Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard, will deliver the graduation address to Elliott School of International Affairs class of 2017.
An unexpected turn led Hena Khan (M.A.’97) from her career as international development consultant to successful children’s author. Khan says she recognized the work she enjoyed the most had a strong writing component, but never dreamed of becoming a published author.
More than 1,300 high school students came together recently to exercise their diplomatic skills and knowledge of international affairs at the Washington Area Model United Nations Conference (WAMUNC). Now in its 19th year, WAMUNC is hosted and run entirely by the International Affairs Society (IAS), the largest non-partisan student organization at GW. The majority of WAMUNC staff are Elliott School students.
Combat veteran, Purple Heart recipient and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) will deliver GW's commencement address before an audience of 25,000 graduates, friends and family members on May 21 on the National Mall. The Elliott School alumna said she looks forward to encouraging graduates to “go out and make a difference in the world.”
Five GW alumni will receive the Alumni Outstanding Service Award in April for their volunteer efforts in support of the university. The awards are given to alumni for their contributions to university programs. They will be presented at the 56th annual Alumni Outstanding Service Awards ceremony April 6 at the Marvin Center.
Ambassador Laura Holgate joins the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy as a distinguished Visiting Scholar
Amb. Laura Holgate has just returned from her appointment as Ambassador to the UN Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, Austria and will join us at IISTP for the coming year.
Dean Reuben E. Brigety spoke at the lecture on Diversity and Public Service at The University Club in Pittsburgh, PA.
Recently, Elliott School students Anna Hedlund ('17) and Madeline Beecher ('17) set out for a trip of a lifetime, witnessing first hand border control activities in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
LAHSP lecturer and former ambassador Lino Gutierrez discusses what the communist leader’s death means for the island and its relationship with the United States.
The Elliott School of International Affairs announces the Initiative for Disaster Resilience and Humanitarian Affairs, an interdisciplinary effort to educate, train, and quip leaders to prevent, prepare, and respond to disasters.
Dr. Thomas LeBlanc addressed members of the university community: "There is a special opportunity here."
Since graduating from GW, Rose Gottemoeller, ESIA MA ’81, has been changing the world—literally. Rose is the Deputy Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a position she took up in October 2016. She is the first woman and second American to hold this title.
Ted Schmitt, ESIA MA ’06, is not your average conservationist. A technology wizard living in Seattle and working for Vulcan Inc., Schmitt wields big data as a weapon in the fight to protect the Earth’s threatened species.
Josh Pickar, who received his B.A. from the Elliott School of International Affairs in 2014, will study global governance and diplomacy as well as comparative social policy at the University of Oxford.