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WIP22 at the old ball game 

Nationals v. the Astros

Sunday, May 15, 2022. Missing: Aryana and Malcolm.  Filling in: the marvelous Efrem!

Protesting the leaked Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade

Monday night, May 2, 2022.

Week One:

Weekly seminars are in bold

March 20, 3:00: Move in to Capitol Hill Hotel.  5:00: walk to House and Senate Office Buildings.  6:30: Dinner at the Matchbox restaurant on 8th Street. 

March 21, 7:00: Walking tour of the Capitol Hill Area.

March 23, 7:30: Halie Craig, on working in the Capitol. 

March 22-25: Cherry Blossoms expected to be at peak. 

March 26 (Saturday), 8:00: Play: "Nathan the Wise" at the Folger Shakespeare Library Theater.

Week Two:

March 27: English 43W

March 28, 8 p.m. (Monday), Movie night: "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."  Here are the 40 political movies we are considering. 

March 30, 5-7 p.m.: Alumni reception, Union Station. 

April 2 (Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.): Tour of the National Cathedral

Week Three:

April 3, English 43W

April 4, 8 p.m., Movie Night: "The War Room."

April 6, 7:30: Kevin Liptak, Washington press corp (Date subject to change--introduced by Alexandria Westray).

April 8-10: Mr. Jordan is home. Ms. Foley will be checking you in Friday and Saturday nights. 

Week Four: 

April 10: English 43W.

April 11, 8 p.m., Movie Night: "All the King's Men" (1949).

April 13, 7:30: Jeff Eggers. National security. (Introduced by Ben Ehrman).

April 16, 3:00: Visit to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with a guided tour led by Jean Choi. 

Week Five: 

April 17, 8 p.m.: English 43W

April 18, 8 p.m., Movie Night: Legally Blonde;  followed by a discussion of whether the movie resonates with any workplace issues the interns have encountered in their offices.  Is this actually a political movie?  Consider:

"When I saw the movie I just felt it gave me like a real surge of motivation because I really identified with her," Layla Summers, a family law attorney, told Spectrum News. "I think the movie is still very relevant," she added. "Just being a girl and being a woman, the odds are stacked against you still...When I watch the movie now I feel like I’m part of a great club of powerful professional women, like a sorority." 

April 21 (Thursday), PEA Washington Alumni Association gathering, National Press Club.

April 23, 2:45 p.m., Visit to the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Prepare for your visit by reading our frequently asked questions . Study the museum floor plans on our website. Understand what is and is not allowed inside the museum, the times the museum shop and cafe close, and the Smithsonian Institution Photography Policy . 

Week Six: 

April 24, 8 p.m.: English 43W

April 25, 8 p.m., Movie Night: Dr. Strangelove

April 26 (Tuesday), 5:45, Nick Eberstadt at the American Enterprise Institute.  Dr. Eberstadt holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the (AEI), where he researches and writes extensively on demographics and economic development generally, and more specifically on international security in the Korean peninsula and Asia. Domestically, he focuses on poverty and social well-being. He is also a senior adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). 

We will meet at AEI HQ: American Enterprise Institute, 1789 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 (a six-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station). Light refreshments will be served. Make sure you get there on time. 

April 27, 7:30, Brian Altman, Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the US Department of Health and Human Services. 

April 30, 2 p.m. Visit to the United States Holocaust Museum.

Week Seven: 

May 1, 8 p.m.: English 43W

May 2, 8 p.m., Movie Night: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.

May 4, 7:30 in the Boardroom, Greg Craig, who has served as a legal advisor and counselor to presidents Clinton & Obama, as well as secretary of state Madeleine Albright and Sen. Ted Kennedy. 

May 6-8. Mr. Jordan is home, Ms. Burke-Hickey will check you in Friday and Saturday nights. 

May 7: National Zoo with Patty Burke-Hickey.

Week Eight:

May 8, 8 p.m.: English 43W

May 9, 8 p.m., Movie night, TBA

May 10, 7:30 p.m., Zach Barnett, Communications Director, Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA).

May 11, 4 p.m. Kem and John Sawyer founders of at the Pulitzer CenterJon Sawyer is executive director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a nonprofit organization that funds independent reporting with the intent of raising the standard of media coverage of global affairs and that also supports a broad range of educational initiatives. Sawyer became the center's founding director after a 31-year career with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.   Kem Sawyer is an editor at the Pulitzer Center and director of its Campus Consortium reporting fellow program. 

You will need to leave work early and get to the Pulitzer Center at 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 by 4 p.m.  We'll go out to dinner together afterwards. 

May 15 (Sunday), 1:30: Nationals Baseball Game

Week Nine: 

May 15, 8 p.m.: English 43W

May 16, 8 p.m. Movie night

May 17, 7:30 p.m. (Tuesday) Robert Bauer, NYU law professor and former legal Counsel to President Obama.  He was appointed by President Obama to chair his Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, which issued its report in December of 2021. You can read about the report here and get an opinion by one member of the commission here. He spoke in the PEA Assembly on April 22, 2022.

May 18 Katherine Gronberg, Head of Government Services at NightDragon, an investment and advisory firm focused on growth and late-stage investments within the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industries, and the founder and president of Gronberg Consulting.

May 23: Monuments at night.

Week Ten:

May 22, 8 p.m.: English 43W

May 23, 8 p.m. Movie night: Primary Colors.

May 25, 7:30 p.m. Kwabena Nsiah.  A principle with theGROUP lobbying firm and former Chief of Staff to Congressman Cedric Richmond.

May 27: Last day of WIP22. 

Pulitzer Center

John and Kem Sawyer, founders of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, discuss their work with the Exeter interns, May 11, 2022.  The center was founded in 2006 and has become the largest source of funding for global enterprise reporting. The center supports more than 200 reporting projects a year in partnership with 150 publications, including the NY Times, the PBS Newshour, and the BBC.