The Elliott School of International Affairs

Building Leaders for the World

The Elliott School of International Affairs prepares nearly 3,000 students each year for meaningful careers in international affairs. Our position in the heart of Washington, D.C. enriches our teaching and research by giving our students and faculty unparalleled opportunities to engage with the international leaders who walk through our doors on a regular basis.

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Save the Date: GW Giving Day 2023

Nearly 2,500 donors contributed to last year’s Giving Day. Let’s raise even higher April 4 through 5 to support our amazing students. For our on-campus community, join your fellow students, faculty and staff on April 4 from 12-3pm in Kogan Plaza to make a gift, enjoy live music, activities and more.
GW Giving Day: April 5-4. background photograph of the GW tempietto.
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GW Elliott School confers first Elliott Equity Fund Awards

The summer after her first year at GW – entirely online – Deseree Chacha spent three weeks in Tanzania, to visit her grandmother and other family members. “I am a first-generation Tanzanian-American, and I think of Tanzania as home,” she says. “I definitely have taken an international journey to the Elliott School.” Read more in Elliott 360.

Stephen B. Kaplan Receives 2023 Luciano Tomassini International Relations Book Award

Associate Professor Stephen B. Kaplan's book, Globalizing Patient Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Finance in the Americas (Cambridge University Press), was awarded the 2023 Luciano Tomassini International Relations Book Award, presented by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). This award is presented to the author of an outstanding book on Latin American foreign policies and international relations. Congratulations to Dr. Kaplan!
Headshot of Stephen B. Kaplan beside the cover of his book, Globalizing Patient Capital


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