With the creation of a new world order after World War II, the United States came to be the indisputable leader of the so-called Free World. However, over the past several years, new forces in global and domestic politics have called into question the role of America in a changing world. What will be the future of American leadership? What will happen to the Atlantic Alliance? Will other great powers—like Russia and China—will the possible void? What will be the future of American ideas, such as democracy and freedom?
The Washington & the World Academy will take you on an engaging journey where you’ll explore the role of the U.S. in the world and develop a broader perspective of how the changing dynamics may affect American leadership on a global level. Under the leadership of faculty from Georgetown’s renowned Walsh School of Foreign Service, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the U.S. foreign policy process, examine the existing and emerging challenges confronting the U.S., and learn how you can become involved in the field of global affairs.
Learn from renowned Georgetown School of Foreign Service professors
Visit Capitol Hill
Engage in discussion groups to gain a broader global perspective
Participate in a crisis simulation of the National Security Council
Visit the Smithsonian Institute and take a night tour of historic D.C. monuments
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Washington & the World Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
The evolution of Washington’s engagement with the world
The American Constitution and the world
Congress, the president, and foreign policy
The future of the Atlantic Alliance
The U.S. and the developing world
The U.S. and the great powers
The U.S. and Asia
The U.S. and terrorism
American music and politics
The Trump presidency and foreign policy
The future of American foreign policy
This program gave me a new perspective on college that I never had up until this point. Georgetown is an amazing school in an amazing city, and this program showed me that.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
This is a course that I would definitely recommend as both Georgetown and the professors were very hands-on and provided a great pre-university experience.
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