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Summer Policy Colloquium Frequently Asked Questions
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Come prepared to give a self-introduction. It should include your name, institution and job title, your current job responsibilities/interest, what you hope to get out of the Colloquium, and some personal fact about you that is essential background knowledge for the rest of us. Plan on doing this in 60 seconds (it can be done!).
A final agenda will be provided to you at check in, a preliminary agenda is will be available in early spring.
Please note, participants are expected to attend all sessions. During lunch participants will have the pleasure of dining with the speakers and often times use this time to work on group exercises assigned during the 10 day intensive. Multi tasking during the sessions is highly discouraged and will lessen the impact of the course.
The following are books that were read by previous groups. (click here to read about the books):
In addition, you will receive, at a later date by e-mail, two case studies.
You may decide there’s far too much to read before the Colloquium starts. Welcome to the Washington policy world! Best way to sift through the material is to use your own paradigm. Failing that, perhaps you could adopt an approach like the following for dealing with the “information saturation problem”:
The website for the Metro is http://www.wmata.com/default.cfm . The trip planner is very useful if you are not familiar with the area. A Metro Pocket Guide as well as a guide to using the Metro will be provided to you when you arrive in DC.
To assist you in your planning please note that each weekday, breakfast and lunch will be available for our speakers and participants in a private room. Dinners will be on your own with the exception of the following dates: (information coming soon)
For Colloquium sessions: proper business casual
Information available shortly.