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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



Elliott 360: Latest News from the School

Headshots of Deborah Lehr, MA ’89, and  Frank Wong, BA ’79, co-chairs of IIEP executive circle

IIEP Executive Circle Launches

"Led by co-chairs, Deborah Lehr, MA ’89, and  Frank Wong, BA ’79, the IIEP Executive Circle met for the first time on March 10 via Zoom to discuss the global challenges of our times. Elliott’s newest leadership circle brings vast experience and broad perspective to questions that keep scholars at GW Elliott's Institute for International Economic Policy awake at night."  READ MORE...

Headshots of ESIA deans that spoke at the GW200 bicentennial event

Foreign Policy and Leadership Insights from the Elliott School's Deans

"Hosted in celebration of GW’s bicentennial, the panel included current Elliott School Dean Alyssa Ayres and former deans Michael E. Brown, Harry Harding and Maurice A. East.
Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, B.A. ’80, co-chair and founder of the Leadership Council for Women in National Security and vice chair of the GW International Women of Elliott network, moderated the discussion." READ MORE...

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