The latest news and events from our global activities.

Spring cohort trips back on track

Spring cohort trips back on track
McDonnell Scholars head to Washington Trips to Washington, D.C. and to New York City over spring break have been a highlight of the McDonnell Scholars’ experience since 2007. After a pause due to the global pandemic, this year’s programming resumed with a visit to the nation’s capital. More than 50 McDonnell Scholars from three cohorts […]

Wrighton Fellows gain personalized leadership coaching

Wrighton Fellows gain personalized leadership coaching
The Wrighton Leadership Fellows Program is intended to help motivated McDonnell Academy Scholars enhance their leadership capabilities in a way customized to their needs and career. The program provides personalized leadership coaching combined with a leadership experience, to help them build their leadership skills.  All McDonnell Scholars are eligible for this experience, with a focus […]

COVID-19 Seed Grant Initiative: One Year Progress Report

COVID-19 Seed Grant Initiative: One Year Progress Report
The McDonnell Academy COVID-19 Seed Grant Initiative reports positive outcomes in the first year since the project’s launch in October 2020. The initiative awarded $250,000 total to kick-start 10 research projects chosen from a highly competitive applicant pool, which included 34 WashU teams from six of the university’s schools and 23 partner institutions. The projects address the international social, […]

McDonnell Academy EVENTS

The McDonnell Academy organizes special seminars, retreats and other events. Our distinguished Scholars, politicians and analysts lead discussions on political, cultural and economic issues in the United States and the broader world.

There are not currently any upcoming events scheduled. Please check back for new events to be added.

In the meantime, if you’d like to explore campus events, please visit Happenings at WashU.