Elliott School Graduation Celebration

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Congratulations to the Elliott School Class of 2021! We look forward to recognizing the achievements of our 2021 graduates through live-streamed celebrations on Friday, May 14, 2021. When it is safe to do so, the university will host in-person celebrations on the National Mall to honor the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020, with each class enjoying its own, curated celebration.

Undergraduate Celebration Details   Graduate Celebration Details


Faculty Research Prize Winners


The Elliott School Research Office is delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 research prizes.

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Michael E. Brown Research Prize

The Elliott School of International Affairs is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 Michael E. Brown Research Prize, Hope Harrison, Professor of History and International Affairs. Named after ESIA’s former dean, the prize recognizes a faculty member each year whose research contributes to scholarly and policy-relevant understanding of important global issues.

Photo of Celeste Arrington, winner of OVPR Early Career Scholar Award

OVPR Early Career Scholar Award

The Elliott School congratulates Celeste Arrington, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, on winning this year’s Early Career Scholar award from GW’s Office of the Vice President for Research. The annual award honors the university’s most promising scholars, “whose trajectory has shown remarkable early success with more to come.”

Photo of Martha Finnemore, winner of OVPR Distinguished Scholar Award

OVPR Distinguished Scholar Award

Martha Finnemore, University Professor, was selected as this year’s OVPR Distinguished Scholar. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Professor Finnemore is one of the university’s most accomplished scholars, and this award signifies her influence on the field of international affairs and global governance.

Photo of Chris Cahill, winner of OVPR Research Mentorship Award

OVPR Research Mentorship Award

Congratulations to Chris Cahill, Professor of Chemistry and International Affairs, this year’s recipient of the OVPR Research Mentorship Award. The prize goes to “who has had a significant impact on the academic and professional development of students and trainees in the areas of research and scholarship will be selected for the GW Research Mentorship Award,” and nominees must be nominated by students or trainees.


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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:

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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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