Elliott School Celebrates International Women’s Day

For more than a century, International Women’s Day has been held worldwide on March 8 to celebrate the achievements of women. The day also serves as a reminder and call-to-action for accelerating gender parity. Here’s how the Elliott School is celebrating the achievements of women in commemoration of International Women’s Day.


International Women’s Day Photo Exhibit

Have you checked out our latest photo exhibition on the second floor atrium of our building at 1957 E Street NW?

The exhibit features women politicians and political activists worldwide who have taken on leadership roles and campaigned on the issues they’re passionate about. Each of these women represent a “first,” having smashed through glass ceilings and striven to have their voice heard and valued, providing a new model of leadership and a vision of how politics can be done.

The exhibit, held in partnership with the Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs (GEIA), will run until March 29.





Overcoming Violence: A Conversation with the 2019 International Women of Courage

Join us in honoring the 2019 Secretary of State International Women of Courage (IWOC) awardees on International Women’s Day at the Elliott School. The IWOC award recognizes women who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment — often at great personal risk and sacrifice.

The Friday, March 8, morning panel will comprise three 2019 IWOC awardees in conversation with Elliott School Dean Reuben Brigety, the former ambassador to the African Union.

Register online to hear about these courageous women’s experiences. The event is hosted in partnership with GEIA, the Elliott School’s Institute for Public Diplomacy & Global Communication and the U.S. Department of State.


International Women’s Day 2019: The Year of Women in Politics

On Thursday, March 7, join us for a panel discussion on women in politics and the current and potential impacts of the increasing number of women in Congress. Speakers will include female leaders from around the Washington, D.C., area and nationwide.

The event will take place from 4-9 p.m. in Room 214 at the Elliott School. A reception will follow the panel discussion. Email GEIA to RSVP for the event. More event details are available on our website.


Interview with GEIA Director Shirley Graham

On International Women’s Day, make sure to tune into the Foreign Affairs Inbox podcast for an interview with GEIA Director Shirley Graham.

The episode will feature two new student hosts, Emma Anderson and Taylor Galgano, who talk with Dr. Graham about the history of International Women’s Day, the impact of all-women UN peacekeeping teams and more. Graham’s current research interests includes women, peace and security, women’s empowerment and the prevention of gender-based violence.

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