Maxwell and CSIS: A Far-Reaching Collaboration
The bipartisan, nonprofit Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is one of the world’s pre-eminent international policy institutions. For more than 50 years, it has focused on issues related to defense and security, regional stability, and such transnational challenges as energy, global development, and economic integration. Its staff and large network of affiliated scholars conduct a wide range of research and analysis on these topics and develop policy initiatives that look to the future.
In 2013, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs launched a far-reaching collaboration with CSIS that is providing the school's students and faculty with a host of new educational, research, and career development opportunities in the nation’s capital.
All Maxwell graduate and undergraduate classes are now located at CSIS's headquarters on Rhode Island Avenue NW, a world-class facility with a two-story conference space, multiple teaching areas, and state-of-the-art electronics and audiovisual capabilities. The facility also houses Maxwell-in-Washington staff and visiting faculty, and is providing enhanced opportunities for Maxwell to conduct symposia, workshops, meetings, and expanded executive education programs in DC.
While making use of CSIS facilities, Maxwell students have many enriched opportunities to participate in CSIS activities and internships and to interact with the Washington policy community. Maxwell faculty members from across the school's varied disciplines explore research collaborations with CSIS staff and affiliates, while pursuing options for joint programming, teaching, and writing.