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.

Fall 2017 Study Group Schedule


(4:15–5:45 PM)

(4:15–5:45 PM)

(4:15–5:45 PM)




Jason Chaffetz
Omnipresent Technology: Politics, Privacy & Problems


Yohannes Abraham
White House Decision Making


Mark Strand
Restoring Congress to its Rightful Place in our Constitutional Order




Sally Jewell
We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children


Dan Balz
Did Donald Trump Really Change Everything?


Karen Finney
Disrupting America

Study Groups begin Tuesday, September 19, 2017 and end November 16, 2017.
  • All study groups are off-the-record and not for media coverage

An archive of past study group outlines is available here