Our distinguished faculty comprises leading scholars and policy practitioners who bring an impressive range of expertise and experience to the study and practice of international affairs. Faculty members represent disciplines that include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international business and finance, international development studies, international science and technology policy, political science, public health, security policy, and world religions. All faculty members are affiliated with one or more of our 11 research institutes or centers.

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10 Endowed Faculty

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More than 50% of Faculty have served in Government or International Organizations

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Faculty have been mentioned in major media outlets over 500 times in 2021-22


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Meet Our Faculty

The Elliott School's prime location in the heart of Washington D.C. attracts a wide variety of highly qualified and experienced full-time faculty members, professorial lecturers and research faculty.

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Faculty in the Media

Every day, Elliott School faculty members are quoted, interviewed and published in top media outlets from around the world on breaking news and pressing global affairs. See where our faculty are in the news of the world.

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Faculty Spotlight: Hope M. Harrison

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Hope M. Harrison is Professor of History and International Affairs at the George Washington University. In Spring 2021, Professor Harrison received the Michael E. Brown Research Prize. Named after the Elliott School’s former dean, the prize recognizes a faculty member each year whose research contributes to scholarly and policy-relevant understanding of important global issues.

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"Our faculty includes award-winning authors, former ambassadors, and international affairs practitioners from around the world. Faculty members come from disciplines such as political science, history, economics, anthropology, international development studies, international science and technology, international business and finance, public health, and security policy. Our faculty bring a tremendous range of expertise and experience to the study of international affairs providing students an innovative, cross-disciplinary curriculum."

Harris Mylonas
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs