About the Elliott School of International Affairs

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs.  Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world.  The school’s unique location—just steps from the White House, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, U.S. Department of State, and dozens of other U.S. and international organizations — enriches its teaching and research, providing students and scholars with unmatched opportunities to engage with the U.S. and international policy communities.

The Elliott School, named in honor of former GW President Lloyd H. Elliott and his wife Evelyn, offers innovative, interdisciplinary teaching programs that provide students with the education and training they will need to succeed in the international arena.  More than 700 students take advantage of one of the Elliott School’s 12 graduate programs.  The school offers Master of Arts programs in global communication, international affairs, international development, international security, international trade and investment policy, international science and technology policy, and security policy, as well as Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The Elliott School also offers a master’s degree for mid-career professionals and a dual-degree master of international studies in conjunction with its 19 international partner universities.  More than 2,100 undergraduates pursue a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum with a special focus on international affairs or with a regional focus on Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America and the Hemisphere.  The Elliott School’s 16,000 alumni can be found in leadership positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors around the world.

The Elliott School sponsors six research institutes:
• Center for International Science and Technology Policy
• Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
• Institute for Global and International Studies
• Institute for Middle East Studies
• Institute for International Economic Policy
• Sigur Center for Asian Studies

These dynamic intellectual centers provide venues for scholars and policymakers to come together to develop, test, and disseminate new ideas.  Faculty members work individually and collaboratively across disciplines to sharpen intellectual debates and deepen academic and policy discussions about international affairs.  The Elliott School’s research contributes to the expanding body of knowledge that helps scholars, policymakers, and citizens better understand the world.

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