The Elliott School of International Affairs

Where Research Happens

Through award-winning research, the Elliott School of International Affairs strives to create knowledge, share wisdom and inspire action. Together, our centers, institutes, research initiatives and cross-disciplinary faculty combine in-depth analysis with practical applications to better address the future's most pressing global challenges.

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Over 15 Books
Published Per Year

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Over 70 Visiting and Non-Resident Scholars Per Year

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5-year Average of $7.5 Million in Research Expenditures Per Year




Our Faculty Experts

Faculty at the Elliott School represent disciplines spanning anthropology, economics, geography, history, international development studies, international science and technology policy, political science, public health, security policy, world religions and more.

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Dean Alyssa Ayres

Our work here matters to our students, to our colleagues, to the GW community and to the policy and decision makers who can ultimately use our research findings to inform and guide foreign policy, national security and economic policy decisions.

Alyssa Ayres
Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs