January 30, 2019

Students Walking

Washington, DC is the political capital of the United States. But, what else does it have to offer? NYU DC Dialogues led students on a walking tour to visit innovative and diverse organizations to show some different sides of the Nation’s capital.

Students spoke with staff and learned about the mission of each organization. The tour included visits to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), The Raben Group, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), STUDIO Theatre, and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

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Akin Gump Logo

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an American international law firm and the most profitable lobbying firm in the United States.


Established in Washington, D.C., over 50 years ago, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decisionmakers chart a course toward a better world.

The Raben Group Logo

The Raben Group is a national public affairs and strategic communications firm committed to making connections, solving problems, and inspiring change across the corporate, nonprofit, foundation, and government sectors.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre is Washington’s premier venue for contemporary theatre, “where local audiences will find today’s edgiest playwrights” (Variety). Studio produces the work of today’s greatest writers, augmented by occasional productions of modern classics. Studio's work is marked by its emphasis on excellence in acting and design, and the signature intimacy of its four theatres, all of which seat fewer than 225 patrons. The quality of this work has been recognized over its 38-year history by sustained community support and 60 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in professional theatre.

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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.