WASHINGTON, D.C. – University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank recognized the Washington, D.C. Semester in International Affairs at a special reception in the nation’s capital on October 20, sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association.
Tony Carroll, who is among the group of UW–Madison alumni who helped to start the program 10 years ago, introduced Chancellor Blank at the event, held at the National Press Club. Carroll is a corporate lawyer and business advisor on international trade and investment.
“Tony and his fellow Badgers had seen too many students go to D.C. to sharpen pencils and count staples,” Blank told the audience. “They wanted to create a program that would place outstanding students in organizations willing to provide substantive, meaningful work – the kind of work that helps prepare students to become leaders in a global society.”
The D.C. Semester Program, an undergraduate program offered in the fall by the UW–Madison Division of International Studies, combines an international affairs-focused internship and weekly seminars that feature prominent speakers and distinguished UW–Madison alumni who work in professional, academic, and diplomatic fields related to international affairs.