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. Rollie Lal, Associate Professor of International Affairs


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



School Updates


Professor Sarah Wagner Awarded 1st Prize of the Victor Turner Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Wagner, Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Affiliate at IERES, for receiving the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing for her book What Remains: Bringing America’s Missing Home from the Vietnam War (Harvard University Press, 2019).
Learn more about the 2020 Victor Turner Prize


"COVID-19, BLM, and the Undoing of Human Rights in Counterterrorism" with Dr. Rollie Lal

On July 23rd, 2020, Dr. Rollie Lal, Associate Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, and Dr. Graham Cornwell, Assistant Dean of Research at the Elliott School discussed how the US response to the pandemic and BLM protests needs to be addressed in order to preserve legitimacy in counterterrorism policy.
View a recording of the event


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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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