Summer Symposium 2023

Summer Symposium on Foreign Policy
July 30-August 10

Summer Symposium 2023The 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 2023 on the twin challenges of war in Ukraine, the potential for conflict in Asia, global threats to democracy, and new tensions in the Middle East.

The forty-third annual Symposium will be hybrid in 2023. 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 (CSIS), the Stimson Center, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Department of State, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and more.

Summer Symposium 2023Participants will also interact with admissions officials, former students, and professors from programs at George Washington’s Elliott School of International Affairs, Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the American University School of International Service.

Osgood expects attendees from around the globe in 2023, including the U.S., China, Germany, Jordan, Italy, and Canada. The cost per participant in a non-partner institution is $550 on Zoom and $730 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-11 or PayPal The daily schedule will be available in July, but see 2022’s daily schedule as an example