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2018 Elliott School Graduation Celebration Speaker David Miliband

March 19, 2018

David Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where he oversees the agency’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 28 United States cities.

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David Shambaugh Speaks Out On China

March 06, 2018

Professor David Shambaugh is an internationally recognized authority on contemporary China and the international relations of Asia, with a strong interest in the European Union and transatlantic issues. He is also a prolific author, having published more than 30 books and 300 articles. We asked him to share his insights on the recent significant political developments in China.

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Pathways to Success: Career Accomplishments of Elliott School Women

March 06, 2018

The Elliott School marked International Women’s Week with a speaker series featuring distinguished alumnae, called Pathways to Success: Career Accomplishments of Elliott School Women. The featured panelists ranged from recent graduates to seasoned professionals, and work for powerful institutions including the State Department, the World Bank, and the White House.

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The KAKEHASHI Project: Elliott Students Build Bridges with Japan

March 06, 2018

To better understand Japan’s culture, business, and trade relationships with the U.S., a group of nine Elliott School graduate students selected through a competitive process are headed to Japan to participate in a people-to-people exchange program over spring break from March 10-17.

The Panel

MIPP Strategic Leadership Series: Iran’s Evolving Political Situation in the Era of Trump

February 23, 2018

On February 12th, MIPP Student Shima Bozorgi moderated a speaker panel featuring Alireza Nader (RAND Corporation) and Behnam Ben Taleblu (Foundation for Defense of Democracies).

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Comparative Study on Italian Festival Has Hometown Roots

February 21, 2018

Junior Angelo DeLeo received GW's Undergraduate Research Award to examine the similarities between “Festa dei Ceri” and its Pennsylvania counterpart.

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New Gift to Support GW Institute for Korean Studies

February 21, 2018

The $750,000 donation will help make university a “hub” for Korean studies in D.C. and internationally, institute director says.

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Alumnus Donates to Global Capstone Program to Enhance Experiences Outside the Classroom

February 21, 2018

Experience is the best teacher, and Elliott students immerse themselves in skills-based training, putting classroom learning to the test through internships and fieldwork. For graduate students, real-life learning experience peaks in the year-long Global Capstone Program, which requires MA candidates to identify and tackle some of the most pressing international issues of our day.

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Leaving on May 29th, 2018 and Heading for the Top

February 21, 2018

Eighteen students from GW will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime: summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro and raising thousands of dollars for charity. Two Elliott School undergrads are among the group: Casey Sajna, sophomore, international affairs and global public health, and Austin Simpson, freshman, international affairs.

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.

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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