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 The daily schedule will be available in July, but see 2019’s daily schedule as an example.