Welcome to the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University’s School of Public Affairs.
Established in 1979, the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS) has a history of leading scholarly research and practical training. CCPS capitalizes on its Washington, D.C., location by bringing 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.
Through our three institutes, weekend workshops, and research projects, we have trained hundreds of people for successful participation in the political process, be it running campaigns or influencing policy.
I invite you to learn more about the center and take advantage of all it has to offer.
James A. Thurber
Director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies