The Elliott School prepares more than 2,500 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.









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

The Elliott School of International Affairs welcomes the International Women of Courage: Courageous women inspire a better world. Logos from the U.S. state department, International Women of Courage and the Elliott School of International Affairs

Celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

"As the U.S. Department of State prepares for the 17th annual International Women of Courage Award Ceremony, the Elliott School is also gearing up to host a select group of the Women of Courage awardees for an event where students can meet the women, hear their individual stories of courage, ask questions, and seek advice..."