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May Program


MAY 2021: Monday, May 24 - Friday, June 4

Our May intersession seminar offers graduate students an intensive one-week academic experience in Washington, DC. Our May 2021 course offerings are:  

Central Challenges in National Security Law and Policy

Current Policy Issues in US-Latin American Relations 

Athena Rising: Defense, Diplomacy and Development

Each May, Maxwell-in-Washington welcomes students from Syracuse as well as from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). 

Interested students should seek more information from the contacts below:

For Maxwell students:

  • Samantha Clemence (, Assistant Director, Maxwell-in-Washington, (202) 888-6363
  • Isaac Olson (, Global Programs Coordinator, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA), (315)-443-5453
  • Mark Jacobson (, Assistant Dean for Washington Programs, Maxwell-in-Washington, (202) 888-6364

For GSPIA students:

  • Alastair Hamilton (, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations and Career Services, GSPIA (202) 386-7988 ext. 205

Use the left-hand navigation menu to learn more about the May intersession courses, admissions, and costs.