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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Our Mission

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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Alumni Spotlight: Nick DiMichele

"Nick DiMichele, MIPP ’21, was recently selected as a John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellow, a one-year civilian fellowship program designed to pave the way for a career track toward senior leadership in the U.S. Department of Defense..."