Thursday, January 9, 2014
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Revamps Washington Semester Program
Carnegie Mellon News
Six Carnegie Mellon University undergraduates interested in international and public policy have arrived in Washington, D.C., to begin study in CMU's revamped Washington Semester Program (WSP), an effort that leverages the strength of faculty networks and their policy expertise in the nation's capital.
"This new Carnegie Mellon program allows us to shape the entire intellectual policy experience in Washington, D.C., for our students instead of having them attend capital-area universities for a semester. Many top-tier research universities have a presence in Washington that includes an undergraduate education component. This will give CMU students direct insight into how the government works and interacts with NGOs and other organizations in D.C.," said WSP Director Kiron Skinner, associate professor of social and decision sciences and director of the university's Center for International Relations and Politics (CIRP), which sponsors the WSP.
Read more: http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2014/january/jan6_DCprogram.html
By: Shilo Rea