Building Leaders for the World
The 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report recently ranked Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) no. 6 worldwide in the category, "Best Regional Studies Center (University Affiliated)." The report puts IERES ahead of all other U.S. institutes in the category for the second year.
Vice Dean, Amb. Skip Gnehm recently spoke at the dedication ceremony for the site of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial located on the Mall near the Lincoln Memorial.
Other speakers at the event included former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and Gen. Charles Albert “Chuck” Horner, who developed and executed the air campaign for the liberation of Kuwait.
Adm. Michelle J. Howard currently teaches cybersecurity and international policy as the Elliott School's J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs. She's also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Howard served 35 years in the U.S. Navy. She was the first African American woman to command a ship in the Navy and was the first woman to become a four-star Admiral in the U.S. Navy.
BA Candidate, International Affairs
"My research has focused on the social effects of desertification and drought. Through conversations with local professors, livestock famers, and government officials my hope is to propose policy solutions to desertification in the Sahel, a region in Africa."