While there are many political education programs designed for seasoned professionals or partisans, the New Politics Forum remains unique. Established in 2003 at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, the New Politics Forum is the only program of its kind in Texas offering conferences, trainings, and events that are: (1) strictly nonpartisan; (2) primarily youth-focused; and (3) taught by active political professionals.
The New Politics Forum offers:
hands-on skill development that combines job relevance with cutting-edge academic research;
networking and mentorship opportunities for students and alumni;
rotating topics appropriate to the political environment and changes in new media;
conferences and trainings that incorporate a more critical approach focusing on ethics, political values, and culture; and
a stepping stone to careers in politics and life-long, sustained civic engagement.
May 30 - 31, 2020
Digital Campaign Bootcamp - a practical introduction to political campaigns
July 7, 2020
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