The Elliott School Newsletter

Our electronic newsletter Briefing is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments at the Elliott School and the achievements of our students, faculty, and alumni.


photo: Elliott School Dean Michael E. Brown

A Message from the Dean

October 09, 2013

Fall is an exciting time of year at GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs as we welcome both new and returning students to campus—and the lines for coffee at Juan Valdez get a little bit lon

photo: Jim Kim

World Bank President Jim Kim Outlines a New Path to End Poverty

October 09, 2013

Just days before the start of the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund—meetings that gather finance ministers and other experts from around the world just ste

Elliott School and GSEHD Researchers Receive $1 Million Grant to Support Women's Empowerment Initiative in Pakistan

October 09, 2013

A team of researchers at the GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs and Graduate School of Education and Human Development has received a $1 million grant from the U.S.

photo: Caitlin Talmadge

Professor Talmadge Discusses U.S.-Iran Relations

October 09, 2013

Caitlin Talmadge, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, is an expert in the field of international security, where her research focuses on defense policy, civil-milita

Elliott School Awarded $2.4 Million to Support Cutting-Edge Research Promoting International Security

October 09, 2013

Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded $2.4 million to support four research programs at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.

photo: Paulo Sotero

Elliott School Launches New Brazil Initiative

October 09, 2013

In July 2013, an anonymous donor pledged $500,000 to support the creation of a Brazil Initiative at the Elliott School.

photo: Marc Lacey and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

Covering "All the News That's Fit to Print"

October 09, 2013

As the story of admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden unfolded in June 2013, New York Times Deputy Foreign Editor Marc Lacey navigated an unusually complex information environment.

photo: Alyssa Abraham

Integrating North Korean Refugees, One Cup at a Time

October 09, 2013

In the last decade, the number of North Korean refugees defecting to the country’s southern neighbor has increased sevenfold; the South Korean government estimates that there are some 25,000 North Koreans settled within its borders today. Despite government programs aimed at integration, defectors face steep challenges as they enter South Korean society—from basic discrimination to language and technological hurdles.

photo: World Bank President Jim Kim

WVI: World Bank President Jim Kim on Approaches to Poverty

October 09, 2013

The week of September 30, 2013 was packed with major public events.


October 09, 2013


Media Mentions

October 09, 2013

Hossein Askari

photo: Michael E. Brown

A Message from the Dean

June 06, 2013

On behalf of the faculty and staff of GW's Elliott School of International Affairs, I am delighted to convey our congratulations to the more than 800 undergraduate and graduate students who walked

photo: Mandisa Mathobela

"Class of 20,000" Challenged To Tackle International Problems

June 06, 2013

The Elliott School’s Class of 2013 was given a special distinction by Dean Michael E. Brown at its graduation ceremony on May 17.

photo: Steven Skancke

Dean Brown Announces Leadership Change on the Elliott School Board of Advisors

June 06, 2013

Dean Michael E. Brown has announced a leadership change on the Elliott School’s Board of Advisors, the school’s senior advisory body. David Nadler (B.A.