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The Elliott School prepares nearly 3,000 students each year for meaningful careers in international affairs.

We develop the next generation of international leaders: leaders with knowledge, character and skills.

Our faculty conducts research, produces scholarship and contributes to the public debate on global issues to advance understanding and to help foster solutions.

We are located just steps from some of the most influential U.S, international and nongovernmental organizations in the world. Our singular position in the heart of the District of Columbia 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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  • To educate the next generation of international leaders

  • To conduct research and produce scholarship that advances understanding of important global issues

  • To engage the public and the policy community in the United States and around the world, thereby fostering international dialogue and shaping policy solutions



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The State of the School Launches: 2020-21 Annual Report

Each year the Elliott School publishes an annual report of the previous academic year's achievements. The report focuses on students, faculty, and alumni contributions to the school's academic reputation for excellence, its research prowess, and the philanthropic contributions of our alumni. Read the full report with a special introductory message from the dean.

View the Annual Report

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Photo Contest 2021: The World Where You Are

Over the past academic year, classrooms that were once confined to Foggy Bottom now span the United States and the world. This year, in an effort to share the diversity of locations and communities our students have experienced throughout the past year, we invited Elliott School students to submit original photos that capture the world where you are.

View the photo gallery

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September 11: 20 Years Later

In commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, an event which continues to impact us today, Elliott School faculty have contributed brief reflections on how that day shaped what we do in international affairs.

Read "September 11: 20 Years Later"

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