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Louis L. Goldstein

Program in Public Affairs

The Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs was established in 1990 to encourage students to enter public service by introducing them to exemplary leaders, both in and out of government.

The Goldstein Program has hosted journalists, political activists, foreign policy analysts, diplomats, military commanders and government officials of both national and international stature.

The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia, and visiting fellows, student participation in models and conferences, and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.

Dr. Christine Wade, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies, is the Curator of the Goldstein Program. Past Curators include Dr. Tahir Shad (2003-2010) and Dr. Daniel Premo (1990-2003).

Recent Stories

  • In El Salvador, where in 1992 the United Nations achieved its greatest success in peacebuilding to end a brutal civil war, the homicide rate is now highest in the world. In her timely new book Captured Peace, Christine Wade, associate professor of political science and international studies, examines how local elites manipulated the peace process, helping lead the country to its present state.
  • Experts from the Open Society Foundations will discuss the United States’ “war on drugs” and its domestic and international consequences.
  • Washington College and Goucher College join efforts to offer 20 politically savvy young women the chance to learn from the pros what it takes to run for political office. The “Training Ms. President” summit takes place Nov. 5 and 6 in Chestertown.