On March 16th, when President LeBlanc announced GW would extend the virtual learning period through the end of the spring semester and cancel all on-campus events for the rest of the academic year, it seemed the Elliott School’s vibrant events scene would have to go on hiatus.
Indeed, 17 live events between March 16 and April 4 were cancelled or postponed.
Then, as students and faculty transitioned to an exclusively online learning platform, so too did the Elliott School’s signature events.
Like our fellow universities around the world, we leveraged the internet to offer programs on a broad range of topics — from The End of Authority: Politics in a Post-Truth Age with Ray Suarez to Promoting Ethics and Leadership in International Organizations with Jorge Dajani, the Chief Ethics Officer of the World Bank Group.
While these programs offered perspective on continuing global themes, we also zeroed in on the many ways the pandemic is affecting people and organizations around the world. Through the Elliott Experts Weigh In series, our faculty and alumni offered insight into such topics as the European response, financial markets in crisis, transatlantic relations, and the global economic system. And the Elliott School Diversity and Inclusion team ran several webinars, including Anti-Asian Racism and Strategies for Inclusion and Microaggressions: Toxic Rain in Educational Institutions, to name just a few.
We recorded many of these programs, and you can view them via the Elliott School’s YouTube channel. While we hope to soon return to live programming, for now, it’s nice to know you can still experience opportunities to hear expert opinions from the comfort of home.