Watch the interview of Robert Sutter, professor of practice of international affairs, as he analyzes the outcome of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue as well as the impact of the controversy surrounding the Chen Guangcheng case.
Extended deadline to Friday, May 4 for
Survey of International Economics (ECON 6280), Shanghai
June 3-16, 2012 in Shanghai, China
This course satisfies the M.A. economics requirement for MIPP, IA, SPS, and Global Com. Pre-Requisites: Introductory macro and micro economics courses. It is taught by Steven Suranovic, GW Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs.
The course is a Survey of International Economics (ECON 6280) covering the basic theory and policy aspects of both international trade and international finance. With China as the most important emerging economy in the world today, virtually every topic covered in this course corresponds to an issue between the US and China, or between the China and the rest of the world. As such we will be able to use China’s experiences as a way of vividly highlighting the economic lessons of the course.
Classes will be held entirely in China and conducted in English. By visiting key institutions and facilities related to international trade, investment, and finance in and around Shanghai, students will gain a more detailed understanding of international economic issues as they connect with the most rapidly emerging economy in the world today. During the two weeks in Shanghai, students will meet with key policymakers in the government, specialists in international trade and finance issues and members of the Chinese business community.
For more details on the itinerary and costs click here.
To apply, contact Katy Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in the last full week of courses for this semester, but there are still plenty of events for you to attend:
Tuesday, April 24
- Sustaining the Gains in Malaria: A Focus on Pregnant Women
- Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience: A Conversation with Bassam Haddad
Wednesday, April 25
- Climate Impact and Food Security
- Nuclear Policy Talks: Revolution in Nuclear Detection Affairs
Thursday, April 26
- European Energy Security and Turkey: The EU View
- Middle East Policy Forum: Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions
- Asian Film Series: Summer Time Machine Blues
Friday, April 27
- The Politics of Tough Budgets: Fiscal Responses to Crisis in Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and Greece
Saturday, April 28
- Rising Tides: A Simulation of Crisis in the Taiwan Strait
Monday, April 30
- Taiwan and Asia Pacific Economic Integration: ECFA, TPP, and Beyond
- Nuclear Policy Talks: Book Event: Ambassador Tom Graham on Unending Crisis
- Middle East Policy Forum: Ultimate Allies: Israel and the United States
Wednesday, May 9
- Security Policy Forum: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace
On March 16 and 17 in Seoul, the GW Global Forum brought together GW alumni and friends of the university from 18 countries to discuss global issues related to growth and innovation. General Colin Powell (MBA ’71) delivered a keynote address called Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust, and Values. The Elliott School’s Dean Micheal E. Brown gave closing remarks in a talk called Today and Tomorrow: Addressing Global Challenges and Inventing the Future.
Spring has sprung in DC! The cherry trees and daffodils are blooming, and the students are enjoying their spring break this week. We hope you will be able to visit GW soon. While you’re here, be sure to attend a few of our amazing events. See the full calendar of Elliott School events with descriptions here.
Thursday, March 15
Uses of History and Regional Diversity in Ukraine’s Elections: The Contested Past as an Electoral Resource, 2004-12
Friday, March 16
Panel Discussion: Aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Accident
Russia’s Energy Policy: Domestic and Foreign Dimensions
Monday, March 19
Myanmar in Transition: New Dynamics Between ASEAN and Yangon
Tuesday, March 20
Facilitating Nuclear Disarmament: Verified Declarations of Fissile Material Stocks and Production
Conversations with Scholars: Red Vengeance: Political Inequality and Maoist Violence in India
Gendering Gender: Rethinking Sexual Violence in war and Peace
Holocaust Angst: The Federal Republic of Germany and Holocaust Memory in the United States, 1977 – 90
China, India, and Water Security in the Greater Himalayas
Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement
Wednesday, March 21
Innovations in Inclusiveness and Accountability: How the Asian Development Bank Ensures Responsible Development Investment in Asia
Palestine’s Prospective Path: A Discussion with the Chief Representative of the PLO to the United States
Thursday, March 22
Ukraine’s Energy Security: Geopolitics, Economics, and Governance
The 2012 Annual Kuwait Chair Lecture: Gulf Monarchies: Facing Change
Friday, March 23
Kazakhstan and Global Nuclear Politics
Monday, March 26
U.S. Government Decision Making Process: Strengths and Weaknesses
Wednesday, March 28
After the Earthquake and Tsunami: Japan’s Nuclear, Economic, and Political Challenges — One Year Later
There’s always something to do for our students. The events just keep coming at the Elliott School. See the calendar for more details.
Lessons from Taiwan’s Elections
Stateless Places in the North Caucasus? Localized Forms of Sovereignty in Dagestan
Crowdsourcing as a Tool of Diplomacy
Network with Professionals in European, Eurasian, and Russian Studies
Building a Better Haiti through Education
The Role of Egyptians in the U.S. in Building a Stronger Community and a Stronger Egypt
RESCHEDULED Security Policy Forum: Challenges Ahead: American and the Middle East
Ukraine’s Prospects: Economic Development, Energy Policy, and Business Climate
Elections and Public Opinion Polling in Russia
Middle East Policy Forum: King’s Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East
Fifth Annual James Millar Lecture: Soviet Industrialization through the Lens of Neoclassical Growth Theory
British Military Adaptation and the Struggle for Helmand, 2006-11
Women, Innovation and Aerospace
International Women’s Day 2012 at the Elliott School
Kristin Burke truly knows the meaning of “a global classroom.” Kristin, who is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Asian studies, is currently in Chengdu, Sichuan, studying business Mandarin and researching Western economic development in China. She is there with the support of a Boren National Security Education Program Fellowship, which enables graduate students to add an international and language component to areas of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.
With the United States and China as the world’s first and second-largest economies, Kristin is looking for ways to enhance U.S.-China commercial partnership. Through her work and research in China, she hopes to pursue a career that will enable her to facilitate sustainable Chinese investment in the United States as a way to increase American employment.
According to Kristin, many Chinese mergers and acquisitions have been in the IT sector, and the majority of “green” projects have been in the manufacturing industry, specifically renewable and alternative energy products. Her fellowship enables her to look at the emerging trends in both of these industries in different regions of China. Doing so, she says, will help her identify which industries and companies are compatible with the U.S. investment environment.
“When Chinese finances keep an American company or factory from closing, the American workers stay employed and the Chinese team gets the opportunity to learn about the American market, standards, and technology…this is good for both sides,” Kristin said via email from China.
Kristin credits many factors as to why she chose to study at GW, including the stellar reputations of Elliott School faculty and the positive things she heard about the Career Center.
“The Elliott School equipped me with academic resources to add depth to my areas of interest. Coming back to China and networking with Chinese professors provides me with the opportunity to combine my past on-the-ground knowledge with the academic expertise gained at the Elliott School. This allows me to dive deeper into the Chinese political economy.”
After the Spring semester, Kristin will spend a second semester abroad in Shanghai at Fudan University, an Elliott School exchange partner, to study the Chinese economy and continue her language studies.
Briefing, January 2012
See where our faculty appeared in the media last month:
Rocket Man: Gingrich peddles space dreams in Florida. John Logsdon, professor emeritus of political science and international affairs, is quoted. AFP, 1/27.
Mitt Romney on Space Coast promises “commitment to American exceptionalism” – not moon colonies. Scott Pace, director of the Space Policy Institute, is mentioned. The Washington Post, 1/27.
2012: It could be a year of Middle East uncertainty. Nathan Brown, professor of political science and international affairs, comments. Washington Jewish Week, 1/4.
Why Iran’s currency dropped to worst low in two decades. Hossein Askari, Iran Professor of International Business, comments.Christian Science Monitor, 1/3.
Echoes of 1930s Heard in the West’s Current Political Crisis. Scheherazade Rehman, professor of international business and international affairs, comments. International Business Times, 1/1.
From GWToday Jan. 12, 2012
A $2 million grant awarded to George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs by the Carnegie Corporation of New York will help the school expand research and scholarship on important global issues.
“We are delighted and grateful that Carnegie Corporation is once again recognizing and supporting the unique contribution of the Elliott School to the study of, and response to, global security challenges,” GW President Steven Knapp said.
The grant, the single largest the foundation has awarded to the Elliott School, will support three major research programs. First, it allows for the expansion of the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS), an international collaboration of scholars working, in part, to enhance the Middle East’s political science field and its contribution to the foreign policy-making process.
Second, it will support the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia), another network of academics promoting scholarship and policy engagement on various Eurasian security and political issues.
Finally, the award will fund another phase of the Worldviews of Aspiring Powers Project (APP), which tracks policy debates in five major and aspiring powers, including China, Japan, India, Russia and Iran.
The three programs all align with the goal of the Carnegie Corporation—a philanthropic foundation created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911—of supporting engagement among experts and officials from major countries and addressing security challenges that affect U.S. relations with other countries.
“The Elliott School’s mission of sponsoring scholarship and research that enriches our understanding of international problems, along with its focus on promoting policy-relevant research on some of the most critical security challenges affecting U.S. relations with pivotal powers is profoundly important in today’s global society,” said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. “We are proud to support this institution, which works toward one of Andrew Carnegie’s most cherished goals: the advancement of international peace.”
Today’s grant included, the corporation has awarded the Elliott School $5.3 million since 1990.
12 Masters Degrees
At the Elliott School we offer twelve master’s degree programs including 10 Master of Arts, a mid-career program called the Master of International Policy and Practice, and a dual degree for students at our partner institutions abroad—Master of International Studies.
Each program’s page has links in the left column to information such as curriculum, foreign language requirements, faculty, internships/employment opportunities, study abroad options, and special events.
- Asian Studies
- European and Eurasian Studies
- Global Communication
- International Affairs
- Latin American and Hemispheric Studies
- International Development Studies
- International Trade and Investment Policy
- International Science and Technology Policy
- Middle East Studies
- Security Policy Studies
- Master of International Policy and Practice
- Master of International Studies
8 Institutes and Centers
At the Elliott School there are eight Research Centers and Institutes which contribute vital knowledge making the Elliott School a leader in the analysis of important global issues.
Center for International Science and Technology Policy
CISTP is a locus for research and the exchange of information and ideas. The center organizes seminars and meetings, sponsors research, and hosts visitors from elsewhere in the United States and abroad.
Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
IERES members conduct their own research projects; participate in scholarly conferences, seminars, and colloquia; and present public lectures. Many are called upon to advise the U.S. Government and to provide expert commentary to the media.
Institute for Global and International Studies
IGIS’ mission is to foster intellectual exchange on international and global studies, including international organizations and law, trade regimes, international development, international security, U.S. foreign policy, and global governance, as well as the links connecting the above fields. The institute particularly supports research that “brings practice to theory” by focusing on challenges that real world problems pose to disciplinary debates, which spurs theoretical innovation.
Institute for International Economic Policy
IIEP supports high-quality academic and policy research that addresses critical issues surrounding the emerging global economy. Faculty members and research scholars focus on economic, political, legal, and historical analysis on international trade, international finance, and development.
Institute for Middle East Studies
IMES is a research organization housed in the Elliott School to support the work of faculty and students focusing on the modern Middle East — including the Arab world, Turkey, Israel, and Iran. IMES supports GW’s educational programs that focus on the modern Middle East.
Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication
Since 9/11, U.S. and international policymakers have rediscovered the importance of communicating with foreign publics, understanding international media and public opinion, and finding new and better ways to exercise “smart power” around the world. IPDGC, a joint initiative of the Elliott School and the School of Media and Public Affairs, is dedicated to research on the growing role of communication in international affairs.
Institute for Security and Conflict Studies
ISCS aims to advance scholarship, education, and public understanding in the field of international security and conflict studies. Some particular areas of focus include nuclear weapons policy, proliferation and disarmament, and energy security.
Sigur Center for Asian Studies
The mission of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies is to increase the quality and broaden the scope of scholarly research and publication on Asian affairs; promote scholarly interaction between the U.S. and Asia; provide a major center for policy discussion and outreach; and prepare a new generation of students, scholars, analysts, and policymakers to take advantage of the rapidly expanding role of Asia in world affairs.
6 Continents for Studying
The Elliott School offers semester-long study abroad options at 18 partner institutions around the world. We, unfortunately, haven’t found a university on Antarctica to partner with.
- American University of Beirut, Lebanon
- American University in Cairo , Egypt
- Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
- Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
- European University at St. Petersburg, Russia
- Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
- Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- Fudan University, Shanghai, China
- Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
- Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
- Maastricht University, Netherlands
- Sciences Po, Paris, France
- Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- University of Hong Kong, China
- Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
- University of Sydney, Australia
- University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
The semester is winding down, but the events keep coming. We hope you can join us for one or more of these; but if you can’t make it to campus, consider watching them online.
Tuesday, November 29
Wednesday, November 30
Thursday, December 1
Friday, December 2
Monday, December 5
Wednesday, December 7
Thursday, December 8
Wednesday, December 14
Click here to view the full calendar.
Do you live in D.C.? Are you planning a visit here? Try incorporating some of our events into your day. Take a look at the online calendar for details on each.
- The 1911 Revolution Remembered in 2011
- The Struggle For Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square, A Conversation with Steven A. Cook
- World Food Day and UN Day
- Film Screening: This Prison Where I Live (Burma)
- Go Abroad to Grad School-FU Berlin
- Corruption and Conflict
- Middle East Policy Forum: Turning Motion Picture into Emotion
- Inspiration Lecture Series: Sparking Social Change
- A Barrage of Grievances: Electoral Reform and Patterns of Ethnic Voting in Turkey
- Mexico’s Success Facing Global Economic Crisis
- Open House for Prospective Graduate Students
- After Tunisia’s Election
- Dealing with the Communist Past in a Unified Germany
- Views from the Frontlines: First Accounts from Burma’s Conflict Zones
- The Last Three Feet: New Media, New Approaches, and New Challenges for Public Diplomacy
- The Ozawa Prosecution and Japanese Democracy: The 2009 Amendments to the Prosecution Review Commission Law and Turmoil in the Democratic Party of Japan
- Ambassadors Forum: U.S.-Brazil Relations
- Arresting the Killer in the Kitchen: The Promises and Pitfalls of Commercializing Improved Cookstoves
- Rethinking the Cold War
- Middle East Policy Forum: The Israeli-Palestine Conflict: A Report from the Field
- Evolving Property Rights and Shifting Education Forms: Evidence from Join Venture Buyouts Following China’s WTO Ascension
- Film Screening: The Tempest
- 19th Annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities
- Fifty Years of the Peace Corps in Asia: Voices from the Field
- Women and Mars Conference
- Falling Back to Earth Book Discussion
- U.S. Intelligence and Foreign Policy: Current Issues
- The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall: Perspectives on the Wall Fifty Years After It Was Built
Stephen Smith, Professor of Economics and International Affairs; Director, Institute for International Economic Policy | Economic Development, 11th edition, Michael P. Todaro and Stephen C. Smith (Prentice Hall, 2011).
Daqing Yang, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs | Technology of Empire: Telecommunications and Japanese Expansion in Asia, 1883-1945 (Harvard University Press, 2011).