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CLSAS is excited to host events all over the world! Anything from small get-togethers, annual regional events, dinner outings, and game nights to online webinars. If you have an idea or want to host or help plan an event, please contact us at

Upcoming Event(s)

Past Events

National Security Action Media Training
(training date - pending)

National Security Action is hoping to identify new and exciting voices in the foreign policy space that may not have much or any experience in media – but have the backgrounds to be effective messengers if they were to receive the appropriate support/training.

Register Here

Webinar: Working in African Affairs!

Hosted by: U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense

Working in African Affairs! Please join us on Monday, April 29 from 6 - 7 pm ET on Zoom to hear from CLS and Boren alumni who are currently working in roles related to African Affairs. 

Register Here

Free to all prospective students, the Foreign Affairs Virtual Graduate School Fair will connect you directly with representatives at top programs in international affairs, public policy, diplomacy, and political science - all from the comfort of your home, office, phone, or tablet.
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Department of Defense and Department of State
joint National Security Strategy Webinar Series. 

Next Webinar Topic:  Working in European Affairs

When: Tuesday, February 20, 6-7pm ET

Advanced registration is required. While we hope to accommodate everyone who is interested in attending this webinar, registration will be limited to the first 500 registrants. Please register here:

DC - Sept 19

Breakfast with Alumni and Admissions Offices

VIRTUAL - Various Dates

  • Human Rights, Social Justice, Law - Sept 13

  • Development and Conflict Resolution - Sept 21

  • Energy, Sustainability, and Climate - Sept 26

  • National Security and Global Threats - Oct 17

  • Dual Degree Programs - Oct 19

  • Business and International Trade - Oct 30

  • Science, Technology, and Cybersecurity - Nov 14

  • Diplomacy and International Cooperation - Nov 16

VIRTUAL - Sept 28

Online Graduate School Fair on September 28


Reception with Alumni and Admissions Offices

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Korean Film Festival - free showings from June 2 - 30
Click Here

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FREE American Sign Language (ASL) Classes

In-person & Virtual options

​ In-person Beginning and Intermediate classes will occur at the Northeast Neighborhood Library (330 7th St. NE) on Saturday mornings. Feb 18-May 27.

Virtual classes will be held via Zoom on Mondays at 12 p.m. (Beginning Level) and Thursdays at 7 p.m. (Intermediate Level). Mar 2-May 18

Learn more and sign up here

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The theme of this year’s conference will be “Unwrapping Uncertainties: U.S.-China Relations in A Less Flat World”. We have invited experts in the business, education, politics, news, environmental sciences and international relations arenas to speak on various recent US-China related topics. It is an amazing opportunity for students who want to learn more about US-China relations.

All majors are welcome, but students interested in Economics, International politics, and Sino-US relations are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, simply register at the FORM link below or visit our website at The deadline is February 24 at 11:59PM ET. Successful applicants will receive more detailed information about the event venue and speakers.

🇮🇷 27th Annual Films from Iran 🇮🇷

The Festival of Films from Iran returns to the Meyer Auditorium for the first time since 2020. This festival is made possible by the ILEX Foundation. Click HERE.

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Mark Your Calendars: 2023 Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund Key Dates and January Career Connections Event

The application for the 2023 Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund (CDAF) opens SOON.


CDAF is a grants competition that awards up to $10,000 to teams of U.S. government-sponsored exchange program alumni to design public service projects that make an impact. Project must relate to one of the following five themes for 2023: 

  • Strengthening Democratic Institutions & Fighting Disinformation

  • Protecting the Environment

  • Building Community Through Arts, Sports, Language, and Technology 

  • Human Rights, Refugees, Migrants

  • Fostering Alumni Network Development



Diversity Forum


This exciting professional development opportunity will help students get to know what the dynamic field of International Affairs has to offer, provide useful tools to strengthen their professional skills, and share helpful resources that can support them in becoming competitive, inspired and empowered as they explore educational and career opportunities.

Jul 16 | 10:00a

GWU | 1957 E. St. NW

Washington DC 20052

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Grad School Event


Whether you’ve just started your search or have a shortlist in mind, representatives of APSIA’s top international affairs and public policy graduate schools can help you navigate the admissions process.

Jul 21 | 10:00a



CLSAS Annual


June 11, 2022

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CLS Spark is a pilot virtual initiative for U.S. undergraduate students to learn languages essential to America's engagement with the world

Applications due by:

Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Apply here

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Happy Hour

Join us for a virtual networking Happy Hour where we will connect with Department of State professionals, exchange alumni, and representatives of businesses, non-profits, and more!


Tuesday, October 19 (16:30p - 18:30p) 

Learn more and RSVP HERE

Career Connections Virtual Happy Hour
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Join APSIA for an introductory webinar on best practices when applying for graduate school. 

Date: March 16, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Where: Online
Cost: This event is free.


APSIA Webinar:
Best Practices in Applying to Graduate School
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International Affairs and Public Policy Graduate School Fair

Date: September 30, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm ET
Where: Online
Cost: This event is free.


APSIA Graduate School Fair (Online)

CLSAS is offering 10 free tickets (admission + tasting) to this event. 

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019

16:30 to 20:00

Museum of Food & Drink (Brooklyn, NY) 

Learn more and RSVP HERE

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APSIA is hosting an online graduate school fair for those interested in international careers and graduate programs.

November 21 | 11:00am


Learn more and register here.

APSIA: Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

Come grab food or coffee at the Corner Bakery Cafe on L Street and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to CLSAS! 

1828 L St. NW, Ste 101, Washington, DC

Saturday, November 16, 2019

09:00 to 14:00

More information HERE

CLSAS Food Fundraiser (DC)

Polish your resume and come join us at our first Federal Government Recruitment Event! 

July 19 14:30-17:00

2301 L St. NW

Washington, D.C. 20037

Register here!

Federal Govt. Recruitment Event

Join us for our first ever conference!

Register Here!

CLSAS First Annual Conference

The Cox-State Department Diplomacy Seminar is a fully funded, three-day professional exploration program to be held in Washington, D.C., October 2-5, 2019. 

Apply Here!

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CLS Alumni Society Regional Event

When: March 21, 2019

Where: Cages - 428 Jiangning Lu, Jing'an Sports Centre, 3/F, near Wuding Lu

Shanghai, China

37th Annual Conference on U.S. - Turkish Relations

When: April 14 - 16

Where: Trump Hotel, DC

Volunteer Here!

Volunteer Code: HR453Q

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CLS Alumni Society Happy Hour

When: August 17th 7-9PM

Where: Senator Saloon (98 Wuyuan Road near Wulumuqi)

Click here to RSVP

Shanghai, China

CLS, Fulbright, and Gillman Potluck and Picnic.

Millenium Park, Chicago

5:00pm | August 24, 2018 

Click here to RSVP


General Chamber of Commerce

Oct 30 from 6:00-9:00pm


Where: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Click here to RSVP

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CLS Alumni Society Happy Hour


When: August 9th 5:30-8PM

Where: Ousia (629 W 57th Street New York, NY 10019)

Click here to RSVP


CLS Alumni Society Gathering


Silver Pizza near UC Berkley at 4pm

No need to RSVP for this event, just stop on by!

We'd love to hear your ideas for CLSAS, so bring some questions and comments

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CLS Alumni Society Happy Hour


Stay tuned for an event in Seattle, WA later this year.

RSVP Coming Soon!

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