Dean’s Corner

An Interview with Alumna Patricia Scangas on her Debut Novel

An Interview with Alumna Patricia Scangas on her Debut Novel

When Patricia Scangas graduated from GW’s Elliott School in 1972, she little suspected how – or when – she would have the opportunity to work in global affairs. Her family was traditional, especially her father, and expected her to settle down close by. Fast forward...

Survivor of Charlie Hebdo Attack Speaks at Elliott

Survivor of Charlie Hebdo Attack Speaks at Elliott

In January, 2015, two gunmen carried out a terrorist attack on the French satire weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, killing 12 people and injuring 11 others. Among the injured was journalist Philippe Lançon, who, three years later, released a memoir about his...

Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year 2020!

Enjoy this video reviewing some highlights of the past year! And from all of us here at the Elliott School of International Affairs, we wish everyone a happy, healthy 2020!...

Recent Graduate Working to Improve Family Health in Mali

Recent Graduate Working to Improve Family Health in Mali

An Elliott School education has led a recent graduate from Foggy Bottom to Mali for an immersive, global experience. Kelsey Oliver, BA ’19, studied international affairs with concentrations in global public health and security policy. Now, she’s living with a...

Elliott School Experts Weigh In

Elliott School Experts Weigh In

There’s a new arrival to the Elliott School website! Here at the Elliott School we’re fortunate to have access to a wealth of knowledge among our faculty, alumni, and scholars. Now, we have a dedicated page for our experts to share analysis of topical events with...

Public Exhibitions Feature International Storylines and Destinations

Public Exhibitions Feature International Storylines and Destinations

Seems like everywhere you turn at the Elliott School, you’ll find a new photo exhibit highlighting its students, its significant areas of research, or partnerships with local embassies. Making use of the available community spaces in the building to showcase the...

2019 Student Study Abroad Photo Contest

2019 Student Study Abroad Photo Contest

1st Place: Raise your hand if you brush your teeth twice a dayMy cross-cultural team and I were conducting a WASH education session at Bright Kids Primary School, the only school in our village. We asked, “Raise your hand if you brush your teeth twice a day,” and this...

Elliott Faculty Working on Green New Deal Policy

The Green New Deal has received considerable media coverage in the build-up to the 2020 Presidential Election. According to Data for Progress, “The Green New Deal is an ambitious policy agenda to tackle the climate crisis, create quality jobs, and promote justice. It...

Graduates Share Their Takeaways, Encouragement

Graduates Share Their Takeaways, Encouragement

As undergraduate and graduate students in the Class of 2019 prepare for the Elliott School Graduation Celebration on May 17th at the Smith Center, we spoke with some soon-to-be graduates about what advice they would give to incoming students of the future Chi Tran, BA...

New York City Career Trek- Elliott School Grad Life

New York City Career Trek- Elliott School Grad Life

For 12 Elliott M.A. students, spring break brought a special opportunity: a journey to Manhattan for the second annual New York City Career Trek. In Manhattan, they met with industry professionals at coveted employers to gain insight into opportunities in the Big...