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.


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Professor Stephen Biddle Says Greatest Challenges in Afghanistan Lie Beyond 2014

June 06, 2013

Stephen Biddle, professor of political science and international affairs, is a renowned expert on U.S.

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Alumna Explores Experiential Learning in the Middle East

June 06, 2013

In January 2013, Nora Elsheikh (B.A. '12) found herself walking into one of her long-term aspirations, a wholly unique museum space designed to tell attendees a story as well as educate them.

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The "Three Deans" of the Elliott School Discuss U.S. Foreign Policy

June 06, 2013

Twenty-five years ago — in 1988 — GW's School of International Affairs was renamed in honor of the outgoing president of the university, Lloyd Elliott, and his wife Evelyn. In 2013, the Elliott School is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the naming of the school as well as the 115th anniversary of the establishment of the first school of international affairs at the George Washington University.

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Graduate Student Profile: Christina Walrond, International Science and Technology Policy

June 06, 2013

International Science and Technology Policy M.A. candidate Christina Walrond has found a niche for herself in the nuclear security field.

Research Spotlight: Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

June 06, 2013

GW’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) continues to produce high-quality research at the Elliott School and remains a leader on developments in Europe and Eurasia.

Web Video Initiative: 100th Nuclear Policy Talk Focuses on Science Innovation, Collaboration

June 06, 2013

Since 2009, the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs has sponsored the 

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Elliott School Kudos!

June 06, 2013


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A Message from the Dean

March 29, 2013

We live in a growing, globalizing world. The world is growing both demographically and economically, and it is becoming more interconnected in more ways with every passing year.

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Professor Marcus King on Water Scarcity, Arctic Melting, and National Security

March 29, 2013

Under the direction of Marcus King, the Elliott School's Climate and Water Security project convenes conferences that bring together leaders from think tank

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Learning the Ropes of Foreign Service in Latvia

March 29, 2013

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the U.S. embassy in Riga, Latvia on June 26, 2012 went off without a major hitch — seemingly brief and uncomplicated to attendees. But from her station in the embassy's political and economic affairs section, Elliott School undergraduate Kaitlyn Kerr knew firsthand exactly how much coordination went into planning the trip.

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Nobel Laureate Jody Williams Addresses Gender Violence on International Women's Day 2013

March 29, 2013

In a speech on March 4 at the Elliott School, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams emphasized the need for a coalition of organizations to band together in the effort to prevent gender viole

book cover: Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America

Faculty Book Spotlight: Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America; The Politics of Nation-Building

March 29, 2013

Elliott School faculty are prolific authors on a wide variety of topics.

Elliott School Kudos!

March 29, 2013


photo: George Moose, Todd Moss, Antoinette Sayeh, and Paul Williams

Panel Highlights African Growth, Security Challenges

March 29, 2013

Focusing on economic challenges, international development efforts, and threats to transnational peace and security, a panel of Africa experts discussed the future of the continent over the next four years at the Elliott School's annual David H. Miller Foundation lecture on February 25.