Elliott School KUDOS!

June 17, 2015


Congratulations to our outstanding academic achievement award P D F file icon recipients.

The 2015 Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars presented their research to the GW community.

Mariam Adil was profiled by Global Voices for her work with Gaming Revolution for International Development (GRID).

Sarah Freeman-Woolpert has been selected as a 2015 Humanity in Action American Fellow.

Angela Sako and Katie Wynne were selected to participate in the prestigious Presidential Administrative Fellowship program.

Esra Sardag wrote an article about the challenges facing Kurdish political voices in Turkey for the Center for American Progress.

Michelle Shevin-Coetzee presented her original research on the Department of Defense's budgeting process to lawmakers and members of Congress during the 19th annual Posters on the Hill event.


Sabina Alkire, Oliver T. Carr, Jr. professor in international affairs, and James Foster, professor of economics and international affairs, published Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Congratulations to Nathan Brown, Joseph Cordes, and Alexander Dent — recipients of Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Faculty Prizes for scholarship, university service, and excellence in teaching.

Alexander Downes is the 2016 recipient of ISA's International Security Studies Section Emerging Scholar Award.

Charles Glaser, professor of political science and international affairs, has been selected to receive a Minerva grant on "Spheres of Influence and Regional Orders: Assessing Approaches for Responding to China's Rise"

Ambassador Edward W. “Skip” Gnehm, Jr., Kuwait Professor of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs, won the 2015 Harry Harding Teaching Award for sustained excellence in teaching and extraordinary contributions to the education of Elliott School students.

Hugh Gusterson, professor of anthropology and international affairs, published “The dangerous disregard of nuclear experts for one another” in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist.

Marlene Laruelle, Peter Rollberg, Henry Hale, and Robert Orttung received a 2015 MacArthur Foundation grant for creation of a new online academic journal in Russian.

Harris Mylonas, professor of political science and international affairs, published “Greece” in the European Journal of Political Research, Political Data Yearbook.

Paul D. Williams, associate professor of international affairs, argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions, in a Council on Foreign Relations Special Report.


Congratulations to the Elliott School’s Class of 2015!

Van Z. Krikorian (B.A. ’81) testified before the Helsinki Commission on “A Century of Denial: The Armenian Genocide and the Ongoing Quest for Justice.”

Jane Olmstead-Rumsey (B.A. ’13) has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Frank Wong (B.A. ’79) was honored with the 2015 Alumni Outstanding Service Award. He also spoke at the Elliott School this Spring.