Dates & Location
The course is offered in Washington, D.C., and is scheduled for the week after Winter Term final examinations, so it does not conflict with summer internships. In the past, triple rooms have been reserved at a hotel within walking distance of the White House.
With David Carson's support, tuition is covered for the Washington Campus course. As a Carson Scholar, you are responsible for a Ross fee of $390 (which includes five nights at a hotel), transportation to and from Washington, and your meals during the program.
The faculty director is Professor George Siedel, who received a Thurnau Professorship from the University of Michigan for contributions to undergraduate education. He has served as visiting professor at the Stanford and Harvard business schools and on the law faculty at Cambridge University. As a Fulbright Scholar, Siedel has held a distinguished chair in the humanities and social sciences. He represents Michigan Ross on The Washington Campus Board of Directors and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lecturers in the course include current and former government officials — for example, members of Congress, senior White House and congressional staff, regulatory and cabinet agency executives, journalists, business executives, political professionals, and representatives of advocacy organizations. The course includes site visits to various government buildings, such as the Federal Reserve.
Students must complete and submit an application form to enroll in the course. Selected students are announced before the Thanksgiving break. Admitted students add the class when registering for winter term courses. (This course is included in the 18-credit-hour limit for the winter term.) Admitted students must submit a form that includes parental consent for students who are not self-supporting. Students not admitted to the course will be placed on a wait list. Note that to obtain security clearance for days when the class meets with senior government officials, members of Congress and others in official government offices, the application form requires your Social Security number — or passport if you are a non-US citizen — and date of birth. For more information, contact RossUGPrograms@umich.edu, or (734) 647-2388.