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A Message from the Elliott School: Commemorating Juneteenth

"We echo President Wrighton’s words and join the GW community and our nation in celebrating Juneteenth on Sunday, June 19. While we observe Juneteenth on Monday, June 20, this important holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States..." Read the full message on Commemorating Juneteenth.

Graduates of the Class of 2022 stand in the Smith Center on May 13, 2022, during the procession at the Elliott School's graduation celebration

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

On Friday, May 13, the Elliott School celebrated the Class of 2022 with a graduation ceremony in the Charles E. Smith Center. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks delivered the keynote address to the graduates. Congratulations to the Class of 2022! You can find photos from the graduation celebration on the Elliott School Flickr account.

Thacher prize for outstanding publication in space policy

Space Policy Institute Prize Honors Michael Thacher, BA ’70

On Monday, the GW Space Policy Institute announced the winner of its Thacher Prize for Outstanding Publication in Space Policy. Laura Ratliff, a first-year graduate student, was given the Thacher Award for her paper, “Space Debris Reentry: Inadvertent Geoengineering?” Two papers by Diana Jack, a first-year graduate student, and Benjamin Staats, a second-year graduate student, were runner ups for the Thacher Award.



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Jacob Winn

Jacob Winn

BA International Affairs and Political Science, Dean's Scholar, Class of 2021

"I have always loved politics, political science, and international affairs, and so the prospect of choosing my own research path that would combine all of those areas was my top priority.

In the Dean's Scholars Program, I am researching the influence of the Brexit movement, referendum, and EU withdrawal politics on the British Conservative Party, which has allowed me to combine all of my broader passions."

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