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Leadership Academy – Washington DC

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Summer 2022 Leadership Academy

July 11-15, 2022

American University, Washington, D.C.

 

“Leadership and Economics” is an extension of our Economics for Leaders (EFL), Economic Forces in American History (EFAH), and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE) programs. The DC Leadership Academy expands the economic reasoning skills learned in these programs through four days of activities and projects in the same interactive style that FTE alumni will recognize. Participants are challenged to take their FTE experience to the next level by applying the economic reasoning propositions to historical analysis and leadership dilemmas. Topics explored include history, government policy and budgeting, leadership and economics.

During the week, instructors will explore the opportunity cost of leadership through lectures, discussions, and field trips. Students will be introduced to public choice theory as a framework to help understand elected officials decision making and field trips will provide an experiential component to reinforce classroom lessons. In 2022, field trips may include taking part in either an official executive or legislative branch briefing. Visits to congressional hearings are also possible should they be in session.

In addition to the advanced economic and leadership activities, students have the opportunity to visit some of Washington, DC’s great attractions as well as hear from EFL alumni living and working in DC. Participants will stay at American University, arriving Monday afternoon and departing Friday morning.

There is a $750 program fee that covers tuition and room and board at American University. Participants are also responsible for travel to and from the program site and spending money.

This program is open to EFL, EFAH, and EGE student participant alumni. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.