Florian Decludt is a second year student in the International Affairs program, with a concentration in Security Policy and Transnational Security Issues. Prior to attending the Elliott School, Florian graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School located near Paris, France. Throughout his studies, he had the chance to travel to more than 45 countries and live in France, the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, Australia and Singapore.
By Max Entman
In a recent speech at the 2012 Institute for Cultural Diplomacy conference, former Canadian Minister of Foreign Trade Stockwell Day argues that cultural diplomacy can be used to advance certain broad principles that can help alleviate poverty around the world. Day posits that the existence of three essential freedoms - of enterprise, of religion, and of self-determined governance - can dramatically increase the likelihood that a given country will help its citizens out of poverty.
The first post in this series explained how many embassies based in Washington DC are using social media and which platforms embassies most frequently use.
After looking at embassy presence across all platforms, Facebook and Twitter proved to be the two most popular - over 50 embassies in Washington DC were identified as having Twitter accounts and 60 embassies had Facebook accounts…
Kaylan Geiger is an M.A. candidate in the Middle East Studies program at The George Washington University. She was born in New Orleans, LA and obtained a B.A. in International Studies from the University of New Orleans. She has studied abroad at the American University in Cairo, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Birzeit University in the West Bank. Between 2007 and 2012, she traveled to Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories several times in order to study Arabic and gain an accurate understanding of the region.
Every year, we receive applications from every corner of the world. We are proud to say that this application season is no different! Below you will see that we have applications coming from Slovenia, Eritrea, Chile, Kyrgyzstan, and many other countries. We are excited to review the applications of these diverse candidates, who have a shot at shaping the future of the Elliott School.
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Recently, over twenty Elliott School graduate students joined the Graduate Student Ambassadors for an Ice Skating night at Georgetown’s Washington Harbour. Just a fifteen minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro, the rink is one of the largest in the area and opened for the first time in November. The students were able to enjoy skating around the Harbour, with a wonderful view of the Potomac River and a beautifully lit Kennedy Center. The decorations around the rink reminded people that there is a lot to do outside of the library! While studying is very important, it is also important to get your head out of the books and enjoy the holiday season!
The students who attended ranged from first time to yearly skaters. The more “experienced” bunch helped first time skaters become acclimated to the ice and a few minutes later they were off skating on their own! It was a great way for first and second year students to get to know one another. Despite a few, non-serious, falls, everyone had a great time! Now everyone is back to studying and wrapping up the fall semester! Wish them luck!
Check out a few pictures from the night!
Last night, Illinois’ 8th Congressional district elected Tammy Duckworth, Elliott School alumna, to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Representative-elect Duckworth previously served as the Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Her record includes extensive military service. Duckworth was the first female double amputee from the Iraq war. She will serve as Illinois’ first Asian American woman elected to Congress. Duckworth received her M.A. from the Elliott School in 1992.
While I am home today, bracing for Hurricane Sandy to hit with full force, I longingly look back to last week when I visited Chicago, my hometown. I was able to meet a lot of great students at Northwestern as well as the Chicago APSIA Fair. Check out some of my fall-festive photos from Northwestern and the Chicagoland area! During my visit to Northwestern University, I heard a lot of great questions about applying to APSIA schools. Look forward to future post answering some of those questions.
It’s hard to believe that we’re starting another school year! As our new class of Elliott School graduate students begin their studies, we want to wish them GOOD LUCK today and throughout the coming year. We are proud to have such a passionate, diverse, innovative, and hard-working group of individuals who have chosen to pursue their graduate careers here at the Elliott School of International Affairs. We hope to see all of you around campus!
If you are applying to become part of the Elliott School in 2013, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, The Elliott School of International Affairs hosted its fall orientation for incoming students. We welcomed close to 300 incoming MA, graduate certificate, MIPP, MIS, and exchange students to 1957 E Street NW.
The day started off with remarks from Dean Brown and continued with Q&A sessions with Academic Advising, panels from the Graduate Student Career Development (GSCD) Office and current students and program specific sessions. It wrapped up with a reception up in the City View Room hosted by GSCD.
It was great to meet everyone in person and get to know the incredibly diverse class ready to hit the ground running!
The Elliott School of International Affairs was recently awarded a grant by the Carnegie Corporation to assist in providing expertise on Iran to policymakers. Part of the grant will focus on nuclear proliferation.
You can read more about the grant through the Carnegie Corporation press release.
Over the weekend many future students were busy submitting their applications. From 5 pm Friday to 9 am Tuesday over 625 applications were submitted to the Elliott School.
It will take us a few weeks to match test scores, letters of recommendation and transcripts to each person’s file. You can monitor the status of your application by logging into your account. We ask that you please don’t call or email about missing items as time spent answering calls/emails takes us away from processing the applications.
Now you get to sit back, relax, and wait.