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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

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In Case You Missed It: Notable Recent Events at Elliott

November 30, 2017

The Elliott School was honored last month to host both retired Army general, David Petraeus, and Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new chair of the African Union Commission.

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A Thanksgiving Message from Dean Brigety

November 21, 2017

 

 

 

 

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Elliott Students Tell Their Stories

November 20, 2017

December 2017
As Elliott counted down to this year’s global day of thanks on November 28, our students shared 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 all their stories here and read about how our amazing students plan to use their Elliott degrees to empower communities, promote peace, and protect the environment across the map. By sharing their stories, these and other students helped make GW’s #Giving Tuesday a great success!

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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.

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.

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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!