Letter from the director

Rev. Timothy J. O'Brien and his dog O'Congo

Dear friends:

I write to encourage those of you who are interested in combining academic learning with professional training in our nation's capital. There is no greater opportunity for those interested in national policy and career opportunities in either the public or private sectors than those afforded at the Aspin Center. Nearly 2,200 students have studied with us in Washington, D.C., and through our Europe and Africa international study programs. Many of our graduates are now in significant government positions, while many others have received graduate degrees and are making significant contributions in the business and nonprofit sectors.

I am very proud of our highly qualified and dedicated faculty. As the curriculum suggests, our educational model of experiential learning is rooted in solid academics and coupled with internship placements that are individually tailored to match the talents of each student. I view our program as a leadership training base that is rooted in Judeo-Christian values and underpinned by a sense of community building — allowing each student to develop his or her unique talents. The unique focus of this program, along with its care for the development of each student, is our hallmark.

We want the best students with us. The competition for admission is keen, class sizes are limited and, as so many graduates have said, "This is the finest educational experience of my life." Join us!


Rev. Timothy J. O'Brien

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