Academic Facilities

Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, we have a unique presence in the nation's capital. The Maxwell School recently entered into a new, far-reaching collaboration with a major Washington, D.C., think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The collaboration creates new and enhanced opportunities for education, research, and career development — while also strengthening Maxwell's presence in the nation's capital.

As of January 2014, all Maxwell School classes in Washington take place at CSIS's new headquarters at 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, a world-class facility with two-story conference space, multiple teaching areas, and state-of-the-art electronics and audiovisual facilities. CSIS will also house the Maxwell-in-Washington staff and visiting faculty from the School's Syracuse campus and will provide enhanced opportunities for Maxwell to conduct symposia, workshops, meetings, and expanded executive education programs in D.C.

And Maxwell students now have many enriched opportunities to participate in CSIS activities and internships and to interact with the Washington policy community. Maxwell faculty members from across the School's varied disciplines will explore research collaborations with CSIS staff and affiliates while pursuing options for joint programming, teaching, and writing.

The bipartisan, nonprofit CSIS is one of the world's preeminent international policy institutions that, for more than 50 years, has focused on issues related to defense and security, regional stability, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.

Student Housing

The Maxwell in Washington Program office will work with students to find housing options for their term of residence in DC.

    DC Housing Guide

    For those of you seeking independent housing in DC for a semester, please see our overview of DC housing options: DC Housing Guide