Centers, Institutes & Initiatives

Our research centers and institutes provide an institutional framework for scholars working in regional and topical fields of study, while our cutting-edge initiatives connect cross-curricular faculty and research to address critical global issues. Together, they contribute to the Elliott School’s mission of producing scholarship that advances understanding of important global issues, in order to engage the public and the policy community both domestic and abroad in fostering international dialogue and shaping policy solutions.

Visiting and Non-Resident Scholars

If you are interested in becoming a Visiting Scholar or a Non-Resident Scholar at the Elliott School, please contact one of the centers or institutes listed above via their general inbox. Our scholars come from all around the world and bring both academic and practitioners' skills to their host programs. 

Visiting Scholars are given workspace on campus, while Non-Resident Scholars remain remote and need not leave their home country. Due to Covid-19 cases, visa requirements and travel restrictions, each center and institute has adopted a greater level of flexibility in regards to their scholar programs. Visiting scholars will be expected to comply with all GW health and safety protocols.