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.
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
Elliott 360: Latest News from the School
A photo exhibition called, “Kwibuka Rwanda: Commemorative practices of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda,” currently on display in the Elliott School’s second-floor atrium reflects on the genocide, telling stories of survivors’ loss and trauma.
Sports create a common language and a shared culture, if only on the playing field. It can be a useful diplomatic tool to facilitate people-to-people relationships and to build trust between countries. At the global level, sports often become an important avenue for cross-cultural communication, says Tara Sonenshine, a former U.S. under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, who is now a senior career coach at the Elliott School.