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message from the dean GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs has a three-part mission—educating the next generation of international leaders, conducting cutting-edge research on critical global issues, and engaging both the policy community and the public around the world. I am pleased to report that the Elliott School had another outstanding year in 2011–12, advancing this important mission and enhancing our position as one of the leading schools of international affairs in the world. Education is the Elliott School’s top priority, and our academic programs are among the world’s best. In a survey of scholars and policy experts published in January 2012 in Foreign Policy magazine, the Elliott School’s academic programs were ranked #7 in the United States at the graduate level and #9 at the undergraduate level. Only seven universities were ranked in the top ten in both categories. It’s an impressive club. Two of our faculty colleagues, Martha Finnemore and Michael Barnett, were recognized in this survey for their superb scholarship. Other faculty recognitions came in as the year progressed. David Alan Grier was named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow for his innovative work on crowdsourcing. Elizabeth Saunders received the Jervis-Schroeder Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association. Ronald Spector was awarded the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History. Great schools tackle the world’s greatest problems. The Elliott School’s scholars are in the vanguard, with major projects under way on global priorities such as climate change, energy security, global economic governance, global gender issues, mass mobilization and political change, nuclear dangers, peacekeeping, the prospects for rising powers, the perils of ultra-poverty, U.S.China relations, as well as work on a host of important regional issues. Drawing on our unique location in the heart of Washington, DC as well as the exceptional energy of our faculty, staff, and students, the Elliott School sponsored a stunning array of almost 300 special events in 2011–12. These events enriched the intellectual life of the university, advanced discussions

of pressing policy problems, and strengthened the Elliott School’s position as a leading convener of scholars, policymakers, diplomats, journalists, business executives, and other international affairs experts. We are committed to sharing our extraordinary on-campus resources with our extended academic community. The Elliott School’s Web Video Initiative now offers more than 250 videos on our website, including full-length coverage of special events, highlight clips, and faculty interviews on developments in the Arab world, Burma, Greece, North Korea, Russia, and other places in the news. Elliott School videos have now been watched in 140 countries—more than 70 percent of the UN’s member-states. We really are engaging the world. I am grateful to every member of the Elliott School community—faculty, students, staff, alumni, parents, and friends—for your contributions to our work and being part of our success this past year. I am especially grateful to our donors for your generous financial support of our programs, the people who make it possible, and the students who make it so worthwhile. Thanks to all of you, our academic community is making a difference in the global community. I hope you will be inspired by what you read in the pages that follow. This report shows that a great school can accomplish great things.

Michael E. Brown Dean Elliott School of International Affairs The George Washington University



Education During our daughter’s freshman year, she studied under renowned faculty members, attended lectures by key policymakers, and interned at an NGO. As a reporter for the GW Hatchet, she covered a lecture by the Turkish Foreign Minister on topics she was covering in class. This is the essence of an Elliott School education— combining theory with practice—and why its graduates are so uniquely prepared to solve the complex global issues that shape our lives. We are honored to support the Elliott School’s noble mission of making the world a better place. —Mark and Ava Zandi, Elliott School parents



Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Charles Glaser leads a Sophomore Lunch on international security policy in December 2011. Sophomore Lunches are part of the Elliott School’s “Spotlight on Sophomores” program that helps students explore and refine their academic and professional goals by promoting student-faculty engagement and academic options within the Elliott School.

At GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, educating the next generation of international leaders is at the heart of our mission. Our world-class faculty is committed to providing an education that prepares students to tackle important global problems. Not only is the Elliott School the largest school of international affairs in the United States, it is also one of the best. In a survey of scholars and policymakers published in January 2012, the Elliott School’s undergraduate and graduate programs were ranked #9 and #7 in the United States, respectively. Only seven universities— GW, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Chicago, Georgetown, and American—were ranked in the top ten in both categories. Two Elliott School faculty members, University Professors Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore, were also cited by their peers as scholars who have produced some of the best work in the field of international affairs.

Undergraduate Education In 2011–12, the Elliott School continued to improve its undergraduate programs by adding new courses to the curriculum to reflect the changing geostrategic landscape. New courses included: Development Issues in Southeast Asia, Post-Disaster Development: Haiti in Comparative Perspective, Catastrophic Crises: Strategic Challenges and Leadership, and International Information Technology Policy. In addition, the Elliott School appointed Professor Robert Sutter as director of the B.A. in international affairs program to strengthen program development and faculty mentoring in the university’s largest academic major. Students at the Elliott School’s May 2012 Commencement Celebration

Recognizing the importance of research skills at all levels, the Elliott School continued to offer innovative research opportunities for our undergraduates. In Spring 2012, 15 Elliott School juniors and seniors 2011/2012 ANNUAL REPORT


enrolled in the Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars program. Each student worked with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor to develop a research design and investigate a timely topic. The undergraduate scholars presented their findings at a conference in April 2012. Topics included: the relationship between the World Bank Group and mining in Latin America; the use of female suicide bombers in Islamic terrorist organizations; civil society development in post-Qadhafi Libya, and indigenous politics in Africa. The Elliott School’s Office of Academic Advising and Student Services organized a number of communitybuilding initiatives during 2011–12. These included a pizza party with the dean for incoming freshmen and transfer students, small lunches for select faculty and sophomores, a “Spring Into Research” fair that introduced students to campus resources for research, a “Bon Voyage” reception for students about to depart on overseas study, and a breakfast that introduced student veterans and active-duty military personnel to GW resources available to them.

Members of GW’s Model UN team at the World Model UN Conference in Vancouver, Canada: (L-R) Casey Lamar, Mark Haber, Kerry Lanzo, Jenny Hamilton, Jeremy Iloulian, Josh Brown, Avani Singh, and Ben Rimland

The International Affairs Society (IAS) is the Elliott School’s largest undergraduate student organization. During the 2011–12 academic year, the IAS hosted a number of high-profile speakers including former President José Aznar of Spain. In March 2012, the IAS hosted a high school Model UN conference, drawing more than 1,000 high school students from around the world to Foggy Bottom. The organization also fielded its own Model UN traveling team, which was ranked in the top ten in the world.

Undergraduate Scholars Tackle GLOBAL Issues When Elliott School senior Ian Goldin studied abroad in Jordan last year, one of the guest lecturers in his program was an Iraqi refugee. “This was my first face-to-face exposure to the plight of Iraqi civilians during the war,” Ian said. It was also the catalyst for an in-depth research project that he undertook through the Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars program in Spring 2012. “My topic was the U.S. military’s use of condolence payments in Iraq,” Ian said, referring to the practice of compensating Iraqi civilians for death, injury, or property damage caused by American forces. “I have been interested in counterinsurgency for quite some time, but it’s a very broad topic. Narrowing it down to condolence payments was one way I thought I would be able to contribute to the discussion.” The Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars program provides students with support to produce high-quality research that can be submitted for publication, conferences, or fellowship or graduate school applications. Students accepted into the program are teamed with a faculty advisor and a graduate student mentor. They also attend regular class meetings that focus on advanced research and writing skills. For Ian, that focus on research skills was critical. “The Army actually collects a lot of data on claims and payments, but almost all of it remains classified…The most interesting information came from my interviews of the people who actually made condolence payments in Iraq. All of them were willing to be critical, which was surprising to me.” Through his research, Ian concluded that there were limitations to the effectiveness of condolence payments to victims’ families. “I think my research has real policy implications for an issue that can be very complicated and very controversial. But it is not my intent to be overly critical or to take a moral stance on the issue. I just hope my insights can be useful for whoever is dealing with the problem.” 4


Student Journalist Explores the Human costs of Conflict In Spring 2012, as the political uprisings in Syria entered their second, bloody year, people around the globe watched as the death tolls rose and civil war loomed. Amidst the fog of war—random shelling and mortar fire, thousands of civilian deaths, uncounted numbers of displaced—Sophia Jones pursued the story. “I spent most of my time with refugees who had recently fled the violence across the border [into Turkey]. Many had lost everything—family members, life savings, homes. But what they didn’t lose was hope. I have often found that those who have experienced their darkest hour have more hope than anyone else,” said Sophia, an Elliott School junior. Sophia, who had been studying Arabic in Cairo, spent her April 2012 semester break reporting as a freelance journalist from the Turkish-Syrian border. At a refugee camp there, she interviewed civilians who had fled the violence in Syria as well as members of the Syrian resistance army. Her articles have been published in the International Herald Tribune, Reuters, Agence FrancePresse, NPR, Newsweek, and The New Republic. For Sophia, the border experience was not a one-time adventure, and her publications were not a fluke. By the time she was 14 years old, Sophia’s articles had appeared in dozens of publications; two years later, as a high school junior, she traveled alone to Kathmandu to report for a Nepalese magazine. After that first foreign assignment, which allowed her to observe the aftermath of a coup d’état firsthand, Sophia was hooked on international journalism. “I found that in many under-reported regions, writing about what is happening on the ground, from firsthand sources, is often just as valuable as aid work,” said Sophia. “As Americans, we are incredibly lucky. It is necessary that we hear stories from those who are directly affected by our international power.” With these experiences in mind, Sophia enrolled in the Elliott School in 2009, planning to pursue international development studies. She quickly found that her multidisciplinary Elliott School classes expanded her approach to war journalism, giving her a deeper understanding of the drivers of conflict. A junior-year internship as a researcher with Foreign Policy also stretched her as a journalist and student. “After three years of courses focused on conflict and security, where many of the subjects are military-oriented, focusing on security, I now try to balance my writing in both human rights and security,” she said. “Syria is a perfect example of a conflict that needs more than a development and human rights approach. I find myself

interviewing both NGOs in refugee camps, as well as Free Syrian Army captains.” In 2012, Sophia was awarded an Overseas Press Club Fellowship from Reuters International and posted for Summer 2012 in Ramallah, in the West Bank. Her work there focuses on the human dimensions of conflict, exploring Palestinian-Israeli relationships, the lives of female entrepreneurs, and social justice issues. In Fall 2012, Sophia is returning to Foggy Bottom, starting an internship at NPR’s foreign desk in Washington during her senior year at GW. Sophia’s parents, both writers, say they worried that the harsh realities of conflict would affect Sophia on Elliott School junior Sophia Jones speaks to a a personal camera man while reporting in the Palestinian Territories as a Reuters Fellow. level. “Sophie has fierce drive and a strong moral compass, but she is also very young. We worried that it would be hard for her to reconcile her sense of justice with the real world that is so full of injustice, especially in war zones and poverty-stricken areas. We were worried that she would be overwhelmed,” said Deborah Hufford, Sophia’s mother. “But as it turns out, she is also a realist and very grounded. She realized that she can influence many more people and affect positive change through her writing.” Sophia says interviewing subjects for her May 2012 Foreign Policy article, “Brothers in Arms”—her favorite piece to date—strengthened her convictions about the power of journalism. “As they told me stories from Syria—some that continue to haunt me—they looked out over Tahrir, overwhelmed with nightmares of war but also with intense hope,” she said. “After the article was published, I received an email from a friend of one of the young Syrian men I interviewed. He informed me that his friend had safely snuck back into Syria to fight for freedom, and that he was praying for him. It was a simple email, but I found myself consumed with emotion. This article undoubtedly changed my life. I hope to one day walk the streets of a free Damascus, and personally thank this man for his story.”



Graduate Education The Elliott School’s graduate programs combine rigorous academic courses and professional skills courses to prepare students for meaningful careers in the field of international affairs. Our students develop professional levels of expertise on world regions and important contemporary issues—ranging from nuclear proliferation to rising resource consumption to the global economy—that will shape the world in the decades ahead. The M.A. program in International Affairs, directed by Inder Sud, is the school’s largest graduate program, with an enrollment of more than 300 students. During 2011–12, in response to student interest, the program introduced a new, expanded capstone course in which students carried out their research over two semesters instead of just one. Topics included: youth, unemployment, and education in sub-Saharan Africa; peacebuilding in Côte d’Ivoire; information and communications technology training for women in Chile; private-sector innovation’s effects on food security in Kenya; and the pursuit of security in Afghanistan. The Asian Studies program is supported by the Elliott School’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies. This year, the Sigur Center awarded more than $130,000 to Asian Studies students, including 10 summer intensive language and field research grants for work in China, India, South Korea, and Taiwan. Field research topics included “Increasing Educational Opportunities for Girls” (India), “Impact of Northeast Asian Countries’ Economic Dependence on a Rising China” (South Korea), and “Chinese Popular Nationalism and Assertive PRC Diplomacy.” Under the direction of Emmanuel Teitelbaum, student-faculty interaction was enhanced through a new “Conversations with Scholars” series, as well as an expanded array of social and cultural events. The Master of Arts program in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) benefits from close ties to one of the Elliott School’s oldest research institutes—the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES). In 2011–12, IERES provided student grants for overseas research, Russian language study, and conference participation in the United States and abroad. EES student Caitlin Tomae received the Elliott School’s 2012 Wilbur Carr award, given to students who excel academically and are recognized as good citizens dedicated to public service. Jessica Abenstein received the Naomi Poling Warbasse award, which is given



annually to a female graduate student studying Central or Eastern Europe. The M.A. in Global Communication, a joint program between the Elliott School and GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs, completed its fourth year in 2012. Each year, in order to provide students with a practical application of the knowledge and skills they acquire during the program, students complete a capstone project in their final semester. Client organizations for the 2012 capstone included the U.S. Department of State; the World Bank; Internews; and ACDI/VOCA, a nonprofit organization that promotes economic growth. Global Communication student Lisa Barton received the 2012 Walter Roberts Award, which is given each year by GW’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication and the Walter Roberts Endowment Board to a student who has excelled in and out of the classroom, particularly in the field of public diplomacy. The International Development Studies (IDS) program is one of the premier graduate programs of its kind in the United States. The addition of two new professors of practice and several new part-time faculty members enabled the IDS program to provide expanded curriculum options in 2011–12. New classes included Private Sector Development, Food Security, Conflict Analysis and Development Programming, Indigenous Peoples and Development, and Poverty Alleviation and Bottom-Up Development. The IDS capstone course provides opportunities for students to conduct field research in conjunction with development projects implemented by client organizations. This year, student groups traveled to Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe for projects on gender-based violence, youth entrepreneurship, food security, and educational opportunities for the disadvantaged. In addition to the Elliott School’s regular academic offerings and special events, International Trade and Investment Policy (ITIP) students benefit from the support of the program’s dedicated alumni. The new ITIP Alumni Awards provided stipends to students in unpaid internships. In 2011–12, awards were presented to Mark Fischer, who worked in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. Treasury Department’s International Affairs Division; Carolyn Esko, who interned in the Office of Trade Policy and Economics at the U.S. Trade Representative; and Mari Seto, who worked for GlobalGiving. ITIP students also benefited from Elliott School alumnus Jay Pelosky’s professional skills course on The Art and Practice of Global Investing and ITIP alumna Elizabeth Clark’s course on International Trade Data.

Scholarship Fund helped five MES students pursue language study at GW and abroad. A generous gift made by GW parents Allan and Margaret Steyer supported the MES capstone course, which enhances the substantive expertise and analytical skills students develop in their degree program. In 2012, 29 MES students completed capstone projects, conducting field research in Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Tajikistan, Tunisia, and Turkey. MES student Jason Stern published two articles on Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel, one co-authored with fellow student Reza Akbari based on their capstone project. MES student Jessica Smelser received a David L. Boren Fellowship for language study in Egypt. Ambassador Mauro Vieira of Brazil (left) and Dean Michael Brown at an LAHSP-sponsored event in November 2011

Students in the International Science and Technology Policy program played a leading role in the organization of the annual graduate student conference in science and technology policy, held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academies of Science in March 2012. The conference attracted more than 120 graduate students from around the world. Pioneered by GW and Virginia Tech, this conference is now supported by five universities and the U.S. National Academies of Science. In January 2012, Robert Maguire took over the leadership of the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program, formerly under the superb leadership of Cynthia McClintock. The program added two new courses in 2011–12—an undergraduate course on Haiti and a graduate seminar on poverty alleviation—that broadened the range of elective courses available to LAHSP students. The program also continued its successful event programs, sponsoring 17 public events with distinguished speakers including: Mauro Vieira, Brazil’s ambassador to the United States; Michaëlle Jean, UNESCO special envoy for Haiti; José Miguel Insulza, secretary general of the Organization of American States; Irwin LaRocque, secretary general of CARICOM; and a panel of Afro-Colombian women leaders. Students in the Middle East Studies (MES) program were awarded more than $25,000 for language study in the Middle East during 2011–12. The Aramex Student Fund awarded eight grants to fund student language study and volunteer work at NGOs in Jordan, Egypt, and the Palestinian Territories. The Robert Banville

During 2011–12, the Security Policy Studies (SPS) program hosted a number of special events on current national and international security issues. In November 2011, intelligence expert Mark Lowenthal gave a lecture on U.S. intelligence and foreign policy. In March 2012, the SPS program hosted an event on U.S. government decision-making processes and another on the British military’s adaption techniques in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. SPS students took on internships and full-time professional positions at a number of organizations, including the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of State. SPS student Christopher Hofius received a David L. Boren Fellowship for international study and spent six months in Brazil conducting field research. SPS student Katharine Clark was awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship to study Russian. Foreign Policy’s January/February 2012 article on “The Best International Relations Master’s Programs,” noted the Elliott School’s Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program for “professionals looking to increase their marketable skills.” The MIPP program enrolls mid-career students who work for U.S. and other governments, military organizations, the diplomatic

MIPP Director Yvonne Captain



WOLCOTT FOUNDATION Supporting GW Education for More Than 50 Years Since 1953, the Wolcott Foundation has generously supported more than 380 GW students as they have pursued graduate degrees at GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, the School of Business, or the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Wolcott Fellowships—which cover tuition for up to 40 credits—are for students age 30 and younger who possess outstanding credentials and intend on entering public service careers upon completion of a master’s degree. Malcolm White, chair of the Wolcott Foundation’s Board of Trustees, is proud of the foundation’s decades-long partnership with GW: “I am delighted that the Wolcott Foundation has helped make possible a GW education for so many deserving individuals. Each year, I am thrilled to hear about a new group of Wolcott Fellows who are poised to make a mark at GW and beyond, when they assume important government positions,” Mr. White said. The Elliott School’s Wolcott Fellowship recipients for 2011–12 were Laura Ebert, Timothy Harrison, Cristina Hernandez, Christopher Herwig, and Ariel Klein. “Without financial support from the Wolcott Foundation, I would be unable to pursue a graduate degree at the Elliott School. I was fortunate to be selected and hope to apply my degree in Security Policy Studies when my coursework is completed in 2013,” Mr. Herwig said.

community, and nongovernmental organizations. Speakers in 2011–12 MIPP courses included: Elliott School Dean Michael E. Brown on “Security and Conflict in the 21st Century;” Ambassador Kurt Volker, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, on the effectiveness of NATO; and Paula Boland, director of the United Nations Association, on the need for U.S. involvement in the United Nations. The Elliott School’s international partnerships provide an avenue for talented international students to enroll at GW for a semester or for our one-year Master of International Studies degree. In 2011–12, the Elliott School expanded its network of partners to include the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. NTU is one of the world’s top 200 research institutions, and RSIS has strong graduate programs in Asia and strategic studies. Our current Elliott School international partners are:

Argentina: Universidad Torcuato di Tella Australia: University of Sydney Canada: Carleton University China: Fudan University China: University of Hong Kong Egypt: American University in Cairo France: Sciences Po, Paris Germany: Free University of Berlin India: Jawaharlal Nehru University Japan: Waseda University Lebanon: American University of Beirut Netherlands: Maastricht University Russia: European University of St. Petersburg Singapore: Nanyang Technological University South Africa: University of the Witwatersrand South Korea: Ewha Womans University Switzerland: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Turkey: Bogaziçi ˘ University United Kingdom: London School of Economics and Political Science During 2011–12, GW hosted 56 exchange students from these partner schools.



Professor Robert Shepherd with students at Jiuzhaigou National Park in Sichuan Province, China

Education Beyond GW The Elliott School encourages students to include international experiences in their studies. Approximately 80 percent of Elliott School undergraduates participate in study abroad programs, with the vast majority studying abroad for a semester or an entire academic year. In 2011–12, Elliott School undergraduate students studied in 60 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. The Elliott School’s graduate students also have opportunities for international education through overseas study at Elliott School international partners; study programs with GW faculty; or through international internships, capstone projects, and research. Many students receive financial support from the Elliott School via the school’s many generous benefactors. (See box, right.) More than half of Elliott School graduate students have an international academic experience during their time at GW. In 2011–12, this included 85 master’s students

Support for International Programs The David H. Miller Memorial Endowment for African Studies provided a stipend for a South African exchange student, Xichavo Alecia Ndlovu, from the University of the Witswatersrand to spend a semester at the Elliott School to study political analysis, natural resources management, and conflict. Xichavo is returning to Johannesburg to begin a Ph.D. at the University of the Witswatersrand in Fall 2012. The Videtto Family Award provided a stipend of $10,000 to James Giguere, M.A. candidate in International Affairs, to spend Spring 2012 as an exchange student in Tokyo at Waseda University’s Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies. The award is given by the Videtto family to encourage study at Waseda, where Daniel Videtto studied as an undergraduate.



Robert Shepherd offered an anthropology course on Heritage, Tourism, and Development on China’s Ethnic Frontiers, in Sichuan Province, China for graduate and undergraduate students. Marie Price taught Urban Sustainability and Development in Panama. Jiawen Yang taught a course on Economic and Financial Issues in Global Financial Markets: Globalization and China’s Business Environment for two weeks in Shanghai and Beijing. During spring break 2012, Laura Engel took students to Senegal for a short course on Meeting Education for All: Education as Transformation. Professor Marie Price and students with Kuna dancers in Panama during a study abroad program

who traveled abroad to complete their capstone projects. These students visited more than 30 countries to collect data, interview policymakers, and evaluate projects. Elliott School professors also host overseas courses to explore important topics from new vantage points: For the fourth consecutive year, Steven Suranovic taught a summer course in Shanghai, Survey of International Economics. Rhea Siers, supporting the Security Policy Studies program, offered a course on Non-State Actors in Tel Aviv. Justin Fisher, in cooperation with the International Development Studies program, offered Survey Methods in the Developing World, in Cuzco, Peru. Robert Weiner offered his annual Business and the State: Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships, leading students on a 10-day program in London.

graduate student employment status, 2011 graduates


Elliott School students and faculty travel the world, but they also enjoy international experiences at GW. In Fall 2011, the Elliott School was an active participant in International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. departments of state and education that promotes the benefits of international education and exchange. During the week, the Elliott School coordinated more than 30 events including an undergraduate research symposium, an African drumming circle, and lectures by ambassadors from around the world.

Preparing Global Leaders The Elliott School’s Graduate Student Career Development (GSCD) office supports the school’s graduate students during their time at the school and beyond. The career development office offers students and graduate alumni career coaching services, employer site visits, and networking opportunities. During the 2011–12 academic year, GSCD posted more than 6,000 jobs on its online database. The high employment rates of Elliott School graduate students are a testament to the services

graduate employment by sector

employed 91%

private 28% Avg. Salary $57,000 - $67,000

further education 4%

public 36% Avg. Salary $50,000 - $60,000

considering/currently looking 5%

nonprofit 35% Avg. Salary $40,000 - $50,000


offered through the school’s Career Development office. The most recent data show that 95 percent of our 2011 graduates were employed or enrolled in further study within six months of graduation. Top employers include Booz Allen Hamilton, Chemonics, the U.S. federal government, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

Ambassador Edward W. Gnehm, Jr., Kuwait Professor of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs, received GW’s Jane Lingo Alumni Outstanding Service Award in April 2012. This recognition is awarded to a faculty or staff member who is a GW alumnus and who advances the mission of the university through dedicated volunteer efforts in support of its programs.

Excellence in Teaching and Service In the field of international affairs, the challenge is to cover a big world well. This requires a large, high-powered faculty. With more than 160 full-time faculty and 180 part-time instructors, the Elliott School’s faculty represents a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, geography, history, languages, political science, and public policy. The Elliott School’s faculty members are regularly commended for their excellence in teaching, research, and service to the George Washington University. Paul Williams, associate professor of international affairs, received the Harry Harding Teaching Prize at the May 2012 Elliott School Commencement Celebration. This award is given annually to a member of the Elliott School faculty who has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching and who has made extraordinary contributions to the education of Elliott School students.

“Our job as teachers of international affairs is to tell the world about the world—and we should do so honestly and without special favors to particular groups.” — Paul Williams, recipient of the Harry Harding Teaching Prize, at the May 18, 2012 Elliott School Commencement Celebration

Carr Professorship Bolsters Work on Global Poverty In March 2012, Former Chairman of the GW Board of Trustees Oliver T. Carr, Jr. established a new professorship in international affairs at the Elliott School. The creation of the Oliver T. Carr, Jr. Professorship will enable the Elliott School to recruit a leading scholar to advance our work in the critical areas of global poverty and international development studies. “The Carr Professorship will elevate the Elliott School’s profile as a leader on one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century,” said Dean Michael E. Brown. “My Elliott School colleagues and I are deeply grateful for Mr. Carr’s extraordinary commitment, which we hope will inspire others to support new endowed professorships.” Mr. Carr’s dedication to GW spans four decades. The parent of an alumnus, he served as chairman of the GW Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1996. He led successful GW capital campaigns and received an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from the university in 1998. “Ollie Carr continues to be a philanthropic leader within the GW community,” said Dr. Lloyd H. Elliott, president emeritus of GW. “The Carr Professorship will be a permanent reminder of Ollie’s tremendous commitment to GW, the Elliott School, and to the fields of global poverty and international development more broadly.” 



RESEARCH 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. — Vartan Gregorian, president, Carnegie Corporation of New York



POMEPS policy briefs

At GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, we are committed to creating and sharing knowledge. Our nine research institutes provide places where scholars come together, forming subject-specific academic communities, advancing understanding of global challenges, and engaging the broader academic and policy worlds. Through individual and multiperson research projects, our scholars help students, other scholars, policymakers, and the public better understand the world in which we live.

focusing on Global Priorities Elliott School faculty are engaged in a number of individual and collaborative research projects that address some of today’s most pressing global challenges: Rising Powers: Established in 2007, the Rising Powers Initiative explores how major and aspiring powers think about their national security, international economic policymaking, power, and the role of the United States in the world. The project is led by Deepa Ollapally, Mike Mochizuki, and Henry R. Nau. Middle East: Under the direction of Marc Lynch, the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) is an effort to strengthen the community of scholars focusing on the Middle East. It does this by supporting scholarly research and publications and promoting policy engagement. Jennifer Brinkerhoff, director of GW’s Diaspora Program, is surrounded by children at a church in Ashmoun, Egypt, where she interviewed the Bishop for the Monofiya governerate. Professor Brinkerhoff was conducting fieldwork in Egypt for her book project on “Diaspora Institutional Entrepreneurs: Catalyzing Reform for Development.”

Eurasia: The Project on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia) supports a global network of social scientists that promotes scholarly work and policy engagement focused on Eurasia. The project is directed by Henry Hale. Cory Welt is the associate director.



Energy Security: This project, led by Charles Glaser, explores the relationship between competition for energy resources and interstate conflict. It also examines the need for a continued U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf. Faculty members Llewelyn Hughes, Rose Kelanic, Marcus King, Elizabeth Saunders, and Caitlin Talmadge are co-investigators.  Global Gender Issues: Under the direction of Barbara Miller, the Global Gender Program focuses on the health, education, rights, and security of women and girls around the world.  Global Economic Governance: This project, led by Mike Moore and Steven Suranovic, examines the role and evolving shape of international economic institutions in the 21st century.  Peacekeeping: This project, led by Paul Williams in collaboration with Alex Bellamy at Griffith University in Australia, is producing an edited volume on the future of United Nations peacekeeping forces. Professor Williams will also produce a follow-on book on peacekeeping in Somalia.  Ultra-Poverty: This project, led by James Foster and Stephen Smith, focuses on extreme poverty in the developing world. It hosted a September 2011 conference on “Food Price Increases: Causes, Impacts, and Responses.” The project also organized a conference on the economics of ultrapoverty in March 2012. Adaptation to Climate Change: Under the direction of Professor Smith with co-investigators James Foster, Arun Malik, Nicholas Vonortas, and Chao Wei, this project focuses on “autonomous adaptation” to climate change by firms, households, and communities. Political Mobilization in Europe and the Middle East: Sharon Wolchik has launched a project that examines political mobilizations and protests in postCommunist Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Major Funders Support Elliott School Research The Elliott School’s faculty members are increasingly active—and successful—in securing external support for their research. In 2011–12, 38 faculty members collaborated on 44 proposals for more than $17 million, setting a new record for the number of faculty involved in sponsored research proposals. More than



a dozen faculty members received a total of more than $3.5 million from foundations, government agencies, and corporations. The largest award was a $2 million grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York in support of three projects: the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS), the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia), and the Rising Powers Initiative. The Carnegie Corporation also supported Research Professor Janne Nolan’s project on the development of a bipartisan nuclear security consensus with a $300,000 award. PONARS Eurasia also received a $310,000 award from the MacArthur Foundation.

Elliott School Grants Spur Innovative Research With support from an anonymous donor and Elliott School funds, the school created two grant programs to support faculty research projects. The Project Initiation Fund supports high-priority, institutional research projects focusing on key global or regional issues. These are usually multi-person projects that bring together faculty from across the Elliott School and the broader academic world. Projects funded in 2011 and 2012 include: The Future of Peacekeeping, Humanitarian Governance, Climate Security and Water, and Asian Energy Security. The Faculty Research Fund provides start-up and boost-phase funding for cutting-edge projects. In 2011–12, these funds helped to launch projects, enhance scholarship, and strengthen the case for external institutional support. Funded projects include: Russian Election and Regime Dynamics, Costs and Benefits of the U.S. Presence in the Gulf, SinoJapanese Competition in the East China Sea, and Power Projection in International Relations. Elliott School faculty received $165,000 through these funds in 2011 and $213,000 for 2012.

An Award-Winning Faculty Individual Elliott School faculty members continue to garner accolades for their innovative research and scholarship. David Alan Grier, associate professor of international science and technology policy and international affairs, was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Professor Grier’s work on crowdsourcing was cited as among his “outstanding contributions to the electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.”

associate directors play key role in research success

Marcus King

Tony Castleman

Rose Kelanic

Arianna Rabindranath

The addition of four new associate directors to the Elliott School’s research team contributed enormously to sponsored research successes in 2011–12. These associate directors played key roles in the development and submission of three, multi-million dollar proposals. Created with support from an anonymous donor, these associate director positions provided an important boost to some of the Elliott School’s most important initiatives—developing contacts with and writing proposals for foundations, corporations, governmental agencies, and international organizations. They also developed and enhanced connections to the policy community, think tanks, and media, helping to bridge the academic and policy worlds. In addition to supporting institutional research projects, each associate director has his or her own research agenda. Marcus King is an expert in environmental and energy security. Tony Castleman is a development economist whose research focuses on nutrition programs and on the roles that respect, humiliation, and human recognition play in public health, poverty, and economic development. Rose Kelanic is an expert on energy and international security. Arianna Rabindranath’s research interests include gender inequality and sustainable development.

Llewelyn Hughes, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, was selected for the inaugural 2012 Japan Studies Fellowship program at the East-West Center, funded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. The fellowship will support his project on “The Politics of Climate Change in Japan.” Jisoo Kim, assistant professor of history and international affairs, was awarded a Korea Foundation Research Fellowship for Fall 2012. Scott Pace, director of the Space Policy Institute, was elected an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Joseph Pelzman, professor of economics, international affairs, and law, was awarded a Fulbright award to lecture and conduct research on trade and investment in China during the 2012-13 academic year. Elizabeth Saunders, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, and Susan Sell, professor of political science and international affairs, were awarded 2012-13 fellowships with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Elizabeth Saunders’s book, Leaders at War, was selected to receive the American Political Science Association’s 2011 Jervis-Schroeder Best Book Award. Ronald Spector, professor of history and international affairs, was awarded the 2012 Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History. The award recognizes “a body of contributions in the field of military history, extending over time and reflecting a spectrum of scholarly activity contributing significantly to the field.”

Building a Global Community of Scholars The Elliott School hosted 74 visiting scholars from 25 countries during the 2011–12 academic year. These scholars benefitted from the Elliott School’s academic resources, and they enriched the intellectual life of the university. The Elliott School is fortunate that it is able to host dozens of brilliant scholars from around the world every year. This enhances their work, it enhances our work, it creates a stronger global network of international affairs experts, and it advances understanding of key global issues. It is a win-win-win-win proposition.



2011/2012 faculty books



Catherine J. Allen Foxboy: Intimacy and Aesthetics in Andean Stories

Shoko Hamano Takae Tsujioka Intermediate Japanese

Joseph Pelzman The Economics of the Middle East and North Africa

University of Texas Press


World Scientific

Hossein Askari Conflicts and Wars: Their Fallout and Prevention

James G. Hershberg Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam

John R. Schmidt The Unraveling: Pakistan in the Age of Jihad

Palgrave Macmillan

Stanford University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Hossein Askari Zamir Iqbal, Noureddine Krichene, and Abbas Mirakhor Risk Sharing in Finance: The Islamic Finance Alternative Wiley

William H. Becker William M. McClenahan, Jr. Eisenhower and the Cold War Economy Johns Hopkins University Press

Nathan J. Brown When Victory Is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics Cornell University Press

Barry R. Chiswick, Ed. Paul Miller, Ed. Recent Developments in the Economics of International Migration Edward Elgar

Robert M. Entman Scandal and Silence: Media Responses to Presidential Misconduct Polity Press

Amitai Etzioni Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy in a Post-Human-Rights World Transaction Publishers

Henry Hale, Ed. Ivan Kurilla, Ed. Russia in the 2000s: A Stereoscopic View Planeta

Benjamin Hopkins Magnus Marsden Fragments of the Afghan Frontier

Robert Shepherd Partners in Paradise: Tourism Practices, Heritage Policies, and Anthropological Sites

Columbia University Press

Peter Lang Publishing

Stephen B. Kaplan From Spendthrifts to Misers: Globalization and Latin American Politics

David Shinn Joshua Eisenman China and Africa: A Century of Engagement

ProQuest, UMI Dissertation Publishing

University of Pennsylvania Press

Erwan Lagadec Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest

Joanna Spear, Ed. Paul D. Williams, Ed. Security and Development in Global Politics: A Critical Comparison


Marlene Laruelle, Ed. SĂŠbastien Peyrouse, Ed. Mapping Central Asia: Indian Perceptions and Strategies Ashgate

Marc Lynch The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East

Georgetown University Press

Robert Sutter Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy Since the Cold War, 3rd Edition Rowman and Littlefield Publishers

Paul D. Williams, Ed. Security Studies: An Introduction, 2nd Edition



Mark D. Mandeles Thomas C. Hone and Norman Friedman Innovation in Carrier Aviation

Paul D. Williams War and Conflict in Africa

Naval War College Press

Barbara D. Miller Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3rd Edition Pearson

Kimberly J. Morgan Andrea Louise Campbell The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy

Polity Press

Sharon L. Wolchik Valerie J. Bunce Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries Cambridge University Press Daqing Yang, Ed. Jie Liu, Hiroshi Mitani, and Andrew Gordon, Eds. Toward a History Beyond Borders Harvard University

Oxford University Press



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center for international science and technology policy Science and technology are key aspects of global economic growth and competitiveness. At the Elliott School’s Center for International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP), faculty, students, policymakers, and visiting scholars interact to better understand how to harness the power of science and technology to deal with global challenges and improve quality of life around the world.

Engaging the Policy Community CISTP is at the nexus of international public policy education and research in science, technology, and innovation. Its reputation for high-quality research and its location in the heart of Washington, DC, enable the center to convene scholars and policymakers from around the world. For the seventh year, CISTP co-sponsored the annual D. Allan Bromley Memorial Lecture with the University of Ottawa. This May 2012 event was held in Ottawa and featured MIT’s William Bonvillian discussing ways to bring innovation to the manufacturing sector. For the first time in its history, the lecture brought together participants from not just the United States and Canada but from around the world; students and faculty from China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and the

United Kingdom joined their Canadian and American colleagues to discuss some of the most pressing technological issues of the day. This international group heard presentations from leading members of the Canadian science policy community, as well as students from around the world who discussed their countries’ science and technology policies. In June 2012, CISTP and the American Association for the Advancement of Science co-sponsored a workshop with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Enterprise: Measures for Innovation and Competitiveness.” This one-day workshop, part of a series of discussions that was launched at GW in October 2009, provided a forum to address issues related to STEM research including government funding, measures of success, and policy implications.

Enriching Scholarship on Science and Technology

CISTP Director Nicholas Vonortas at the 2012 D. Allan Bromley Memorial Lecture with William Bonvillian, director of MIT’s Washington, DC office; Jonathan Linton, professor at the University of Ottawa; and Marc Saner, director of the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy at the University of Ottawa.



CISTP faculty members bring their expertise to bear on science and technology-related topics such as innovation, environmental and energy politics, and space policy. In July 2011, Professor of Chemistry and International Affairs Christopher Cahill received

a grant of more than $300,000 from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a project on “The Science of Nuclear Materials.” In November 2011, David Alan Grier, whose recent work has focused on crowdsourcing, was named a fellow at the IEEE Computer Society for outstanding contributions to the electrical and information technologies and sciences. For the third year in a row, the editorial offices of the refereed journal Science and Public Policy were based at CISTP. Institute Director Nicholas Vonortas served as the

Space Policy Institute Director Scott Pace

journal’s co-editor with Professor Caroline Wagner of the Ohio State University. In 2011–12, CISTP hosted seven visiting scholars from the United States, Brazil, and South Korea. These scholars focused their research on topics such as renewable energy, Brazilian space policy, China’s space program, and the national research and development practices of countries such as South Korea and the United States.

A distinguished panel of women, including SPI’s Pascale Ehrenfreund (second from right), discuss the role of women in Mars exploration at a November 2011 conference.

space policy institute The Elliott School’s Space Policy Institute (SPI) generates research and analysis on topics vital to the international space community. Recent research has included work on U.S. space cooperation with Japan, North Korea’s failed effort to launch a satellite, policy related to the use of global positioning technology, and the policy aspects of astrobiology, the search for and understanding of life beyond Earth. In November 2011, SPI co-hosted a two-day conference on the role of women in Mars exploration. The event brought together women and men from around the space community, as well as educators, industry representatives, and policy experts. In March 2012, SPI also hosted a symposium on “Women, Innovation, and Aerospace,” held as part of Women’s History Month and featuring leading women in government, including Deputy NASA Administrator and Elliott School alumna Lori Garver. SPI faculty members are among the most knowledgeable experts in their field and are often called upon to provide insight and analysis to senior government officials and international organizations. In 2011–12, SPI Director Scott Pace provided Congressional testimony to the House Subcommittee on Aviation, Transportation, and Infrastructure and the House Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Technology. SPI Research Professor Henry Hertzfeld produced a report for NASA entitled “Space as a Global Utility.” Professor Emeritus John Logsdon served on the Exploration Committee for NASA’s Advisory Council and the Board of Directors of The Planetary Society. His 2011 book John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon was honored by The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Astronautical Society. SPI faculty provided analysis in both scholarly publications and mainstream media. Henry Hertzfeld contributed a chapter to Outer Space in Society, Politics and Law: A Handbook for the Public (Springer, 2011) and edited the online collection A Guide to Space Law Terms (Secure World Foundation, 2012). SPI faculty were interviewed by numerous media outlets, including the Associated Press, C-SPAN, Congressional Quarterly, Fox News, National Geographic, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Popular Science, Radio Free Asia, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.



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INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN, RUSSIAN, AND EURASIAN STUDIES The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011, looking back at a half-century of helping to define the way scholars and policymakers think about Russia, Europe, and Eurasia.

Examining the Post-Soviet World IERES marked its golden anniversary in Fall 2011 with a series of events on the European Union, Cold War, and Berlin Wall, culminating in a December conference examining the progress in scholarship during the two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 2012, IERES took over the editorship of the peerreviewed quarterly Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization. Its first IERES-led issue focused on the theme “Twenty Years Since the Collapse of the Soviet Union: What Have We Learned?” and included prominent experts who originally presented their papers at the December 2011 conference.

Fostering Dialogue on a Changing Region Over the course of the academic year, IERES hosted more than 90 events, bringing together nearly 3,500 attendees from GW and other local universities, government agencies, think tanks, and the nonprofit community. Audience members heard from speakers including former Belarus President Stanislaw Shushkevich, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Turkish Ambassador to the United States Namik Tan, Princeton’s Mark Beissinger, and New Economic School Rector Sergei Guriev, who delivered the fifth annual James Millar Lecture on Russian/Soviet economics.

Bridging the Gap IERES is home to the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia), an international network of scholars from the United States, Europe, and Eurasia that works to bridge the gap between the academic and policymaking communities. In 2011, Carnegie Corporation of New York provided major new funding to continue the project for an additional two years, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation funded new Russian-language outreach activities. During the 2011– 12 academic year, PONARS Eurasia held two highprofile conferences in Washington, as well as sessions in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and Tartu, Estonia, to increase outreach to scholars and officials in Central Asia and the Baltic republics. In addition, the program updated its website with new blogs by scholars in an effort to reach wider audiences in a timely manner.



IERES Director Henry Hale

Advancing Knowledge Through Research

Daina Eglitis served as an International Scholar at the Open Society Institute.

IERES faculty members were prolific during the 2011–12 academic year, producing more than 50 publications and making dozens of presentations at prominent venues worldwide.

Laura Engel was awarded a 2011–12 American Consortium on European Union Studies research seed grant. The award supports her project on “European Policy Uses of International Comparisons of Academic Achievement.”

James G. Hershberg, a member of the IERESsponsored GW Cold War Group, published Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam (Stanford University Press, 2012). The Washington Post called the book “a staggering exercise in historical scholarship.” Erwan Lagadec published Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest (Routledge, 2012). Henry E. Hale and Ivan Kurilla edited Rossiia “dvukhtysiachnykh”: stereoskopicheskii vzgliad (Russia in the 2000s: A Stereoscopic View) (Planeta, 2011). Hope Harrison wrote an article on “The Berlin Wall and its Resurrection as a Site of Memory,” published in German Politics and Society in Summer 2011. IERES faculty members were recognized for their outstanding research during the 2011–12 academic year. Frances Norwood’s book, The Maintenance of Life: Preventing Social Death through Euthanasia Talk and End-of-Life Care—Lessons from The Netherlands” (Carolina Academic Press, 2009), won the 2011 Margaret Mead Award.

Sharon Wolchik received a 2011 summer research fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for her project “From Belgrade to Egypt: The Impact of Youth Activists in the Postcommunist World on the Middle East/North Africa.”

A Vital Academic Resource In its tenth year at IERES, the Program on Conducting Archival Research (POCAR) sponsored a week-long seminar in May 2012 for graduate students studying the Cold War. The program, held at GW and featuring several GW faculty members, hosted 24 young scholars as they launched their research projects. The program is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Complementing the institute’s superb faculty, IERES hosted 32 visiting scholars from 15 countries including China, Germany, Japan, Poland, and Russia. IERES also provided funding for two post-doctoral fellows from Ukraine and Greece.

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discusses the future of the European Union at a March 2012 event.



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INSTITUTE FOR global and international STUDIES The Institute for Global and International Studies (IGIS) supports innovative research and events on key global and transnational issues such as intellectual property, global gender issues, migration and diasporas, transnational cooperation on infectious diseases and climate change, and culture in global affairs.

Fostering a Community of Scholars IGIS events convene scholars from around the world to engage in forward-looking discussions on current global issues and scholarly research. The institute’s weekly Seminar Series hosted 18 scholars in 2011–12, enabling participants to engage in thoughtful debates on current research. This year, seminars featured scholars from Columbia University, Princeton University, University of London, Sciences Po Paris, and Trinity College Dublin, among others—reinforcing IGIS as an international hub for intellectual activity.

IGIS book incubators bring together scholars to provide feedback to an author and prepare a manuscriptin-progress for publication. In October 2011, the institute’s book incubator series hosted IGIS Director Susan Sell faculty member Eric Gynaviski to discuss his manuscript Necessary Illusions: Putative Intersubjective Beliefs and Détente, 19691979. IGIS book incubators have a strong record of success. All previously reviewed manuscripts have been published, including Harris Mylonas’s The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Stephen Kaplan’s From Spendthrifts to Misers: Globalization and Latin American Politicians (Cambridge University Press, 2011).


In October 2011, IGIS launched its new Inspiration Lecture Series, highlighting recent Elliott School alumni making a difference in the field of international affairs. The inaugural event featured 2008 Elliott School graduate Justin Zorn (left), founder and policy director of Banaa: The Sudan Educational Empowerment Network. Banaa identifies talented young Sudanese refugees, such as GW scholarship recipient Makwei Mabioor Deng (right), and provides them with educational opportunities in the United States.



GW’s Global Gender Program (GGP), based at IGIS and led by Associate Dean Barbara Miller, focuses on the health, education, rights, and security of women and girls around the world.

During 2011–12, GGP research focused on gender, peace, and development, pioneering work that will culminate in a series of working papers. In August 2011, Professor Miller briefed Rob Berschinski, director for security and human rights policy at the U.S. National Security Council, on GGP’s research in support of the U.S. National Action Plan. The plan calls for inclusion of women in all aspects of peace, stability, and security. In March 2012, GGP Associate Director Ariana Rabindranath presented her report on women’s pathways into Asian politics at a United Nations Development Programme conference in Mongolia.

(L-R) Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, executive director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America, Kathleen Kuehnast, director of the Gender and Peacebuilding Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and Professor Dara Kay Cohen from the University of Minnesota discuss sexual violence as a tool of war during a panel held on International Women’s Day.

GGP’s lecture series, the Global Gender Forum, hosted seven lectures, two film screenings, and a large conference during 2011–12. Topics ranged from women’s leadership and gender equality in Asia to the gender-wealth gap to gender-based violence as a weapon of war. In March 2012, GGP hosted a conference in conjunction with International Women’s Day, featuring more than a dozen experts on issues facing women and girls. Keynote speaker Maria Otero, U.S. undersecretary of state for civilian security, democracy, and human rights, discussed gender and civilian security.

UNDERSTANDING DIASPORAS GW’s Diaspora Program investigates immigrant communities that remain active in the social, economic, cultural, and political processes of their home countries. In February 2012, the program held a workshop to present the initial findings of its Coptic Diaspora Survey project, which examined the Coptic diaspora as a potential source of development in post-Mubarak Egypt. The event received widespread attention from policymakers and was broadcast in Egypt on Al-Hurra television. Diaspora Program directors Liesl Riddle and Jennifer Brinkerhoff were invited to brief the U.S. ambassador to Egypt’s office on engaging with the Coptic diaspora. Faculty member Stephen Lubkemann continued to act as the international coordinator on a research project with Oxford University and the University of Miami examining the impact of diasporas on societies in conflict. The project is funded by a $390,000 grant from the International Research Development Centre.

CIGA Examines Nexus of Culture and Policy The Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) program, also housed within IGIS and led by Barbara Miller, promotes scholarship on and increases the visibility of culture and social dynamics in global affairs. In April 2012, CIGA hosted a panel on “Burma After the By-Elections: Taking Gender and Human Security Into Account,” featuring GW faculty members Christina Fink and Deepa Ollapally. The panel explored the political opening in the country following its April 1 elections, and the potential impact of détente on the country’s chronic human security issues. Since its inception, Professor Miller’s blog anthropologyworks, published through CIGA, has produced nearly 200 posts, receiving more than 63,000 page views from 182 countries. The blog has been linked to by The Education Portal, Masters in Teaching, The Huffington Post, and many anthropology blogs. The anthropologyworks Twitter handle has over 5,000 followers from around the world, including the United Nations.

CIGA Director Barbara Miller’s popular blog, anthropologyworks.



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INSTITUTE FOR international economic policy The Elliott School’s Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) is one of the leading university-based research groups in economic policy analysis in the Washington, DC area. A 2011 gift from an anonymous donor further elevated the institute’s stature in the economic community by providing critical support for IIEP’s signature research initiatives, outreach efforts, and its academic- and policy-focused conferences and seminars.

Contributing to the Global Discussion At a September 2011 event co-sponsored by IIEP, World Bank President Robert Zoellick gave a major policy address on a world “Beyond Aid.” The lecture was the first in the institute’s new research initiative on “Global Economic Governance in the 21st Century,” which examines the prospects for the reform of global economic architecture, including new norms and rules for international organizations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization. The project analyzes these issues in the context of the growing economic clout of countries Graduate students listen to USAID Chief Economist Steven Radelet discuss Africa’s emerging countries at a September 2011 IIEP event.

such as Brazil, China, and India as well as the ongoing stresses in the United States, Japan, and Europe.

IIEP Director Stephen Smith speaks at a September 2011 conference examining the impact of food price increases.



Other IIEP research priorities include global poverty, climate change, and U.S.-China economic relations. Each of these projects hosted a major conference at GW during 2011–12, including the 4th annual “Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations”— “G2@GW”— that took place in September 2011.

IIEP faculty members contribute to the global discussion on international economic policy issues through their published work and speaking engagements. During 2011–12, IIEP faculty published new research in a number of prestigious journals, including Climate Change Economics, World Economy, Journal of Development Economics, and International Studies Quarterly. Professor Joseph Pelzman published the book Economics of the Middle East and North Africa (World Scientific Press, 2012). IIEP faculty also commented on global financial and economic developments in numerous media outlets, including the Associated Press, The Economist, The New York Times, Slate, the Tehran Times, and Voice of America.

Connecting Scholarship to Practice Under the leadership of IIEP Director Stephen Smith, the institute hosted some 40 events in 2011–12, including five major conferences, five policy forums, and 14 research workshops with world-renowned speakers from government, NGOs, and academia. Throughout the year, the institute continued to make its work accessible to the public and policymaking communities. In December 2011, the institute launched its official blog—InternationalEconPolicy.—giving GW faculty the opportunity to discuss their research and analyze current events in international economic policy. IIEP also featured a number of its high-profile events on its website through the Elliott School’s Web Video Initiative.

World Bank President Robert Zoellick speaks at GW in advance of the September 2011 World Bank/IMF meetings in Washington, DC.



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INSTITUTE FOR middle east studies As the Middle East grappled with a year of historic change, the Elliott School’s Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) helped scholars, policymakers, and the public analyze and understand unfolding events. Through its sponsorship of dozens of events, several major conferences, and robust scholarship, IMES solidified its status as an academic hub for research and analysis on this dynamic region. IMES faculty members Nathan Brown, Marc Lynch, Edward W. Gnehm, Jr., and Judith Yaphe discussed the role of U.S. foreign policy in a changing Middle East during a December 2011 conference in Kuwait, cosponsored by the Kuwait Diplomatic Institute. Former Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Sabah al-Salim al-Sabah discussed the economic, political, and social impacts of the Arab uprisings in an address at the Elliott School in March 2012. In May 2012, IMES post-doctoral fellow Guldem Buyuksarac hosted a two-day book development workshop, “The Minority Experience in the Middle East: New Anthropological Perspectives.” Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi from the Dubai School of Government discusses the use of social media to monitor the events of the Arab Spring at the September 2011 event, “Tweeting the Arab Revolution.”

Reflecting on the Arab Spring IMES organized and hosted 38 events in 2011–12, identifying and answering questions about the Arab Spring and other major developments in the Middle East. With topics ranging from Islamist movements in Arab politics to the Syrian uprising to the Arab-Israeli conflict, the institute convened scholars, policymakers, members of the media, and the public to explore the ramifications of these transformational developments. In April 2012, the fifth IMES Annual Conference convened a dozen experts from across the United States and Middle East to discuss “The Legal Dimensions of the Arab Spring.” The panelists and keynote speaker M. Cherif Bassiouni, chair of the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Libya, discussed key legal and constitutional issues associated with the dramatic events in the region. 26


IMES was designated a Title VI National Resource Center for the Middle East by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010. During 2011–12, it used the grant for outreach to the K-12 teaching community in the Washington, DC region, hosting three workshops for local teachers, including “The Arab Spring in Context,” “The Arab Spring: One Year Later,” and “Turkey Today.” In addition, the IMES Outreach Program participated in three national and regional conferences for social studies educators.

Beyond the Arab Spring Over the course of 2011–12, IMES held dozens of lectures and seminars through its Middle East Policy Forum series and Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) initiatives. In September 2011, Bruce Riedel, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy, discussed the implications of a nuclear Iran for the United States. Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, offered his perspective on the Israeli-

POMEPS Educates and Engages

Assistant Professor Shira Robinson

Palestinian conflict in November 2011. In April 2012, Israel’s ambassador to the United States Michael Oren discussed U.S.-Israel relations. The Middle East Policy Forum, directed by Amb. Gnehm, received a new gift of $50,000 from ExxonMobil for continued programming in the 2012-13 academic year.

IMES Scholarship Enhances Understanding Institute faculty contributed to several prestigious publications in 2011–12. IMES Director Marc Lynch published The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East (PublicAffairs, 2012), as well as several influential articles and policy reports. Nathan Brown published When Victory Is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics (Cornell University Press, 2011) and several policy reports for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Ambassador Edward W. Gnehm, Jr. published a policy report, “Jordan and the Current Unrest in Syria,” for the U.S. Institute of Peace in November 2011. Shira Robinson wrote an essay on the “Problem of Privilege,” which was published in March 2012 by the Middle East Research and Information Project. Ilana Feldman published an article on Palestinian refugees in the May 2012 Journal of Refugee Studies. Mona Atia coauthored an article on Amazigh activism in Morocco in Social and Cultural Geography and an article on faith-based development in Egypt in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. IMES continued to expand in 2011–12. The institute hired Pardis Minuchehr to direct its Persian education program and Shana Marshall as its new associate director. Dr. Minuchehr was awarded a Persian StarTalk grant from the National Foreign Language Center for Persian curriculum design. IMES hosted visiting scholar Mohammad Aburumman from the University of Jordan, Fulbright Fellow Bianca Sarbu from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, and post-doctoral fellow Guldem Buyuksarac from Columbia University.

The Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) advances scholarship on crucial regional issues through its growing global network of Middle East scholars. In September 2011, Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded the program a new grant of $700,000 to extend its work through 2013. POMEPS continued to expand its public engagement initiatives, holding 15 public events during the academic year. In May 2012, POMEPS held its third annual conference, “New Opportunities for Political Science.” The conference brought together political scientists from around the world to discuss possible directions for the field in light of the Arab uprisings. Additional events brought POMEPS’ robust network of scholars to the Elliott School, with more than 20 scholars discussing a range of topics from Tunisia’s elections to stalemate in Yemen. In February 2012, Timothy Mitchell came to discuss his book, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil. Later in the month, three leading political scientists discussed Syria’s violent uprisings and the particular challenges they pose to political scientists studying the largely nonviolent Arab Spring. The Middle East Channel on, edited by IMES Director Marc Lynch and with regular contributions from IMES faculty, received millions of hits in 2011–12. It was a finalist for a National Digital Media Award. POMEPS Briefings—collections of Middle East Channel essays released via the POMEPS website—have been downloaded more than 6,000 times.

IMES and POMEPS Director Marc Lynch



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INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATION As dramatic world events unfolded in 2011-12—from the war in Libya to détente in Burma to political upheaval in Egypt—the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (IPDGC) analyzed the power of the media and public diplomacy to catalyze change and influence politics. A joint endeavor of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs and the Elliott School of International Affairs, IPDGC provides a powerful platform where policymakers, practitioners, and scholars can explore the intersection of media and foreign policy. convened social media activists, companies that analyze social media data, and the policymakers who act on that information in an effort to better understand the strengths and limitations of social media tools. IPDGC has received $100,000 from USIP to continue the initiative in 2012-13. Also in September 2011, IPDGC hosted an event with General Brent Scowcroft, former national security advisor to President George H.W. Bush. General Scowcroft discussed U.S. public diplomacy in light of the Arab Spring and media control in China. This event was sponsored by the Walter Roberts Endowment. IPDGC Director Sean Aday

In November 2011, the institute hosted two panels of veteran public diplomacy officers for “The Last

Applying Innovative Approaches to the Study of Media in Global Affairs IPDGC solidified its status as a leader in the study of public diplomacy and global communication in 2011– 12, addressing dynamic global problems with novel thinking and an emphasis on policy-relevant research. For the third year, the institute partnered with the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) to co-host the “Blogs and Bullets” initiative, which examined the impact of social media on politics in conflict zones. As part of the project, a September 2011 conference, “Sifting Fact from Fiction: The Role of Social Media in Conflict”



Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft speaks to IPDGC students and faculty.

Three Feet: New Media, New Approaches, and New Challenges for Public Diplomacy.” The first panel explored how local culture influences U.S. approaches to public diplomacy in the Muslim world, while the second examined innovative approaches to global youth outreach. A keynote lecture featured U.S. ambassador to Brazil Thomas Shannon. In March 2012, IPDGC focused on the cultural aspects of global communication, hosting “Hip Hop Diplomacy: Connecting Through Culture.” The event featured an array of musicians, athletes, video-journalists, and policymakers, evaluating the effectiveness of cultural diplomacy programs. Tara Sonenshine, executive vice president of the U.S. Institute of Peace and President Obama’s nominee for U.S. undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, served as the event’s keynote speaker.

Engaging Audiences Online In March 2012, the institute launched its “Take Five” blog. This blog features IPDGC faculty discussing current events as they pertain to global communication and public diplomacy, using a non-technical approach

that engages a wider audience. Take Five features a prominent roster of regular contributors, including IPDGC Director Sean Aday; Robert Entman, the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs; the institute’s Public Diplomacy Fellow Mary Jeffers; and Former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip J. Crowley, who also serves as an IPDGC fellow. Take Five received more than 1,000 page views in its debut week and has quickly made a name for itself in the field; it is listed as recommended reading on a number of academic blog rolls.

IPDGC Shares Expertise Globally In November 2011, IPDGC hosted two delegations from the People’s Republic of China for courses on government in the information era. In the first session, officials from the Chinese ministries of foreign affairs, national defense, and other agencies explored the relationship between the press and the state in the United States. The course focused on how the U.S. Congress and State Department interact with and inform the public. The second session convened U.S. officials and Chinese media representatives to discuss how the U.S. government uses the Internet to communicate with its citizens.

Tara Sonenshine, President Obama’s nominee for U.S. undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, delivers the keynote address as part of IPDGC’s “Hip Hop Diplomacy” conference.



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Institute for security and conflict studies In 2011–12, the Elliott School’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) continued to strengthen its position as one of the world’s leading centers in the study of international security. A 2011 gift from an anonymous donor provided funding for a new research project on energy security, a conference on the potential for a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East, and an associate director for the institute.

Supporting Innovative Research ISCS faculty members were active on the research front throughout 2011–12. The journal Security Studies published a roundtable discussion on ISCS Director Charles Glaser’s landmark study Rational Theory of International Politics, with leading scholars including Robert Jervis and John Mearsheimer offering praise for and critiques of the book. Rational Theory of International Politics also received an honorable mention for the Best Book Award (International Security Studies Section) from the International Studies Association. ISCS faculty members Joanna Spear and Paul Williams published Security and Development in Global Politics (Georgetown University Press, 2012) a book they co-edited. Professor Williams also published War and Conflict in Africa (Polity, 2011) and the second edition of his textbook, Security Studies (Routledge, 2012). A core mission of ISCS is to support the next generation of international security scholars. For the second year, the institute hosted an outstanding group of visiting scholars, who brought diverse insights to ISCS seminars and workshops. The nine pre- and postdoctoral scholars selected for this opportunity hailed from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States. The institute also sponsored an international security workshop, a series of regular meetings for GW faculty



ISCS Director Charles Glaser

and Ph.D. students. In 2011–12, the group met for 14 sessions and hosted scholars from around the country on topics ranging from U.S. grand strategy to nuclear proliferation to U.S.-China relations—issues that are integral to the work of ISCS faculty. ISCS also launched a new research-in-progress workshop series for ISCS faculty and visitors. This twice-monthly workshop series provides opportunities for visiting scholars, pre-doctoral fellows, and GW faculty and Ph.D. students to present papers on current projects. The informal setting allows presenters to receive feedback at a critical time—the early phases of research and writing. As a result, workshop participants regularly credit the workshop for improving their final research products.

Hill; and General David McKiernan (USA, ret.), former commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Another of the institute’s signature programs is the Nuclear Policy Talks series. Since its inception in 2009, the NPT series has sponsored a stunning array of 81 events and some 250 speakers; it hosted 26 events featuring 126 speakers in 2011–12. These events have examined a wide range of nuclear energy, nuclear weapon, nuclear proliferation, nuclear arms control, and disarmament problems.

ISCS faculty member Joanna Spear participates in a February 2012 discussion at the Elliott School.

Engaging the Security Policy Community ISCS continued to bridge the academic and policy worlds through a number of public events on important and timely topics. The Security Policy Forum series, led by Professor James Lebovic, hosted six events in 2011–12. Speakers included Nobel laureate Thomas Schelling; Middle East expert Ambassador Dennis Ross; former U.S. ambassador to Iraq Christopher

Led by Associate Dean Douglas B. Shaw, the NPT series provided opportunities for collaboration both within GW and the larger nuclear policy community. This type of interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty members in ISCS and GW’s Columbian College contributed to a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission grant to GW. The $300,000 award provides for the development of course materials for non-science students, cementing the university’s position as a leading hub of academic and policy discussions on these very important issues. Throughout 2011–12, ISCS faculty provided commentary for media reports on topics ranging from the death of Kim Jong-Il to the political crisis in Greece to U.S. foreign policy.

General David McKiernan (USA, ret.), commander, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan (2008-09), speaks at a November 2011 Security Policy Forum event entitled “Civil-Military Relations: A Practitioner’s Perspective.”



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SIGUR CENTER FOR ASIAN STUDIES Home to over half of the world’s population and several of its largest and most vibrant economies, Asia also contains three of the world’s most recent nuclear weapons states, several ongoing or potential conflicts, and an increasingly large share of human activity that affects the natural environment. Asia’s significance cannot be understated, and a nuanced understanding of it is critical for global citizens of the 21st century. The Elliott School’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies enhances the quality and expands the scope of scholarly research on Asia, promotes U.S.-Asian scholarly interaction, and educates a new generation of students, scholars, analysts, and policymakers. In 2011–12, the Sigur Center—directed by Edward McCord—celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Carnegie Corporation of New York to support the Center’s Rising Powers Initiative and $257,000 from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States. Other grants were received from the Chino Cienega Foundation, the government of Hong Kong, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, the DC Developmental Center for AIDS Research, the East-West Center, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Science Foundation of Taiwan, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Sigur Center Director Edward McCord

The Sigur Center is a Research Leader The Sigur Center continued to solidify its reputation as an internationally recognized center of research on Asia. During 2011–12, Sigur Center faculty members published 16 books and more than 50 journal articles and book chapters and gave more than 150 scholarly presentations at universities, think tanks, and nongovernmental organizations. The vitality of the Sigur Center’s research enterprise is also enhanced by visiting scholars-in-residence. In 2011–12, the center hosted five visiting scholars from the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan. Underscoring its powerful position as a leader in research on Asia, the center received significant funding in the form of research grants during 2011–12. Particularly important grants included $500,000 from



As the academic home of the Elliott School’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Asian Studies, the Sigur Center enhances the experience of GW students who have academic, research, or career interests in Asia. In 2011–12, the center provided awards totaling more than $135,000 for student fellowships and language study or research in Asia.

Convening Dialogues During 2011–12, the Sigur Center held 67 public events, which attracted a total of more than 3,300 participants. Eight of these events were high-profile, day-long conferences. Sixty percent of the attendees for Sigur Center lectures and conferences came from outside of GW, including members of the academic, government, business, NGO, and policymaking communities. Events focused on topics ranging from the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement to China’s international energy strategies to India as a global power.


A member of the Japanese American Student Union of DC shares her personal experiences of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011.

Studying Rising Powers The Rising Powers Initiative (RPI) is the Sigur Center’s flagship research project, covering China, India, Iran, Japan, Russia, and South Korea, as well as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Since its creation in 2007, the project has evolved into a multiperson research enterprise involving more than 30 researchers throughout the world. During 2011–12, the initiative published more than 25 policy commentaries, alerts, briefs, and reports for the benefit of policymakers in the United States and around the world. It also produced a book, Worldviews of Aspiring Powers: Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan, and Russia, which will be published by Oxford University Press in Fall 2012. The Rising Powers Initiative also sponsored two major conferences at GW. In January 2012, with support from Carnegie Corporation, the Sigur Center and the Center for a New American Security organized an event on “India as a Global Power.” In April 2012, the MacArthur Foundation provided support for a major conference on “Power, Identity, and Security in Asia.”

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dia and the possibility of multilateral cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. A country’s identity may also point to opportunities for policy promotion and innovation, as illustrated by U.S. trade relations with Japan. However, in countries where identities are less stable, one should be also be wary of drawing premature conclusions about identity’s influence on policy, such as in China and South Korea.

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Directed by David Shambaugh, the China Policy Program sponsored four significant international activities in 2011–12, including: the “Fifth Dialogue on U.S.-China Relations in Global Context,” co-organized with the China Institute of International Studies and the “International Dialogue on Reforms in the Communist Party of China,” co-organized with the International Department of the Communist Party of China, both taking place in Beijing; the “Eighth American-European Dialogue on China,” co-organized with Sciences Po in Paris; and “Tangled Titans: The New Context of U.S.-China Relations” in Washington, DC. The China Policy Program is supported by the Ford Foundation and Elliott School International Council member Christopher Fussner.

Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia In 2011–12, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) partnered with the Stimson Center on its “Shared Rivers, Shared Futures” project, an interactive workshop on Mekong River development. In addition, PISA held the final colloquium in its project on climate change leadership with the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, launched a collaborative research project with Singapore Management University, participated in panel presentations at the UN Environment Programme’s Asia-Pacific Climate Adaptation Forum, offered a course on “The Global City in World Affairs” for Hong Kong Administrative Officers, and produced a video for GW’s Planet Forward. PISA is directed by Linda Yarr.

The U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program During the 2011–12 academic year, the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program, led by Professor Henry R. Nau, held its 47th bilateral and 13th trilateral meetings. Participants included 11 members of the U.S. Congress, six members of the Japanese Diet, and four members of the Korean National Assembly. The program has been supported by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission for 24 consecutive years.

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Identity and Cooperation: Setting Realistic Expectations

U.S. policymakers who hope that India will become a key alliance partner in Asia are likely to be disappointed, because a formal alliance structure or even the perception of an alliance runs contrary to India’s strong identification with national autonomy. According to Deepa Ollapally of the George Washington University, becoming entangled in alliances is a major “taboo” that governs Indian foreign policy. This aversion to alliance commitments derives from India’s experience in gaining independence from the British Empire as well its sense of “civilizational entitlement” that sees India as a tolerant and pluralistic civilization whose external sphere of influence is based on culture, values and trade. Americans should By probing the multiple dimensions of understand that autonomy will continnational identities in Asia, U.S. policyue to remain a central value in Indian makers might be able to set more real- identity, emphasized Jonah Blank of istic expectations in their interactions the RAND Corporation, and “U.S. poliwith their Asian counterparts, as seen in cymakers can ignore this, bemoan it, or the cases of bilateral relations with Inembrace it.”

“By probing the multiple dimensions of national identities in Asia, U.S. policymakers might be able to set more realistic expectations in their interactions with their Asian counterparts…”

Under the direction of Sigur Center Director Edward McCord, the Taiwan Education and Research Program organized five seminars in 2011–12 as part of its Taiwan Forum. It also raised $87,000 in support of the Taiwan Resource Center at GW’s Gelman Library and new undergraduate courses in Taiwan studies.

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ENGAGement The Elliott School’s reputation and location enable it to convene major world leaders and scholars, a major plus for students like me. Through the school’s special events programs, we have the opportunity to engage with people who are active players in the areas we study. Our professors, too, are actively influencing policy through their research and writing, providing yet another dimension to the classroom experience. — Christina Walrond, Elliott School graduate student



Dean Michael Brown listens as Christopher Kojm, chairman of the National Intelligence Council, addresses an Elliott School audience.

At GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, the learning experience extends beyond the classroom. Our location in the heart of Washington, DC draws a steady stream of policymakers, diplomats, journalists, and business executives to the GW campus to share their knowledge and learn from our faculty. The ideas exchanged at the Elliott School help to inform critical international policy debates. This active engagement in the larger international affairs community is one way that the Elliott School is changing the world.

Supporting Policy Dialogues The Elliott School continued its unrivaled public event series in 2011–12, hosting nearly 300 events with thought-leaders from around the world. In September 2011, just days before the World Bank’s annual meeting, Bank President Robert Zoellick addressed a capacity crowd about his vision of a world “Beyond Aid.” In February 2012, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, ˘ listed among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2012, spoke about the importance of transcending the Cold War order in confronting international crises such as the ongoing situation in Syria.

Ahmet Davutoglu, ˘ Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, discusses Turkey’s approach to 21st century foreign policy challenges.

The Elliott School’s signature event series provide platforms for in-depth discussions about specific policy areas. In January 2012, the Security Policy Forum hosted Jake Sullivan, director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, who addressed the evolving dynamics of U.S. global leadership in the 21st century. The 2011–12 Banville Forum brought together former U.S. ambassador to Iraq Christopher R. Hill and General David D. McKiernan (U.S. Army, retired), former Commander of International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, to discuss U.S. military interventions. 2011/2012 ANNUAL REPORT


National Security Council Senior Director Laura Holgate discusses the security of nuclear materials at a February 2012 event.

Maria Otero, U.S. undersecretary of state for democracy and global affairs, discusses “Gender and Civilian Security” on International Women’s Day in March 2012.

The Ambassadors Forum continued to host top diplomats from around the world, enabling them to share their insights and perspectives on key issues with an Elliott School audience. This year’s speakers included Brazil’s ambassador to the United States Mauro Vieira, Ambassador Alia Hatoug-Bouran from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Israel’s ambassador to the United States Michael B. Oren, and U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ivo Daalder. A premier forum for female international leaders, the Elliott School’s Distinguished Women in International Affairs series hosted Michaëlle Jean, UNESCO special envoy to Haiti; Alia Hatoug-Bouran, ambassador of Jordan to the United States; Laura Holgate, senior director for weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and threat reduction at the National Security Council; Michèle Pierre-Louis, former prime minister of Haiti; Maria Otero, U.S. undersecretary of state for democracy and global affairs; and Mary Kaldor, director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Former Haitian Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis stresses the role of education in rebuilding Haiti at a February 2012 Elliott School event.

partnerships are force multipliers The Elliott School’s reputation as a convener of informed discussions and debates enabled us to partner with numerous prominent organizations to increase the impact of our events. The Stanley Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace co-hosted an event with the Elliott School in September 2011 on the prevention of WMD proliferation. Nabeel Rajab, the 2011 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, spoke at the Elliott School in December 2011 in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In January 2012, the school partnered with the U.S. Department of State to host a conference on the G-8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction. Also in January, we cohosted an event with the Center for a New American Security on “India as a Global Power,” which featured senior government officials from India and the United States. In April 2012, Sandia National Laboratories co-sponsored an event at the Elliott School featuring

U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ivo Daadler addresses an Elliott School audience in January 2012.



showcasing global expertise Elliott School faculty members analyzed important international issues in short, timely interviews for the Web Video Initiative.

“What concerns me is actually the extent to which this is an intelligence failure. It took the United States around 12 hours to figure out that Kim Jong Il was dead. Of course, North Korea is always very tightly sealed. Still, it reflects the limitations of our knowledge.” Gregg Brazinsky Associate Professor of International Affairs December 20, 2011

“What happened between December 2010 and March 2011 was truly an unprecedented unification of the Arab protest movement where you saw protests taking place across the entire region simultaneously—deeply, instantly affecting one another.” Marc Lynch Director, Institute for Middle East Studies April 8, 2012

“Everybody talks about it—invest in women and girls and you’ll help families, you’ll help communities, you’ll help countries, you’ll help the world. And then, some skeptics say, ‘Where’s the evidence?’ So we’re trying to contribute to the evidence base, working with our exceptional student researchers.” Barbara Miller Director, Global Gender Program March 2, 2012 “It’s hard to have a discussion of nuclear policy without talking about Iran and North Korea, but they’re really a side show to the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit. This is an opportunity for responsible global leadership to advance nuclear security. Iran and North Korea have not demonstrated a willingness to participate in a constructive way in these discussions.” Douglas B. Shaw Associate Dean for Research, Planning, and External Relations March 20, 2012 2011/2012 ANNUAL REPORT


the WVI. This year, we also broadened distribution of the videos beyond the Elliott School website to Vimeo and Apple’s iTunes U, making it easier for viewers to access our content.

When U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ivo Daalder spoke to a group of Elliott School faculty and students on January 26, 2012, our video capacities allowed us to produce the full video and a concise 7-minute highlight package the same day. This led the U.S. Mission to NATO to feature the Web Video Initiative on its home page, expanding our viewership in the international policy community.

their chief technology officer, J. Stephen Rottler, who discussed the importance of the national laboratories in the formation of public policy.

Expanding our Impact Online The Elliott School’s Web Video Initiative (WVI) is an extensive online video library featuring many of our exceptional public events. The WVI is having a significant impact both domestically and internationally: people from 140 countries—more than 70 percent of the member states of the United Nations—have accessed Elliott School videos through

Lecturer Michele Clark prepares to testify before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on the dangers faced by Coptic Christian women in Egypt.


On Twitter, the Elliott School shares timely information about faculty research and upcoming events while interacting with our more than 4,400 followers. Our followers come from 99 countries including Brazil, China, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, and Yemen. Elliott School messages have been retweeted by organizations such as the American Political Science Association, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and National Public Radio. Our Twitter followers include a number of prominent individuals and organizations, including Al Jazeera, the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times World, Wall Street Journal Europe, Bill Gates, the mayor of London, Thomas Friedman, the Pentagon, and the British embassy.

Professor Marc Lynch examines the crisis in Syria before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.


Beyond posting footage from our events, we have continued to showcase the expertise of our faculty on a wide range of global issues. We conducted sixteen faculty interviews in the past year on topics including the Greek debt crisis, the implications of uprisings in the Arab world, and the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit. Professor Gregg Brazinsky’s analysis of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has been viewed 600 times.

Space Policy Institute Director Scott Pace testified before the House Subcommittee on Aviation about the proposed LightSquared network’s effects on satellite-based GPS infrastructure.

Informing Policymakers Throughout the 2011–12 academic year, Elliott School faculty members provided insights to senior members of the policy community. Marc Lynch testified about the crisis in Syria before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in April 2012. Professor Lynch met with officials from the U.S. State Department, Defense Department, and White House on a regular basis, and in December 2011, he was invited to discuss the Middle East with President Obama. Nathan Brown briefed a number of U.S. and foreign ambassadors to the Middle East on the implications of the Arab uprisings, as well as officials and government analysts from the European Commission, U.S. Department of State, and National Security Council.

Bruce Dickson shared his expertise on Chinese politics with the National Intelligence Council and several groups at the Foreign Service Institute. Robert Maguire provided expert advice on Haiti-related matters to the Secretary of State’s chief of staff and to the Department of State’s special Haiti coordinator. He also served as the chair of the Haiti Advanced Area Studies Seminar at the Foreign Service Institute. Sharon Wolchik served as the adjunct chair of the Foreign Service Institute’s Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe. Hugh Agnew, Benjamin Hopkins, and Shawn McHale also briefed U.S. diplomats at the Foreign Service Institute.

Scott Pace discussed the impact of new broadband networks on federal science activities before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in September 2011; he testified about the future of GPS technology before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in February 2012. David H. Shinn briefed the Africa subcommittees of both the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee on China’s growing role on the African continent in November 2011 and March 2012, respectively. In October 2011, Thomas E. McNamara testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about increased information sharing in the ten years since September 11, 2001. Sean Roberts discussed the stability of the government of Kazakhstan before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) in December 2011. Michele Clark also briefed the CSCE about potential dangers facing the Coptic Christian population in Egypt in July 2011. Christina Fink briefed USAID program staff on developments in Burma in January 2012. Paul Williams briefed a number of senior U.S. officials from the Department of State and U.S. Africa Command on U.S. policy toward Africa. Caitlin Talmadge met with officials from the State and Defense Departments’ Joint Staff, U.S. Central Command, and Office of the Secretary of Defense to discuss the future of the U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf. Professor of History and International Affairs Hugh Agnew recorded exclusive video interviews for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts about “The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.”



James Foster’s work on multidimensional poverty continued to shape the way poverty is measured around the globe. Colombia incorporated this methodology into its poverty policies in 2011. In April 2012, the United Nations General Assembly had a fullday conference on Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Index, which is based on this approach to national well-being. Edward W. Gnehm, Jr. hosted a group of new Kuwaiti diplomats for discussions on U.S. foreign policy in Persian Gulf and the Middle East in Spring 2012. Throughout 2011–12, David Alan Grier briefed visiting Chinese officials on topics related to cloud computing and technology incubators. Douglas Shaw briefed the Chief of the General Staff and other senior military officers of the Sultanate of Oman on nuclear security issues in March 2012. The China Policy Program, under the direction of David Shambaugh, hosted four major international symposia in 2011–12, with institutional partners including the China Institute of International Studies, the Asia Centre at Sciences Po, and the International Department of the Communist Party of China. The program’s “International Dialogue on Reforms in the Communist Party of China,” hosted in Beijing in Summer 2011, marked the first time the Chinese Communist Party has partnered with non-Chinese to discuss and assess itself. The U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program, led by Henry R. Nau, held its 47th bilateral and 13th trilateral meetings in May 2012 in Washington, DC. Participants included eleven members of the U.S. Congress, six members of the Japanese Diet, and four members of the South Korean National Assembly. The program has been supported by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission for 24 consecutive years.

Scheherazade Rehman, professor of international business and international affairs, discusses European economic instability on PBS News Hour.



Professor of Economics and International Affairs James E. Foster

Analyzing Critical Issues for the Public In 2011–12, media outlets from around the world sought the informed opinions of Elliott School faculty, citing them more than 1,000 times. C-SPAN broadcast five Elliott School events during the past academic year. As the popular uprisings in the Middle East continued to unfold, major international news outlets sought out the Elliott School’s regional experts. Nathan Brown and Marc Lynch analyzed these dynamic issues in print publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Guardian, Politico, USA Today, and Time. Professors Brown and Lynch also gave broadcast interviews with Al Jazeera, the BBC, CNN, and NPR. David Shambaugh discussed the evolving dynamics of the U.S.-China relationship in interviews for The Christian Science Monitor, the International Herald Tribune, and The Washington Post. He also wrote an

Benjamin Hopkins, assistant professor of history and international affairs, discusses the complex history of Afghanistan on C-SPAN.

In March 2012, GW hosted the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), an annual event where students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrity activists discuss solutions to pressing global issues. Elliott School senior Andrea Cristina Ruiz was chosen to attend this year’s CGI U for her creation of the Global Youth Initiative. As a sophomore in high school, Andrea organized a book drive to help underprivileged children in her home country of Ecuador. Today, her fundraising efforts are helping more than a dozen rural communities in Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Panama develop small libraries to encourage reading in their schools.

op-ed for The New York Times asking “Ten Questions for China’s Heir Presumptive.”

top industry publications such as Space News, Space Review, New Scientist, and Government Technology.

Scheherazade Rehman commented on the 2012 election results in France and Greece in light of the continent’s debt and currency woes in U.S. News & World Report, on NPR, and in The Washington Times. Harris Mylonas discussed the debt and political crises in Greece on, the Nightly Business Report on PBS, and in The Wall Street Journal.

Hope Harrison discussed the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall with The History Channel and The New York Times. Douglas Shaw spoke to The Christian Science Monitor on the potential disruptions to Iran’s oil exports in the event of cyber attacks. The Chicago Tribune published an op-ed by Gregg Brazinsky on the death of Kim JongIl. Henry R. Nau’s op-ed, “Lessons from the Great Expansion,” was published in the Wall Street Journal. Benjamin Hopkins discussed his book The Making of Modern Afghanistan on C-SPAN Book TV.

Scott Pace and John Logsdon provided insights on the future of space and space technologies to outlets including the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Telegraph, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNN, and NPR. They also spoke with



SUPPORT I never considered going to the Elliott School a one-time educational experience, but rather a lifetime partnership in the pursuit of knowledge and solutions to global issues. The Elliott School has continuously added value to that partnership—not least of all by achieving the highest levels of academic and professional recognition for the school. I do my part in the relationship through annual giving. —Bob Marshall (B.A. ’84)



GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs educates the next generation of international leaders, conducts research that advances understanding of complex global problems, and engages the U.S. and broader policymaking communities. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the Elliott School’s mission is becoming more important than ever. Gifts to the Elliott School strengthen our capacities to carry out this important mission and our position as one of the world’s leading international affairs schools. The Elliott School community is deeply grateful to our donors for your tremendous support. You are helping us accomplish great things.

Every Gift Matters Donor support is vital to the Elliott School’s work. In 2011–12, a record number of contributors—including foundations, corporations, and individuals—sustained our rigorous academic programs, cutting-edge scholarship, and stunning array of special events. This support enabled the Elliott School to address many of the world’s foremost concerns, from nuclear security and energy security to global gender issues and peacekeeping.

The bust of George Washington at the corner of 21st and Eye Street

Major foundations made significant grants to the Elliott School in 2011–12. The Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded $2 million to support three marquee research projects: the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia); the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS); and the Worldviews of Aspiring Powers project. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded a $310,000 grant in support of PONARS Eurasia. The long-standing partnership between GW and the Wolcott Foundation continued in 2011–12, with five Elliott School graduate students among the current GW



“The Charles R. Sitter Scholarship has dramatically alleviated my concerns about affording the rest of my education and future graduate school classes. It has also genuinely inspired me to stay committed to the Elliott School and GW communities post-graduation. The impact this award will have on my life, while financial, is also overwhelmingly emotional and professionally and academically empowering. My appreciation for this scholarship is endless, and I really cannot emphasize enough how thankful I am that I was granted this incredible award.” — Marybeth Benton, 2011–12 Sitter Scholarship recipient

Wolcott Fellowship recipients. These awards cover tuition and fees for up to 40 credit hours. (See box on p. 8.) Corporate support in 2011–12 included generous gifts from ExxonMobil, which funded the Elliott School’s Middle East Policy Forum, and Aramex International, which facilitated student internships at local nongovernmental organizations in the Middle East. A contribution from the Coca-Cola Company supported the Ambassadors Forum and other programs. Several GW trustees, alumni, parents, faculty, and friends made exceptional commitments to the Elliott School in 2011–12: David A. Nadler (B.A. ’70), made a gift to establish the Nadler Endowment in Leadership and Governance, which will bolster the Elliott School’s academic, research, and outreach initiatives in these key areas and support the university’s new strategic plan. (See box on p. 47.) Oliver Carr, former chair of the GW Board of Trustees, endowed the Oliver T. Carr, Jr. Professorship in International Affairs. This gift will enable the Elliott School to recruit a world-class scholar in the critically important area of global poverty and international development studies. (See box on p. 11.) A gift from Joetta Miller (M.A. ’71) established the Joetta Miller Graduate Fellowship. This endowed fund will support female Elliott School graduate



students from outside the United States who have unmet financial needs. Members of the Miller family established the Margaret Lavin Miller and William Keller Miller Scholarship. Named for their mother, a 1947 School of Business alumna, and father, a career Foreign Service officer, this endowed scholarship will provide need-based support to female Elliott School undergraduate students. Michael Moore, professor of economics and international affairs at the Elliott School, made a major gift to support the International Trade and Investment Policy program (ITIP) Internship Fund. This fund provides valuable stipends to Elliott School ITIP students who are completing unpaid internships. A. Michael Hoffman, a member of GW’s Board of Trustees and the Elliott School Board of Advisors, continued his remarkable support of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES). Mr. Hoffman’s gift will support dissertation fellowships and travel grants, positioning IERES as a first-rate teaching, research, and policy hub. Continued funding from Cindy Wigglesworth enabled the Elliott School to award a new Sitter Scholarship in 2011–12. Named for Ms. Wiggleworth’s father, Charles R. Sitter (B.A. ’54), this annual award supports an undergraduate who has excelled academically while working part-time.

Jake Sullivan, director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, chats with Dean Michael Brown before an Elliott School event.

Anonymous Donation Advances Elliott School Activities The Elliott School’s SOAR Initiative—Strategic Opportunities for Academic Reach—is a series of targeted investments in several critical issue areas—international economics and development, international security, and global women’s issues— along with a set of school-wide programs to support faculty research and the Elliott School’s global outreach efforts. Launched in 2011 with support from an anonymous donor, the SOAR Initiative had a tremendous impact on the school’s academic activities in its inaugural year, and continued to build on those successes in 2012. Drawing on SOAR funding, Elliott School institutes and programs launched an array of new research projects and substantially advanced many existing projects, including research on climate change, ultrapoverty, U.S.-China economic relations, energy security, nuclear issues, peacekeeping, and global women’s issues. In addition, SOAR supported the creation of four new associate director positions,

staff who have been instrumental in support of Elliott School research projects, programmatic activities, and fundraising efforts. SOAR funding also supported the school’s special event programs, many of which were recorded and posted on the Elliott School Web Video Initiative (WVI). Started in 2009 with support from the same anonymous donor, the WVI has continued to expand its global audience. Since its inception, the WVI has been viewed by more than 37,000 viewers from 140 countries—more than 70 percent of the member states of the United Nations. “The SOAR Initiative has provided powerful ‘boostphase’ support of the Elliott School’s research and programmatic activities. It has substantially enhanced both our academic capacities and our institutional profile,” said Elliott School Dean Michael E. Brown. “We are extremely grateful for the support that has made this transformational initiative possible.”



James Quigley (B.A. ’82) made a $100,000 commitment to the Elliott School Dean’s Fund. “I deeply appreciate Jim’s exceptional dedication to the Elliott School, which spans more than a decade,” said Dean Michael Brown. “This gift played an important role in increasing the number of Elliott School alumni donors in 2011–12.” Gifts to the Elliott School Dean’s Fund are forcemultipliers; they enable us to take full advantage of the school’s unique and powerful comparative advantages. Gifts to the fund can be used in several ways. In 2011–12, they provided valuable support for student programs such as the Undergraduate Scholars program and graduate capstone courses. They also supported cutting-edge faculty research on topics such as prospects for rising powers, ultra-poverty in the developing world, adaptation to climate change, energy security, nuclear proliferation and arms control, peacekeeping, political mobilization in the Middle East, and global women’s issues. Gifts to the Dean’s Fund, which exceeded $250,000 in 2011–12, also supported fast-breaking, high-visibility events, such as World Bank President Robert Zoellick’s major address at GW in September 2011. The continued support of an anonymous donor advanced the Elliott School’s Strategic Opportunities



for Academic Research initiative. This exceptional gift enhanced the school’s research capacities in multiple areas, such as intra-state conflict and regime change. It also promoted engagement and outreach to a worldwide community through the Web Video Initiative. (See box on p. 45.) Many donors directed their support to the Power and Promise Fund, which makes a GW education possible for many students—and reduces loan burdens of graduates. Commitments to the Power and Promise Fund for Elliott School student aid totaled more than $300,000 in 2011–12.

An Investment in the Future A gift to GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs is an investment in the future and a commitment to the important work of the largest international affairs school in the United States. Thanks to the support of alumni, parents, faculty, and friends, the impact and reputation of the Elliott School continue to grow. To those considering a contribution to the Elliott School, we invite you to support our tremendous academic, research, policy engagement, and outreach initiatives, all of which further elevate our standing in the pantheon of international affairs schools. With your help, we can change the world.

Nadler Endowment Supports Leadership and Governance In March 2012, GW alumnus and member of the Board of Trustees David A. Nadler (B.A. ’70) pledged $1 million to the Elliott School of International Affairs. This gift creates the Nadler Endowment in Leadership and Governance, which will provide resources to expand the Elliott School’s teaching, research, and policy programs on topics related to leadership and governance in the global arena. Dr. Nadler, who is the vice chairman of the Marsh and McLennan Companies, is chairman of the Elliott School’s Board of Advisors. “I believe that the George Washington University has become an outstanding institution and is poised to achieve even more in the coming years,” said Dr. Nadler. “The Elliott School is one of the ‘crown jewels’ of the university and a leader in interdisciplinary teaching and research on issues of critical global importance. I hope that this gift will inspire others to join in supporting both the Elliott School and GW.”

“David Nadler is one of the Elliott School’s most dedicated and engaged alumni. This is another example of his multi-dimensional contributions to the advancement of this superb school,” said Elliott School Dean Michael E. Brown. The Nadler Endowment will be used to support student and faculty research; develop coursework in the areas of leadership and governance; provide student scholarships and fellowships; and fund special seminars, colloquia, conferences, and other special events. “This gift will substantially enhance the Elliott School’s work on leadership and governance, topics of increasing importance in our interconnected world,” said Dean Brown. “It is especially fitting, given that we are based at a university that is named after a renowned leader! It is also very timely, given that leadership and governance will be featured priorities in GW’s new strategic plan.”

(L-R) Elliott School Dean Michael E. Brown, David A. Nadler, and GW President Steven Knapp sign documents creating the Nadler Endowment in Leadership and Governance on March 29, 2012.



board of advisors The Elliott School Board of Advisors serves as an advisory body to the Dean, it promotes the school nationally and internationally, and it supports the school financially. The Board is comprised of American and international leaders from diverse professional backgrounds in public service, the private sector, and the nonprofit world. The Board has made tremendous contributions to the Elliott School’s academic and institutional advancement. The Elliott School community is deeply grateful to the Board’s members for their generous commitments of time, expertise, and resources. David A. Nadler B.A. ’70 Vice Chairman Marsh & McLennan Companies (Chair) Steven L. Skancke B.A. ’72, M.Phil. ’78, Ph.D. ’81 Chief Investment Officer Keel Point, LLC (Vice Chair)

José Antonio Brito B.A. ’77, M.A. ’79 Consultant Jeannie H. Cross M.A. ’78 Vice President, Governmental Affairs Metropolitan Jewish Health System

Lloyd H. Elliott President Emeritus, 1965-1988 The George Washington University (Honorary Chair)

Maurice A. East Dean of the Elliott School, 1985-1994 The George Washington University

Ann L. Becker M.A. ’76 President Ann Becker & Associates

James W. Gerard, V B.A. ’83 Senior Advisor North Sea Partners, LLC

Patricia E. Kauffman (left) and Matthew M. Nolan

Diana B. Henriques

A. Michael Hoffman

Jennifer A. Shore



Julia P. Gregory B.A. ’74 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ContraFect Corporation Diana B. Henriques B.A. ’69 Contributing Writer The New York Times A. Michael Hoffman Co-Founder and Chairman Palamon Capital Partners Ralph H. Isham President and Managing Director GH Venture Partners Patricia E. Kauffman

Belinda Keiser Vice Chancellor of Community Relations Keiser University Van Z. Krikorian B.A. ’81 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Global Gold Corporation Deborah M. Lehr M.A. ’89 Director The Paulson Institute Peter R. Lighte B.A. ’69 Vice Chairman, Global Corporate Banking J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Julie A. Monaco B.A. ’85 Managing Director North America Region Head Global Transaction Services Citi Joetta Miller M.A. ’71 Matthew M. Nolan M.A. ’84 Partner, International Trade Group Arent Fox, LLP

Robert J. Pelosky, Jr. M.A. ’83 Founder and Principal J2Z Advisory, LLC Jennifer A. Shore M.A. ’96 HCG Capital Omar Woodard B.A. ’05, M.P.A. ’07 Principal Venture Philanthropy Partners

Christopher Nurko B.A. ’84, M.A. ’87 Global Chairman, Worldwide FutureBrand

Maurice A. East (left) and James W. Gerard

Van Z. Krikorian (left) and Janet Howard

Belinda Keiser

David A. Nadler (left) and Omar Woodard



endowments Annual interest from endowment funds provides important income to the Elliott School. This revenue is used to fund scholarships and fellowships for talented students, to attract and retain the best faculty, and to fund research initiatives. Juliet Bland Fund A 1994 unrestricted bequest from Juliet Bland (B.S. ’37) provides support for lectures, seminars, and visiting and adjunct professors. Colonel and Mrs. Donald M. Faustman Fund Income from this fund will be used to support the general enrichment of the Elliott School of International Affairs. David H. Miller Memorial Endowment for African Studies The Miller Endowment was created in 2004 to advance African Studies through scholarships, lectures, and events.

The Nadler Endowment in Leadership and Governance Established by David A. Nadler (B.A. ’70) in 2012, the Nadler Endowment will advance the Elliott School’s teaching, research, and policy programs related to leadership, and governance in the global arena. Florence Nesh Endowment Fund Income from the Nesh Fund supports select activities of the Center for International Science and Technology Policy.

John O. Rankin Endowment The 1951 bequest of John O. Rankin supports activities related to the training of candidates for careers in the Foreign Service. Sigur Center for Asian Studies Fund Created by friends of Gaston Sigur, this endowment supports select activities and programs of the Sigur Center.

William and Helen Petrach Endowment for Ukranian Exchanges and Programs This 1995 gift by William Petrach supports an exchange program with L’Viv University in Ukraine and activities such as adjunct professorships, seminars, workshops, and colloquia.

Professorships and Faculty Support Edgar R. Baker Professorship A 1969 gift from Mrs. Edgar R. Baker, in memory of her husband Edgar R. Baker (A.A. ’39, B.A.’41), supports this professorship.

International Council Endowment for Part-Time Faculty Established with gifts from members of the International Council, this endowment supports part-time faculty.

The Oliver T. Carr, Jr. Professorship in International Affairs Established in 2012, the Carr Professorship will fund a senior scholar focusing on global poverty and international development policy.

International Council Endowed Professorship in International Affairs This professorship was created by members of the International Council in 2005 in honor of former Elliott School Dean Harry Harding.

Maria H. Davis European Studies Fund A 1991 gift from William Earl Davis in memory of his wife, Maria H. Davis, supports research and graduate fellowships for faculty and students who study Europe.

Endowment for the Institute of Middle East Studies and for the Global Resources Center’s Middle East and North African Research Center at the Gelman Library Established in 2011, the endowment supports the Institute of Middle East Studies in the Elliott School of International Affairs and for the Global Resources Center’s Middle East and North Africa Research Center at the Gelman Library.

Evelyn E. and Lloyd H. Elliott Fund Annual income from the Elliott Fund supports the Gaston Sigur Professorship and other important Elliott School programs.


Japan-U.S. Relations Chair A 1999 gift from the Council for Better Corporate Citizenship created this chair for the study of Japan-U.S. relations.


Korea Foundation Endowment This endowment from the Korea Foundation of the Republic of Korea supports one professorship in Korean history and one professorship in Korean politics. Kuwait Professorship for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs In 2005, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences established and endowed the Kuwait Professorship. Dorothy and Charles Moore Visiting Professorship in International Affairs Established in 2011, the fund provides income to support salary, benefits, and work of a visiting member of the Elliott School of International Affairs faculty. Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Chair Created in 1999, the Rabin endowment supports a chaired professorship at the Elliott School. J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professorship Fund A 1992 gift from the J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust supports a visiting faculty member.

Student Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards Robert R. Banville Scholarship A 1993 gift from Mrs. Mildred Banville in memory of her son, Robert R. Banville, established this general scholarship fund. Mary Darnell Blaney and Winfield Scott Blaney Fellowships The bequest of Jeannette B. Strayer was received in 1983 to support fellowships in international relations. They are named in memory of her parents. Wilbur J. Carr Memorial Award In 1962, Edith K. Carr, a former trustee of the university, established an award in memory of her husband, who graduated from the School of Comparative Jurisprudence and Diplomacy in 1899. This award is given annually to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding ability in the study of international affairs. John Henry Cowles Prize The Cowles Prize was established in 1991 for the senior with the highest academic average. Maria H. Davis European Studies Fund A 1991 gift from William Earl Davis in memory of his wife, Maria H. Davis, this fund supports research and graduate fellowships for faculty and students who study Europe. The Chantal de Jonge Oudraat and Michael E. Brown International Security Fellowship Established in 2011, this fund provides tuition support for female graduate students who are enrolled in GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs and who are pursuing a degree in the field of international security and conflict studies. One of the donors’ goals is to advance international security and peace by strengthening the role of women in this important field. Kim and Derek Dewan Endowed Scholarship Established in 2009, this fund provides need-based student aid for undergraduate students enrolled in the Elliott School of International Affairs.

Edward M. Felegy Scholarship Endowment Fund in Honor of Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Established in 2007, this fund provides annual scholarship support for undergraduate students studying international affairs.

Dorothy and Charles Moore Fellowship in International Development Studies This endowment funds an annual fellowship for a graduate student in the International Development Studies program.

Norman Harold Friend Student Prize This fund provides an annual award to an undergraduate student majoring in international affairs who has demonstrated academic excellence.

Niranjan G. Shah Scholarship Fund Established in 2001, this fund provides a scholarship award to an undergraduate student majoring in political science or studying international affairs.

Frederick R. Houser Endowed Scholarship Fund A 2000 bequest from Frederick R. Houser (B.A. ’48, M.A. ’50) supports scholarship awards to undergraduate students. The Philip and Barbara Kaplan Graduate Fellowship Established in 2010, this fund provides tuition support for one or more outstanding graduate students enrolled at GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs with unmet financial need. Thaddeus A. Lindner and Mary Jean Lindner Scholarship Fund Established in 1985 by Thaddeus A. Lindner (B.A. ’51, Hon. DPS ’94) and Mary Jean Lindner, this fund supports scholarships for undergraduate students in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and the Elliott School of International Affairs. The Joetta Miller Graduate Fellowship Established in 2012 by Joetta Miller (M.A. ’71), this fund provides scholarship support for outstanding graduate students enrolled at the Elliott School. The Margaret Lavin Miller and William Keller Miller Endowed Scholarship Established by the Miller family in 2012, this fund provides scholarship support for a female undergraduate Elliott School student who seeks to pursue an international service career.

J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellowship This fund, created in 1992 by the J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust, supports graduate fellowships. Lulu M. Shepard Endowment A 1946 bequest from Lulu M. Shepard supports the education of students desiring to enter the Foreign Service. Jack C. Voelpel Memorial Scholarship A bequest from Jack C. Voelpel made in 1996 provides income for scholarships to students studying the United Nations or international affairs. Naomi Poling Warbasse Award Established in 1996 in memory of Naomi Warbasse (M.A. ’93), this fund offers an award to a female graduate student specializing in Central or Eastern European studies. Helen and Sergius Yakobson Graduate Scholarship in Russian and East European Studies GW Professor Helen Yakobson established this fund in 1987 to provide an annual scholarship to a graduate student with a major or minor in Russian or East European Studies.



our supporters l’enfant society

1821 benefactors

The L’Enfant Society is named for the architect of the city of Washington, Pierre-Charles L’Enfant, whose vision guided its growth. The most prestigious of GW’s gift societies, the L’Enfant Society recognizes donors whose generosity and foresight have a transformational and enduring impact on GW. Membership is extended to individuals, corporations, and foundations whose annual or cumulative giving totals are $5,000,000 or more.

Established in 2004, this esteemed society was named in honor of the year the university was founded and embodies both the spirit of GW and the spirit of private philanthropy. Membership is extended to individuals, corporations, and foundations whose annual or cumulative giving totals $1,000,000 or more.

L’Enfant Society members who have made contributions to the Elliott School:

1821 Benefactors who have made contributions to the Elliott School: Anonymous Marc Abrahms AT&T Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York+

Robert and Arlene Kogod

The Coca-Cola Company

Government of the State of Kuwait

Council for Better Corporate Citizenship

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Lloyd H. Elliott (Hon. L.L.D. ’89) and Evelyn Elliott*

J. B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust

Amitai Etzioni and Patricia Kellogg (M.D. ’79)

Robert Smith* and Clarice Smith (B.A. ’76, M.F.A. ’79)

Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund+

Laszlo Tauber (Hon. D.P.S. ’97)* and Diane Tauber

The Ford Foundation Freeman Foundation Morton I. Funger (B.A. ’53) and Norma Lee Funger Hartford Insurance Group Foundation, Inc. Hyundai Motor Company IBM Corporation Korea Foundation Thaddeus A. Lindner (B.A. ’51, Hon. D.P.S. ’94) and Mary Jean Lindner+ Lockheed Martin Corporation The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation+ Charles T. Manatt (L.L.B. ’62, Hon. Ph.D. ’08)* and Kathleen Manatt Merck Partnership for Giving Microsoft Corporation Dorothy A. Moore and Charles A. Moore, Jr. David A. Nadler (B.A. ’70) The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Smith Richardson Foundation William Warren (B.A. ’67)

“I really believe that a quality education like the one I received at GW’s Elliott School provides a strong foundation throughout one’s career. This insight—realized over the course of a lifetime—motivates me to continue donating to Elliott School.”

—Lynne Carrier (B.A. ’67)



the george washington society The George Washington Society was named to honor the forward-thinking spirit of the university’s namesake, whose vision has guided GW’s growth. Membership in The George Washington Society is extended to alumni and friends whose annual or lifetime giving totals $500,000 to $999,999. Grandfathered members with lifetime giving over $100,000 are included. George Washington Society members who have made contributions to the Elliott School:

the tempietto circle of the heritage society The Tempietto Circle of the Heritage Society, named for the tempietto (“little temple”) that stands as a campus landmark in Kogan Plaza, recognizes those individuals who have made a planned gift of $500,000 or more to the university. Tempietto Circle members who have made contributions to the Elliott School: Marc Abrahms

Albert Abramson (L.L.B. ’38)*

George A. Coelho (M.B.A. ’77) and Margo O’Brien

Seymour Alpert (Hon. L.L.D. ’84)* and Cecile Alpert*

Lloyd H. Elliott (Hon. L.L.D. ’89) and Evelyn Elliott*

Patricia Arcoleo

Morton I. Funger (B.A. ’53) and Norma Lee Funger

Mildred H. Banville*

Christopher J. Fussner (B.A. ’79)+

Everett H. Bellows (B.A. ’39, M.A. ’41, Hon. Ph.D. ’96)*

Charles and Joan Herber

Howard M. Bender

Thaddeus A. Lindner (B.A. ’51, Hon. D.P.S. ’94) and Mary Jean Lindner+

Eugene L. Bernard (J.D. ’51) and Barbara Bernard Evelyn Boyer (B.A. ’32, J.D. ’39)* José A. Brito (B.A. ’77, M.A. ’79) and Lucia Brito (B.A. ’79) Marshall N. Carter (M.A. ’76) and Missy Carter Kyung H. Cho-Miller George A. Coelho (M.B.A. ’77) and Margo O’Brien Melvin Cohen* and Ryna Cohen

Dorothy A. Moore and Charles A. Moore, Jr. William Petrach* Frederic C. Stevenson (B.A. ’34, J.D. ’39)* Laszlo Tauber (Hon. D.P.S. ’97)* and Diane Tauber Hendrik W. Vietor (B.A. ’43)* William Warren (B.A. ’67)

Jack and Pamela Cumming William E. Davis* Karen L. Eisenbud (B.A. ’84) and Todd Eisenbud Marguerite Faustman* and Donald Faustman (B.A. ’50)* Edward M. Felegy (B.A. ’58) Christopher J. Fussner (B.A. ’79)+ James W. Gerard, V. (B.A. ’83) and Emanuela Gerard+ Albert and Tipper Gore Elizabeth E. Heckmann (B.A. ’51)* Diana B. Henriques (B.A. ’69) and Laurence Henriques, Jr.+ A. Michael and Mercedes Hoffman Peter and Judy Kovler Edward C. Meyer (M.S. ’67) Florence Nesh* Robert J. Pelosky, Jr. (M.A. ’83) and Mahsa Pelosky+ William Petrach* Abe Pollin (B.A. ’45)* and Irene Pollin Noah and Martha Samara Glenna Shawn (A.A. ’72) and William Shawn (B.A. ’70, J.D. ’73) Carol Sigelman and Lee Sigelman* Charles R. Sitter (B.A. ’54)* Lawrence and Sandra Small Frederic C. Stevenson (B.A.’34, J.D. ’39)* Robert Tull (B.A. ’49) and Dorothy Tull (B.A. ’49) Hendrik W. Vietor (B.A. ’43)* Kitty D. Weaver (M.A. ’33)

* Deceased

Diane Wenger-Wilson (A.A. ‘44)

+ Five-Year Consistent Donor

Kenneth A. Windheim (B.A. ‘81)



The Heritage society

Luther Rice Society

The Heritage Society recognizes individuals who have made documented planned gifts to the university. These gift plans, which include annuities, trusts, and bequests, establish a permanent legacy for each supporter.

The Luther Rice Society is named for the 19th century missionary Luther Rice. Rice was a fervent advocate of education who, driven by George Washington’s vision, lobbied President James Monroe and Congress to officially charter the institution and raised the $6,000 needed to purchase land for the Columbian College— now The George Washington University.

Heritage Society members who have made contributions to the Elliott School: Anonymous Seymour Alpert (Hon. Ph.D. ’84)* and Cecile Alpert* Joseph L. Arbena (B.A. ’61)+ Ernest S. Auerbach (B.A. ’58, J.D. ’61) and Jeanette Auerbach Mildred H. Banville* Everett H. Bellows (B.A. ’39, M.A. ’41, Hon. Ph.D. ‘96)* Evelyn Boyer (B.A. ’32, J.D. ’39)* Carol R. Brosnan (B.A. ’81, M.A. ’87) Frances Brotzen (B.A. ’37)* and Franz Brotzen Michael E. Brown and Chantal de Jonge Oudraat+ Nancy Broyhill (B.A. ’65) and Robert Gilbert

Members of the Luther Rice Society carry on the tradition by helping GW maintain its status as one of the top universities in the country. Membership in the Luther Rice Society is extended to alumni, parents, faculty, and staff who make gifts of $1,000 to $24,999 between July 1 and June 30 of each fiscal year, and to recent graduates who make annual gifts of $250 or more. Luther Rice Society members who have made contributions to the Elliott School:

H. John Cantini, Jr. (J.D. ’50)*

Jessica Acimovic (B.A. ’01) and Joseph Bondi (B.A. ’01, M.A. ’03)

Hugo M. Churchill (M.A. ’68)

Richard and Elizabeth Ambinder

Neale C. Dobkin (B.A. ’65) and Barbara Dobkin

David M. Anderson (B.A. ’09)

Marguerite Faustman* and Donald Faustman (B.A. ’50)*

Howard Ashcraft and Marilyn Ezzy

Edward M. Felegy (B.A. ’58)

Hossein G. Askari

Casimir Filipowicz (B.A. ’56)* and Rose Filipowicz

Douglas and Mary Basler

Roderick S. French (Ph.D. ’71) and Sally French (M.A. ’84)

Michael E. Batlogg (M.A. ’08, M.B.A. ’08)

Norman H. Friend (B.A. ’46)* and Natalie Friend (B.A. ’47)

Wellesley Baun (B.A. ’07) and Caprice Baun

Hazel S. Hanback (B.A. ’40)* and William Hanback (B.A. ’32, L.L.B. ’34)

Ann Becker (M.A. ’76) and David Muschler+

Elizabeth E. Heckmann (B.A. ’51)*

Candice Bennett (B.A. ’98, M.A. ’03) and William Hewitt

Frederick R. Houser (B.A. ’48, M.A. ’50)*

Timothy J. Beresford (B.A. ’00)+

Murray L. Howder (B.A. ’54)

Momo Bi (B.A. ’08)

Frank Mate, Jr. (M.A. ’56) and Mary Mate

Michael S. Bogdanow (B.A. ’71, J.D. ’74)+

Michael and Marybeth Morsberger

José A. Brito (B.A. ’77, M.A. ’79) and Lucia Brito (B.A. ‘79)

J. Kenneth McDonald and Chandley McDonald (B.A. ’79)

Michael E. Brown and Chantal de Jonge Oudraat+

Florence Nesh*

Jason F. Buckley (B.A. ’99)

Joseph Y. Ruth (B.A. ’49) and Sharon J. Rogers

Abigail L. Cadle-Wilson (M.A. ’01)

Lois G. Schwoerer

Patrick H. Cantilo

Glenna D. Shawn (A.A. ’72) and William Shawn (B.A. ’70, J.D. ’73)

Maria Carolina Costa (M.A. ’07) and Rufino Hurtado (M.B.A. ’09)

Gilbert L. Shirk (B.A. ’59)*

Maria L. Cattaui

Jennifer A. Shore (M.A. ’96) and Hadi Habal

Ronald Colby

Carol K. Sigelman and Lee Sigelman*

Wendy Core (M.A. ’94) and James Core (M.A. ’96)+

Lucille M. Stevens (B.A. ’57, M.A. ’70)*

Jeannie Hunter Cross (M.A. ’78)+

Joseph H. Tudor (B.A. ’35)*

Thomas N. Dart

Robert L. Tull (A.A. ’48, B.A. ’49) and Dorothy Tull (B.A. ’49)

Derek and Kim Dewan

J. Clark Van Bloom (M.A. ’63)* and Mary Van Bloom+

Maurice A. East

Gert Vutz (B.A. ’69, M.B.A. ’70) and Helga Vutz+

Lloyd H. Elliott (Hon. L.L.D. ’89)

Kitty Weaver (M.A. ’33)

Frederick J. Evert (B.A. ’08, M.A. ’10)

Helen Yakobson* and Sergius Yakobson

Edward M. Felegy (B.A. ’58)

Norton W. Bell

Andres Forero and Maria Norena Christopher J. Fussner (B.A. ’79)+



James W. Gerard, V. (B.A. ’83) and Emanuela Gerard+

Michael O. Moore

Fadi Ali Ghandour (B.A. ’81)

Michael and Marybeth Morsberger

Lewis and Jodi Godlis

Traci Mulligan (B.B.A. ’88) and Thomas Mulligan+

James Gough (B.A. ’78, M.B.A. ’80) and Jennifer Gough

David A. Nadler (B.A. ’70)

Saxon Graham*

Matthew Nolan (M.A. ’84) and Lillian Nolan

Julia Gregory (B.A. ’74) and Warren Gregory+

Jesse S. Nolten (B.A. ’07)

Louis Grumet (B.A. ’66) and Barbara Grumet

Robert J. Pelosky, Jr. (M.A. ’83) and Mahsa Pelosky+

Henry E. Hale

Mark W. Petersen (B.A. ‘67)

Diana B. Henriques (B.A. ’69) and Laurence Henriques, Jr.+

Colleen R. Praxmarer (B.A. ’08)

Raul Herrera (B.A. ’81, J.D. ’84) and Ana Fournier-Herrera

Maria Proestou (B.A. ’92) and Savvas Hadjipanteli

A. Michael and Mercedes Hoffman

James B. Quigley (B.A. ’82) and Jacqueline Quigley+

Michael John Hope (B.A. ’79)+

Raul and Luz Ravelo

Janet A. Howard

Shawn Lawrence Raymond (B.A. ’94)

Ralph and Ala Isham

John Richardson (M.A. ’64) and Joyce Richardson+

David Junius (M.A. ’97) and Rosemary Hyson+

Stephen J. Mazura Ryan (B.A. ’07)

Ronald and Sarah Karzel

Timothy Sandusky (J.D. ’81, M.A. ’82) and Sheridan Sandusky+

Irene and Louis Katz+ Patricia E. Kauffman Belinda and Arthur Keiser Walter Anthony Kerr (B.A. ’09) Joseph Kiehl (B.A. ’72, M.A. ’86) and Doris Kiehl Fredo A. King Peter and Judy Kovler Van Krikorian (B.A. ’81) and Priscilla Krikorian

Jonathan Schwartz (B.A. ’02) and Lauren Schwartz Douglas B. Shaw David Shinn (B.A. ’63, M.A. ’64, Ph.D. ’80) and Judy Shinn+ Jennifer Shore (M.A. ’96) and Hadi Habal Estelle Sigur+ John Sirek (M.A. ’89) and Colleen Loughlin+

Irene and Duncan Lee

Steven Skancke (B.A. ’72, M.Phil. ’78, Ph.D. ’81) and Nancy Skancke (J.D. ’75)+

Robert Q. Lee (B.A. ’92)

Philip and Shelagh Smith

Thaddeus A. Lindner (B.A. ’51, Hon. D.P.S. ’94) and Mary Jean Lindner+

Clayton Stevenson (B.A. ’99) and Christina Stevenson (B.A. ’98, M.D. ’02)

Adrianne Mazura and John Ryan

Allan and Margaret Steyer

Cynthia McClintock

Melanie Tekirian (B.A. ’91) and Dillon Wu+

Edward A. McCord+

Rebecca Thompson (M.A. ’91) and Philip Thompson

Joan McIntyre (B.A. ’79) and Thomas McIntyre, Jr. (B.A. ’78)

Norma R. Vavolizza (M.A. ’77)

Jack McQueston (M.S. ’69) and Marcia McQueston+

Mary and Daniel Videtto

Meegan E. McVay (M.A. ‘98)

Detta Voesar (B.A. ’68, M.A. ’70)+

Tammy A. Medanich (B.A. ’92)+

Rebecca K. Wexler (B.A. ’06)

Barbara D. Miller

Cindy Wigglesworth

Christopher L. Miller

Robert Winthrop (M.S. ’02) and Kathryn Winthrop+

Elizabeth B. Miller

Richard Wolf (B.A. ’72) and Roslyn Wolf

Joetta Miller (M.A. ’71)

Frank Chi Hong Wong (B.A. ’79) and Cindy Wong+

Mary M. Miller (M.B.A. ’78) and Dennis Farley

Kevin and Mary Woods

Michael R. Miller

Jerry Chan Yoon (B.A. ’97)

Julie A. Monaco (B.A. ’85)

Stephen and Deborah Yurco

E.J. Montgomery, Jr. (M.S. ’72) and Lucia Montgomery

Mark and Ava Zandi

“One way for me to connect with my youth without hair dye or surgery is to continue to support GW’s Elliott School. Support for our alma mater is not important simply because of what an excellent education meant to us, but because of how it is preparing this generation’s students for an increasingly complex world.”

* Deceased

—Dennis Kainen (B.A. ’78)


+ Five-Year Consistent Donor


GIFTS These lists acknowledge gifts received from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012

friends Joseph Fredrick Auletta (M.S. ’80) and Rosa Auletta

Sandra Halter (B.A. ’64) and William Halter, Jr. (B.A. ’61)

Carolyn Pollard Pirnie (B.A. ’63) and Peter Pirnie

Richard H. Banks (M.A. ’80)

Laura Hamburg (B.A. ’82, M.P.A. ’84) and Steven Hamburg

Wei Qian (B.B.A. ’12)

Zahin Hasan (B.S. ’12)

Elizabeth Reddaway (B.A. ’63) and Peter Reddaway

Michael Boorstein (M.B.A. ’85) and Sue Boorstein Renee Irene Titonis Brock (M.S. ’97) and Alan Brock

Kevin and Sally Healy

Kathleen M. Buppert

Joel Ananda Hettger (M.S. ’82)+

Mary Canes (M.A. ’72) and Michael Canes Janet Clark (B.A. ’62, M.A. ’64) and Caleb Clark+

Henry T. Hettger Robert Jackson Kim Leslie Johnson (B.A. ’90) Kenneth R. Julian (M.A. ’05)

J. Donell Cohen (B.A. ’64) and Raphael Cohen

Michele C. Kadell

Kevin Conboy (B.B.A. ’85, M.B.A. ’88, M.S. ’93) and Nancy Conboy+

Daniel R. Kazmer

Andrew Corr (B.A. ’92) and Sveetlana Corr

Jai Y. Kim (M.S. ’03)

Patricia E. Kauffman Sally P. Kennedy (B.A. ’58)

Elena Garcés de Eder (M.A. ’91, M.Phil. ’02, Ph.D. ’02)

William Michael Kline (B.S. ’12)

Chantal de Jonge Oudraat+

Micah J. Loudermilk

Rudolph M. Decatur, Jr. (B.S. ’65, M.S. ’69)

Jeren H. Mametklycheva (B.B.A. ’04)

Robert Rene Dupuy (M.A. ’82) Anita G.W. Fogan (M.S. ’81) and Hubert Fogan Harry Glazer (B.A. ’50) and Carol Glazer

Courtney N. Laleunesse (B.B.A. ’04)

Sasha Takiar Manchanda (B.S. ’12) Julia Adele Levin Medin (M.A. ’77) and A. Louis Medin William and Rose Marie Miller

Taylor Chantal Gould (B.S. ’12)

Traci Mulligan (B.B.A. ’88) and Thomas Mulligan+

Ruth Graves (B.A. ’47) and George Graves

Harvey W. Nelsen (Ph.D. ’72)+

Grant Sherle Green (M.S. ’79) and Virginia Green

Mark W. Petersen (B.A. ’67)

John Papp (B.A. ’64) and Peggy Papp+

Penelope Quigley

Frank Perley Reiche (M.A. ’59) and Janet Reiche John C. Reppert (Ph.D. ’82) and Patricia Reppert C. C. Sandbank Robert T. Savidge (B.A. ’70) Kathryn J. Schmidt Emanuel J. Sedlacek (B.A. ’49, M.A. ’50) Nimish C. Shah (B.S. ’87) Janet Somes and Lawrence Kasperek Mary M. Stewart (M.A. ’12) Donald F. Stonefeld (M.D. ’65) Ali Topaloglu (B.S. ’12) Ndeye G. Traore Pauline Vander Veer Audrey Ward (B.A. ’53) and Robert Ward Maria Soukhanova Watson (B.A. ’67) and Charles Watson Matthew S. Weinert Ann Wolff (B.A. ’63) and Peter Kliem Richard C. Zasada (B.A. ’50) Jean X. Zhang Wei Zhang (B.S. ’12)

S. Richard Pincus (B.A. ’58) and Diane Pincus

William Zimmerman

Richard and Elizabeth Ambinder

Michael and Lori Bogdonoff

John and Maureen Daw

Richard and Leigh Andrews

Lenford and Sandra Bowman

Michael Daze and Beverly Baughman

Aurelio and Sandra Arcese

Irina Brodsky

George DeMuth and Martha Fuquay

Howard Ashcraft and Marilyn Ezzy

Jerome and Marion Butler

George and Ruth Ann de Redon

Becky Aul and Steven Aul*

Cristy L. Caldwell

Derek and Kim Dewan

Hagop and Silva Baghdadlian

Patrick H. Cantilo

Ronald and Catharine Duman

Robert and Lucinda Bailey

Edward and Erin Cettina

Stephan and Patricia Dunn

Richard Ballantine

Laurence and Jacqueline Chaise+

Robert Dunton

Thomas and Handan Baltuskonis

James and Brigid Christenson

Maher Elsheikh

Kevin and Jane Barry

Peter Cichetti

Eric and Barbara Emont

Douglas and Mary Basler

Cynthia Colby

William Engel

Michael W. Beasley

Ronald Colby

Svein and Christin Engh

Darrell and Joy Becker

John Colm and Janice McCourt

Lilian M. Fajardo

Louis and Madeline Bell

Robert Cook

Dan R. Fauver

Stephen and Paula Benedict

David and Suzanne Cooper

Ellen S. Federman

Barbara M. Benton

Link and Nadine Corkery

Theodore D. Fishman

Leslie M. Betheil

Matt and Katherine Cross

Andrew and Susan Fitch+

David A. Bishop

Susan Curtis

Jim and Karen Bloomfield

Jo Ann David-Kasdan

Hubert Fogan and Anita Fogan (M.S. ‘81)




Nancy O’Brien Foley and Thomas Foley

George and Kristina Kulikauskas

Mark and Kari Schlossberg

Edward A. Forbes

Edmund L. Kyttle

Cheryl Ann Schmidt

Andres Forero and Maria Norena

Patrice A. Leach

John and Selva Franklin

Francis Leathers and Rosemary Monk

Christian Schopke and Aura Gonzalez de Schopke

Richard and Deborah Friedman

Duncan and Irene Lee

Wilfred and Jane Fujita

Joseph and Theresa Lenahan

Benjamin and Lorraine Funk

Mark and Faith Lerner

Sergio D. Garcia

Charles and Eileen Lestition+

Thomas J. Getz

Elliott Lightman and Kris Elliott

Ronald and Mary Kay Gilbert

Thaddeus A. Lindner (B.A. ‘51, Hon. D.P.S. ‘94) and Mary Jean Lindner+

Lewis and Jodi Godlis

Robert L. Schram Martin and Karen Self Peter and Gina Setaro Samuel Shapanka (B.A. ‘73) and Judith Shapanka (B.A. ‘73) Lawrence and Michelle Shapiro Christopher Shaw and Patricia Russell

Angus M. Mackie

Linda M. Shropshire

Nadim Matta and Marie-Jose Babouder-Matta

Thomas and Catherine Silva Philip and Shelagh Smith

Ronald and Brenda Matthews

Parker D. Snowe (M.A. ‘90)

Adrianne Mazura and John Ryan

Richard and Betsy Snyder

Cynthia McClintock

Hank and Dorothy Stephens

Timothy C. McCoy

Allan and Margaret Steyer

Diane Morabito

Michael and Susan Stricker

Ki Pok Mun

Thomas and Pamela Szkutak

David E. Nichols

Assadollah and Zahra Taleblu

Matthew Nolan (M.A. ‘84) and Lillian Nolan

Teresa D. Tolin

Thomas and Penny Nuttall

Donald and Marsha Troxel

John and Mary O’Regan

William J. Tuck

Robert and Mary Pajak

Josh and Barbara Tunca

William and Nelly Palmer

Robert and Christine Uljua

Miguel and Kerin Pena

Thomas and Carol Urbanic

Melissa A. Pritchard

Daniel and Mary Videtto

William and Jennifer Kaduck

James B. Quigley (B.A. ‘82) and Jacqueline Quigley+

David and Teresa Walker

Ronald and Sarah Karzel

Raul and Luz Ravelo

John and Bettina Kasopsky

Leon Remis and Deborah Shelkan Remis

Brian Wells

Lawrence Kasperek and Janet Somes

Mary R. Robinson

Ulrich Werner and Christine Koenig-Werner

Leo Katz

Brian and Susan Rodems

Larry A. Whitfield

Richard and Dale Katz

Joseph and Frances Rosato

Wanda M. Wilkerson

Eyob Kebede

Allan Rosenzweig and Sharon Fisch

Wendy Wilson and Douglas Turco

Belinda and Arthur Keiser

Daniel and Roberta Ruvin

Stephen M. Wolkwitz

Joyce I. Keller

Lawrence and Polly Ryan

Eric D. Wolner

Sylvia Knutson

Roberto and Herminia Sanabria

Yun and Helen Won

John and Patricia Konkel

Debra L. Sardella

Stephen and Deborah Yurco

Roger and Lisa Krakoff

Robert and Julie Schaub

Mark and Ava Zandi

David M. Anderson (B.A. ‘09)

Angella A. Griffin (M.A. ‘97)

Michael O. Moore

Genet Asebe

Henry E. Hale

Michael J. Morsberger

Hossein G. Askari

Robert P. Jackson, Jr. (C.P.S. ‘95)

Marie D. Price

Joseph A. Bondi (B.A. ‘01, M.A. ‘03)

Stephen B. Kaplan

Vincent P. Sarubbi, Jr. (B.A. ‘11)

Zachary F. Briton

Louis H. Katz+

Douglas B. Shaw

Christopher R. Brooks (B.A. ‘06, M.S. ‘11)

Jonathan Kirk

David H. Shinn (B.A. ‘63, M.A. ‘64, Ph.D. ‘80)+

Michael E. Brown+

Kristen L. Luhr

Saxon Graham* David and Susan Gray Gerard Greene and Mary Louise Amrhein Warren and Julia Gregory (B.A. ‘79)+ Steven and Laura Hamburg Charles Hamm and Clara Massey Jeffery and Teresa Hayes Alexander Herrera Robert and Claire Hogikyan Matthew and Diane Hood Ralph and Daniela Horn Karen Horton-Loughridge Hugh and Elisabeth Hough Thomas P. Irwin Ralph and Ala Isham Sandra L. Jesse David and Lorinda Jones

Lyle and Annette Weissbach

Stuart and Julie Krigel

faculty and staff

Yvonne Captain (M.S. ‘04) Thomas N. Dart Maurice A. East Elaine A. Garbe (M.A. ‘08) Matthew T. Grieger (B.A. ‘06)

Jessica M. Leong (B.A. ‘06) Cynthia McClintock Edward A. McCord+ Molly K. McPherson (M.A. ‘12) Meegan McVay (M.A. ‘98) Barbara D. Miller

Charles N. Slusher R. Dale Stephenson+* Caitlin A. Taber Richard C. Thornton

* Deceased

Annie L. Vinik

+ Five-Year Consistent Donor

Tammy L. Wiles





Eduardo R. Rodriguez


Albert F. Padley, Jr.

Catherine H. Gregg

Robert M. Rose

Lawrence E. Adams

Thomas L. Gregg

Charles A. Scolatti

Richard H. Adamson


Patricia A. Hiles

William E. Snow, Jr.

Stuart J. Brahs+

Elsa D. Glass

Charles R. Landon, Jr.+

James H. Swint+

Janet L. Buntebart

Roger O. Moore 1947 William E. O’Connor+

Mary O. Chiarodo 1966

Harry L. Cochran, Jr.


Lawrence C. Broadwell+

Diane S. Dupin

Joseph L. Arbena+

Howard L. Campbell

Amalia V. Fidas


Maurice W. Kendall

Stephanie H. Einstein+

Richard A. Grymes

Philip E. Franklin

Judith I. Moul+

Lindalou K. Friesen

Honey R. Heller+

Hugh I. Martin Spero J. Pappafotis+ 1950

Louis Grumet

Gerald H. Kaffer, Jr.+


Wallace D. Henderson

Robert J. Lamoureux+

David A. Crain

Victor J. Hugo, Jr.

Ronald F. Locker+

George T. Desorcy

Archy L. Lupia

Warren G. Nelson

Myra Norton

Eleanor D. Smith


Francis J. O’Connor

John A. Smith

Juell R. Ness+ Samuel L. Simon

Nicholas A. Castruccio

Karen E. Sasgen+

Wilfrid K. Smith


Kenneth C. Crawford

Helen R. Sioris+

Sanford J. Stone

Gloria B. Krakes

Edward G. Engelbart

Dan Strammiello

Detta Voesar+

David H. Shinn+

Richard B. Taber

Carroll R. Wetzel, Jr.

Thomas A. Warden

Robert L. Turner

George M. Zaludek

1954 Paulette Whitcomb

Nancy H. Winter 1964



Broadus Bailey, Jr.


Raymond J. Art+

Philip E. Franklin

Joseph D. Domzalski

Maurice I. Ashland

Kearney D. Bennett

Barbara S. Harvey+

Patricia M. Litchhult

Alexander P. Butterfield

Janet L. Blizard

Tore Haugeto+

Kenneth H. Lyons

Lynne T. Carrier

Oscar C. Decker, Jr.

Paulette Whitcomb

William F. Marquardt, III

William M. Crooks

Phillip F. Dorman

William M. Michaels

Richard A. Grande

Diane J. Elias


Roger O. Moore

Edward Greer

William B. Garrett

Mary L. Bishop

Paul Murray, Jr.

Thomas B. Hayward

Diana B. Henriques+

Vello Ederma

John P. Richardson+

Everett G. Hopson

Frederick S. Holmes, Jr.

Lynn R. Hoopes+

Richard H. Schuler

Jane H. Hyde

Edward Y. Holt+

John L. Sherburne

Richard S. Kelso

Leonard R. Kreitzberg


Robert G. Stalnaker

Leonard C. Langdon, Jr.

Lyle F. Lane

Edward M. Felegy

Henry J. Sylvia

Douglas E. Macherey+

Peter R. Lighte

Margaret T. Slingluff

Theodore S. Wilkinson, III

Patricia S. Macherey+

Leo J. Marshall+

Russell F. Wilson

William F. Marquardt, III

Jack E. McQueston+

David D. McNary

Richard S. Post


Donald M. Miller

Mary M. Smith+

James A. Dillian+

Harold G. Shook

Henry J. Tessandori

Thomas A. Lowe

Ray B. Sitton+

Volney F. Warner

1959 Leslie J. Munroe

Richard M. Ripley



Karen M. Wetherell


Robert S. Fitch

Stuart J. Brahs+


Nancy H. Brown

Deborah C. Gilman

Paul F. Canney*

Joel J. Bergsma

Neil M. Chapin+

Walter E. Inman

Patricia A. Cardenas

Andrew B. Claster+

Gene L. Cliff

Richard S. Kem

Amalia V. Fidas

Barry S. Feigenbaum+

Howard H. Danford

Joseph A. Kiehl

Susan L. Finkel

Alan D. Koseff+

James A. Herbert+

Alan D. Koseff+

Myles E. Fladager

William E. Lehr, Jr.

Leslie D. High

Robert K. Lewis, Jr.

John C. Fuechsel

Paul D. Sigur

Jay R. Kraemer

Ellen G. Mack

Julia G. Gregory+

Jerome C. Tinianow

William R. Maloney

Robert W. Molyneux, Jr.+

Bruce E. Methner

Norma R. Vavolizza

Cedric W. McClinton

E. J. Montgomery, Jr.

William E. Primosch+

David A. Nadler

James B. Moore

James C. Voorhees


Eric A. Nelson+

Candace W. Morris+

Eugene F. Yeates

Susan G. Carbiener+

Richard F. Nutter

Joseph P. Murphy

Alan E. Opresko

Carl R. Parsons


Randall M. Fort

Robert C. Peak

Patricia Scangas

William H. Bentley

Nancy A. Goldenberg+

William C. Rudd+

Marc E. Schieber

Mark P. Berkman

Dennis G. Kainen

W. M. Dirk van Allen

Steven L. Skancke+

Pamela P. Boyette

Donald B. Kursch

Detta Voesar+

Janice M. Weber

William D. Brisbane

Allan R. Stern

Patricia Whitney

Richard L. Wolf

Janice E. Carpi

Sharon A. Stokley+

Robert M. Errichetti

Michael D. Temple

Jeannie H. Cross+



Charles A. Ford+

John A. Thomas

Roger H. Barnard

Peter R. Bankson+

Laura T. Garrison

James C. Voorhees

Michael S. Bogdanow+

Eugene E. Bieraugel

Janet Masters

Faith C. Caldwell

Richard B. Burnham

Julia S. Rosen


Skipwith C. Calvert

James P. Cavanaugh

Eric J. Weiss

Faith Barnes

Mary O. Chiarodo

Jerome J. Comello

David L. Fahrney+

Michael F. Davis


Peter M. Dillon+

Douglas L. Farmer

Douglas A. Doehle

Ann L. Becker+

Larry M. Ellis

Donald E. FitzGerald

Lenora R. Fuller‑McCall

Andrea C. Blackburn

Gregory H. Gac

Arthur F. Garvey

Christina L. Hill

Frederick E. Blott+

William C. Gaston

Herbert S. Klinghoffer

Jeffrey T. Ibsen

Wesley P. Callender+

Kate S. Hendricks

David J. McQuade+

Anita T. Molano

Suzi L. Clement‑Sigur

Michael J. Hope+

Joetta Miller

Richard J. Mottl

Edward M. Collier

John P. McGuinness+

Elizabeth B. Morris+

Robert J. Nissenbaum

Keith J. Fabes

Joan F. McIntyre

Robert H. Scarborough

Richard G. Rhyne

Bennet R. Goldberg+

Peter G. Merrill

Harris Sperling

Thomas H. Ross+

Ellen D. Hoff

Patti G. Rosenberg

Kelsey S. Stewart+

Samuel J. Shapanka

Mary E. Kimball

Laura W. Stone

Quinn J. Tamm, Jr.

Frank W. Szymanski

John S. Knitzer

Frank C. Wong+

John A. Valenti

John M. Tomsky

Patricia S. Macherey+

Dennis M. Carey

Dennis D. Reilly




Donald L. Sparks

Lee P. Aubry

Glen D. Bottoms

Peter J. Baldwin

Frank W. Szymanski

Karen H. Buttaro

Linda R. Calvert

Scott Bliss+

Michael L. Watkins

James D. Creek+

* Deceased

Peter M. Dillon+

+ Five-Year Consistent Donor

Jennifer S. Bond+



Pamela S. Friedman

Dina S. Towbin


Jill M. Foster

T. P. Jones, Jr.+

Caroline S. Wagner

Jennifer K. Brodt

Walter E. Grazer

Donald E. Koenig, Jr.

Jonathan D. Wolf

Pauline M. DeLaszlo

Liane Morrison+

Karen G. Elliott

Donna H. Nagardeolekar

Carol D. Lee Larry J. Murphy


John H. Gill+

Richard A. Pegg

Brian E. O’Donnell

Carole A. Bonina

Bonnie E. Green

Parker D. Snowe

Leasa L. Raya

Andrea N. Burn

Susan J. Heckman

Elisabeth A. Stigall

Kenneth B. Robinson

Matthew R. Cohen

Brian P. Hickey

Anne T. Flack+

Bruce N. Janacek



Kevin A. Kelley

Bryant P. Lehr+

Linda M. Bethman

Dennis M. Carey

Eric K. Leuffen

Leasa L. Raya

Alexander W. Brun

Raul R. Herrera

Robert A. Marshall+

George W. Ryan, Jr.

Holly K. Clifford

Kevin A. Kelley

Matthew M. Nolan

Michael J. Zack+

Thomas E. Cremins

Kathryn A. Kelley‑Dropkin

James Q. Peebles

Genevieve J. Knezo

Charles T. Prindeville, III+


Gina C. Martin

Van Z. Krikorian

Lydia P. Schodel

Philip M. Budashewitz

David R. Squires

Thomas L. Cole

Melanie B. Tekirian+ Rebecca B. Thompson

Rebecca Rogers

Susan K. Green


Rebecca W. Ennis


Jaber K. Altaki+

Jill M. Foster

Lorraine M. Ballard

Paul R. Edholm

Frederick P. Gilliam


Eileen Braun

Victor A. Leister

Susan B. Goldstein‑Robinson

Deanna K. Ferrante

Debora A. Fisher

Robert S. Martin

Michael D. Lamb

Ileana B. Gonzalez

Linda S. Gooding

Julie A. Monaco

Jacqueline A. Schenkel+

Steven D. Langmuir

Jeffrey J. Grieco

Abby R. Ribbans

Bruce S. Stewart

Robert Q. Lee

Kathleen A. McMenamin

Michele Richmond‑Weinfeld

Lisa A. Zoks

Patricia G. Lloyd

Shari J. Meltzer

Marcelo C. Rodriquez

Donica J. Mensing

Lisa K. von Gunten

James B. Quigley+

Courtney L. McCathern 1989

Tammy A. Medanich+

Danae J. Aitchison

Amit K. Misra

Jonathan B. Rickert+


Kendra J. Briechle

Iola M. Morrisey

Richard L. Sanders

Cynthia Y. Abadie

Richard F. Corson

Susan K. Orttung

Timothy C. Sandusky+

Holly K. Clifford

Michael A. Dewitt+

Maria A. Proestou

Michelle K. Schmidt+

Debora A. Fisher

Timothy J. Hando

Anthony R. Swain

Janet W. Schultz

Matthew M. Ginsburg

Julie A. Hennessy

Christopher L. Taylor

Maricarmen Torres‑Jimenez

Debra J. Jezouit

Kevin S. Kelso

Hilary C. Toma Robin D. Williams+

Joseph A. Kiehl

Christopher Medalis+


Barbara A. Kipila+

Lynn C. Ribar

James W. Gerard, V+

Stephen J. LaForte

John M. Sirek+


Alexander B. Kippen

Charles T. Prindeville, III+

Sonja I. Smith+

Alissa B. Baker

Pilar G. Kline

Richard J. Rademacher

Henry A. Steiner

Diana J. Blaney

Douglas P. Murtland

Frances S. Seawell

Marisol D. Tamargo

Garth E. Bossow

Robert J. Pelosky, Jr.+

Scott D. Silverwood

Timothy J. Puckorius

Linda T. Streaty


Roger E. Campbell

Daniel H. Schoonmaker

Tracy Van Ess

Jeffrey B. Cadman Mark‑Edward Brophy+

George P. Earle

Angela Soter

Christopher W. Cahillane

Richard A. Granson

Joanne L. Thornton

Barbara M. DeRosa‑Joynt+

Amy J. Hahne



Michelle L. Heskett

Brian E. Graney

Jessamyn F. McDonald

Aaron M. Bernay

Eric D. Lundell

Keith E. Kruse

Daniel F. McNicholas

Larissa D. Brenner

Laura W. Nawrocki

Mara P. Metzger

Meegan E. McVay

Abigail L. Cadle‑Wilson

Laurence V. Sopala

Scott E. Myers

James F. Oberacker

Pedro L. Carrillo

Taro Tateiwa

Robert Nunez

John B. O’Kieffe

Charles P. Charpentier+

Jarrett C. Schulz

David A. Schug+

Amanda Gugliotta


Jennifer A. Shore

Justin F. Swann+

Lisa A. Maher

George H. Baker, Jr.

William S. Stewart

Aida T. Borras

John F. Tent


Rosina M. Romano

Rosaline Cohen

Elisabeth C. Therrien+

Benjamin E. Berman

Stephen D. Steacy+

Jason F. Buckley

Tiffany A. Townsend

Wendy K. Core+

James R. Nelson

Melissa Hambly‑Larios


Kendra L. Gaither

Catherine R. Tyrrell

Holly A. Haverstick+

Frederik W. Aldin

Jill M. Hasegawa+

Kristina L. Watson

Julie E. Hulstein+

David M. Canes

Marc I. Hurwitz

Ronya J. McMillen‑Driscoll

Jeffrey W. Chaloupek

Lindsay S. Krasnoff


Shawn L. Raymond

Nicholas C. Cox

Travis W. Nesbitt

Oyinade O. Ademola

Christina B. Rogers+

Jeffrey J. Fair+

Sarah C. Pearlman

Abby E. Aisley+

Joseph F. Sifer

Jason A. Gambach

Igor Prochazka

Nicole A. Chapple

Sue F. Toomey

Marc T. Greenidge

Shoko Sekiguchi

Stephanie P. Clarke+

Miriam D. Williams Mokuena

Judith B. Heichelheim

Cheryl A. Smieja

William S. Finkelstein

David W. Junius+

Clayton H. Stevenson

Megan G. Johnston


Cinda K. Lack+

Julie M. Walton

Rebecca S. King

Ester L. Abenojar

Elizabeth G. Marino+

Kristin E. Bruun‑Andersen

Gina C. Martin


Constantine T. Michalopoulos

Nisha R. Chhabra

Deborah W. Meyers

Emily J. Asel

Andrew W. Morrison

Roger‑Mark V. De Souza

Katja J. Newman

Timothy J. Beresford+

Audrey L. Plonk

Samantha A. Edwards+

Sean R. Queenan

Nicholas P. Bruner

Jonathan L. Schwartz

Colleen N. Gibney

Peter E. Ratzan

Dominic J. Ferullo

Elisabeth L. Stuart

Paul W. Gibney

Elizabeth K. Stanton‑Barrera+

Alan S. Gruber

Wilson T. VornDick

Erik C. Hayes

Christina L. Tomlinson

Adrienne L. Hastad

Robert H. Winthrop+

Kathryn D. Krepp

Jerry C. Yoon

Adam T. Jaffe

Aris Yortzidis

Kevin R. Learned

Matthew C. Zierler+

Breton L. Johnson+

Kimberly M. McCulloch‑Besse+ Sandra Moles Bradrick S. Oeth

Amy E. Lestition

Bobbi J. Kraham



Amy E. Lestition

Erick Arnell

Schuyler K. Allen

Janet A. Malabarba‑Oliver

Candice L. Bennett

Corey W. Babka

John S. Mastic

Molly A. Breslin

Candice L. Bennett

Sarah A. Michalopoulos

Tara M. Campagna


Yassica M. Ferrer

Joshua K. Miller

Becky S. Haase

James Alverson+

Christopher J. Frank+

Omar M. Popal

Jessica M. Hampf

Marilyn Bayona

Gillian T. Frazier

Jennifer A. Reichelt

Scott N. Harmon+

James A. Core+

Kuyomars Golparvar

Rolando Rodriguez

Simone L. Jackson

Camille R. Dierksheide

Andrew J. Grauer

Brandon M. Fewer+

Emma S. Grimes+


Andrew M. Obler

Robert C. Gamel

James R. Kem+

Jessica A. Acimovic+

Nikola E. Otlans

* Deceased

Kirsten L. Armstrong

Rebecca Pray

+ Five-Year Consistent Donor

Elizabeth D. Godfrey

Chris J. Kucharski



Karen M. Turney

Lise I. Backman

Patrick D. Finch

Eric L. Post

David G. Wallace, Jr.

Mannal Bakhsh

David M. Foster

Colleen R. Praxmarer

Erin E. Baumann

Elizabeth P. Hinkley

Marek C. Rewers


Timothy D. Beard, IV+

Nathan G. Holdstein

Seth I. Rodin

Lauren C. Boucher

Michaela B. Brown

Alexander A. Kobulsky

Bojan Savanovic

Yvonne Captain

Colin D. Bucher

Nicholas C. Leonard

Ryan I. Smits

Matthew W. Dolan+

Jessup S. Davis

Kaley A. Lichtman

Daniel C. Suchenski

Kirtlin W. Doyle

Danielle C. DeFant

Jesse S. Nolten

Javier Tirado Polo

Micah B. Fisher‑Kirshner

Alexandra Doumas

John S. Plack

Jon T. Tollefson

Ryan K. Fitzgerald

Matthew L. Esteve

Stephen J. Ryan

Daniel J. Trapp

Justin D. Gibbons

Kenneth B. Fletcher

Michelle R. Schifrin

Micah A. Walter‑Range

William V. Lawson

Mark S. Frank

Andrew B. Schimmel

Matthew S. Lieber

Thomas J. Gradel

Samuel C. Sherraden


Jeremy P. Monosov

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Elka P. Slavova

David M. Anderson

Kim Thien T. Nguyen

Katherine A. Hild

Andrew M. Souza

Emma M. Aronson

Napat Phisanbut

Nora Y. Kim

Christopher J. Sweeney

Laura A. Bentele

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Eugene J. Kuleta, ll

Dana R. Summers

Ryan C. Lawson


Eric B. Everhart

Xiomara A. Umana

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Ravindran Alfreds

Sarah F. Fitzpatrick

Tengfei Wu

Jessica M. Leong

Hiroaki Baba

Carolyn R. French

David M. Chaise

Tara L. Levasseur

Michael F. Batlogg

Jean‑Marc W. Gorelick


Neil J. Marchand

Paul R. Baumer

John J. Hutter, Jr.

Alexander L. Alum

Elizabeth R. McHugh

Momo Bi

Walter A. Kerr

Maria S. Apostolova

Audrey B. Quinby

Colby J. Clabaugh

Karla E. La Gant

Lisa M. Chung

Sarah L. Robbins‑Penniman

Daniel J. Cohn

Eva M. Liland

Rachel L. Coleman

Bryan W. Roberts

Frederick J. Evert

Tara A. Matthews

Barbara M. DeRosa‑Joynt+

Mayuri Saxena

Andrew A. Freund

Laura C. O’Brien

Daniel D. Evans

Theodore J. Schmitt

Theresa F. Gagnon

Ashley E. Rosen

Daniel L. Forman

Christopher G. Sheeron

Elaine A. Garbe

Lauren A. Schwartz

Myron Howard‑Johnson

Yu F. Tsao

Mary Gresens

Gregory A. Shtraks

Stephanie G. Lawson

Rebecca K. Wexler

Lewis B. Groswald

Beth E. Weinstein

Yi‑Chun L. Liu

Jamila S. Yeung

Laura J. Hagg

Beth M. Wolny

Sonia N. Nagda

Brendan J. Hennessey

Nathan I. Puffer


Adina J. Hirsch


Gregory A. Shtraks

Wellesley W. Baun

Hans B. Hobbs

Nicole A. Alcamo

Drew A. Sindlinger

Eduardo A. Bertoni

Richard F. Homann

Christopher C. Ballantine

Paul G. Snow

Emily E. Bleimund

Stephanie J. Huggins

Katherine S. Barry

Jon T. Tollefson

David S. Boxer

Meagan C. Iosca

Paul R. Baumer

Omar T. Woodard

Elizabeth G. Branson

Carmen E. Jule

Amanda M. Dachille

Hannah E. Zerphey

Natalia D. Capel

Audrey E. Levandowski

Kaitlin E. Davidson

Shaheen A. Chaudhri

Michael W. Morrisey

Davina P. Durgana


Zhuoxia Chen

Shannah L. Nehrke

Frederick J. Evert

Ravindran Alfreds

Aaron L. Connelly

Caroline S. Norton

Stephan N. Grigioni

Amin H. Al‑Sarraf

Maria Carolina M. Costa

Eric W. Olson

Lewis B. Groswald

Mary B. Anderson

Luiz Felipe N. Figueiredo

Randy F. Perillo, Jr.

Christina I. Hawatmeh



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Elizabeth L. Gerke

Jennifer K. Durina

Cindy L. Medina‑Cervantes

Robert R. Howd

Richard E. Iovito, Jr.

Lauren E. Emmi

Paul J. Menter

Gwendolyn D. Hyland

Ana Carolina Lessa Teixeira

Rebecca K. Eshelbrenner

Marisa R. Meyers

Raymond L. Jones

Kathryn T. Lundquist

Jossif N. Ezekilov

Sarah E. Moore

Robert M. Kubinec

Patrick O’Malley

Alexander D. Fischer

Megan L. Novak

Christine B. Mahler

Kaitlin M. Oujo

Jonathan T. Fitzsimons

Laurie R. Ohlstein

Megan K. Melloy

Gyimil K. Rutherford

Natasha L. Frosina

Sarah E. Orton

Francis D. Murray

Vincent P. Sarubbi, Jr.

Gregory M. Ginnan

Anne E. Paisley

Gregory J. Panaccione

Peter M. Schoenbauer

Alicia T. Hadley

Gregory M. Perkins

Ugnius Ramanauskas

Chloe F. Shields

Refayat M. Haque

Timothy J. Quinn

Marek C. Rewers

Nina M. Sorenson

Kayla R. Howe

Marisa L. Ranieri

Daniel J. Sadlosky

Kirsten L. Spittel

Elizaveta Huttenlocher

Janana R. Rehman

Michael T. Searway

Ramzi I. Tabbara

Lauren M. Jencik

Eujean Roh

Scott P. Smith

Anna E. Thiergartner

Noreen A. Kassam

Miguel A. Rondon Segura

John D. Spangler, III

Dayna C. Wolter

Jennifer A. Keane

Anna M. Sarnek

Jordanna R. Sussman

Pan Zhang

Benjamin E. Keller

Meridith Satz

Lena Kem

Austin M. Schindel


Zahra N. Khan

Madison V. Shaner

Kelsey E. Abergel

Andrew L. Kinde

Jittapat Sirison


Denise R. Baltuskonis

Mackenzie E. Klein

Remy M. Smalley

Andrew J. Baechle

David Bresnahan‑McRae

Ae Rim Koo

Polin S. So

Merah I. Baird

Meagan E. Byrne

Maxwell A. Kuelzow

Geoffrey M. Sokolowski

Yegana F. Balayeva‑Baghirova

Shaylyn T. Carey

Elke S. Larsen

Michael M. Sweigart

Blake B. Ballard

Rachel E. Damery

Hyea Won Lee

Behnam B. Taleblu

Shonali A. Banerjee

Caitlin M. Daw

Nabeela S. Malik

Charlotte E. Wygant

Sara C. Bannerman

Ashley L. Dennee

Jessica L. Marsh

Mikko J. Zager

Jason S. Becknell

Caleb R. Dependahl

Andres F. Martinez

Sarah E. Bushman

Monica Dunner

Carlen E. McKee

Noelia A. Acosta

Grace Z. Borges

Sophie A. DeMartine

Juliayn R. Lake

Alejandra M. Aramayo

Thaddeus M. Bradley‑Lewis

Kaylyn J. Koberna

Ashley R. Powell

Dagny A. Asase

Juliet R. Bryan‑Brown

Nikita Kumar

Alexander T. Rosen

Amy E. Batchelor

Eunhye Cho

Deborah M. Kye

Aria A. Varasteh

Sebastian Benitez

Joseph B. Cortez

Natalie A. Labayen

Cascade P. Tuholske Dana J. Wright


“I am a donor to the Elliott School because we share the same vision—peace among nations, an end to global poverty, and the advancement of knowledge through dialogue. My annual gift is a vote of confidence in the students, faculty, and administrators who are passionate about their work and dedicated to building a better, more humane world.”

* Deceased

—Norma Vavolizza (M.A. ’77)


+ Five-Year Consistent Donor


corporations, foundations, and institutional supporters We are grateful to the following corporations, foundations, governments, and organizations for their financial support and partnership during 2011–12. Aramex International LLC


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Institute of International Education

Shell Oil Company Foundation+

Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission

Smith Richardson Foundation

Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation

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Social Science Research Council

C.I.T. Financial Corp.


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Courtesy of Jeremy Iloulian: 4

Courtesy of Robert Shepherd: 9

Courtesy of Sophia Jones: 5

Courtesy of the Sigur Center: 32

Nick Massella: 7 (right), 38 (middle, right)

Christopher Wong: 33

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