active listening. Leadership demands engaging others and sharing a vision. With this in mind, we bring outstanding speakers with diverse experiences to share their stories while they seized the opportunities to lead. Whether you listen to a human resources manager from Boeing Company, you interact with a pastor reflecting on Martin Luther King’s legacy on leadership, or you engage in a dialogue with an expert on private-public partnerships, you will have the opportunity to evaluate the job of a leader as a personal and contextualized project.

Lead with Purpose 2023We encourage you to join the program to discover what it takes to be a successful team player and to improve your leadership skill set with the Lead with Purpose program, an immersive and interactive learning designed to help you understand leadership theories and their practical applications. The program is open to students from various fields, college levels, and interests. We keep the program size reasonable. The advantage of our program size? You are warmly welcomed. You are heard. You are in a personalized space.

Engage in purposeful reflection. Join your program buddies to define your own leadership philosophy in a culminating student-led panel.Lead with Purpose 2023

You can also benefit from the additional events that are part of the program. You will be in D.C. and close to everything. Hop the metro and, in less than an hour, you are downtown. Walk across Lafayette Square, the White House with our guidance. Just to cite a few, past site visits in the program also included the Capitol Hill Visitors Center, the Library of Congress, visits with alumni to their places of work, Smithsonian museums, the Supreme Court, and the Embassy Row. Also, some groups have undertaken community service activities during the program. In other words, one of the best things of Lead with Purpose is the engagement just around the corner.

Program Schedule

See the Program Schedule to get a greater idea of this learning opportunity.

What are the next steps?

Registering for Lead with Purpose is straightforward and easy. To register you will need:

The Osgood Center for International Studies
1629 K St, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006
Phone (301) 704-5538

What are the DEADLINES and PAYMENT DETAILS?

Reservations (via email) from institutions will be accepted until spaces are filled. The deadline for applications is December 16, 2022, but registrations may still be accepted if space is available. We encourage early applications and early invoicing.

Payment in full is required by December 30, 2022, unless other arrangements are made. No refunds are available for any reason after January 6, 2023. To avoid disappointment due to illness, inclement weather, change of plans, etc., we encourage participants to consider travel insurance.

PAYMENTS:

To pay by check or money order, please send your payment to:

Osgood Center for International Studies
1629 K. St, NW,Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006

Make a payment with PayPal: @swilliams@osgoodcenter.org
Or, Venmo account: @Shelton-Williams-11

THE OSGOOD CENTER DIFFERENCE

Dr. Shelton Williams of the Osgood Center has been leading academic seminar programs since the 1980s. Thus, Osgood’s contacts and familiarity with procedures and protocols 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 experiential learning programs for college students in the U.S. and 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. We welcome college students and recent graduates in all major fields.

2023 Texas Model UN

Austin 2023

February 3-5, 2023
LBJ School of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Austin

Preferred Registration: December 2022 (Other applicants will be considered on a need basis until the beginning of the conference)

The Osgood Center believes in the power of global education. We are a diverse team that includes former college professors, high school teachers, and experts in international affairs. For more than 20 years, the Osgood Center has committed to supporting the next generation of global leaders. Whether you are a young scholar, an experienced Model UN delegate, or an academic leader, you can trust us to provide you the knowledge, the skills, and the practical experience to gain exposure to real-world challenges. Texas Model United Nations (TEXMUN 2023) is an academic simulation that provides such a learning opportunity.

TexMUN 2023

If you are seeking a program to strengthen your diplomatic skills, to deepen your knowledge about global issues, and to connect with other students in the fields of international affairs, foreign policy, and human rights, TEXMUN 2023 will provide you the opportunity to learn from other delegates while you discuss today’s most important world situations.

TexMUN 2023

Osgood Center programs have brought together students from all around the world in its Model United Nations and Model APEC which have inspired the creation of similar programs in various locations and formats.

TexMUN 2023

Now, the Osgood Center is proud to invite participants to TEXAS MODEL UN 2023 (TEXMUN 2023) from FEBRUARY 3-5, 2023. The delegate fee is $75.00 (per participant). The institutional fee is $50.00 (per school).

TexMUN 2023

The Osgood Center hosted its first Model UN conference in 2003 in Washington DC. From 2015 to the present, Osgood Center has staged Texas Model UN (TEXMUN) in various locations around the state.

TexMUN 2023

Renewing its commitments, this year the Osgood Center proudly invites delegations to attend TEXMUN 2023 which will be a world-class learning experience. When students like you attend TEXMUN, they all bring different perspectives and approaches to tackle globally relevant issues in an authentic space for diplomacy, critical thinking, and multidisciplinary collaboration.

DUE DATES FOR TEXAS MODEL UN 2023:

Payments (registration)- DECEMBER 16, 2022
Submission of POSITION PAPERS – JANUARY 11, 2023

PAYMENTS:

To pay by check or money order, please send your payment to:

Osgood Center for International Studies
1629 K. St, NW,Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006

Make a payment with PayPal: @swilliams@osgoodcenter.org
Or, Venmo account: @Shelton-Williams-11

Important Links:

Summer Symposium 2022

The Summer Symposium on Foreign Policy
July 31-August 11

The Osgood Center’s Summer Symposium offers an in-depth, interactive analysis of the evolution of US foreign policy, international economics, and current issues in international affairs. Participants will gain a better understanding of international affairs and how to forge a career path in this field. This Symposium will focus in 2022 on the twin challenges of war in Ukraine and the potential for conflict in Asia.

The forty-second annual Symposium will be hybrid in 2022. In-person, participants will be in Washington, D.C. at the Elliott School of International Affairs and online participants can watch and interact over Zoom. Participants will meet analysts from think tanks, international institutions, and government agencies located in Washington, D.C., and New York.  Among them will be the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Hudson Institute, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International scholars, the Department of State, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and more.

Participants will also interact with admissions officials, former students, and professors from programs at George Washington’s Elliott School, Georgetown’s Walsh School, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and the American University School of International Service.

Osgood expects attendees from around the globe in 2022, including the U.S., China, Germany, Jordan, the Philippines, Viet Nam, and Canada. The cost per participant in a non-partner institution is $500 and $75o in-person. Admission is on a rolling basis, but each participant is asked to complete the Registration Form and pay in advance. (Venmo @Shelton-Williams-12 or PayPal  swilliams.ogoodcenter.org). The daily schedule will be available in July, but see 2021’s daily schedule as an example.

International Economics Forum

June 2022

The global economy has been rocked the past few years by a pandemic and  by war and rumors of war in Europe and Asia. Big Power competition is  suddenly the focus of international relations and this competition has shaken the post World War II system, including the Bretton Woods institutions set up to avoid beggar thy neighbor policies and economic illiberalism.

The Forum will address these issues in global trade, world finance, energy politics and the use of economic sanctions to accomplish political goals. Four experts will address these topics on consecutive Mondays in June from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m, over Zoom.  The price per participant for non-partner institutions is $500. Contact us for payment options and the Zoom information at swilliams@osgoodcenter.org.

2022 Texas Model UN

Houston 2022

February 3-6, 2022
University of Houston – Honors College
Now Virtual

For more than 17 years, the Osgood Center has committed to training the next generation of global leaders. The Osgood Center believes in the power of education to provide future professionals the knowledge and practical experience to engage in global dialogue. Model United Nations is an academic simulation that offers ideal conditions for them to broaden their expertise and to learn tools for such engagement.

Texas Model United Nations

Whether you seek to strengthen your diplomatic skills, deepen your knowledge on global issues, or connect with other students in the fields of international affairs, foreign policy, and human rights, TEXMUN 2022 will provide you the opportunity to learn from other delegates while you discuss today’s most important global issues.

TXMUN 2022Osgood Center programs have brought together students from all around the world in its Model United Nations and Model APEC which have inspired the creation of similar programs in various high schools and universities globally.

Now, the Osgood Center is proud to invite participants to TEXAS MODEL UN 2022 (TEXMUN 2022) which will be held virtually from FEBRUARY 3-6, 2022. Delegate fee is $60.00 per delegate. Institutional fee: $50.00 per school.

Texas Model United NationsThe Osgood Center hosted its first Model UN conference in 2003 in Washington DC. Since 2007, the Osgood Center has partnered with the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA) to co-host National Model United Nations-DC (MUN-DC) each fall.

From 2015 to the present, Osgood Center has staged Texas Model UN (TEXMUN) in various locations around the state.

Renewing its commitments, this year the Osgood Center proudly invites delegations to attend TEXMUN 2022 which will be held virtually, to participate in a world-class learning experience. When students like you attend TEXMUN, they all bring different perspectives and approaches to tackle globally relevant issues in an authentic space for diplomacy, critical thinking, and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Texas Model United Nations

2022 Leadership Program, January 10-20

Change and Continuity in American Leadership
Two Weeks: Jan. 10-20, 2022

January Leadership ProgramA new era in American politics and international relations is presenting the U.S. with profound challenges to established approaches to education, business, journalism, politics, diplomacy, and even science. This program brings together leading journalists, analysts, diplomats, professionals, and educators to examine the 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. The diverse program appeals to students in all major fields and all college levels from freshmen to recent graduates, including honors students.

WHY THIS OSGOOD CENTER PROGRAM?

The Osgood Center consults with faculty in order to cover preferred topics and to help arrange site visits. 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 or sciences, we often can arrange appropriate activities to suit your preferences. We keep the size of the program reasonable, so most students are able to ask their questions and interact with the speakers. Staff are easily accessible, and students are able to interact more with those from other institutions.

Past site visits have included the Capitol Hill Visitors Center, the Library of Congress, visits with alumni in their places of work, Smithsonian museums, the Supreme Court, the White House, and embassies. Also, some groups have undertaken community service activities during the program.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

We begin the program with a Sunday evening orientation, a Monday morning icebreaker, and a keynote speaker. Then we visit the major D.C. sights on the National Mall and a reception with a speaker usually during week two. We will generally provide two speaker sessions in the morning and allow the faculty time to arrange site visits in the afternoon on their own or with our assistance. Time will be available for small group meetings for discussion and reflection. Special site visits in lieu of some of the morning presentations will likely be arranged to visit locations that the public often cannot arrange on their own.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

To accommodate various types of academic calendars, we are offering a two-week program ideal for Jan Term (though there is also an option to do only one of the weeks). Also, accommodations are often available before and after the program for institutions seeking to arrange their own additional instructional time. We also offer a one-week virtual program on Zoom (January 17-21) focusing on international issues: China, Climate Change, and Supply Chain politics. All sessions are recorded and available to view afterward.

The daily schedule will be available in November but expect leaders in politics, journalism, education, and gender equity. As always, we will have former White House Fellow, Congresspersons, and diplomats.

Two-week program
Jan. 10-20, 2022
Program Cost: $500 ($300 for one week)

Housing for this program is available at 2500 Penn for affordable rates for 1-3 persons per night, continental breakfast included. See: https://www.2500penn.com/

There is no program charge for the faculty, but they are responsible for the cost of their housing. Food, transportation, and other personal expenses are also not included for students or faculty.

DEADLINES & PAYMENTS

Reservations (via email) from institutions will be accepted until spaces are filled. The deadline for applications is December 10, 2021 but registrations may still be accepted if space is available. Housing costs may increase after our room block expires in November, so we encourage early applications and early invoicing.

Payment in full is required by December 13, 2021, 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 13, 2021. 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. Substitutions from the same school may be allowed after Dec. 13, if feasible.

THE OSGOOD CENTER DIFFERENCE

Dr. Shelton Williams of the Osgood Center has been leading academic seminar programs since the 1980s. Thus, Osgood’s contacts and familiarity with procedures and protocols 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 experiential learning programs for college students in the U.S. and 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. We welcome college students and recent graduates in all major fields.

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

Shelton L. Williams, Ph.D.
President

The Osgood Center for International Studies
1629 K St, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006
Phone: 301-704-5538

Virtual US-China Symposium

July 5-15, 2021

The U.S.-China relationship is the most important bilateral connection in the world, and what happens in it has global consequences. The Biden Administration has said, in the words of Secretary of State Blinken, that the U.S relations with China will be “competitive where it should be, collaborative where in can be, and adversarial where it must be.” The U.S.-China Symposium will explore this dynamic and give voice to the many points of view within the U.S. and China about the intense competition expected and whether it will be creative or destructive. Former diplomats, think tank and academic experts, economists, businesspersons, and journalists from both nations will interact with participants from around the globe in this virtual conference. Special to this event will be perspectives of other nations in Asia: Japan, the Philippines, Korea, and India. The daily schedule will be final in June, but expect well respected analysts from Brookings, CSIS, the East-West Center, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and journalists from CNN, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg. Chinese representatives from businesses, media and academic circles will also attend.

Admission is on a rolling basis. The cost is $500 for participants from non-partner institutions, and payment is due upon registration through Venmo (@Shelton-Williams-11) or PayPal (swilliams@osgoodcenter.org). Email this application form to swilliams@osgoodcenter.org.

Summer Symposium 2021

The Summer Symposium on Foreign Policy

August 9-19, 2021

The Osgood Center’s Summer Symposium offers an in-depth, interactive analysis of the evolution of US foreign policy, international economics, and current issues in international affairs. Participants will gain a better understanding of international affairs and how to forge a career path in this field. This Symposium’s focus in 2021 is the Biden Administration’s first year

The forty-first annual Symposium will be virtual in 2021. Participants will meet analysts from think tanks, international institutions, and government agencies located in Washington, D.C. Among them will be the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Hudson Institute, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International scholars, the Department of State, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and more.

Participants will also interact with admissions officials, former students, and professors from programs at George Washington’s Elliott School, Georgetown’s Walsh School, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and the American University School of International Service.

Osgood expects attendees from around the globe in 2021, including the U.S., China, Germany, Jordan, Morocco, Ecuador, and Canada. The cost per participant in a non-partner institution is $500. Admission is on a rolling basis, but each participant is asked to complete the Registration Form and pay in advance. (Venmo @Shelton-Williams-12 or PayPal  swilliams.ogoodcenter.org). The daily schedule will be available in July, but see 2019’s daily schedule as an example.

Osgood Model United Nations 2021

February 5-6, 2021

Texas Model United Nations

For more than 15 years, the Osgood Center has committed to training the next generation of global leaders. The Osgood Center believes in the power of education to provide future professionals the knowledge and practical experience to engage in global dialogue. Model United Nations is an academic simulation that offers ideal conditions for them to broaden their expertise and to learn tools for such engagement.

Whether you seek to strengthen your diplomatic skills, deepen your knowledge on global issues, or connect with other students, OSMUN 2021 will provide you the opportunity to learn from other delegates while you discuss today’s most important global issues.

Osgood Center programs have brought together students from all around the world in its Model United Nations conferences which have inspired the creation of similar programs in various high schools and universities globally.

Now, the Osgood Center is proud to invite participants to OSGOOD MODEL UN 2021 (OSMUN 2021) which will be held on Zoom February 5-6, 2021. The Osgood Center hosted its first Model UN conference in 2003 in Washington DC. Since 2007, the Osgood Center has partnered with the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA) to co-host National Model United Nations-DC (MUN-DC) each fall. In 2019 Osgood conducded a 325 delegate Model UN at the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

Xuan ZhuSecurity Council Chair

Xuan Zhu graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 2014 as a master of Public Administration with two majors: Policy Research and Analysis as well as Energy and Environment. Before that he graduated from China Foreign Affairs University in 2011 with a bachelor degree of laws, majoring in Diplomacy and International Affairs. His current interest lies in Asian Development as well as energy and environment issues.

Prior to the graduate school, Xuan has quite a few interesting working experiences. His background includes working as an intern editor for Xinhua News Agency, internship in private companies such as Siemens China, part-time translator, and a public servant working on experts and international cooperation in China. He was also a volunteer in the 2008 Olympics and Paralympics.

Xuan has been helping with the Osgood Center since the summer of 2013 and became an assistant director in early 2015. His title was changed to Director of International Programs in 2021.

Information and Materials

Position Papers due January 15, 2021 to swilliams@osgoodcenter.org.