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 400 students have taken part, and alumni often reference it as one of their most formative learning experiences.

D.C. Reunion 2015

On October 29, 2015, alumni of the D.C. Seminar 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 of alumni photos, a community mural, a story booth, and a 25th birthday cake.

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Get Involved

IAS offers many ways for D.C. alumni to stay connected and get involved.  Below are current opportunities.  Contact IAS Alumni and Community Relations Manager Lisa Olason to learn more and share your ideas:

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!  To assist D.C. students, we've established an archive of past papers.  This is a great opportunity to support student learning and share topics that matter to you!  Learn more

Support the Travel Assistance Fund

For many students, the D.C. Human Rights Seminar is cost-prohibitive.  In addition to tuition, D.C. participants cover a $675 program fee (includes administrative fees and dorm-style lodging), roundtrip airfare, and approximately $100 in course materials. Financial barriers prevent many students from participating in the program. Help make D.C. accessible to everyone by supporting the Washington D.C. Seminar Travel Assistance Fund!

Advocate in Olympia

Do you care about access to higher education and policies that support students?  Join UW Bothell students, alumni, faculty and staff for a day of advocacy in Olympia during the legislative session.  Learn more

D.C. Seminar
Travel Assistance

For many students, the D.C. Seminar is cost-prohibitive.  Help make D.C. possible for everyone!
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