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Comparative Study on Italian Festival Has Hometown Roots

Junior Angelo DeLeo received GW's Undergraduate Research Award to examine the similarities between “Festa dei Ceri” and its Pennsylvania counterpart.

Leaving on May 29th, 2018 and heading for the top

Eighteen students from George Washington University will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime: summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro and raising thousands of dollars for charity. Two Elliott School undergrads are among the group of 18: Casey Sajna, sophomore, international affairs and global public health, and Austin Simpson, freshman, international affairs.

Sharon Squassoni Joins Elliott

The Elliott School welcomes Sharon Squassoni, incoming research professor of practice at the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP).

Global Capstone Program: Out of the classroom, into the field

Experience is the best teacher, and Elliott students immerse themselves in skills-based training, putting classroom learning to the test through internships and fieldwork. For graduate students, real-life learning experience peaks in the year-long Global Capstone Program, which requires MA candidates to identify and tackle some of the most pressing international issues of our day.

Welcome Back! A New Year's Message from the Dean

A new year brings new hope for better opportunities, better grades, and new possibilities to bring about a world with peace and prosperity to all. In the spirit of the new year, my best wishes for a happy, healthy 2018!

Where are they now? Marielena Faria, ESIA BA ’13

On a recent day last month, Marielena Faria stopped by the Elliott School to update us on her career and tell us about her latest project, Hearts 4 Harmony or H4H. The project aims to bring instruments donated by children in the United States to children in an underdeveloped corner of northern India. Many schools there are really just elaborate tin sheds. “India has so much poverty, yet so much culture,” Marielena says. “Music is often a uniting thread.”

Peace Institute Initiates Mentorship Program with Elliott School

The US Institute of Peace (USIP) selected five GW students, four from the Elliott School, to participate in a novel, year-long mentorship initiative. The students competed for the spots, including writing a 500-word essay in addition to providing their transcripts and resumes.

In Case You Missed It: Notable Recent Events at Elliott

The Elliott School was honored last month to host both retired Army general, David Petraeus, and Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new chair of the African Union Commission. General Petraeus spoke on the surge in Iraq ten years after. African Union Chair Faki spoke about affairs on the African continent, particularly the apparent coup in Zimbabwe and conflict in Niger, where four U.S. soldiers were recently killed in an ambush.

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.