Graduate Programs Brochure

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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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In the News

Poverty Mapping: Geneaology of a Term

October 21, 2014

The Middle East Report publishes an article about poverty mapping by Mona Atia, associate professor of geography and international affairs.

photo: Paramilitary police guard their armored personnel carrier in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang on May 23, 2014

China's crackdown on Uighurs could spark even more clashes, say analysts

September 25, 2014

Aljazeera America quotes Sean Roberts about the Uyghur-China conflict.

Uighur Scholar in China Sentenced to Life in Prison

September 23, 2014

The Wall Street Journal quotes Sean Roberts in an article by Josh Chin. (subscription required)