Graduate Programs Brochure

brochure cover: Elliott School Graduate Programs

If you are looking for a vibrant academic community — one with a global perspective and a commitment to the public good — then look no further than Washington, DC, and GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

International Studies Research Institute

Institute for Global and International Studies

Economic Policy Research

Institute for International Economic Policy

International Development Studies M.A. Program

Photo: Sean Roberts
Sean Roberts, Program Director

Steps from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Elliott School engages the Washington and global policy communities in meaningful discussions of development policy. The International Development Studies (IDS) graduate program is the fastest-growing program in the Elliott School of International Affairs. Under the leadership of former U.S. Agency for International Development official Professor Sean Roberts, this program trains the next generation of development practitioners, exposing them to the latest research, best practices from the field, and experiential learning opportunities.

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Regime Change for Humanitarian Aid

June 16, 2015

Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, co-authored an essay on how to make humanitsarian relief accountable in the July/August issue of ForeignAffairs.

Stop Putting Afghanistan on a Deadline

March 24, 2015

Stephen Biddle argues that “withdrawal timetables only delay failure; the U.S. should stay in or get out [of Afghanistan] now” in this op-ed on DefenseOne.