Fall 2020 update


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Important Information

The George Washington University continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. The guidance found on the following pages is subject to change and will be updated regularly:


Fall 2020 First Look


While we wish we could see you in person this semester, our professors are hard at work preparing to move to a virtual environment. No matter the circumstances, we are committed to providing a world-class education and an excellent remote instructional experience. Hear from a few of our instructors about their plans for the Fall 2020 semester!



Dr. Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs


Dr. Alexander Cromwell, Associate Director of the Dean's Scholars Program and Experiential Learning


Dr. James Foster, Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy; Oliver T. Carr Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics



Dr. Shirley Graham, Director of the Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs; Associate Professor of Practice in International Affairs


Dr. Rollie Lal, Associate Professor of International Affairs


Amb. David Shinn, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs


School Updates


The Fall 2020 Issue of The Washington Quarterly is live!

Authors debate what is necessary to maintain global order and peace, as well as whether nuclear arms control can remain effective in today's multipolar environment. Plus, are pandemics and climate change greater threats than China? Does unpredictability work as a deterrence strategy?
Read The Washington Quarterly


Professor Sean Roberts Publishes “The War on the Uyghurs”

On September 8, Sean R. Roberts, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs; Director, International Development Studies Program, published his book The War on the Uyghurs: China's Internal Campaign Against a Muslim Minority (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics Book 78)
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Upcoming Events


Meddling in the Ballot Box: The Causes and Effects of Partisan Electoral Interventions


Korea Policy Forum “Virtual Roundtable Discussions: U.S.-Korea Relations in the Era of U.S.-China Strategic Rivalry"
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020, 8:30 – 10:30 AM


ESIA International Affairs Program Virtual Information Session


Sports, Ethics, and Black Lives Matter

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Jacob Winn

Jacob Winn

BA Candidate, 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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