March 4, 2018

Diplomacy Tours: Washington, DC



U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era



March 11—15, 2019
September 16–20, 2019

Are you interested in taking a behind-the-scenes peek at American foreign policy under the Trump administration? Are you curious about the people and forces driving that policy or concerned about the impact of the “America First” philosophy on U.S. global leadership?

Join a small group of highly educated and inquisitive travelers on a unique, informative and immersive trip to Washington, DC. Meet current and former officials and hear about their work and the challenges they face. Learn about the most recent developments in U.S. diplomacy, trade, defense and intelligence from top experts and journalists and engage in discussions with them. Participate in social functions with American and foreign diplomats.


Provisional Itinerary



Arrival in Washington

Welcome dinner


Lecture: Challenges to U.S. and global diplomacy

Panel discussion: Trump’s impact on U.S. foreign policy in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

Field trip: Tour of the State Department’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms

Meetings with State Department officials: The State Department’s role in the Trump administration

Field trip: Visit to a foreign embassy


Lecture: Emerging defense and intelligence challenges

Field trip: Visit to the Pentagon and meeting with officials

Field trip: Visit to Capitol Hill and meeting with congressional staffers

Panel discussion: The impact of the midterm elections on foreign policy

Panel discussion: How the world views the Trump administration


Lecture: Climate, health and other non-traditional threats to national security

Field trip: Visit to the Treasury Department and meeting with officials

Panel discussion: Trump’s trade policies and their impact on the U.S. economy

Field trip: Visit to the World Bank and meeting with officials

Panel discussion: Challenges to the media in a post-truth world

Farewell dinner


Flights home

* A more detailed schedule will be provided to those enrolled in the program. We reserve the right to amend the schedule as circumstances demand.


Travel Arrangements


Accommodation: The program cost covers all accommodation at a 4-star hotel in downtown Washington. The total cost quoted below is for double occupancy. For single occupancy, please add USD 800. Free wi-fi is included. You will be responsible only for any incidentals, such as mini-bar items and room service.

Meals: All breakfast and lunch meals, as well as two dinners, are covered. We may be able to accommodate the following meal choices when requested in advance: vegetarian, gluten-free, low-salt, low-fat.

Transportation: The program cost covers program-related ground transportation in Washington. Airfare and airport transfers are not included. You will be responsible for making your way to Washington. If you prefer, we can book your airline ticket for an additional charge.

Travel documents: You will need a government-issued I.D., such as a passport or driver’s license, to board a domestic flight and check in at the hotel. If you are coming from outside the United States, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the last program day. If you need a U.S. entry visa, we can provide guidance on how to apply, but we do not offer visa services.

Trip insurance: Optional. Costs vary and are additional to the trip cost. We strongly recommend that you purchase this insurance to protect your travel investment. Once you reserve your trip, we will send you travel insurance information for consideration, although you are free to use any provider.


Cost & Deposit


We are committed to providing exceptional educational value at a reasonable cost. At the time of enrollment, only a deposit of USD 500 is due. Once we have received it, we will contact you with more details, go over all specifics, answer your questions and collect the balance.

What’s included:

✓ 4 nights at a 4-star hotel
✓ 9 meals (4B, 3L, 2D)
✓ Small group of 10 or fewer
✓ High-level access
✓ Ground transportation
✓ Entrance fees
✓ Expert-level group leader
✓ 4 expert-led lectures
✓ 6 expert-led field trips
✓ 5 expert panel discussions
✓ Taxes and gratuities

Cancellation fees:
61 days or more prior to start date: $500
30-60 days prior to start date: 50%
Fewer than 30 days prior to start date: 100%

What are the benefits:

✓ Unique, enriching and fun experiences
✓ Rare behind-the-scenes access
✓ Direct interaction with top experts
✓ Immersive learning opportunities
✓ Visits to foreign embassies
✓ Exciting and well-crafted itinerary

Total cost (double occupancy):

USD 3,250



Expression of Interest

To express interest in participating in this trip, please fill out the form below.

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