Political Leadership Academy

The Carter School Political Leadership Academy equips participants with meaningful conflict analysis and resolution ideas, skills, and experience to pursue more effective and peaceful political relationships, processes, and governance.

U.S. Capitol at dusk

The Political Leadership Academy (PLA) was founded through a partnership between George Mason University’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution and the Bipartisan Leadership Project in early 2020. It was founded with the understanding that persistent and seemingly intractable conflict has become a visible hallmark of the American political system. 

As the PLA expands we are excited to announce the debut of our website where you can stay up to date on PLA events and offerings, learn more about the PLA team, and get connected with the PLA members and alumni.