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.
In January, the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) survey ranked GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs in the top ten for the study of international affairs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The survey—a poll of more than 1,600 scholars—is the only one that ranks international affairs academic programs.
On March 11, 2011, there was a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the eastern coast of Japan. This megaquake caused a massive tsunami that inundated the Japanese coastline.
On February 2, hundreds of young people from around the world gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York for the 2015 UN Economic and Social Council’s Youth Summit. One of those gathered was Elliott School freshman Abriana Bernstein.
In May 1961, John F. Kennedy charged the United States to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. With that challenge, the Space Race became a significant facet of the Cold War.
From Ukraine to Iran, the DMZ to the Syrian border, our students have traveled the world over the past year acting as a global force for change in almost every corner of the world. This Spring, the Elliott School held its second annual student photo contest, featuring student-submitted photographs and stories from work, study, and travel abroad.
International Affairs Inbox: The Middle East in Transition
On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall was breached, allowing a stream and then a flood of East Berliners through its gates and into West Berlin. It was a world-changing event.
GW's Elliott School of International Affairs Receives $2.7 Million from Department of Education’s Title VI Program
In October 2014, two Elliott School research institutes received grants from the U.S. Department of Education for more than $2.7 million. The awards, part of the Department of Education’s Title VI program, will support the work of the Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies.
“Africa’s prosperity depends on Africa’s greatest resource—its people.” This was the theme of the Elliott School’s David H. Miller event featuring U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
In November, as the Obama administration reviewed its strategy toward ISIS and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, two back-to-back Elliott School events examined the options available to the United States and its allies as well as the path forward in the region.