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The Elliott School
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.



15 Books

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



 What We Do

New in Research

Harris Mylonas co-authors article on Putin’s renewed “fifth columns” warnings.

Harris Mylonas, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, co-authored a Washington Post article with Professor Scott Radnitz from the University of Washington

Michael Barnett publishes article on gender, climate change, and security

Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, recently published an article titled “Gender, Climate Change, and Security: Making the Connections”

Lucia Rafanelli publishes article on how AI can perpetuate injustice

In her latest entry in SAGE Journals titled “Justice, injustice, and artificial intelligence: Lessons from political theory and philosophy," Assistant Professor of Political Science and


"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

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