Study Groups

Study groups present a tremendous opportunity for students to learn informally from leading public servants, political practitioners, journalists, academics, and more. Organized as semester-long, not-for-credit weekly seminars, study groups are hosted by the Institute's Fellows and other distinguished group leaders. Study group topics range from local to global issues, and are offered in a variety of formats, including project-based working groups, skill-building workshops, and traditional Q&A-based discussion groups.

Spring 2018 Study Group Schedule

Room Monday
(4:15–5:45 PM)
(4:15–5:45 PM)
(4:15–5:45 PM)
(4:15–5:45 PM)


Fred Hochberg


The Politics of Globalization: How Trade Became a Four-Letter Word


Symone Sanders


The Art of the Political Revolution: Millennials, Progressives, and the Future of the Democratic Party


Scott Jennings


Are We Still in This Together? The Rise of Tribalism in American Politics and What it Portends for Our Future


Adam Conner


Platforms, Networks, and New Power: New Technology's Impact on Politics, Policy, and Elections




Ed Gillespie


Beyond the Campaign Tactics: The Intersection of Politics and Policy



Betsy Hodges


A Mayor for Change: Tackling National Issues at the Local Level

Study Groups begin the week of Monday, February 12, 2018 and end the week of April 16, 2018.
  • All study groups are off-the-record and not for media coverage

An archive of past study group outlines is available here