Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 21

04:27am, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Wednesday, March 21 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather.

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Part-time and Adjunct Faculty

The Elliott School's part-time and adjunct faculty is comprised of superb scholars whose research makes important contributions to our understanding of the world. Being in the heart of Washington, DC enables us to draw on the tremendous intellectual firepower that abounds in the policy community, think tanks, NGOs, and international organizations.


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Aruna Rao

Aruna Rao: Professorial Lecturer
Dr. Rao is an international expert on gender equality, development and human rights. She is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Gender at Work (, an international collaborative that strengthens organizations to build cultures of equality and social justice, with a particular focus on gender equality. She has over 30 years of experience in pioneering new approaches to gender and organizational change in NGOs and development agencies. She has consulted widely with UN organizations, academic institutions, governments, and international and national development NGOs on gender equality, international development, and human rights. She has worked at multiple levels – from global level advocacy initiatives including on UN reform and gender and democratic governance and global evaluations of gender mainstreaming, to institutional change efforts in national and international development organizations, to research on human rights and institutional change, public sector reform and on implementing gender equality policies and practices in private sector companies, to grassroots engagements with rural poor women.

Celina Realuyo

Celina Realuyo: Lecturer
Celina Realuyo is Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University where she focuses on U.S. national security, illicit networks, transnational organized crime, and counterterrorism issues in the Americas. As a former U.S. diplomat, international banker with Goldman Sachs, U.S. foreign policy advisor under the Clinton and Bush Administrations, and professor of international security affairs at the National Defense, Georgetown, and George Washington Universities, Professor Realuyo has over two decades of international experience in the public, private, and academic sectors. She speaks regularly in English and Spanish on "Managing National Security Crises in the New Global Security Environment," "The U.S. National Security Decision Making Process," and "Combating Illicit Networks in an Age of Globalization." Professor Realuyo appears regularly in the media, including CNN en Espanol, Voice of America, and Univision Radio.

Professor Realuyo holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, MA from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), BS from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and Certificate from l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, France. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Women in International Security, Global Summit of Women, and the Professional Risk Managers' International Association. Professor Realuyo has traveled to over 70 countries, speaks English, French, and Spanish fluently, and is conversant in Italian, German, Filipino, and Arabic.

John Ringquist: Professorial Lecturer
Dr. Ringquist is currently a Foreign Area Officer and Historian whose career in the Department of Defense has spanned 27 years.   He has worked in such areas of public and defense policy as security assistance, research and development, and interagency programs. He also has extensive experience as an engineer and social network scientist. His academic career has included significant research into the United States Colored Troops, race relations, insurgency and counterterrorism in Africa, development, and civil liberties. While working on his doctorate, he was an Instructor and Associate Professor at the United States Academy, and has been involved in course development and teaching for 6 years. He has also taught at the National Intelligence University.  His current focus is on emerging conflicts, terrorist networks, semiotics, ethnicity and identity, and the influence of historical social networks on guerrilla warfare in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War.  His work has been published in both the lay and academic press. He is currently writing manuscripts on genocide and mass killing in Africa, and the racial dimensions of war in the Civil War west.  He is from Smithsburg, Maryland, and currently resides in northern Virginia.


Eric Rudenshiold: Professorial Lecturer
Eric Rudenshiold is the Senior Officer in Charge for Central Asia and Kyrgyzstan in the US Agency for International Development's (USAID) Asia Bureau and prior to that served as the Senior Governance and Anticorruption Advisor in the Europe and Eurasia Bureau at USAID/Washington. Dr. Rudenshiold has both lived in Central Asia and worked on the region for more than 20 years; he provides topical advice and assistance on transitional development issues to US governmental policymakers. He teaches graduate courses in democracy theory and post-Soviet development in the International Development Studies program at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Before joining USAID in Washington D.C., Dr. Rudenshiold held senior positions with a number of democracy implementers, as well as with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Dr. Rudenshiold has worked as a journalist and editor, has published in academic journals and appeared as a regional expert on democracy issues on the BBC, CNN International and PBS's Lehrer Newshour. He has a B.A. awarded summa cum laude from Drake University in Journalism, an M.A. in Comparative Governance from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Virginia.

Mara Rudman: Lecturer 

Mara Rudman founded and runs Quorum Strategies, an international strategic consulting firm, based in Washington, D.C., providing operations, change, project, and issues management; and communications strategies.   She is also a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow with the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University.  She recently taught a national security seminar at Dartmouth College.  Previously, she served as Assistant Administrator for the Middle East at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).   Prior to this appointment by President Obama, Rudman was a deputy envoy and chief of staff for the Office of the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace at the State Department. She also served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary to the National Security Council under President Obama from January through May 2009.   In President Clinton’s administration, Rudman served at the National Security Council as Deputy Assistant the President for National Security Affairs and Chief of Staff for the National Security Council, among other positions.   In addition, she has been a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, focusing on national security issues.  Rudman also has worked as a vice president and general counsel for The Cohen Group, a Washington-based consultancy founded by former Secretary of Defense William Cohen.   Earlier in her career, Ms. Rudman was chief counsel to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, working for Chairman and then Ranking Member Lee Hamilton (D-IN).   She started her career as a legislative assistant to the late Representative Gerry E. Studds (D-MA). She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College.   She also has served on the boards of the Middle East Investment Initiative and the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, and is an Aspen Institute Crown Fellow.


Joseph Rutigliano

Joseph Rutigliano: Professorial Lecturer
Mr. Rutigliano is an Attorney-Advisor for the International and Operational Law Branch, Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps. He has been with the Branch since July 1998. His responsibilities include providing advice on law of war issues, international agreements, treaties, fiscal issues, counterdrug operations, rules of engagement, rules for the use of force, intelligence matters, and other areas of international and domestic law that impact military operations.

Mr. Rutigliano graduated Magna cum Laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 1986, where he received the Law Review Editor's Award. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars. He graduated in 1979, from the State University of New York, College at Oswego, with a B.A., in Political Science.

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