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Events Calendar

The Elliott School hosts more than 300 events annually on a wide range of topics of interest to international affairs practitioners. Keep up to date on the latest events and news from the Elliott School by subscribing to our newsletters.


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Happy New Year 2020!

Enjoy this video reviewing some highlights of the past year! And from all of us here at the Elliott School of International Affairs, we wish everyone a happy, healthy 2020!


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Recent Graduate Working to Improve Family Health in Mali

"An Elliott School education has led a recent graduate from Foggy Bottom to Mali for an immersive, global experience. Kelsey Oliver, BA ’19, studied international affairs with concentrations in global public health and security policy. Now, she’s living with a host family just outside Mali’s capital city, Bamako, and working as a health systems fellow with an organization called Muso Health..."


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Elliott School Experts Weigh In

"There’s a new arrival to the Elliott School website! Here at the Elliott School we’re fortunate to have access to a wealth of knowledge among our faculty, alumni, and scholars. Now, we have a dedicated page for our experts to share analysis of topical events with readers..."

Planning Events

The Elliott School hosts prominent political leaders, international experts, and scholars who discuss pressing issues of the day. If you are affiliated with the Elliott School and approved to schedule events, please first read through the Public Affairs Event Training Guide and then utilize the following resources to ensure that your event runs as smoothly as possible:

Book a Room

Please email these addresses to reserve our spaces:

For classroom reservations, please contact Academic Scheduling.

For City View or State Room, please contact the Marvin Center Events & Venues.

Planning for Your Event

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Add Your Event

Submit your event to our online event calendar. Public events submitted by Thursday to our calendar also are featured in our weekly newsletter that's distributed on Sundays/Mondays.

Add Your Event


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Reserve Equipment

Gooseneck mics, sign holders and a livestream kit are available for reservation by approved Public Affairs trainees through this online form. The form must be submitted at least two business days in advance of the requested rental date.

Reserve Equipment

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Request Photography

For high-level photography requests, submit a photography request for a GW photographer here

For mid or lower-level photography requests, please submit a request here. Both services are free of charge.

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Marketing Your Event

Invitations to events or any other email marketing that is targeted to the public must follow the style guide created and implemented by GW's Division of External Relations.

Access the Style Guide

During Your Event

If you run into technical difficulties in an academic classroom, the Lindner Family Commons, or the Conference Room 505, please contact Academic Technologies at 202-994-0485. Please submit the Public Affairs complaint form if you find Lindner Family Commons or Room 505 not in the default set-up as indicated in the Public Affairs training guide.


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