Summer Symposium 2024

The Summer Symposium on Foreign Policy: 2024 Election Issues
August 4 – August 15, 2024

The Osgood Center’s Summer Symposium offers participants an in-depth analysis of international politics, political economy, and current and evolving events in foreign affairs. The symposium builds on the unparalled experience of the Osgood Center’s guest speakers and collaborators, who have played relevant roles in multiple arenas. Participants will better understand international affairs and how to pursue diverse career routes in this field. This Symposium will focus in 2024 on the presidential elections which are the heart of the democratic project of the American nation and have a profound influence in its global exchanges. Likewise, the program will pay attention to the continuing challenges of conflicts in Ukraine, Gaza, Asia, and the Middle East.

Summer Symposium 2024

The forty-fourth annual Symposium will be a hybrid program in 2024. In-person, participants will be in Washington, D.C. at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, and online participants can watch and interact over Zoom. Participants will meet analysts and government representatives from Washington, D.C. Among them will be lecturers from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Brookings Institution, the Stimson Center, the Department of State, and the International Monetary Fund, and more. Participants will also interact with professionals from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and professors from the George Washington’s Elliott School of International Affairs and Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS).

Summer Symposium 2024

Osgood expects attendees from Germany, the U.S., and China. Admission is on a rolling basis, but each participant is asked to complete a registration form and pay in advance. Contact Dr. Shelton Williams at swilliams@osgoodcenter.org (Venmo @Shelton-Williams-12 or PayPal  swilliams.ogoodcenter.org). The daily schedule will be available in July, but see 2023’s daily schedule as an example.

2023 Summer Symposium Schedule and Speakers