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