Academic Centers

The Les Aspin Center

What began as a single student internship in 1984 has developed into a permanent Marquette University presence in Washington, D.C. The Aspin Center is now a nationally recognized educational program making real contributions to our nation's political process.

The Les Aspin Center's mission is to prepare young people to serve the public effectively and ethically and to provide opportunities to enhance public policy awareness through educational programs. In terms of international arena, the Center also promotes mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through international exchanges.