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Young Black Professional in International Affairs

Young Black Professional in International Affairs

Young Black Professionals in International Affairs (YBPIA) is a new and promising student organization committed to enhancing African and African diaspora perspectives, conversation, participation, and scholarship in the field of international relations through...

International Women of Elliott

International Women of Elliott

  The Elliott School this fall will launch a new leadership group exclusively for women. The GW International Women of Elliott (I/WE) is designed to raise the global visibility and connectivity of female leaders in the Elliott community. I/WE’s mission is to...

Photo Contest Gallery 2020: From Pandemic to Protest

Photo Contest Gallery 2020: From Pandemic to Protest

From Pandemic to Protest Each year, we ask our students to submit their best photography from their time studying and working abroad throughout the previous semesters. Seeing the world through their eyes (or lenses) brings us all closer as a community with shared...

A Message from New Interim Dean Ilana Feldman

A Message from New Interim Dean Ilana Feldman

Dear Elliott School Community, When I agreed to serve the Elliott School as Vice Dean, I could not have anticipated that a year later I would be taking on the role of Interim Dean—as the School, the University, and the world grapple with the effects of a global...

Student Profile: Q&A with Olivia Upham, B.A. ’21

Student Profile: Q&A with Olivia Upham, B.A. ’21

Has the disruption in your life and school caused by the Covid-19 pandemic had an effect on your career goals?  If the pandemic has taught me anything, it’s that my circumstances and the world around me are capable of drastically changing without warning. Thus, I must...

Student Internships Matter to Faith Caldwell, BA ’71

Student Internships Matter to Faith Caldwell, BA ’71

Faith Caldwell, ESIA BA ’71, was a college sophomore in Pennsylvania studying to be a foreign service officer, but had always wanted to come to Washington. When two friends told her they were attending the George Washington University in the fall, one as a transfer...

Elliott Events Go Virtual

Elliott Events Go Virtual

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...

A Message of Support and Resilience from Dean Brigety

A Message of Support and Resilience from Dean Brigety

Dear Members of the Elliott School: I write to you as we experience what is arguably the most challenging time our society has faced in living memory. Some of the most basic things that we took for granted in our lives just a month ago – such as the ability to...

Experts Weigh In: COVID-19

Experts Weigh In: COVID-19

The Elliott School launched the first edition of Experts Weigh In early last year in the research section of the school’s website. The first installment drew on faculty expertise to discuss the various socio-political and economic aspects of the U.S. withdrawal of...

Amb. William Taylor Receives Award for Leadership and Ethics

Amb. William Taylor Receives Award for Leadership and Ethics

William Taylor, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009 and as the chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev from June 2019 to January 2020, was awarded the Elliott School Leadership and Ethics Award for his commitment to ethical...

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...

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