Our Washington, DC location offers students unparalleled opportunities to bring leadership theory to practice. The beauty of the city inspires students to public service, and our Massachusetts Avenue location provides quick access to downtown, by car of metro. American University students have opportunities to attend policy presentations at DC-based think-tanks, listen to major policy speeches, and to welcome leading scholars, policy-experts, members of Congress, and world leaders to campus. This leadership laboratory known as Washington, DC constantly engages our students in a full range of public affairs issues, and thereby enlivens our study of leadership.
Students spent an afternoon at the Pentagon learning from leaders of national defense.
A visit to the State Department instructed students about leadership lessons in diplomacy.
A trip to Ford's Theatre brought to life the leadership practices of President Lincoln, which students had studied in class.
Students learned about the women's suffrage and equal-rights movements at the Sewall-Belmont House.
Leadership students visited the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site to study Douglass' leadership during the abolitionist movement.
The first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women provided students with the opportunity to study the African American women's movement.