Photo of Ambassador of Peru at an event at the Elliott School.

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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 Calendar of Events. 


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photo: Dean Reuben Brigety speaks to the incoming students at Graduate Orientation



A Message From the Dean

Welcome back! For those of you who are new to the Elliott School, we welcome you and look forward to getting to know you.
Over the past few days, I have been excited to see many of you return to campus. Elliott School students are some of the most talented, enthusiastic and service-oriented students I have met. And I am reminded that international affairs practitioners are a special breed. They are problem solvers, bridge-builders; they care deeply about the state of the world and seek to find solutions to global challenges.


photo: First Year Elliott School students at the Orientation Pizza Party



The "First Year Experience" - New Students Welcomed to Elliott

The Elliott School of International Affairs held its inaugural retreat for incoming undergraduate students, where they discussed issues of ethical importance as part of a new requirement to take a one-credit “First Year Experience” course focused on leadership, ethics and practice (LEAP), as well as professional development.


photo: Margaret Meiman, ESIA BA '20



How I Spent My Summer

We caught up with Elliott School junior Maggie Meiman at the start of the semester to chat about her summer internship at the Atlantic Council, a major think tank focused on strengthening the transatlantic alliance. A New Jersey native, Maggie honed her critical-thinking skills debating global issues as a member of her high school debate team. At the Elliott School, she is a double major in international affairs and economics. When not in class or writing papers, she is often engaged in service work with members of her professional foreign service sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon. A stipend from GW’s Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund made it possible for Maggie to accept this prestigious internship.

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

Event Submission Form

Table Microphone Reservation Form

If you would like to reserve one of our live streaming kits, email Colette Kent at [email protected].

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

If you arrive at either the Lindner Family Commons or Conference Room 505 and do not find the room clean and in the default setup, please fill out the Public Affairs Space Complaint Form

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.

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.


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