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GW Celebrates 200th Anniversary

This year, the George Washington University celebrates its 200th anniversary. GW’s bicentennial is an incredible, historic milestone. February 9, 2021 is officially the 200th anniversary of when the United States Congress established our university’s charter in 1821. GW's bicentennial kicks off an eight-month long celebration to recognize GW's generations of progress. Visit the GW Bicentennial website to learn more about the celebration.

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Dr. Charles Glaser Receives 2021 William and Katherine Estes Award

"Charles L. Glaser, George Washington University, will receive the 2021 William and Katherine Estes Award.

Glaser has made important contributions to understanding feasible and desirable forms of nuclear arms control and ballistic missile defense in light of a constantly evolving technological frontier. Glaser’s work has been influential for its combination of theoretical rigor with a strong appreciation for the technical aspects of nuclear weapons policy."

Read the announcement from NAS Online.

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Dr. Marlene Laruelle Awarded DoD Minerva Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Marlene Laruelle, Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; Director, Central Asia Program; Co-Director, PONARS-Eurasia; Research Professor of International Affairs, who was recently awarded a Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative grant for her project "Conceptualizing Hierarchy and Resilience in Great Power Politics."

The Minerva Research Initiative supports research that focuses on topics of particular relevance to U.S. national security.

Learn more about Dr. Laruelle's Minerva project.


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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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