News, Politics, & Media
Great Escapes: How Spies, Hostages, and Assets Survive and Get Out Alive
4-Session Daytime Course

Escape-room challenges are popular among fans of spy thrillers, but what if your life actually depended on the result? Be regaled by experts familiar with life-or-death operations conducted in such places as Iran and Moscow in this series exploring memorable escapes, rescues, and evasions from the 1970s through today.

Wednesday, September 27 to October 18, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
American Women in Politics: Did Suffrage Matter?

Nearly a century after the 19th Amendment was ratified, it is worth asking whether having the women’s vote has made a significant difference in American politics. Historian Elisabeth Griffith, a biographer of suffrage pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton, reviews women’s political engagement from marching for the vote to campaigning for (or against) a woman for president.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Journalists on Journalism
4-Session Evening Course

Not since the Watergate era have journalists—for better or worse—been front and center in our political debates. In this timely series, get an inside look at today's news business from acclaimed journalists Lesley Stahl, Jim VandeHei, Mara Liasson, and Jim Lehrer.

Thursday, October 5 to 26, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Sally Quinn: On Life, Love and Spirituality

Celebrated journalist Sally Quinn's life is also the story of modern Washington during some of its most turbulent years. This evening, Quinn sits down for a wide-ranging interview with Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and journalist and author Elsa Walsh.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Looking Toward Asia: Perspectives from Foreign Service Experts
4-Session Evening Course

For centuries, relations between the United States and Asia have been in a constant state of change. American Foreign Service experts offer timely perspectives on our engagement with Asia’s major power players.

Wednesday, October 11 to November 1, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Analyzing President Trump’s First Year: Twelve Months Unlike Any Other

On the 1-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s election, experts from media and politics offer a measured examination of the changes President Trump has brought and how the political landscape has changed in 12 tumultuous months.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Traditional Roots of Modern China: How an Ancient World View Drives Contemporary Policies

In a timely daylong program, China scholar Robert Daly traces China’s 21st-century drive for wealth, power, and status to the beliefs, geographic influences, and social and cultural practices rooted in the earliest dynasties.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.