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Anne C. Richard

Anne C. Richard to Deliver the Graduate Address to the Elliott School Class of 2017

March 13, 2017

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.

Hena Khan (MA '97)

A story to tell: revealing the narrative of American Muslims

March 07, 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.

WAMUNC 2017

A Weekend at WAMUNC: 19 Years of Model UN Excellence

March 07, 2017

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.

Senator Tammy Duckworth (ESIA MA '92)

Senator Tammy Duckworth (ESIA MA ’92) to Deliver GW Commencement Address

February 21, 2017

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.”

Jim Core (ESIA MA '96)

Jim Core (ESIA MA ’96) to receive GW Alumni Outstanding Service Award on April 6

February 17, 2017

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

Ambassador Laura Holgate joins the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy as a distinguished Visiting Scholar

February 13, 2017

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 Brigety speaks at the Robinson Memorial Lecture

General Roscoe Robinson Memorial Lecture

February 08, 2017

Dean Reuben E. Brigety spoke at the lecture on Diversity and Public Service at The University Club in Pittsburgh, PA.

Elliott School students Anna Hedlund ('17) and Madeline Beecher ('17)

Elliott School Students Witness Life on the Border

February 06, 2017

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.

Future in Cuba Is Unclear after Death of Fidel Castro

January 31, 2017

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.

Ky Luu, IDRHA Director

New Initiative to Strengthen Disaster Resilience in Developing Countries

January 13, 2017

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.

Thomas LeBlanc named GWU's 17th president

Thomas LeBlanc appointed as George Washington University's 17th president

January 09, 2017

Dr. Thomas LeBlanc addressed members of the university community: "There is a special opportunity here."

Rose Gottemoeller, MA '81

Rose Gottemoeller, MA '81, is passionate about science and government

January 09, 2017

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, MA '06

Can Big Data Save the Elephants?

January 05, 2017

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, BA '14

Alumnus Receives Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

November 21, 2016

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.