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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

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Q&A with Dean Alyssa Ayres

"What drew you to the Elliott School and this position?
I’d taught at the Elliott School a couple years ago, and admired the school’s academic excellence and real-world impact on educating policy leaders. The school’s mission, with its emphases on education, research, and public engagement, speaks to the different parts of my life..."

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Faculty Book Launches

"Seeking interesting gift ideas for friends and family during the holiday season, or just wanting to give yourself the gift of a good read as winter settles over the campus and many remain holed up at home? Look no further than the latest publications from our esteemed faculty..."

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Bachelor of Science Program Expands Student Opportunities

"Designed to prepare students to tackle a range of global challenges ranging from cybersecurity to space policy, the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs’ Bachelor of Science in International Affairs (BSIA) degree program allows students to integrate higher-level STEM credits into the study of their core international affairs curriculum..."

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