GW students paint a banner at D.C. Public School's West Education Campus. (Photos: William Atkins/GW Today)

GW Community Reaches out for MLK Jr. Day of Service

January 16, 2018

Hundreds of volunteers complete service projects with area nonprofits, D.C. public schools and others.

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

January 01, 2018

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!

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Professor Hugh Gusterson wins 2017 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize

December 15, 2017

Established in 2007 by Chicago-Kent alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the Palmer Prize honors exemplary works of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. Professor Gusterson will present his book at Chicago-Kent next year.

photo: Sally Benson, Steve Nichols, Linda Yarr

Small Foundation Powers Big Change

December 11, 2017

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,” said former President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural speech nearly 60 years ago.

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

December 04, 2017

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.”

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Peace Institute Initiates Mentorship Program with Elliott School

November 30, 2017

The US Institute of Peace (USIP) selected five GW students, four from the Elliott School, to participate in a novel, yea

photo: Dean Brigety and David Petreaus

In Case You Missed It: Notable Recent Events at Elliott

November 30, 2017

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.

photo: Dean Brigety Poses at the Alumni Reception

A Thanksgiving Message from Dean Brigety

November 21, 2017





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Elliott Students Tell Their Stories

November 20, 2017

December 2017
As Elliott counted down to this year’s global day of thanks on November 28, our students shared their passion for making a difference in the world – and how philanthropy helps them realize their dreams. In the words of one student, “my fellowship is helping me gain the knowledge and skills I need.” Check out all their stories here and read about how our amazing students plan to use their Elliott degrees to empower communities, promote peace, and protect the environment across the map. By sharing their stories, these and other students helped make GW’s #Giving Tuesday a great success!

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Elliott Welcomes Back Alumni, Greets Parents

November 07, 2017

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

photo: Alexander Fried

How I Got the Job: Transforming Passion for Policy into Agricultural Innovation

November 07, 2017

Via Land O’Lakes internship, Elliott senior Alexander Fried turned an interest in politics toward advocacy for domestic and international farmers.

photo: Van Krikorian receiving Armenian Medal of Honor

Elliott Alumnus Awarded Armenia's Medal of Honor

November 07, 2017

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan conferred the “Order of Honor” on Van Krikorian (BA '81) on September 29, recognizing Krikorian’s “contribution to strengthening Homeland-Diaspora ties, as well as his long-term patriotic activities.”

photo: Skip Gnehm

A New Face on the Dean's Team: Ambassador Gnehm Appointed Vice Dean

November 03, 2017

Ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm, the Kuwait Professor of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs at the Elliott School, is assuming a leadership position as Elliott School Vice Dean, a role formerly held by Professor Edward McCord. Dr. McCord will serve as senior advisor to Dean Brigety.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg answers questions from Elliott School students

NATO Selects Elliott School for Speaker Series

October 04, 2017

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.

Professor Peter Klaren Awarded the Orden del Sol del Peru

Professor Peter Klaren Awarded the Orden del Sol del Peru by the Peruvian Government

September 15, 2017

Peter Klaren, professor of history and international affairs, emeritus, was awarded the Orden del Sol del Peru by the Peruvian government at a ceremony at the Ambassadorial Residence on September 1