Briefing

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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WVI Gets a Facelift

March 29, 2013

The Elliott School's Web Video Initiative (WVI) has a new look and greatly enhanced functionality.

photo: Michael E. Brown

A Message from the Dean

January 30, 2013

The new year began with sad news: former GW President Lloyd Elliott passed away on January 1 at the age of 94.

photo: Lloyd H. Elliott

Remembering Lloyd Elliott

January 30, 2013

Dr. Lloyd Hartman Elliott, president emeritus of the George Washington University, passed away at the age of 94 on January 1, 2013. In 1965, the year of his appointment as GW president, Dr.

Research Examines Sustainability from a Global Perspective

January 30, 2013

In Fall 2007, GW President Steven Knapp assembled a task force of faculty, staff, and students to consider how the university should respond to the challenge of environmental sustainability. The task force released its findings in 2008. Now, five years later, GW has made great strides forward in meeting its goal of being a leader in sustainability issues, both within the world of higher education and among Washington, DC, organizations.

photo: sign at Plenitud Eco-Educational Initiatives facility in Puerto Rico

Students Practice Permaculture in Puerto Rico

January 30, 2013

Arriving under a dark January sky, a group of George Washington University students were led down a path lit with tiki torches to their new homes in Puerto Rico for the next seven days. This would not be a tropical vacation though; the accommodations were a group of raised tents, at the edge of a permaculture farm in rural Las Marías province.

International Development Studies Program Celebrates 20 Years

January 30, 2013

Two decades after the International Development Studies (IDS) graduate program was introduced at the Elliott School, the program enjoys ever greater

photo: Patricia Solias teaching Urban Sustainability and Development in Panama

Teaching Urban Sustainability in Panama

January 30, 2013

When GW Professor Marie Price developed her field course in "Urban Sustainability and Development," she built it around the three main parts of the Elliott School's mission: education, research, and engagement.

Research Spotlight: Institute for International Economic Policy

January 30, 2013

GW's Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP), launched in 2007, continues to capitalize on its unique location in the heart of Washington, DC. Already one of the leading university-based research groups in economic policy analysis, the institute — under the leadership of director James Foster — continues to move forward with its research endeavors, including IIEP's four priority projects.

Elliott School Kudos!

January 30, 2013

Faculty

Media Mentions

January 30, 2013

Gregg Brazinsky

photo: Michael E. Brown

A Message from the Dean

November 29, 2012

Now that the U.S. presidential election has taken place, the general direction of U.S. foreign policy for the next four years is clearer.

photo: Michael Brown and Graham Allison

Lessons from a Nuclear Crisis

November 29, 2012

In October 1962, the Soviet Union covertly placed nuclear weapons on the small island nation of Cuba, ultimately bringing the United States and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war.

photo: David Shambaugh

Professor David Shambaugh Says New Chinese Leadership is "Good News" for the United States

November 29, 2012

David Shambaugh, professor of political science and international affairs, is a renowned expert on China and U.S.-China relations.

New Grant Funding to Support Student Internships in Asia

November 29, 2012

Elliott School graduate students looking to gain foreign work experience now have the unique opportunity to receive funding to pursue an internship in Asia, starting as early as summer 2013.