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Elliott Students Tell Their Stories

November 20, 2017

As Elliott counts down to this year’s global day of thanks on November 28, our students want you to know about 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 Elliott’s Facebook and Twitter pages to get to know our amazing students and learn how they plan to use their Elliott degrees to empower communities, promote peace, and protect the environment across the map.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

photo: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Dominguez, of Mathis, Tex., stands guard next to a burning oil well at the Rumayla oil fields

Is there a payoff from U.S. intervention to protect U.S. assets? We found few trade benefits.

October 26, 2017

Many people believe that the United States intervenes militarily in foreign countries to promote the economic interests of private U.S. corporations. Studies allege that the United States helped overthrow governments in Guatemala (1954) and Chile (1973) to protect the interests of U.S. firms, for instance.

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Why Wages Aren’t Growing in America

October 24, 2017

The majority of Americans share in economic growth through the wages they receive for their labor, rather than through investment income. Unfortunately, many of these workers have fared poorly in recent decades.

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This is how social media data can help NGOs

October 20, 2017

Stefaan Verhulst is the chief research and development officer, and Andrew Young is the knowledge director at the Governance Laboratory at New York University. Together, they have written a recent report on the role that social media data can play in the nonprofit sector. I asked them a series of questions about it.

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.

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Scott Pace Appointed as Executive Secretary of the National Space Council

July 13, 2017

The White House announced late Thursday the appointment of Scott Pace to be Executive Secretary of the National Space Council.

Michael Moore delivers the 2017 charge to the graduates

Professor Michael Moore winner of the Harry Harding Teaching Award

May 19, 2017

Congratulations to Michael O. Moore, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, winner of the 2017 Harry Harding Teaching Award.

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Making History: The Campaign for GW Surpasses $1 Billion Goal

May 19, 2017

George Washington University Board of Trustees Chair Nelson Carbonell and President Steven Knapp announced Friday at the Senior Class Toast that Making History: The Campaign for GW has surpassed its $1 billion fundraising goal more than a year ahead of schedule. Thanks a billion to all Elliott School donors!

George Washington President Steven Knapp (right) awards the GW President’s Medal to former ambassador Edward ‘Skip’ Gnehm Jr. (P

Edward 'Skip' Gnehm Jr. Awarded GW President's Medal

May 12, 2017

Former ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm Jr., the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Kuwait Professor of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs, was awarded the President’s Medal on May 11.

Laura Gomez, an international student, leveraged her connections and extracurriculars into a position at the World Bank. (Willia

How I Got the Job: International Student ‘Prepared for Everything’

May 02, 2017

Laura Gomez, an international student, leveraged her connections and extracurriculars into a position at the World Bank.

The "You Are Welcome Here" video features GW students from around the world.

GW Releases 'You Are Welcome Here' Video

May 01, 2017

What does it mean to feel welcome? In the George Washington University’s new video for the “You Are Welcome Here” campaign, students from all over the world explain.