Time and time again, students rank DC Day as one of their summer highlights while working at ITPIR. During this annual field trip to DC in mid to late July, students spend the day meeting with top organizations in the international relations field for 1-hour morning and afternoon sessions. These sessions are great networking opportunities for students, especially since the majority of our hosts are W&M alumni. In addition to the morning and afternoon sessions, all students attend a keynote talk. The 2017 DC Day speaker was Ticora Jones, Acting Director, Center for Development Research at USAID.