Every Friday of the term, Professor Connelly teaches a morning class. Then an outside speaker who has practical political experience conducts an afternoon seminar. Former speakers include:
- Dick Cheney, Vice-President, Former Secretary of Defense, and Congressman
- Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor.
- Mac McClarty, Former Clinton White House Chief of Staff.
- Michael Robinson, Professor of Government at Georgetown University.
- Linwood Holton, Former Governor of Virginia.
- Ed Goeas, Nationally-known Republican pollster.
- Martha Phillips, Concord Coalition.
- Jack Pitney, Republican National Committee.
- Josh Goldstein, Center for Responsive Politics
- James Pinkerton, Columnist, Manhattan Institute
- Bill Frenzel, Former Congressman (R-MN)
- Michael Malbin, Campaign Finance Institute
- Catherine Rudder, Executive Director of the American Political Science Association.
- Tom Davis, Congressman (R-VA) & NRCC Chairman
- Jim Davis, Congressman (D-FL)
And MANY more