Map of Washington DC from 1916

Interconnected Washington, DC

Whether studying politics, economics, history or journalism, at NYU Washington, DC, students find how life is connected to government while living in this capital city. The courses offered at NYU Washington, DC have been engineered to illustrate the vibrancy and culture of Washington life. Students learn from this city’s most revered thinkers, innovators and game-changers.

Students learn why Washington, DC, is home to an array of organizations, corporations and cultural institutions.  They learn how a bill in Congress could impact a teacher in a classroom in California, or an engineer on an oil rig off the Gulf Coast.  What takes place in this city not only changes the lives of Americans, but can impact the global community.


Global Leadership Program

Each semester a small cohort of NYU undergraduates participate in the Global Leadership Program at NYU Washington, DC. This unique program, which is open to current or rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all three of NYU’s degree-granting campuses—in New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai—will foster the practice of ethical and inclusive leadership and will prepare students to assume leadership roles in the public and private sectors.

DC Dialogues

NYU Washington, DC convenes some of the world’s foremost scholars, policy makers, practitioners, business leaders, public intellectuals and artists whose ideas and work have made a significant cultural or intellectual contribution to American public policy and global initiatives, for which Washington is known. They gather at NYU Washington, DC, New York University's technologically advanced site, to confront some of the most intractable issues of contemporary society through the creative interplay of ideas and perspectives.

Public programming at the Center fosters the creation of partnerships across disciplines, cultures and institutions and contributes to the emerging global civic discourse that is at the heart of NYU’s mission as a global network university.

Activism & Advocacy in the United States

Activism and Advocacy in the United States examines civil and human rights movements in the United States and the change agents who brought them to life.  For each topical session, expert/s will present on the movement, followed by a discussion with students. 

Students who participate in this co-curricular program will learn how activists and advocates mobilized public support to build momentum and how modern movements are constructed and implemented. Students will also learn how to identify actors, tools, places and strategies for effective activism and advocacy.