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.
A photo exhibition called, “Kwibuka Rwanda: Commemorative practices of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda,” currently on display in the Elliott School’s second-floor atrium reflects on the genocide, telling stories of survivors’ loss and trauma.
Sports create a common language and a shared culture, if only on the playing field. It can be a useful diplomatic tool to facilitate people-to-people relationships and to build trust between countries. At the global level, sports often become an important avenue for cross-cultural communication, says Tara Sonenshine, a former U.S. under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, who is now a senior career coach at the Elliott School.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.