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Washington Program in National Issues (WPNI)

The Washington Program in National Issues (WPNI) is a full 15-week academic program offered each spring semester that offers 15 academic credit hours. A select group of juniors and seniors from various academic disciplines study the U.S. political process and national and international policy issues firsthand in the most dynamic and stimulating political atmosphere in the world: Washington,D.C.

The program's three primary objectives are:

  1. Facilitate learning about the U.S. political system and its policy issues.
  2. Develop an understanding of the interrelationship of public issues and structures of government.
  3. Encourage individual initiative and provide for experiences in internship and research.


Richard C. Robyn, Director
Washington Program in National Issues
Political Science Department
302 Bowman Hall
Kent, Ohio 44242
Political Science Department Office: (330) 672-2060
WPNI Office: (330) 672-8944
Fax: (330) 672-3362