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

June 17, 2015

At the end of June 2015, I will be completing my 10th year as dean of the Elliott School, and I will be stepping down from this leadership position.

photo: Michael E. Brown ripping up script

Dean Brown Challenges the Elliott School’s Class of 2015 to have ‘Multi-Dream Capabilities’

June 17, 2015

It was a bittersweet occasion as the Elliott School community gathered to celebrate its newest class of graduates and to say goodbye to its long-serving dean, Michael E. Brown.

Celebrating Dean Michael E. Brown’s Legacy of Progress

June 17, 2015

After a decade of extraordinary accomplishments at GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, Dean Michael E.

photo: Floyd Jones singing at 2015 Elliott School Graduation Celebration

Elliott School Commencement Singer Builds Bridges with Music

June 17, 2015

Floyd Jones is a big believer in the power of music. Shortly after his graduation from GW in May, he and fellow members of the George Washington University Singers and Troubadors embarked on a choir tour of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

Graduate Skills Courses Equip Students with Tool-Kit for Success

June 17, 2015

With more than 30 course offerings focusing on practical skills, Elliott School students graduate prepared for real-world careers in the international affairs field.

photo: Rose Gottemoeller

State Department and Elliott School Partner to Encourage Dialogue on Nuclear Policy

June 17, 2015

Every five years, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference (RevCon) convenes global leaders to review the NPT and assess its implementation.

Elliott School KUDOS!

June 17, 2015

Selected Media Mentions

June 17, 2015

photo: Michael E. Brown

Message from the Dean

March 20, 2015

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.

graphic: world map

The World’s Greatest Geopolitical Challenges

March 20, 2015

GW Today asked Elliott School faculty members to weigh in on the most pressing issues across the globe.

photo: Allison Macfarlane

Lessons Learned: The Tragedy at Fukushima

March 20, 2015

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.

Elliott School Marks International Women’s Day with Discussion on Women and Security

March 20, 2015

Fifteen years ago, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325, which underscores the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflict. Specifically, the resolution calls for the increased participation of women in global peace and security efforts.

photo: United Nations general session

Nadler Endowment Helps Send Elliott School Students to UN Youth Forum

March 20, 2015

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.

book cover: After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program

New Book Looks at the Evolution of the U.S. Space Program Under President Nixon

March 20, 2015

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.