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Summer Interterm Courses

Getting Results Inside the Beltway: Power and Politics in Washington, D.C.

PPOL 3701/4701 - 4 credits

Dates: June 11 - 16, 2016
Days: Sunday - Friday
Location: Washington, D.C.
Instructors: Richard Caldwell
Registration Deadline: May 15 or when course is full 


This course will provide a unique and intense perspective on policy-making in Washington, D.C., with specific emphasis on the fiscal crisis confronting the United States.  Through specially-arranged one-on-one sessions with Washington-based lawmakers, decision-leaders, and policy experts, students will gain a generational understanding of the dysfunctionalities of the current budget process, the interest groups that shape the current dynamic, and the solutions that will be required for the United States to regain fiscal sanity and solvency - and to retain world leadership.

Anticipated Events Include:

  • Seminars at the U.S. Capitol with Senior Staff members of the Senate Budget Committee.
  • Networking Alumni event, featuring Washington-based DU Public Policy Alumni.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.

Approximate Travel Costs*

Airfare: $350-$400  (Students responsible for making flight arrangements.)
Program Fee: $1600 (Fee covers double-occupancy lodging and two group dinners. Single occupancy rate available upon request. Program fee is applied to tuition bill.)
Cancellation Fee: $1600 (Fee will be applied to student account in the event student drops course.)

*These figures are estimates and subject to change.  Cost of tuition is additional.

For more information regarding course content, contact Richard Caldwell 

Call 303-871-4836 or email Shannon Jahn to register.

Application available online at PPOL 3701/4701 Application.