The Washington Campus
 

 





        
     


"Aspiring leaders in business and government would be well advised to immerse themselves in this rich, relevant and real-life week in the life of all things Washington, DC. "

Jessica Swann
MBA Candidate
University of California, Berkeley

  Contact Your On-Campus Representative

Bradley Jong

Phone: 510.643.9000
bjong@haas.berkeley.edu
The Honorable Carl Levin shares his view
on Congress with MBA students
   
     
  View an agenda from a previous course
Click here for agenda, contact Bradley Jong for password



"Excellent program... Highly recommendable to multinational corporations which have operations in the U.S. and those which could benefit from how policies are shaped."

Eiji Hagiwara 
MBA Candidate
University of California, Berkeley
TWC Students at the Library of Congress     

 

HISTORICAL AND PROMINENT VENUES
During your week in Washington, D.C. we will may be traveling to a number of locations around Washington. Although each itinerary is different, these locations could include a few of the following:

                     
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW      
Washington, DC
(202) 662-7500
                        
The Capitol Hill Club
300 1st Street, SE
Washington, DC
(202) 484-4590

        
The Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 387-7783
When visiting the Press Club, TWC participants attend a private luncheon held in one of the ballrooms. During the meal, participants will listen to a featured speaker, often from the press or media. The Press Club is one of the world's leading professional organizations for journalists.   When visiting the Capitol Hill Club, TWC participants attend a private luncheon held in one of the club-rooms. During the meal, participants will listen to a featured speaker, often a current or former member of Congress. The Capitol Hill Club is the social membership club for Republicans in Washington DC.   When visiting the Cosmos Club, TWC participants attend a private luncheon held in one of the club-rooms. During the meal, participants will listen to a featured speaker, often a current or former member of Congress. The Cosmos Club is a social membership club for respected leaders in the areas of: science, literature, and the arts.
         
The Federal Reserve
2001 C Street, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 452-3000
  The US Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 622-2000

The US Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 659-6000
When visiting the Federal Reserve, TWC participants attend a private lecture in the meeting room of the FOMC. Participants sit at the same table as the Board of Governors and meet with a featured speaker from the Federal Reserve. The lecture focuses on the history  of the Federal Reserve and provides an opportunity for participants to ask questions about recent actions taken by the Federal Reserve, both large and small.   

When visiting the US Tresury, TWC participants attend a private lecture held in one of the building’s many meeting spaces.  There, they’ll meet with a key member of the administration to discuss various functions of the Treasury, and get the opportunity to pose questions relating to US fiscal policy and a wide-range of other issues. 

  When visiting the US Chamber of Commerce, TWC participants are given the unique opportunity to attend a lecture in one of the private meeting rooms such as the Hall of Flags, typically led by a Trade Association executive or a former administration official. During these lectures, participants get to hear first-hand about how the interests of business are protected and lobbied for in Washington.
         
The Supreme Court
1 First Street, NE
Washington, DC
(202) 479-3000
  The United States Capitol
US Capitol
Washington, DC
(202) 226-8000
      
During the TWC’s week-long residency program, participants will have the opportunity to visit and attend private lectures at other government departments and other non-profit, public policy organizations. Some examples include the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the US Department of Commerce and the Brookings Institution.                        
When visiting the US Supreme Court, TWC participants will have the opportunity to tour the historic Supreme Court building and also attend a private lecture, typically led by a Supreme Court Fellow. The lecture focuses on the history and role of the US Supreme Court and provides the chance for participants to ask questions about recent rulings and the court’s relationship to business in Washington.   When visiting the US Capitol, TWC participants are given the unique opportunity to attend a lecture in a private meeting room, typically led by a Congressional Staffer and a House member or US Senator. During these lectures, participants get to hear first-hand from representatives about how business is conducted here in Nation’s Capital. Participants also attend congressional hearings to gain vital information on proposed legislation and other activities of Congress.
 
                                                                                                             

DINING & RESERVATIONS
There are many restaurants to choose from in D.C. and we have listed some suggestions from very high end to more casual options.
Open Table
Reservations
Online                         
  Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th street NW
Washington, DC
(202) 347-4800

1789
1226 36th St NW
Washington, DC
(202) 965-1789        
OpenTable is the leading supplier of reservation, table management and guest management software for restaurants. In addition, the company operates, the world's most popular website for making restaurant reservations online.
  Old Ebbitt Grill is a historic bar and resturant, just across from the White House. Established in 1856, the resturant has been the favorite of many presidents. Hunting trophies from President Theodore Roosevelt's many expeditions are hung throughout the bar, and the establishment is a favorite of many Washingtonians.   1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington, D.C. dining experience. Chosen by readers of Gourmet magazine as one of America's Top Tables, its inspired creativity is delivered in a relaxed country-inn elegance. Decorated with American antiques, its five dining rooms offer comfortable surroundings in a renovated Federal house.
                                                                
Nora
2132 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC
(202) 462-5143          
  Good Stuff Eatery *
303 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC
(202) 543-8222             

Citronelle
3000 M St NW
Washington, DC
(202) 625-2150
In April 1999, Restaurant Nora became America's first certified organic restaurant. This means that 95% or more of everything that you eat at the restaurant has been produced by certified organic growers and farmers, all who share in Nora's commitment to sustainable agriculture.
  In July 2008, “Top Chef” Alumnus Spike Mendelsohn and his mother, Cathy, opened up their “Good Stuff Eatery” restaurant on Capitol Hill. “Good Stuff Eatery” is the manifestation of Chef Spike’s vision to help diners enjoy the nostalgia of American favorites including, Handcrafted Burgers, Fresh cut Fries, Milkshakes, and Fresh Salads, all made with the highest quality ingredients.   Michel Richard Citronelle is located in Georgetown, in the Latham Hotel. The chef and owner of Citronelle is Michel Richard, who received a James Beard Foundation Award in 2007 for Outstanding Chef. Chef Michel Richard moved from Paris to the United States in 1975 and has been preparing delicious culinary masterpieces for Georgetown diners ever since.
                                                   
                                                             
Old Glory BBQ *
3139 M Street NW
Washington, DC
(202) 337-3406          
  Martins Tavern *
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC
(202) 333-7370                 

James Hobans *
1 Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC
(202) 223-8440
Old Glory, located on historic M Street in Georgetown, captures the food, flavor and feel of the great barbecue restaurants of the United States
  Established in 1933, we are one of Washington DC's most historic family-owned enterprises. For 75 years, Martin's Tavern has been a renowned fixture in Washington DC and a must-visit establishment in historic Georgetown.
  James Hoban was an Irish American architect who designed the White House. This resturant pays honor to his achievements and serves as the venue for informal social networking events hosted by The Washington Campus.  
                                                    
                                                             
POWER SPOTS
Come rub elbows with the most powerful politicians in these various restaurants that are famous for feeding Republicans, Democrats, lobbyists and the occasional movie star.
The Monocle
107 D Street, NE
Washington, DC
(202) 546-4488          

W Hotel
515 15th Street NW
Washington, DC
(202) 661-2400                    

The Caucus Room
401 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 393-1300          
Founded in 1960, The Monocle has earned the enviable reputation as the Capitol Hill neighborhood's "first table cloth restaurant". A favorite for Members of Congress, staff and visitors to our nation's capital, The Monocle is the closest restaurant to the U.S. Capitol building and Union Station and provides a delightful dining experience.
  Next to the White House, the most powerful suits - pinstripes and black lace-rendezvous at W Washington D.C., where Italian Renaissance meets modern cool. With commanding rooftop views of major landmarks, W-Gate is all about stately indulgence.
  The Caucus Room was inspired by a vision to create a first class dining institution where Democrats and Republicans could come together over a great meal. The restaurant is owned by Larry Work. Prominent Republican and Democratic leaders are local investors and the restaurant routinely draws Washington's power elite for lunch and dinner.
                                                             

EXPLORING WASHINGTON, D.C.
D.C. is not all work and no play! During your free time, explore the many attractions your Nation's capital has to offer such as the historic monuments or the countless museums.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC  
(202) 456-7041             
  Smithsonian
The National Mall
Washington, DC
(202) 633-1000              

Kennedy Center
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC
(202) 467-4600
Completed in 1800, The White House has served as the place of residence for every American president since John Adams. The building includes the Executive Residence, the West Wing, the Cabinet Room, the Roosevelt Room, and the East Wing. Tours of The White House and grounds can be arranged through the White House Visitor Center, your state representative or with the help of The Washington Campus staff.   D.C. is home to 19 museums and the National Zoo. Although it would take weeks, maybe months to see it all, the Smithsonian website will allow you to explore all 19 museums to see which ones catch your eye. The majority of the museums are located on the National Mall which is easily accessible by the Metro.  Simply take the orange or blue line from Foggy Bottom to the Smithsonian station (only 5 stops).   The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has been serving Washington DC since 1971. In 1959, President Eisenhower began funding efforts on a National Cultural Center but it was President Kennedy and the First Lady that truly made headway in the development with Jacqueline serving as the Honorary Chairman of the Center. The Center was renamed as the Kennedy Center in 1964 after the assassination of President Kennedy.
         
Washington DC Tourism
Tourist Information
Washington, DC
(202) 789-7000   
 
Trolley Tours
2640 Reed Street, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 832-9800

DC Tours
Reservations
Washington, DC
(888) 878-9870
Washington D.C. is home to countless festivals and celebrations. The Washington D.C. tourism bureau provides information on all activities available to locals and visitors in and around the city. The bureau has information on events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival, the 4th of July Celebrations, Wine tasting events, along with information on places of interest such as the monuments, the National Zoo. 
  For more than 25 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has provid edexcelent  sightseeing adventures to millions of guests allowing them to see the best of Washington DC first. Their friendly conductors take you through our country's rich past to present day through humorous stories and fascinating trivia, making each tour interesting and fun.   From the White House and Capitol Hill, to the Smithsonian and Arlington National Cemetery, to tours to Mount Vernon, Williamsburg, Gettysburg (and so much more!), DC Tours will take you to see it all. Additionally, if you order online, you save $5 per person on all their most popular tours.
                                                                                                                        
                                                     
TRANSPORTATION
Washington, D.C.'s public transportation is very tourist-friendly. The metro and circulator bus are the two best options for getting around D.C. but feel free to walk or take a taxi as well.
Metro
Washington Metropolitan
Transit Authority
(202) 637-1234                   
  Circulator
District Department of
Transportation
(202) 962-1423              

Capital Bikeshare
Bicycle Rentals
Washington, DC
(877) 430-2453
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. The Metro system is a clean, safe and reliable means of transportation within the city incorporating rail and busses.
You can purchase an unlimited one-day rail pass for $7.80 or a 7-day pass for $39
  The DC Circulator is all about downtown Washington, DC. The bus system with five routes link cultural, entertainment and business destinations within the city's central core, and its buses - featuring low floors, big windows, and multiple doors for easy on-and-off service - are unlike any other public transit in town. The Circulator is recommended over the Metrobuses for travel during your stay here in Washington and is $1.00/ ride
  For our more environmentally or health conscious participants, or simply just for fun, Washington DC also has a bicycle rental system as an option for transportation around the city. Capital Bikeshare is a bicycle sharing system serving Washington DC and Arlington VA. The Bikes can be picked up from any bike kiosk and returned to any kiosk around the city.
                                                            
                                                           
                                                   

 

 


*Restaurants indicate casual dining


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