Commencement Speeches

2017

Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard, delivers the commencement keynote address; Russell Hartley (MA-SPS '17) delivers the student speech; and Michael Moore, Professor of Economics and International Affairs and recipient of the Harry Harding Teaching Award, encouraged the graduates with the 2017 charge.

2016

Dean Reuben E Brigety delivers the keynote address for the Elliott School of International Affairs Graduation Celebration.
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2015

Michael Brown, Former Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs and Professor of International Affairs and Political Science delivers the keynote address for the 2015 Graduation Celebration.
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2014

David Shambaugh (B.A. '78), professor of political science and international affairs delivers the keynote address for the Elliott School of International Affairs Graduation Celebration.

2013

Former Elliott School Dean Mickey East delivers the commencement keynote address; Dean Michael E. Brown delivers remarks; and Mandisa Mathobela, M.A., International Trade and Investment Policy, 2013, delivers the student speech at the 2013 Elliott School Celebration.
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2012

Ambassador Edward "Skip" Gnehm delivers the commencement keynote address; Dean Michael E. Brown delivers remarks; and Alyssa Renee Abraham delivers the student speech at the 2012 Elliott School Celebration.
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2011

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, Dean Michael E. Brown, Elliott School graduate Thomas Luley, and GW Professor Maggie Chen address graduates at the 2011 Elliott School Commencement Celebration.
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2010

Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of State; Dean Michael E. Brown; and Eyob Tolina, winner of the Elliott School student speaker competition, address the 2010 graduates of the Elliott School and their guests.
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