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U.S. Politics for Engineers [Registration Required]

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Friday, November 08, 2019
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9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Jeremy Mayer, Ph.D.
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Pratt Master's Professional Development Program

Dr. Jeremy Mayer will provide a comprehensive and entertaining overview of the U.S. government and political system. He will discuss the impact of U.S. politics on individuals and explain elements of the U.S. political and cultural environment that will be especially helpful for international students living and/or working in the United States.

Pratt Master's students can register for this workshop at on the Professional Development Schedule.

Jeremy Mayer is an Associate Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He regularly speaks to State Department groups from all over the world and has spoken on behalf of the State Department in Moldova, Germany, and Mexico. From 2002 to 2013, he trained U.S. diplomats for the Foreign Service Institute. He has offered political commentary to major networks, including the World News Tonight, BBC, PBS' Newshour, NPR, CNBC, and local affiliates, as well as many national newspapers.

Student Feedback: 47 out of 50 responding students said that the workshop was relevant to their professional development. 49 out of 50 students said that they would recommend it.

"Really appreciate the opportunity to know about US politics. It was really embarrassing at times to not know about the politics of the country I'm residing in. No more blank stares when everyone in the group suddenly starts talking about politics!!"

Contact: Carey Rudell