Arizona State University's presence in Washington, D.C. amplifies our institutional voice in national conversations

Why Washington D.C.?

Having a presence in Washington, D.C., generates attention and interest about Arizona State University on an international platform. It spurs national engagements and partnerships for ASU, provides important and one-of-kind learning, teaching and research opportunities for students and faculty members, facilitates ASU’s participation in high-level idea exchanges, and expands the reach of groundbreaking research efforts. Scroll down to learn more about why ASU is in Washington, D.C.

ASU efforts in Washington, D.C. enable exciting

Opportunities for students and faculty

ASU's presence in our nation’s capital provides significant educational opportunities for our students and leverages the expertise of our world-class faculty across a wide-range of issue areas.

ASU convenes key players to advance

High-level dialogue

By being in Washington, D.C., ASU serves as a catalyst and a host of timely, leadership-level discourse between national decision-makers, opinion leaders, and ASU students, faculty and staff.

ASU helps to advance Arizona by serving as a

Resource for policymakers

ASU delivers expertise and cutting-edge ideas to national leaders and policy groups. The Office of National Policy Affairs represents ASU at the federal level and serves as the primary contact for Arizona’s Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., as well as local district offices in Arizona.

ASU collaborates with individuals and organizations to

Optimize innovative partnerships

Our partnerships with think tanks, federal research agencies, policy councils, nonprofit organizations, national associations and other colleges and universities comprise a focused effort to address society’s most pressing challenges related to education, health, economic development, the environment, social justice and many other global issues. 

All of these endeavors work to effect real and meaningful change using our presence in

D.C. as a platform to reach the world

Washington, D.C., is an international hub for key decision-making. Having a local presence there empowers ASU to bring its academic and discovery strengths to bear on the creation and application of new, transformative knowledge.

What are examples of the work ASU is doing in Washington, D.C.?