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A Look Inside D.C.:The role of NGOs and Non-Profits in Washington

Come take a look inside D.C. and the role of NGOs and non-profits in Washington with Emily Seldin ’11 and Wes Pyron ’12.

Monday, September 23rd | Noon | Bertrand Library Traditional Reading Room

Lunch will be provided, sign up on the BRIDGE by Friday, September 20

The President and Congress are arguably the most recognizable figures in American Politics. While these leaders create, debate, and pass countless legislative acts, it is the non-profits, think tanks, and other public policy forces that truly drive political policy in our nation’s capital. These groups of motivated, hard-working individuals conduct research and advocate for their causes in hopes of influencing public policy on a number of issue areas such as economics, technology, and social policy. To speak on their experiences at the Center for American Progress, please join Emily and Wes for a brief presentation and discussion on the inside workings and opportunities of the political hub of D.C.

  • Emily Seldin, Class of 2011
    Emily is the Programs Manager at the Center for American Progress/ Action Fund. Emily is from St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish. After interning with Sen. Claire McCaskill’s press team, Emily joined the ThinkProgress War Room at CAP. Previously, Emily completed internships with the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, Robin Carnahan’s U.S. Senate Campaign, and was an organizing fellow for Obama for America and Students for Barack Obama in 2008. Emily was a BSG Representative from 2007-2011, was very involved with New Student Orientation and spent the spring of 2010 studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Wes Pyron, Class of 2012
    Originally from Gettysburg, PA, Wes is the Development Assistant at the Center for American Progress/ Action Fund. While at Bucknell, he double majored in International Relations and Spanish at Bucknell. He studied abroad with the Bucknell program in Granada, Spain and was heavily involved with Admissions, serving as a Student Coordinator for two and a half years while at Bucknell, including two summers. His interest in development work stemmed from his Co-Executive Chair position with the Senior Gift Gift.

Open to all majors

Lunch will be provided, sign up on the BRIDGE by Friday, September 20

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