Director's Statement

At our 10 year milestone, the first decade of NYU Washington, D.C. has fostered a vibrant living and learning community of students, research scholars, faculty and leaders in the nation’s capital. The cosmopolitan city of Washington, D.C. hosts over 175 embassies, numerous non-profits, non-government organizations, research centers, cultural institutions and professional associations, in addition to being the physical home of the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the U.S. Government.

Moving into the next decade, we welcome a new generation of thought leaders, academics, activists and artists who are ready to engage global challenges facing our changing world. With this goal in mind, each academic year, the NYU Washington, D.C. Academic Center hosts a variety of programs focused on cultivating excellence in academic scholarship, engaged citizenship and global leadership.

The Liberal Studies First Year Away Program welcomes our newest students to NYU through a residential experience away from the New York campus, for a small, residential academic program in Washington, D.C., designed to foster a year of inclusive community, professional development and personal growth. The Global Leadership Program welcomes students from all three NYU portal campuses in NYC, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai to study leadership in the heart of the nation’s capital. Our Pathways internship cohort welcomes students pursuing career development through all of the professional opportunities Washington, D.C. has to offer. We also welcome our NYU visiting faculty and graduate students engaged in scholarly research through the Global Research Institute and business studies in the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business's world-class Executive MBA (EMBA) Program.

Outside of the classroom, our Student Life team works hard to provide access to community engagement, student support services and fun cultural opportunities that offer local immersion in activities throughout a variety of neighborhoods and communities in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Past activities have included visits to local farms, kayaking on the Potomac and attending local sporting events. Throughout the semester, students have the opportunity for both individual and collective community service through an array of organizations, including annual service initiatives with Martha’s Table and the Capital Area Food Bank’s Joyful Food Market.

Through our D.C. Dialogues, our community of academic programs come together to engage in discussions on current events and topics of interest in Washington, D.C., the United States and the world, in collaboration with the John Brademas Center of NYU and the NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center. Central to our focus on public policy, NYU DC is also home to key members of NYU's Office of Government Affairs, who work closely with federal, state and city government officials and higher education associations on public policy issues that are central to higher education and NYU.

Welcome to NYU Washington, D.C., as we celebrate our first decade and look to an exciting academic year ahead.

Kari D. Miller
Program Director
NYU Washington, DC

Facilities & Services

The New York University Constance Milstein and Family Academic Center is situated on L Street in the northwest section of Washington, DC.  Blocks away from the White House and near one of Washington, DC’s newest cultural centers, the 14th Street Corridor, this addition to the global network university is in the center of it all.

The building is designed by Hickok Cole Architects, an award winning Washington, DC firm. The Center, at 75,000 square feet in area and twelve stories high, is a mixed-use building with a lecture hall, seminar rooms and offices on the lower floors and dormitory rooms on the upper floors.

Kari Miller, NYU Washington DC Director

Kari Miller