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GOVT-523 The Art and Craft of Lobbying Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course

The Art and Craft of Lobbying (3-4) 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. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.

GOVT-523-003
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: Public Affairs & Advocacy Inst
GOVT-523-002
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: European Pub Affairs/Adv Inst
Program Fee: $730.00. Travel Dates: June 17-22, 2018. Travel Location: Brussels, Belgium. European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (3) This intensive program in Brussels, Belgium focuses on strategies and tactics of policy advocacy within the European Union (EU). Structured like the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI) but in a European context, the course provides students with knowledge and understanding of how to lobby and advocate for policies within the EU structure and processes. Well-known lobbyists, EU officials, academics, business executives, and journalists knowledgeable about EU lobbying meet with students in Brussels. A variety of policy topics are covered 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. Meets with GOVT-023 002.
GOVT-523-003
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: European Pub Affairs/Adv Inst
Program Fee: $520.00. Travel Dates: June 17-22, 2018. Travel Location: Brussels, Belgium. European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (3) This intensive program in Brussels, Belgium focuses on strategies and tactics of policy advocacy within the European Union (EU). Structured like the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI) but in a European context, the course provides students with knowledge and understanding of how to lobby and advocate for policies within the EU structure and processes. Well-known lobbyists, EU officials, academics, business executives, and journalists knowledgeable about EU lobbying meet with students in Brussels. A variety of policy topics are covered 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. Meets with GOVT-023 003.
GOVT-523-004
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: European Pub Affairs/Adv Inst
Program Fee: $280.00. Special Tuition Rate. Travel Dates: June 17-22, 2018. Travel Location: Brussels, Belgium. European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (3) This intensive program in Brussels, Belgium focuses on strategies and tactics of policy advocacy within the European Union (EU). Structured like the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI) but in a European context, the course provides students with knowledge and understanding of how to lobby and advocate for policies within the EU structure and processes. Well-known lobbyists, EU officials, academics, business executives, and journalists knowledgeable about EU lobbying meet with students in Brussels. A variety of policy topics are covered 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. Meets with GOVT-023 004.
GOVT-523-005
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: 500-LEVEL Course
Section Title: Public Affairs & Advocacy Inst