Briefing

The Elliott School Newsletter

Our electronic newsletter Briefing is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments at the Elliott School and the achievements of our students, faculty, and alumni.



photo: Michael E. Brown

Message from the Dean

October 13, 2014

The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time at GW, as we welcome new and returning students to Foggy Bottom. Fall 2014 is no exception.

New Faculty Bring Diverse Talents to Elliott School

October 13, 2014

The Elliott School welcomes eight new and returning faculty members in Fall 2014. The cohort studies a range of global issues, from Africa’s emerging democracies to agriculture and economic development to U.S. national intelligence.

photo: H.E. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Indonesian President Urges Major Powers to Resolve Differences Amicably

October 13, 2014

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono appealed to major powers to work together for the good of the international community in a speech at GW on September 26. In his only public appearance in Washington, DC, President Yudhoyono asked the United States to advocate for diplomacy and global alliances, especially as it tries to pivot its attention toward Asia.

GW’s David Shinn: U.S.-Africa Summit Galvanizes Trade Relations, Private Sector Investment

October 13, 2014

In early August 2014, leaders from 50 African nations convened in Washington, DC for the first U.S.-Africa Summit. The unprecedented gathering, themed “Investing in the Next Generation,” focused on trade and investment on the continent, as well as Africa’s security and democratic development.

book cover: The Arab Uprisings Explained

Faculty Book Spotlight: The Arab Uprisings Explained

October 10, 2014

In The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2014), Marc Lynch, professor of political science and international affairs, along with other leading scholars, discusses the causes, dynamics, and effects of uprisings across the Arab world in 2011 and 2012.

photo: Crowd of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong

GW's Bruce Dickson: Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’ Reflects Broader Issues in China

October 10, 2014

Since late September, thousands of protestors have taken to the streets in Hong Kong, demonstrating their commitment to democracy through what’s being called the “Umbrella Revolution”—referring to the umbrellas used to protect protestors from inclement weather and tear gas.

photo: IAS, Steven Knapp, Christine Lagarde

International Affairs Society Gears Up for 2014–15

October 10, 2014

The International Affairs Society (IAS) is GW’s largest non-partisan student organization.

logo: The Washington Quarterly

The Washington Quarterly’s Fall 2014 Issue Examines North Korea

October 10, 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of The Washington Quarterly, available in November, will focus on North Korea and some of the internal and external forces influencing the rogue state.

Web Video Initiative

October 10, 2014

Elliott School Kudos!

October 10, 2014

Selected Media Mentions

October 10, 2014

photo: Michael E. Brown

Message from the Dean

June 17, 2014

On behalf of the faculty and staff of GW's Elliott School of International Affairs, I am delighted to convey our congratulations to the undergraduate and graduate students who walked across the sta

Beyond the Headlines: Russia and the World Post-Crimea

June 17, 2014

Russia’s invasion of the Ukrainian region of Crimea in February 2014 set the world on edge and cast a number of key international issues into the spotlight.

photo: rural China classroom

Breaking Down Communication Barriers in Rural China

June 17, 2014

Last fall, just weeks after she arrived in China as part of the Teach for China program, Rachael Burton (B.A. ’13) was asked to deliver an address to 800 middle school students.

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