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MIPP Goes Online

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Master’s degree program in International Policy and Practice (MIPP), a one-year degree program for mid-career professionals, will launch an online version of the accelerated Master’s program in Fall 2018. Applications are currently being accepted for the inaugural class of MIPP Online students.

Elliott Students Participate in Model G20 Summit

Photo credit: IDS students participating in the Model G20 Summit at American University. From left to right, Bereket Abera (MA candidate), Cecilia Franco ('MA candidate), Gracie Cook ('MA candidate), Astrid Ansah (MA candidate) and Rosemary Manu ('MA candidate).

Elliott Welcomes Back Alumni, Greets Parents

From lobby to rooftop, the Elliott School resonated with conversation as more than 450 Elliott alumni, parents, and students celebrated GW Colonials Weekend 2017, held October 19 through 22.

The Elliott School Gets a Makeover

Students who frequent the Elliott School may have noticed a few updates. For those who don’t visit every day, we have a news alert: the Elliott School for International Affairs is getting a facelift.

NATO Selects Elliott School for Speaker Series

Following a successful Elliott School event last spring featuring NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s Allied Command Transformation, based in Norfolk, Virginia, designated the Elliott School as their primary U.S.-based academic partner.

Dean's Corner: Welcome to Elliott!

Dean B welcomed students at the Undergraduate Pizza Party the first week of school. 508 students, 1600 slices of pizzas, 8 raffle prizes, a trivia contest and the chance to win a lunch with Dean were all part of the traditional opening of the school year for matriculating freshman and transfer students.

Meet the Finalist! GW New Venture Competition Features Elliott Students

Several Elliott students made it to the final round, in the 2017 GW New Venture Competition, members of the 12 teams that emerged as top choices from 116 teams that entered.

Elliott Students Travel: 2017 Student Photo Contest

This summer, in Elliott School tradition, our students fanned out across the globe.They traveled to Kenya, Russia, Myanmar, Japan, Finland, Switzerland and many other countries for work, study, research, and community service projects.

Today Belongs to You: the 2017 Elliott School Graduation Ceremony

More than 800 undergraduate and graduate students and thousands of family members and friends assembled in GW’s Smith Center on May 19, 2017, to celebrate one of the most significant milestones of their lives. Congratulations, Elliott School graduates!

Faculty Summer Reading List 2017

Want to brush up on international politics, history and the like this summer? Ditch the classroom and grab a couple of these books suggested by Elliott School faculty. We promise there won’t be any pop quizzes!

New Exchange Program Expands Opportunities for Elliott School Students

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York (CCNY) and the Elliott School of International Affairs recently established a partnership exchange program to facilitate academic interaction, increase foreign policy understanding, and foster an enriching student experience.

Rediscovering Biafra

One hundred seventy-five lucky GW students, faculty, and conference attendees were invited to a talk by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, held April 21 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Earning a Seat at the Table

A full house of students and alumni gained insight from a global pro on Friday, April 28, when Elliott School alumnus Frank Wong, president of Scholastic Asia, dropped by GW’s Alumni House for a candid conversation about what it takes to earn a seat at the international business table.

Cultivating Gratitude on GW Flag Day

Wednesday, April 12, marks the third annual GW Flag Day, a campus-wide effort to educate students, faculty and staff about the ways in which philanthropy enhances the Colonial experience.

International Women of Courage Offer Hope, Inspiration

Representing some of the most remote corners of the world, the women, all recipients of the 2017 International Women of Courage Awards, spoke at the Elliott School on March 30 to a standing-room only crowd at an event hosted by the Elliott School, the GW Global Women’s Institute and the US Department of State, which confers the awards.