International Affairs

photo: Marcus King
Marcus King, Program Director

Globalization of economic, political, social and cultural activity has created new opportunities and challenges for tomorrow's leaders in international affairs. Rarely have we lived in such an uncertain world, one in which the need for increased international understanding and cooperation has become essential, not simply necessary.

The Elliott School's M.A. program in International Affairs is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the contemporary issues in international affairs while also developing a in-depth knowledge of at least one or more specialized area. Students may choose for their specialization from among several global issues field or one of the regions of the world. The program also offers the possibility to specialize in more than one field.Graduates of the program have followed a wide variety of exciting careers in diplomacy and public service, business, security, conflict resolution, development and public health.

Program Director: Marcus King
Program Assistant: Michelle Zhang

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Suite 501
Telephone: (202) 994-7137
Email: maia@gwu.edu

For all admissions enquiries, please contact:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Suite 301
Telephone: (202) 994-7050
Email: esiagrad@gwu.edu

Security and Conflict in the Horn of Africa

The 2014 Annual David Miller event addresses security and conflict in the Horn of Africa, from spreading conflict in South Sudan to the resurgence of militant group al-Shabaab.

Davos and the future of Global Governance

Esther Brimmer, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro visiting professor of international affairs, discusses global governance in advance of the 2014 World Economic Forum.