GOVERNMENT

GOVT-523
The Art and Craft of Lobbying (3-4)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

The Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI) is an intensive two-week program in major aspects of professional lobbying and influencing the policymaking process featuring speakers from the American University faculty and prominent professional lobbyists representing corporations, trade, and professional associations, public interest and other citizen groups, labor unions, as well as law and lobbying firms. The institute examines the full range of strategies and tactics pursued by organized interests and their lobbyists in attempting to gain access, obtain and exchange information, and influence policy makers in Congress and the executive branch. Student teams create a strategic lobbying plan on an important current public policy issue for a prospective client and present it to a professional panel. Prerequisite: GOVT-110 or GOVT-620, and minimum 2.5 GPA.

GOVT-523
001
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

The Art and Craft of Lobbying (3-4)

GOVT-523
N03
GOVERNMENT
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

The Art and Craft of Lobbying (3-4)

European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute

A seven-day intensive program, this course is modeled on the Center's highly recognized Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute and the Campaign Management Institute. The institute provides participants knowledge and understanding of how to lobby and advocate for policies within the European Union structure and processes. The institute focuses on strategies and tactics of policy advocacy within the EU. Well-known lobbyists, EU officials, academics, business executives, and journalists knowledgeable about EU lobbying meet with the students in Brussels. A variety of policy topics are covered in the institute, including trade, human rights, regulation, environmental policy, agriculture, the use of interest groups and lobbying in the EU, and sources of stability and change in the EU. The law, regulations, ethics and lobbying best practices in the EU setting are emphasized. The institute is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in political science, public administration, international affairs, business, and public policy. It is also geared towards law students, MBAs, and young professionals in government affairs (3 credits and non-credit options are available). Students who have taken the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute will find it is an excellent continuation of their study of interest groups and lobbying. Meets with GOVT-023 N03.

GOVT-523
N01
GOVERNMENT
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

The Art and Craft of Lobbying (3-4)

Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute

The Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI) is an intensive two-week program in major aspects of professional lobbying and influencing the policymaking process featuring speakers from the American University faculty and prominent professional lobbyists representing corporations, trade, and professional associations, public interest and other citizen groups, labor unions, as well as law and lobbying firms. The institute examines the full range of strategies and tactics pursued by organized interests and their lobbyists in attempting to gain access, obtain and exchange information, and influence policy makers in Congress and the executive branch. Student teams create a strategic lobbying plan on an important current public policy issue for a prospective client and present it to a professional panel. Prerequisite: GOVT-110 or GOVT-620, and minimum 2.5 GPA.

GOVT-523
N05
GOVERNMENT
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

The Art and Craft of Lobbying (3-4)

European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute

A seven-day intensive program, this course is modeled on the Center's highly recognized Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute and the Campaign Management Institute. The institute provides participants knowledge and understanding of how to lobby and advocate for policies within the European Union structure and processes. The institute focuses on strategies and tactics of policy advocacy within the EU. Well-known lobbyists, EU officials, academics, business executives, and journalists knowledgeable about EU lobbying meet with the students in Brussels. A variety of policy topics are covered in the institute, including trade, human rights, regulation, environmental policy, agriculture, the use of interest groups and lobbying in the EU, and sources of stability and change in the EU. The law, regulations, ethics and lobbying best practices in the EU setting are emphasized. The institute is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in political science, public administration, international affairs, business, and public policy. It is also geared towards law students, MBAs, and young professionals in government affairs (3 credits and non-credit options are available). Students who have taken the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute will find it is an excellent continuation of their study of interest groups and lobbying. Meets with GOVT-023 N02.

GOVT-523
N04
GOVERNMENT
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

The Art and Craft of Lobbying (3-4)

European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute

A seven-day intensive program, this course is modeled on the Center's highly recognized Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute and the Campaign Management Institute. The institute provides participants knowledge and understanding of how to lobby and advocate for policies within the European Union structure and processes. The institute focuses on strategies and tactics of policy advocacy within the EU. Well-known lobbyists, EU officials, academics, business executives, and journalists knowledgeable about EU lobbying meet with the students in Brussels. A variety of policy topics are covered in the institute, including trade, human rights, regulation, environmental policy, agriculture, the use of interest groups and lobbying in the EU, and sources of stability and change in the EU. The law, regulations, ethics and lobbying best practices in the EU setting are emphasized. The institute is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in political science, public administration, international affairs, business, and public policy. It is also geared towards law students, MBAs, and young professionals in government affairs (3 credits and non-credit options are available). Students who have taken the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute will find it is an excellent continuation of their study of interest groups and lobbying. Meets with GOVT-023 N04.