The students, who arrived in Washington, D.C. on December 1st, have participated in workshops with the leading experts of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), arranged supplemental interviews with additional CSIS experts of their own initiative, and made a trip to the Newseum. The group brings together a diversity of perspectives and includes undergraduates, master’s students, and PhD candidates.
The practicum is designed to be an interactive experience focused on hyper-current events. A seminar led by political scientist Dr. Seth Jones, for instance, opened with a case study on a news story that had broken the day before and concluded with discussion of an op-ed published just that morning. Dr. Jones also invited the students to make frequent connections to events in Greece. The program culminates in a final group project of long-form journalism, synthesizing what students have learned over the course of the week.
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