Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (American University)

Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (American University) The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies is part of the School of Public Affairs, at American University. Located in Washington D.C., CCPS has been a leader for decades in training students on how to pursue a successful political career.

Through research and workshops, the center brings together public policy practitioners and academics to share their research, knowledge, and experiences in a series of advanced institutes, conferences, and workshops on applied politics. The center is proud to have an impressive staff of distinguished professors, adjunct professors, fellows, and visiting scholars. These associates offer a wide range of experience and skills that greatly contribute to CCPS's success.

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REUNION: Come along to the AU Campaign Management and Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute Reunion. Thursday, October 8...
09/29/2015

REUNION: Come along to the AU Campaign Management and Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute Reunion. Thursday, October 8 at 6pm!

Reconnect with Alumni and Professors Jim Thurber and Candy Nelson.

Please RSVP at [email protected]

REUNION: Come along to the AU Campaign Management and Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute Reunion. Thursday, October 8 at 6pm!

Reconnect with Alumni and Professors Jim Thurber and Candy Nelson.

Please RSVP at [email protected]

06/29/2015

We had an amazing time at the 2015 European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (EPAAI). We met with over 25 professionals in Brussels, including representatives from the European Parliament, European Commission, the U.S. Mission to the European Union, Transparency International, FedEx, and more!

EPAAI 2015
06/29/2015

EPAAI 2015

Looking for a summer class? Earn credit as you learn from top lobbyists, diplomats and elected officials in Brussels the...
01/20/2015
European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute

Looking for a summer class? Earn credit as you learn from top lobbyists, diplomats and elected officials in Brussels the capital of European Union at the European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute!

We're holding information sessions in Ward 109 on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 27th at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 25th at 5:00 PM

See our website for a more detailed look at EPAAI:

http://www.american.edu/spa/ccps/EPAAI.cfm

European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute

10/22/2014
www.american.edu

Interested in the Campaign Management Institute (CMI) or Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI)? Then apply for the CCPS Benefactors Award. You could receive a stipend of up to $1,000 to attend these courses. The deadline to apply for the January institutes is December 5th, 2014. For more details, please see our flyer:http://www.american.edu/spa/ccps/upload/new-benefactors-award-description-GENERAL.pdf

10/09/2014

AU Experts Analyze the 2014 Election!

Join the Center for Congressional Studies, the Women in Politics Institute, and the Kay Spiritual Life Center for an analysis of the 2014 Midterm election results on Thursday, November 6th.
Discussion will include the following panelists:

Anna Greenberg; CCPS Research Fellow and Senior Vice President of Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner

Jennifer Lawless; Professor of Government and Director of the Women & Politics Institute

Candice Nelson; Professor and Department Chair of Government and Director of the Campaign Management Institute

Molly O'Rourke; Executive in Residence, School of Communications

Panel will be moderated by James A. Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, and distinguished university professor.

Lunch will be served from 12:00-12:20 in the Kay Lounge. Panel will take place in the Kay Chapel at 12:30.

Please RSVP to [email protected] or (202) 885-3491

09/29/2014

Jennifer Lawless and James Thurber invite you to a pre-election panel discussion!

Join our experts as they forecast the 2014 races: Who will win? Who will lose? How will female candidates fare? And why?

Glen Bolger, Public Opinion Strategies
Margie Omero, Purple Strategies LLC
John Sides, George Washington University and The Monkey Cage

Wednesday, October 15th, 5:15 PM
Katzen Arts Center Recital Hall, American University

Light refreshments will follow the panel discussion.

Please RSVP by October 8th to Diane Hsiung at
[email protected] or (202) 885-2903.

08/27/2014

Hey AU students! Happy first week back! CCPS hopes you had a great summer and are looking forward to the fall semester. If you're interested in lobbying and campaigns, be sure to check out our fall weekend workshops:

Big Data and Modern Campaign Challenges (GOVT521.001) Sept. 6 & Sept. 13

The Use of the Internet in Advocacy Campaigns (GOVT524.001) Sept. 20 & Sept. 27

Managing Advocacy Campaigns (GOVT524.002) Oct. 11 & Oct. 18

10/17/2013

Interested in the Campaign Management Institute (CMI) or Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI)? Then apply for the CCPS Benefactors Award. You could receive a stipend of up to $1,000 to attend these courses. The deadline to apply for the January institutes is December 2, 2013. For more details, please visit our website: http://www.american.edu/spa/ccps/benefactor.cfm

08/26/2013

Happy first day back! CCPS hopes you enjoy your fall semester. Are you in need of some more credits? Please register for the workshops this semester:

The Art and Craft of Lobbying (GOVT524.001) Sept. 21 & Sept. 28
The Art and Craft of Lobbying (GOVT524.002) Oct. 5 & Oct. 12

Address

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC
20016

General information

The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies sponsors weekend workshops and opportunities abroad for students and professionals from around the globe. Institutes: Campaign Management Institute Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute Weekend Workshops: The Use of Internet Advocacy Campaigns Managing Advocacy Campaigns Campaign Fundraising Earned Media Paid Media Bryce Harlow Workshop on Ethics and Lobbying

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