The D.C. Legacy

The Washington D.C. Human Rights Seminar provides an experiential learning opportunity for students to engage with human rights policy at national and international levels. While in D.C., students participate in intensive seminars and briefings with a variety of institutions and policy makers.

Since 1991, more than 450 students have particpated in the D.C. Seminar, which is often referenced as one of their most formative learning experiences.

D.C. Reunion 2015

D.C. alumni reunited to share memories and discover opportunities for collaboration, learning, and philanthropy.  The reunion marked the beginning of ongoing opportunities for D.C. alums and featured a special message by program founder Bob Schultz, a slide show, community mural, story booth, and 25th birthday cake.

              Bob Schultz' message
                Alumni slide show

                  Reunion photos
              Reflections on D.C.

Get Involved

IAS offers many ways for D.C. alumni to stay connected, and below are just a few!  Contact IAS alumni manager Lisa Olason to learn more and share your ideas:

Support the Travel Assistance Fund

For many students, like Aysha and Salvador, the D.C. Seminar is cost-prohibitive. In addition to tuition, students cover a $675 program fee, roundtrip airfare, and approximately $100 in course materials. Help make D.C. accessible to all by supporting the Washington D.C. Seminar Travel Assistance Fund!

Attend Events

Find human rights and social justice events on these calendars!
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Share Your Research

Submit your D.C. research paper to our archive!  Support current students and by sharing your topic.

Advocate in Olympia

Do you care about access to higher education and policies that support students?  Join alumni and students for a day of advocacy during the legislative session.