BPC recently partnered with The Washington Center for the first week of its annual Inside Washington Seminar: Exploring Bipartisan Solutions.
The program is designed to give students from universities around the country the opportunity to come to Washington, D.C., and gain “real world” experience outside of the classroom. Throughout the two-week program, students gain political insight from prestigious speakers, thought leaders and elected officials, as well as share their own views through respectful conversations amongst their colleagues. They are taken on site visits and tours of many national monuments and memorials throughout Washington to complete a well-rounded experience.
The Exploring Bipartisan Solutions seminar featured panels on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Commission on Political Reform, Energy Project, Economic Policy Project, or “Financing the American Dream”, and Immigration Task Force. BPC President Jason Grumet opened the seminar with an overview of the BPC and its mission, and BPC co-founder and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle concluded the seminar with closing closing remarks on the importance of bipartisanship. Other featured speakers included BPC Senior Fellows Dan Glickman and Bob Bennett, Energy Project Executive Director Margot Anderson and BPC’s Immigration Policy Director Theresa Brown.
BPC shares The Washington Center’s view that “A necessity for bipartisan policy is an understanding for the diversity of perspectives on the issues at hand. That understanding is best achieved through thoughtful and respectful dialogue leading to the discovery of shared interests and common ground. This seminar provides a valuable and important opportunity for the next generation of leaders to learn these perspectives, share their own views and address some of our government’s most challenging problems together as they explore bipartisan solutions.” BPC could not have been more pleased to partner with The Washington Center on this important program.
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