Public Policy group traveling to Washington, DC, to network and attend UMass alumni event

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) students are heading to Washington, DC

The UMass Amherst School of Public Policy (formerly the Center for Public Policy & Administration) is coming to Washington, DC on January 17, 2018, for our Annual Washington DC Networking Trip. In addition to our visits to organizations all over the city, we’ll be taking part in a panel discussion on the political outlook for 2018. The School and our students will join our founding director, John Hird, associate director Satu Zoller, and other UMass alums for the panel, featuring prominent alumni from both sides of the aisle, including:

  • Brian Jones, who worked on the presidential campaigns for George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Chris Christie
  • Stefan Hankin, founder and president of Lincoln Park Strategies, who worked on Barack Obama's presidential primary campaign and major DNC initiatives, are confirmed to speak.
  • Ron Klink, Senior Policy Advisor for Nelson Mullins, who is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Mark Preston '94, Executive Director of Political Programming and Senior Political Analyst at CNN, will moderate.


101 Constitution Avenue, 9th floor Rotunda/Terrace room

5:30-6:00 pm - Reception

6:00-7:00 pm - Panel

7:00-7:45 pm - Discussion, Networking & Refreshments

Local SPP and CPPA alums are welcome to attend. Space is limited, so please respond here to RSVP.