Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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photo: Martha Finnemore

Martha Finnemore

University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Room 414
Address: Monroe Hall
2115 G Street, NW
Phone: 202-994-8617
Fax: 202-994-7743

Areas of Expertise

International organizations, organization theory, and ethics in international affairs


Martha Finnemore received her B.A. from Harvard, an M.A. from the University of Sydney, and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She received GW's Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship in 2006. Her research focuses on global governance and international organizations. She received GW's Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship in 2006 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.

Dr. Finnemore teaches courses on international organizations, organization theory, and ethics in world politics.


Ph.D., Stanford University


Dr. Finnemore has also written National Interests in International Society and The Purpose of Intervention, which won the American Political Science Association's Woodrow Wilson Prize as "the best book on government, politics, or international affairs" in 2003. Her scholarly articles have appeared in International Organization, Review of International Studies, and elsewhere.

Classes Taught

PSC 2442 International Institutions in World Politics (for undergrads)

PSC 8226 Politics and Organization (for doctoral students)

PSC 6442 International Institutions in World Politics (for MAs)

HONR 2175 Ethics in International Affairs