Research seminars are a primary component of the GAI Certificate Program. The Seminars meet approximately four times for two hours at GAI’s Georgetown office, over the course of twelve weeks, and require writing a medium length (18-20 pp) research paper; or two shorter papers.
The Evolution of the Contemporary Congress
Congress and National Security Policy
Committees and Parties in Congress
Congressional Power and Presidential Authority
Interest Groups and Advocacy
Congress and Intelligence Policy
Any of the Research Seminars can, on a limited basis, be arranged as an independent study for individuals outside of the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Students who plan to take the Research Seminars as Independent Study have to call the office first before submitting an online registration.