Elliott School of International Affairs, 2012-13 Annual Report

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2012 / 2013 Annual Report

Lloyd Hartman Elliott 1918-2013

“He had the courage to lead as well as the humility to listen.” —GW President Steven Knapp

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The George Washington University community mourns the loss of Lloyd H. Elliott, former GW president and the namesake of the Elliott School of International Affairs. Dr. Elliott passed away on January 1, 2013. He was 94 years old. Dr. Elliott was the president of the George Washington University from 1965 until 1988. Upon his retirement, the GW Board of Trustees renamed the School of International Affairs in honor of Dr. Elliott and his wife, Evelyn. For the past 25 years, the school has been known as the Evelyn E. and Lloyd H. Elliott School of International Affairs. Dr. Elliott had an extraordinary career of service in academia, to the United States, and around the world. A native of West Virginia, he began his academic career in the 1930s as a public school teacher and principal. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His service in higher education included leadership positions at Cornell University and the presidency of the University of Maine. As president of GW, Dr. Elliott was an extraordinary institutional leader. He guided the university through a tumultuous time in Washington, DC in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and he transformed GW into a nationally and internationally acclaimed academic institution. He was especially proud of building the university’s main libraries—one tangible sign of his deep commitment to education and research. Dr. and Mrs. Elliott were actively engaged in the life of the school that proudly bears their name.The Evelyn E. and Lloyd H. Elliott Fund supports the Gaston Sigur professorship as well as other important Elliott School programs and initiatives. Dr. Elliott served as Honorary Chair of the Elliott School’s senior advisory group—originally known as the International Council and now as the Board of Advisors—for more than a decade. Dr. and Mrs. Elliott were very proud to be associated with the Elliott School’s faculty, students, alumni, and staff—as we were with them. The Elliotts attended many Elliott School events, gracing us with their intelligence and warmth. Evelyn, known to her family and friends as Betty, passed away in 2009. Lloyd and Betty were married for more than 70 years. Here at the Elliott School, we will continue to honor Lloyd, Betty, and their memory through our continuing commitment to the highest standards of academic excellence, to advancing the study of international issues, and to making our world a better place.

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message from dean michael e. brown

The 2012-13 academic year was a year of milestones for the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. We celebrated the 115th anniversary of the creation of GW’s first school of international affairs—the School of Comparative Jurisprudence and Diplomacy. We also marked the 25th anniversary of the naming of the Elliott School after former GW president Lloyd Elliott and his wife, Evelyn. And, with the addition of more than 800 new graduates, the Elliott School’s alumni community grew to more than 20,000 members for the first time. This is also an exciting time for GW as a whole. As the university approaches its 200th anniversary in 2021, we are developing priorities and plans for our third century. Under the direction of GW President Steven Knapp and Provost Steven Lerman and with approval from the GW Board of Trustees, the university released a new Strategic Plan in May 2013. The Council of Deans was deeply involved in the development of the plan, and I served on one of the plan’s working committees. I believe this plan outlines an ambitious and attainable vision of GW as a great global university—a leading international institution for education, research, and service. GW’s new Strategic Plan is truly strategic. It identifies four real-world priorities that align with our comparative institutional advantages: the growing importance of globalization and global issues; a worldwide need to improve governance and policy; the imperatives of citizenship and leadership; and innovation through cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Elliott School is extremely well-positioned to support the university’s goals in all of these areas. The Elliott School is inherently and intently focused on the challenges posed by globalization and global issues. Every school at GW has superb international programs; at the Elliott School, this is our full-time job. The GW Strategic Plan calls for a focus on regions and countries that will play increasingly important roles in the world. The Elliott School’s Rising Powers Initiative does just that. Launched in 2007, this multi-person project examines the domestic policy debates in key countries such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea. Along with other established projects focused on Eurasia and the Middle East—as well as a new Brazil Initiative that we will launch in Fall 2013—the Elliott School will be a flagship in this GW effort. In addition, the Elliott School is preparing students to live and work in a globalizing world, and we are providing them with opportunities to enhance their understanding of different cultures and beliefs. More than three-quarters of Elliott School undergraduates study abroad at some point during their time at GW. At the graduate level, the Elliott School’s network of international partners now includes 19 schools on six continents. The Elliott School’s Web Video Initiative—supported initially by an anonymous donor and now by other donors as well—has made a growing library of special events available to a worldwide audience. The

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Elliott School’s online videos have now been viewed in 148 countries—more than 75 percent of UN member states! The Elliott School’s location in the heart of Washington, DC places our scholars and students in the midst of national and international governance and policy. This advances the school’s teaching, research, and external engagement missions in powerful ways. Our stunning special events—nearly 300 in 2012-13 alone—bring world leaders to campus to engage with the GW academic community. Our students gain first-hand exposure to policymaking through internship and work experiences. Elliott School faculty members are regularly called upon to brief the U.S. government and international organizations. This report describes several Elliott School research projects—on poverty, energy security, gender issues, and sustainability—that bring together scholars and policymakers for constructive discussions about pressing global challenges. A primary component of the Elliott School’s mission is to train the next generation of international leaders and global citizens. Elliott School courses on “Ethics in International Affairs” and “Leadership and Teamwork” provide our students with a good start. The new Nadler Endowment in Leadership and Governance further advances our work by supporting teaching, research, and special events in these important areas. Established in 2012 by GW Board of Trustees member David Nadler, this endowment will enable the Elliott School to become a global leader in the education of global leaders. The study of international affairs at the Elliott School is a model of cross-disciplinarity. Our faculty and courses are drawn from diverse disciplines including anthropology, business, economics, geography, global health, history, languages, law, political science, public policy, and science and technology. The Elliott School’s nine research institutes and centers create academic communities for scholars and students from different disciplinary backgrounds to come together and develop innovative, integrated approaches to key global issues. Throughout this report, we have highlighted the many ways the Elliott School is contributing to the priorities identified in the GW Strategic Plan. We are already doing a great deal, and we are preparing to do much more. Through the commitment of our scholars, students, alumni, and friends, the Elliott School is poised to take full advantage of our unique opportunities to advance GW’s Strategic Plan and to make our world a better place.

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

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The Elliott School’s May 2013 Commencement Celebration

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More Than a Century of International Affairs Education

The George Washington University has been educating national and international leaders since the Columbian College was established in 1821. Indeed, GW’s namesake—the first U.S. President—believed in the “education of our youth in the science of government.” When the college initially opened its doors to a class of 20 students with courses on law, languages, and civil society among its offerings, the core of an international affairs curriculum was already present. The 2012-13 academic year was an important milestone for GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs. It marked the 115th anniversary of the creation of GW’s first school dedicated to international affairs—the School of Comparative Jurisprudence and Diplomacy—and the 25th anniversary of the naming of the Elliott School.

ence, public policy, and science and technology, the Elliott School offers an innovative, interdisciplinary education. This enhances our students’ learning opportunities and enables them to draw upon multiple areas of knowledge, while also fostering creativity

From the 1820s to the present, the study of international affairs at GW has taken advantage of the university’s location in the heart of Washington, DC. Then, as now, students received instruction from leading scholars and policy practitioners, including diplomats and officials drawn from the government, business, and nonprofit spheres. From the Spanish-American War to the 21st century’s Millennium Development Goals, GW scholars have sought to bring academic rigor to bear on important global challenges.

Undergraduate Education

U.S. President William McKinley and members of his Cabinet, who attended the opening of GW’s School of Comparative Jurisprudence and Diplomacy in 1898.

Today, the Elliott School is one of the world’s largest schools of international affairs, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. With more than 150 full-time faculty members drawn from fields ranging from anthropology, business, culture, economics, geography, global health, history, languages, law, political sci-

and entrepreneurship in our student and faculty scholars. The Elliott School offers an educational experience that grounds its students in a strong academic background and provides opportunities to apply

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scholarship to real-world issues. In Fall 2012, Professor Robert Sutter was named the new director of the B.A. program in international affairs, the largest undergraduate major at GW. Professor Sutter’s career epitomizes the Elliott School’s mission of bringing academic theory to bear on public policy. An expert on U.S. policy toward Asia and the Pacific, Dr. Sutter has published 19 books and more than 200 scholarly articles. He has also served in the U.S. Department of State and the National Intelligence Council as the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia and the Pacific.

Elliott School undergraduates benefit from the school’s strong ties with the policy community. A Spring 2013 course on “Game Theory and Strategic Thinking” co-taught by Elliott School Professor James Foster and Dr. Kaushik Basu, chief economist of the World Bank, attracted more than 150 undergraduates, as well as a handful of officials from the World Bank, who audited the course alongside GW students. (See box page 9)

Citizenship & Leadership

“Youth homelessness is a touchy subject; it’s

the Power and Promise of a gw education

not necessarily that I did X, and Y happened to me. I wanted to find a way to include everyone, to appeal to even the people who think

In Spring 2012, Elliott School student Maddi-

homelessness is always the result of one’s ac-

son Bruer stood before a room of her profes-

tions,” said Maddison. “I’m not afraid to share

sors and peers to present her paper for GW’s

my story. I think that it empowers me because

Women’s Leadership Program. She posed a

it reminds me of who I am and where I come

question to the group for discussion: Which

from. But that doesn’t mean that I bring it up

words do you associate with homelessness?

in everyday conversation, so quite a lot of my fellow students had no idea. That was even

The responses, as Maddison had antici-

more powerful, because this whole time they

pated, indicated the prevalence of negative

already had conceptions of who I was.”

associations with the homeless. Her research examined the reasons behind these nega-

A rising Elliott School junior concentrating on

tive perceptions, and how they can actually

global public health, Maddison is originally

perpetuate the problem.

from Norman, Oklahoma. After becoming homeless, she discovered a youth shelter

After the initial discussion, Maddison offered

called Bridges of Norman and lived there for

the audience another set of words—young,

three years before coming to GW with the



support of the GW Power and Promise Fund.

explained that these words described Mad-

The fund—launched by GW President Steven

dison when, as a teenager, her single mother

Knapp in 2009—aims to provide all quali-

got in trouble with the law, and Maddison

fied students with the means to attend GW,

found herself on the streets.

regardless of their financial resources.




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Maddison Bruer discusses the power of philanthropy at GW’s fifth annual Women and Philanthropy Forum in May 2013.

“I don’t know if people realize that money is

In Spring 2012, Maddison received GW’s J.B.

hope for people in my situation. GW provided

and Maurice C. Shapiro Public Service Award

me with the funds to attend college. GW be-

in support of students who undertake volun-

lieved in me and where I was going. The Pow-

tary public service. Seizing the opportunity

er and Promise fund truly lives up to its name:

to help her home community, she returned

it gives students the power to achieve their

to Oklahoma for the summer to work with

goals, and a promise that they’re believed

Bridges of Norman. There, she developed

in. That’s why I believe in it so much,” said

programs to help students thrive on their own


after high school graduation, when the program concludes.

Maddison’s life is drastically different after two years in Foggy Bottom, but her commit-

In Fall 2013, Maddison will travel to India,

ment to community—the one she came from

Vietnam, and South Africa to study the public

and her new GW academic community—is

health sectors in those countries. For Maddi-

still strong. In addition to her participation in

son, who envisions a career in global health

the Women’s Leadership Program, where she

at the World Health Organization or United

has mentored new GW students, Maddison is

Nations, it is the opportunity of a lifetime.

a “Colonial Ambassador”—a liaison between the GW Office of Alumni Relations and the

“I strive to snag every opportunity that comes

student body. She also helped lead freshman

my way,” said Maddison. “I work really hard,

orientation as a cabinet member for Colonial

but I think what I put out comes back.”

Inauguration 2013, and she is an ardent participant in fundraising efforts for the Power and Promise Fund.

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“I have been fortunate to have had some great teachers in my life, including those in the Elliott School. My debt to them and the Elliott School is immeasurable, and I know my consistent and ongoing support will help maintain the continued excellence of its staff and programs.” —Richard A. Pegg (M.A. ’90)

Graduate Education

Elliott School undergraduates have many opportunities to pursue their research interests. In 2012, the Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars Program expanded from one semester to two, giving students more guidance and time to develop and complete their research projects. The program pairs participating undergraduate students with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor to investigate a topic of their choosing. The 2012-13 cohort examined issues such as transnational organized crime, women’s rights in China, and Burmese child soldiers. Students presented their work to peers and faculty members at an end-of-year conference in April. Some were invited to participate in conferences at other international affairs schools. One student, Gloriana Sojo-Lara, was invited to the Association of American Geographers conference.

The Elliott School’s graduate programs provide rigorous coursework and professional training that prepares students for a wide range of careers in the international arena. Our students develop professional levels of expertise on world regions and important contemporary issues through their writing, research projects, and internship and work experiences. The Master of Arts in International Affairs—the largest of the Elliott School’s graduate programs— offers a strong, interdisciplinary curriculum that develops a broad understanding of contemporary issues in international affairs. In 2012-13, the program introduced a new capstone course on a pilot basis. Groups of students carried out research over two semesters, instead of the conventional one-semester capstone. Topics included sustainable development, the role of mobile technology in development, European security, women’s empowerment, and Hezbollah’s role in Lebanon.

Through the Elliott School’s Special Honors Program, students work with a faculty member to develop and write a senior thesis or take a senior seminar in which they meet weekly in small groups focused on specific topics. Seminars in 2012-13 examined Europe, political Islam, and international politics and security policy.

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World Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Kaushik Basu teaches “Introduction to Game Theory and Strategic Thinking,” an undergraduate course he co-taught with GW Professor James Foster.

governance and policy

lessons from the world bank Chief economist When a broken water pipe briefly closed the

during which he discussed the rise and impor-

Elliott School building early in the Spring

tance of the discipline and analyzed games like

semester, students in the Elliott School’s “Intro-

chess and Hex. In another lecture, he examined

duction to Game Theory and Strategic Think-

the Cuban Missile Crisis, using game theory

ing” course needed a place to hold class. For-

to analyze defense and crisis-management

tunately, one of their teachers had some sway


at a building right up the street—in the World Bank. Within an hour-and-a-half, students

“The course is, in many ways, designed for

began filing into the Preston Auditorium in the

Washington,” said Professor Foster. “The idea is

main World Bank complex on H Street.

to introduce the political strategist-in-the-making, the policymaker, or student of economics to the basics of this all-important discipline.”

“You should have seen them checking in through security, saying, ‘I’ve always wanted to come here!’ It was really exciting,” said Profes-

GW students were eager to take advantage of

sor James Foster, who co-taught the class with

the opportunity to learn from a leading eco-

World Bank Senior Vice President and Chief

nomic scholar and a top policy practitioner;

Economist Kaushik Basu.

the 160 slots in the class filled immediately. On the first day of class and in subsequent lec-

Game theory, as Professor Foster explains it, is

tures, the undergraduate students were joined

a way of “understanding the strategic options

by a cadre of executives from the World Bank

people have and what incentives they have to

and the International Monetary Fund (IMF),

take those options. It’s a way of predicting final

who were invited by Drs. Basu and Foster. This

outcomes through introspection, empirical

added to the intellectual and professional

work, and by analyzing how real people might

value of the experience.

think.” “It was an event—an event shared by people The two economists taught the class “tag-team”

from the World Bank, IMF, and GW,” said Pro-

style, taking turns teaching weekly lessons.

fessor Foster. “That’s a remarkable benefit for

Dr. Basu opened the course with a lecture on

GW students.”

“Parlor Games and the History of Game Theory”

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The Elliott School’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies is the academic home to the M.A. program in Asian Studies, providing a robust community for GW students interested in Asia. In 2012-13, the Sigur Center provided $145,000 in student fellowships and summer support for language study or research in Asia. The center also sponsors the popular Conversations with Scholars series, where GW faculty share their research with small groups of students over lunch, as well as “tea times” to help students practice their Asian language speaking abilities.

“Cultural Diplomacy as Communication.” Students enrolled in this course completed short case studies on the ways in which different countries use cultural resources in international outreach. These case studies were posted on Take Five, the blog of the Elliott School’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication. The International Development Studies (IDS) program celebrated its 20th anniversary in 201213. The IDS capstone experience is a hallmark of the program. In 2013, student groups traveled to 13 different countries working for a diverse range of clients including: the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, USAID, Plan International, Pact, and the International Food Policy Research Institute. Capstone projects covered topics ranging from agriculture and the environment to women’s empowerment and participatory local democracy.

Students in the European and Eurasian Studies program benefit from its deep ties to the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES). During 2012-13, IERES provided funding for student research in Turkey, study abroad in Switzerland, and summer language study of Russian and Turkish. Its graduate student group—Professionals in European, Eurasian, and Russian Studies (PEERS)—organized scholarly and social events over the course of the year, including discussions on the Eurozone crisis; Irish foreign policy priorities; the French intervention in Mali; Turkish-Russian cooperation; and the separation of church and state in France, Poland, and Russia.

Students in the Elliott School’s International Trade and Investment Policy (ITIP) program benefit from the strong support of program alumni. During the 2012-13 academic year, 11 ITIP alumni and friends contributed to the Internship Award Fund, which provides financial support to students in unpaid internships. In 2012-13, ITIP students completed capstone projects for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Development Alternatives Inc., Siemens Enterprise Communications, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). In each of these studies, ITIP students provided analytical and statistical analysis on an issue of importance to the sponsoring agency.

In its sixth year, the Global Communication program, run jointly with GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs, provided students with unique opportunities to study the nexus of global information flows and geopolitics. Mary Jeffers, a diplomatin-residence with more than 20 years of experience at the U.S. Department of State, taught a course on

Elliott School student publications. The Globe is an undergraduate journal published by the International Affairs Society, a GW student group. International Affairs Review (IAR) is a graduate student-run publication. While IAR staff are students at the Elliott School, the publication encourages submissions from graduate students across the United States and around the world.

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Alumni Make a Lasting Contribution Jim (M.A. ’96) and Wendy (M.A. ’94) Core made a $100,000 bequest to establish the James and Wendy Core Graduate Fellowship, which will support students pursuing graduate degrees at the Elliott School. Jim and Wendy, who are federal employees in Washington, announced this exceptional commitment at the June 2013 GW Alumni Association (GWAA) meeting when Jim concluded his two-year term as President of the GWAA. “As the end of my tenure approached, Wendy and I sought a way to make a lasting impact. We’re grateful that the Elliott School brought us together, and we recognize that our GW experience is the foundation for much of our personal and professional success. We’re pleased that this gift will make it easier for future international affairs students to enjoy this remarkable school.”

Established more than four decades ago, the Elliott School’s International Science and Technology Program (ISTP) is one of the most prominent programs of its kind in the world. During 2012-13, ISTP students helped to organize the annual STGlobal Conference, an international convention of leading graduate programs in science and technology studies. The conference was organized in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and The National Academies.

Film Festival, featuring four feature-length films, each introduced by a faculty member who then led a postfilm discussion. A Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education generated significant benefits for students in the Elliott School’s Middle East Studies M.A. program. The grant, awarded to the Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES), supported a high-school curriculum design program in which students put together a series of learning modules for use in secondary school classrooms. During 2012-13, IMES awarded summer language study grants to 15 students; a third of these grants were provided by the GW-Aramex Student Fund. The institute also launched a highly successful Middle East Studies Workshop series, which brought in ten top scholars from across the United States to discuss their ongoing research projects with GW Ph.D. students specializing in the Middle East.

In addition to its regular academic programs, the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program (LAHSP) hosted 25 special events during 2012-13, often partnering with think tanks, embassies, and government agencies. The inaugural year of the program’s Hemispheric Issues Speaker Series—cosponsored with the embassy of Canada—explored Canadian perspectives on hemispheric issues. In February 2013, the program launched the LAHSP

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Professor Edward McCord received the 2013 Harry Harding Prize for excellence in teaching.

In Fall 2012, the graduate program in Security Policy Studies (SPS) launched a new specialized field in “Defense Analysis.” This specialization will prepare students for employment in defense policy think tanks, consulting organizations, analysis offices in government, and federally funded research and development centers. The SPS program also hosted a number of community-building events, including a guest lecture by journalist Pamela Constable on conflict dynamics in Pakistan.

celebrated its 15th anniversary during 2012-13. Students in the program heard from a wide spectrum of policymakers—from officials at the White House to International Monetary Fund economists to several members of the diplomatic corps. A November 2012 site visit to the Brazilian embassy enabled students to hear from the embassy’s minister-counselor of economic affairs. An MIPP-sponsored lecture in October 2012 featured Ambassador Albert Ramdin, assistant secretary general of the Organization of American States, discussing the changing political landscape of the Western Hemisphere.

The Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP)—the Elliott School’s mid-career program—

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Innovation through





MIPP Director Yvonne Captain and students in the program discuss economics at the Brazilian embassy with Minister-Counselor of Economics Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo (left).

The Elliott School’s Master of International Studies (MIS) provides opportunities for students

an accelerated basis. During 2012-13, students from American University of Beirut, Free University of Berlin, and Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Argentina) pursued an MIS degree at GW.

enrolled at our international partner schools (see p. 14) to earn a second master’s degree from GW on

globalization AND GLOBAL ISSUES

Brazil Initiative Expands GW’s Work on a Rising Power Initiative, in particular, but it will also enhance In June 2013, an anonymous donor pledged

the capacities and raise the profile of the

$500,000 to support the creation of a Bra-

Elliott School and GW as a whole. I am very

zil Initiative at the Elliott School. This initia-

grateful to our anonymous donor for helping

tive will advance understanding of Brazil by

GW to take this great step forward.”

enhancing GW’s teaching and research on a key country.

The initiative will expand GW’s academic offerings—both at the undergraduate and graduate

“The Brazil Initiative will give a tremendous

levels—on Brazil; support student and faculty

boost to the Elliott School’s research, teach-

research projects; provide financial backing

ing, student programs, and outreach on one

for student study abroad opportunities; and

of the world’s most important countries,” said

fund public lectures, special seminars, collo-

Elliott School Dean Michael E. Brown. “It will

quia, and conferences that examine different

strengthen our Latin American and Hemi-

aspects of Brazilian politics, economics, and

spheric Studies Program and Rising Powers


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faculty, or international internships, capstone projects, and international field work. Many students receive support from the Elliott School via the school’s benefactors. For example, the Videtto Family Award provided $10,000 to Lulu Zhang, M.A. candidate in global communication, to spend Spring 2013 in Tokyo at Waseda University’s Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies. Ms. Zhang is a native of China who completed her undergraduate studies at Elliott School partner Fudan University.

Diversity Brings Fresh Perspectives At GW, we believe that a population that includes differing perspectives, backgrounds, and talents leads to a richer mix of ideas, more energizing and enlightening debates, and broader commitments to solving global problems. As such, we continually strive to support diversity within our academic community.

The Elliott School’s international partnerships support a robust exchange of graduate students between GW and our partner institutions. This expands students’ educational opportunities and enriches our classrooms with diverse perspectives. Current Elliott School international partners include: • Argentina: Universidad Torcuato di Tella

Recognizing the importance of cultivating a global perspective on global issues, the Elliott School encourages students to include international experiences in their studies. Approximately threequarters of Elliott School undergraduate students participate in study-abroad programs at some point during their academic careers. In 2012-13, Elliott School undergraduates traveled to 52 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.

• Australia: University of Sydney • Canada: Carleton University • China: Fudan University • China: University of Hong Kong

Similarly, Elliott School graduate students have multiple opportunities for international education: overseas study at Elliott School international partners, short study-abroad programs with GW

• Egypt: American University in Cairo • France: Sciences Po Paris • Germany: Free University of Berlin

The Elliott School’s Graduate Student Career Development (GSCD) office helps students find rewarding careers in the international arena. During 2012-13, GSCD offered more than 90 career programs to hundreds of graduate students and alumni. More than a third of these programs were site visits to employers, including the Defense Intelligence Agency, right.

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• India: Jawaharlal Nehru University

partner schools. With support from the David H. Miller Endowment, Kingsley-Eyita Ekeminiabasi, a master’s candidate in international relations at the University of the Witswatersrand, will spend Fall 2013 at the Elliott School to study political analysis, energy security, and development in Africa. The Miller Endowment was created in 2004 to advance African studies at the Elliott School through scholarships, lectures, and events.

• Japan: Waseda University GOVERNANCE & POLICY


LEADERSHIP • 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

In August 2012, the Freeman Foundation awarded the Elliott School a $100,000 grant to support 22 international internships in East Asia and Southeast Asia. Thirteen additional graduate students received grants to support internships abroad.

• Turkey: Bog˘aziçi University • United Kingdom: London School of Economics and Political Science During the 2012-13 academic year, the Elliott School hosted 47 graduate exchange students from these

Citizenship & Leadership

Serving Those Who Serve In 2013, GW was named a “military friendly” institution by G.I. Jobs magazine for the fourth year in a row. In May 2013, the university launched “Operation GW VALOR,” an

With support from the U.S. Department of

initiative that offers innovative graduate and

Education Title VI funds, the Elliott School’s

undergraduate programs to members of the

Institute for Middle East Studies has partnered

military and veteran communities. Also in

with GW’s Office of Military and Veteran Stu-

May, GW announced that it was doubling its

dent Services to launch “The Rendering Proj-

contribution to the Yellow Ribbon Program, a

ect.” For the project, GW student veterans

federal program through which participating

submit personal essays that tell about their

universities partner with Veterans Affairs to off-

experiences in the military. High-school-aged

set tuition fees for qualified veterans. The new

students then read the essays and render

agreement includes an increase in the univer-

them into works of art. The project will culmi-

sity’s graduate school contributions, a change

nate with a celebration and art show at GW

that will cover full tuition costs for most mas-

in November 2013, to which artists and

ter’s degrees. The program continues to fully

members of the local veteran community will

fund undergraduate student veterans.

be invited.

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citizenship and leadership

As we go forth into the world to apply our knowledge and employ our skills in the work that we love, the world has never been so interconnected...We cannot address trade without security; neither can we decide on development policies without considering global communication. As a result, the challenges on the current global agenda are more diverse and complex than ever before. Yet having said this, we also stand at the brink of an information and technology era… As enormous as our mission is, we go forward knowing that even what was once impossible can become possible in our lifetime. The Wright brothers were told they would never fly, Marie Curie was told her science was fiction, and Nelson Mandela was told he would never walk free. A couple of patents and some Nobel Prizes later, here we are—flying, radiating, and voting! These global icons were outliers who dared to see the world in a light that others could not see. They were progressive thinkers and imaginative innovators who defied history’s precedent and shattered its glass ceiling. They made daunting decisions to walk the roads less traveled and left in their footsteps revolutionary change and infinite possibilities for those to follow; all because they dared to believe that they could do more! The Elliott School is a haven for those who have committed their lives and energies to answering the world’s call to do more, which is why the degrees we are earning convey so much more than scholastic or academic achievement. They attest to our diverse backgrounds and international experiences, they encompass our desires to learn new cultures and empower nations, and they encapsulate our personal experiences in politics, in business, and everything in between. What they are really about is—engaging the world.

—Mandisa Mathobela (M.A. ’13) Elliott School commencement speaker

Mandisa Mathobela was the student speaker for the May 2013 Elliott School Commencement Celebration. Ms. Mathobela received an undergraduate degree in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has worked at the Department of Economic Development in South Africa and interned at the British embassy in Washington, DC, and Delphos International. Ms. Mathobela has also been a Fulbright Scholar and a Mellon Mays Fellow.

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A Global Alumni Network Directors (NACD) Directorship 100 in recognition of his exemplary leadership in the boardroom and for promoting the highest standards of corporate governance.

With the graduation of the class of 2013, the Elliott School’s alumni community now numbers more than 20,000. Our alumni are leaders in government, business, the media, and nonprofit fields around the globe.

In October 2012, Board of Advisors member Julie Monaco (B.A. ’85) was honored again by American

Elliott School alumni received many important academic and professional awards and recognition in 2012-13.

Banker magazine as one of the top 25 most powerful women in banking. Michelle Rubin (B.A. ’91) was honored for her support of her alma mater at GW’s 52nd Annual Outstanding Alumni Service Awards.

Stephanie Figgins (B.A. ’11) was selected as a 2013

Marshall Scholar. The highly competitive program selects up to 40 scholars each year to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.

Alia Mahmoud (B.A. ’07) and Kalsoom Lakhani

(M.A. ’06) were listed on the Diplomatic Courier’s list of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33.

David Nadler (B.A. ’70), chair emeritus of the El-

liott School’s Board of Advisors, was named to the 2012 National Association of Corporate

“Receipt of a Scottish Rite Fellowship to pursue an M.A. in the School of Public and International Affairs in 1962 made possible a career in foreign affairs and triggered a lifelong fascination with the Middle East and the Muslim world. Establishment of the Elliott School has steadily upgraded the value of my degree and made me proud to be an alumnus. Supporting the Elliott School financially is a small way to say ‘thank you’ to the university.” —John P. Richardson (M.A. ’62)

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Globalization And Global Issues

Mr. Lacey’s interest in international affairs

Covering “all the news that’s fit to print”

extends back to his childhood, when his father, an educator, moved their family from New York City to Jamaica.

As the story of admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden unfolded in June 2013, New York

“I knew growing up that there was an exciting

Times Deputy Foreign Editor Marc Lacey

world beyond our borders. I was definitely the

navigated an unusually complex information

only person in my high school and probably

environment. Coordinating with reporters in

in my college who went on vacation in Haiti as

China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, and Washing-

a toddler at the time that Baby Doc was taking

ton, he worked rapidly to assign articles, share

over from Papa Doc,” he said.

information, and—with the help of reporters on the ground—to follow rapidly unfolding

Mr. Lacey found himself drawn to the news,


first in high school as a writer for the school newspaper and later as an undergraduate at

Mr. Lacey—an alumnus of the Elliott School’s

Cornell University. Although he had a biology

Master of International Policy and Practice

major, he admits that he “really majored in The

program (MIPP ’01)—operates in a fast-paced

Cornell Daily Sun,” the school’s student news-

and complicated environment. In his role at

paper. Mr. Lacey became editor-in-chief of the

The New York Times, he helps to lead one of

paper in his senior year, and he then pursued

the largest and most important international

journalism as a career.

news networks in the world. In 1999, after ten years at the Los Angeles “What makes my job so engaging is how var-

Times, Mr. Lacey took his first assignment at

ied it is. I have worked as a Times correspon-

The New York Times as their White House cor-

dent in Africa and Latin America, so those are

respondent. Since then, he has held a wide

the areas of the world that I know best. But my

range of assignments for the paper, including

job forces me to engage on stories all over the

bureau chief in Nairobi, Mexico, and Phoenix,

globe,” said Mr. Lacey. “The stories might con-

Arizona. Starting in August 2013, Mr. Lacey will

cern the Euro crisis, the violence in Myanmar,

be the associate managing editor in charge of

the uprising in Egypt, or the global search for

weekend news.

Edward Snowden. Every day is different.”

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Marc Lacey (right) meets with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in September 2006 while covering a story for The New York Times.

Mr. Lacey’s passion for international news is

Times sent me to northern Albania to cover

evident to his colleagues. In a memo to staff

the refugee crisis in Kosovo in 1999,” said

announcing Marc’s appointment as his dep-

Mr. Lacey.

uty, New York Times Foreign Editor Joseph Kahn commended his ability to bring com-

Mr. Lacey worked with his professors to take a

plex news stories to life. “Whether following

leave of absence from his studies at the Elliott

Somali refugees on the Arabian Sea, drug

School. This enabled him to travel to the Bal-

routes in Central America, gang violence in

kans to cover the crisis. “The Elliott School

Mexico, or the ethnic complexities of Darfur,

was flexible. That was one key thing,” he said.

Marc found intrepid and deeply human ways to illustrate the news,” wrote Mr. Kahn.

Designed to help professionals develop marketable international knowledge and

Back in 1998, however, Mr. Lacey had not

skills, the MIPP program also appealed to Mr.

yet been given an international assignment.

Lacey because it enabled him to continue to

With that goal in mind, he enrolled in the

work as a journalist while engaging with

Elliott School’s MIPP program for mid-career

professors and fellow students interested in


international affairs.

“I had covered American politics and a lot of

“I loved being a student, but I never stopped

national stories, but my goal was to go over-

being a journalist. While listening to lectures,

seas. You don’t need a master’s degree to go

I was jotting down story ideas. Some of the

overseas as a journalist, but I thought it would

debates we have in the newsroom over

prepare me better for when that time came.

coverage these days remind me of the

And that time actually came in the middle of

healthy intellectual sparring that occurred in

my master’s program, when the Los Angeles

graduate school.”

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Worldviews of Aspiring Powers, co-edited by Henry R. Nau and Deepa Ollapally and produced as part of the Elliott School’s Rising Powers Initiative.

Research 20 Elliott School of international affairs

Promoting Cross-Disciplinary, Policy-Oriented Research

The Elliott School’s nine research institutes bring academic rigor to bear on some of the world’s most pressing problems. The institutes draw together faculty from across disciplines for collaborative research initiatives. The cross-pollination of ideas does not happen solely within institutes, however; Elliott School research is increasingly stretching across institutes, the university, and the global academic community. Examples include the Rising Powers Initiative as well as the Elliott School’s work on global gender issues, international security, international economics, and climate change. Strategic Opportunities for Academic Reach

lectual life of the Elliott School and GW as a whole, and it has elevated the Elliott School’s and GW’s position as a major hub of academic work on global priorities. Most importantly, the SOAR Initiative has advanced understanding of some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity in the 21st century—in particular, in the areas of international economics and development, international security, and global women’s issues.

The Strategic Opportunities for Academic Reach (SOAR) Initiative underpins many of the Elliott School’s cross-disciplinary research projects. Launched in 2011 with support from an anonymous donor, the SOAR Initiative has generated multiple, substantial benefits for the Elliott School, GW, and the world. It has dramatically enriched the intel-

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The Elliott School’s Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) sponsored several major conferences during 2012-13 with SOAR support, including the fifth annual “Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations,” the first “Washington Area Development Economics Symposium,” and the third annual “Washington Area International Trade Symposium.” SOAR funding also supported a weekly seminar series for junior economists in international trade from GW, the Federal Reserve Board, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and other institutions. In addition, it helped to launch IIEP’s new International Finance Forum. The SOAR Initiative provided initial funds—seed money—to launch new projects that have attracted

additional external awards: the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is funding a study of inclusive growth; grants from the Ford Foundation and MacArthur Foundation support research on trade and Internet freedom; and a grant from the Hewlett Foundation will support work on global development goals and measuring women’s economic empowerment. SOAR funding also supported an exploratory IIEP seminar at the Gates Foundation. SOAR funding for the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) supported its work on international security issues, including ISCS Director Charles Glaser and faculty member Rose Kelanic’s forthcoming co-edited volume, Crude Calculus: Reexamining the Energy Logic of America’s

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Military Presence in the Persian Gulf. In addition, ISCS drew upon SOAR funding to sponsor a book workshop on Assistant Professor Caitlin Talmadge’s manuscript, Explaining Military Effectiveness: Threat Perceptions, Organizational Practices, and Battlefield Performance. SOAR funds also support the ISCS Security Policy Workshop, which invites leading scholars from prominent universities to present their research at the Elliott School, enhancing the institute’s reputation as a premier academic center for security studies.

Equality, Security, and Development. On the education front, SOAR funding supported the development of two new graduate courses—one on “Gender, Disaster, and Policy” and another on “Research Methods in Global Gender Issues.” GGP Director Barbara Miller also developed and taught a new graduate seminar on “Global Gender Policy.” The Provost reinforced GW’s commitment to teaching and research in this important area by providing the funding for a new, full-time Professor of Practice faculty line in women, security, and development.

Launched in 2010, the Elliott School’s Global Gender Program (GGP) is off to a strong start thanks in large part to SOAR funding. The SOAR Initiative has supported every element of the program: public engagement, innovative research, and a strong commitment to education. The GGP sponsored 11 events during 2012-13, including a major conference on gender-based violence in conjunction with International Women’s Day in March 2013. The GGP is producing a series of working papers on women, security, and development that will be pulled together in a book, What Works to Promote Gender

The SOAR Initiative supported faculty research through the Project Initiation Fund and the Faculty Research Fund. These funds are intended to support Elliott School research projects that have strong prospects for future external support. Projects supported with these two funds in 2012-13 examined the impacts of water scarcity on security, the ways in which civilian casualty figures shape modern warfare, best practices for disaster recovery, and ways to encourage national security policy innovation.

“Our donation to the Elliott School of International Affairs symbolizes the hope we have for a world where war, hunger, and pollution are studied as history rather than unrelenting live news feeds.” —Bill and Jennifer Kaduck, Elliott School parents

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Building a Sustainable World

and donor agencies in mitigating the effects of climate change on communities where

In a world where information flows globally

effective policies may be lacking. Through the

and one million people cross international

project, IIEP has partnered with global, mul-

borders every day, dangers ranging from eco-

tilateral institutions including the World Bank

nomic instability to flu pandemics to human

and the United Nations Development Pro-

trafficking will not be easy to contain. In order

gram to convene several major symposia and

to ensure a sustainable future for ourselves,

issue policy papers examining issues related

our children, and our planet, it is imperative

to climate change adaptation and poverty.

that we address global problems in a coordi-

The project is led by Stephen Smith.

nated, multifaceted way. Energy Security The Elliott School is supporting several major, multi-person research initiatives that explore

Although “energy security” has become a

the nexus of sustainability issues and interna-

familiar term in policy circles, little academic

tional affairs. Our capacity to work across mul-

research has focused on the ways in which

tiple disciplines, our access to national and

energy production, trade, and consumption

international policymakers, and our commit-

might affect the likelihood of war and peace.

ment to advancing the common good puts us

Intellectually ambitious in its mission and

in a unique and powerful position to make a

comprised of leading scholars in the field,

difference in our world, today and tomorrow.

the Elliott School’s Energy Security Project is well-positioned to define the agenda for new

Economics of Adaptation to

research on this topic of critical policy impor-

Climate Change

tance. The initiative’s forthcoming book project, Crude Calculus: Reexamining the Energy

Climate models indicate that the effects of

Security Logic of America’s Military Presence

climate change will be most severe in areas

in the Persian Gulf, brings together energy

where a majority of the world’s extreme poor

experts from GW and other leading institu-

live, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and

tions to analyze the rationales underpinning

parts of South Asia. The Institute for Interna-

the U.S. military force posture in the Gulf and

tional Economic Policy’s Economics of Adap-

to consider strategic alternatives. Contribut-

tation to Climate Change project examines

ing faculty members include Project Director

steps that households, communities, and

Charles Glaser, and faculty members Llewelyn

firms can take to adapt to the effects of climate

Hughes, Rose Kelanic, Caitlin Talmadge, and

change. This research can guide governments

Robert Weiner.

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Asian Energy Security the project because its territory holds most of The rise in global demand for nuclear energy

the Arctic’s energy resources and is the site of

is heavily concentrated in emerging and

extensive Arctic urban development.

aspiring Asian powers. Under the direction Climate and Water Security

of Mike Mochizuki and Deepa Ollapally, the Nuclear Debates in Asia project tracks the domestic debates on nuclear power and non-

Under the direction of Marcus King, the Elliott

proliferation in several Asian countries. The

School’s Climate and Water Security project

project’s goal is to develop an understand-

studies the impact of global water scarcity

ing of domestic opinion in these countries

on security. This project is developing new

that is more nuanced than “pro-nuclear” or

strategies for policymakers through research

“anti-nuclear” official government positions.

and off-the-record workshops with senior U.S.

The project is part of the Elliott School’s Rising

government officials, experts from NGOs,

Powers Initiative and is funded in part by the

and prominent scholars. A February 2013

MacArthur Foundation.

conference on “Water, U.S. Foreign Policy, and American Leadership” brought together

Energy and Climate in the Arctic

philanthropists, NGO representatives, and business leaders to plan for an urgent,

The Elliott School’s work on Arctic Urban

multidimensional approach to global water

Sustainability examines the intersection of

challenges. The project has received sup-

energy and climate issues. An award of more

port from the Connect U.S. and Skoll Global

than $500,000 from the National Science

Threats Funds.

Foundation supports a five-year project led Climate Leadership in Myanmar

by Robert Orttung, assistant director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, with Marlene Laruelle, Nikolay Shik-

Since 2007, the Sigur Center’s Partnerships

lomanov, and Dmitry Streletskiy. The project

for International Strategies in Asia (PISA)

supports a Research Coordination Network

program—led by Linda Yarr—has focused on

(RCN) of scientists and policymakers who are

addressing the challenge of climate change

analyzing the interconnections of resource

by offering courses for emerging civil society

development, climate change, and evolv-

and government officials from Southeast Asia.

ing demographic patterns in the region. The

PISA is now partnering with Myanmar’s lead-

RCN provides advice to policymakers on how

ing environmental organization, ECODEV, to

to develop Arctic oil and natural gas depos-

promote inclusive climate-wise development

its in a way that produces minimal effects on

based on democratic participation, transpar-

the environment. Russia is the central focus of

ency, and accountability.

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2012/2013 faculty Books

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Hossein Askari Conflicts and Wars: Their Fallout and Prevention Palgrave Macmillan Michael Barnett, Ed. Janice Gross Stein, Ed. Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism Oxford University Press Nathan Brown, Ed. Said Amir Arjomand, Ed. The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran State University of New York Press Amitai Etzioni Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy in a Post-Human-Rights World Transaction Publishers Martha Finnemore, Ed. Judith Goldstein, Ed. Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World Oxford University Press James Foster Suman Seth Michael Lokshin Zurab Sajaia A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality World Bank David Alan Grier Crowdsourcing For Dummies John Wiley & Sons David Alan Grier The Company We Keep IEEE Computer Society Press David Alan Grier Evan Butterfield What Every Technical Author Needs to Know IEEE Computer Society Press Henry R. Hertzfeld, Ed. A Guide to Space Law Terms Secure World Foundation Benjamin D. Hopkins, Ed. Magnus Marsden, Ed. Beyond Swat: History, Society and Economy Along the AfghanistanPakistan Frontier Oxford University Press/Hurst & Co.

Alexander Huang World Literature and World Theatre: Aesthetic Humanism in Cultural Globalization (in German) Transcript Verlag Stephen B. Kaplan Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America Cambridge University Press

Janne Nolan Tyranny of Consensus Century Foundation Press Manuel Orozco Migrant Remittances and Development in the Global Economy Lynne Rienner Publishers

Dina Khoury Iraq in Wartime Cambridge University Press

Walter Reich, Ed. Mircea Munteanu, Ed. Escape from the Holocaust Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Zachary D. Kaufman, Ed. Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities Edward Elgar Publishing

David Shambaugh China Goes Global: The Partial Power Oxford University Press

Dane Kennedy The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia Harvard University Press

David Shambaugh, Ed. Tangled Titans: The United States and China Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Marlene Laruelle Sébastien Peyrouse Globalizing Central Asia M.E. Sharpe

Robert Shepherd Faith in Heritage: Displacement, Development, and Religious Tourism in Contemporary China Left Coast Press

Marlene Laruelle, Ed. Migration and Social Upheaval as the Face of Globalization in Central Asia Brill Publishers Marlene Laruelle Sébastien Peyrouse The Chinese Question in Central Asia Columbia University Press Matthew Levinger Conflict Analysis: Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions United States Institute of Peace Press Barbara Miller Cultural Anthropology (7th Edition) Pearson Harris Mylonas The Politics of Nation-Building Cambridge University Press Henry R. Nau, Ed. Deepa M. Ollapally, Ed. Worldviews of Aspiring Powers Oxford University Press

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Robert Shepherd Larry Yu Heritage Management, Tourism, and Governance in China Springer Press David Shinn Thomas P. Ofcansky Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia (2nd Edition) Scarecrow Press Robert Sutter Foreign Relations of the PRC: The Legacies and Constraints of China’s International Politics since 1949 Rowman and Littlefield Nicholas S. Vonortas, Ed. Albert N. Link, Ed. Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation Edward Elgar Paul D. Williams, Ed. Alex J. Bellamy, Ed. Providing Peacekeepers Oxford University Press

CISTP For nearly 30 years, the Elliott School’s Center for International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP) has played an important role

in bridging the scientific and policy communities. CISTP’s location in the heart of Washington, DC enables it to bring together experts from the government, academic, and private sectors to explore the nexus of science, technology, and foreign policy.

Encouraging Innovation Through Education CISTP, led by Professor Scott Pace, convened several scholarly events that examined the role of innovation in education during 2012-13. The CISTP Director Scott Pace (left) and Henry Hertzfeld welcome the president of Harvey Mudd College Maria Klawe, who delivered the annual D. Allan Bromley Memorial Event fea2013 D. Allan Bromley lecture. tured Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College, who discussed “Increasing Diversity in the Departments of Defense and State. In November STEM Workforce.” In November 2012, Lockheed 2012, Michael Bernstein of Stanford University Martin Vice President and Chief Technology discussed his work on the Solyent crowd-sourced Officer Ray Johnson spoke on how innovation word processor, in which crowds are used to percan meet the needs of U.S. security, education, form complex writing and copy-editing tasks. The and economic growth. series is led by Professor David Alan Grier, who in 2013 is serving as president of the IEEE Computer Engaging the Scientific Society, the world’s largest organization of computCommunity ing professionals.

Fostering Scholarship

During 2012-13, CISTP hosted a number of highprofile speakers through its Science and Technology Speaker Series. In October 2012, Assistant Secretary of State Kerri-Ann Jones spoke on “Foreign Policy and Science: An Essential Partnership.” In April 2013, Ambassador Richard LeBaron—an Elliott School alumnus—discussed how science and technology can better inform public debates about risks and opportunities.

CISTP faculty conducted and published research on a variety of topics in 2012-13. David Alan Grier published three books—The Company We Keep (IEEE Computer Society, 2012), What Every Technical Author Needs to Know (IEEE Computer Society, 2012), and Crowdsourcing for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, 2013). Former CISTP Director Nicholas Vonortas co-edited The Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013) with Albert N. Link of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Research Professor Albert Teich edited the 12th edition of Technology and the Future (Cengage Learning, 2013), which includes chapters by Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman and inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.

The GW Crowdsourcing Seminar Series examines the ideas, methods, and accomplishments of crowdsourcing—the act of outsourcing tasks to a large group of people, usually using the Internet. A September 2012 event explored the different forms of crowdsourcing and its relation to fields such as marketing research, process management, and organization theory. An October 2012 event examined crowdsourcing exercises sponsored by the U.S.

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spi The Elliott School’s Space Policy Institute (SPI) has provided one of the world’s leading sources of space policy expertise for more than 25 years. In 2012-13, SPI enhanced its reputation as what The Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach called “perhaps the leading academic think tank with a focus on government efforts in space.”

the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the European Space Agency.

A stellar faculty SPI faculty are routinely asked for their exceptional expertise and honored for their professional accomplishments. They were cited this year by a number of international media outlets, including Agence France Presse, the Associated Press, Austrian ORF, cbs.com, C-SPAN, The Guardian, National Journal, NPR, Politico, Radio Free Europe, RTTV Russia, Science, Time, TRT Turkish TV, and The Washington Post.

A Preeminent Forum for Policy Discussion Under the direction of Professor Scott Pace, SPI hosted three major interdisciplinary conferences in 2013. The first, in March 2013, commemorated the tenth anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. The conference, which was webcast live by C-SPAN, brought together former NASA officials, industry representatives, and scholars to discuss technical and organizational “lessons learned” from the tragedy. Also in March, SPI co-sponsored a conference on “Science, Technology, and Exploration” with the University Space Research Association.

In December 2012, Professor Pace testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics about “The Future of NASA.” Dr. Pace contributed a chapter on U.S.Japan space relations to the European Space Policy Institute’s Yearbook on Space Policy, a chapter on U.S. geopolitical interests in space to a forthcoming book by the George C. Marshall Institute, and an article on Asia-Pacific space strategy to The Diplomat, a current affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region.

SPI’s May 2013 “Humans to Mars Summit”—cosponsored with the Mars Society—examined the technical, scientific, and policy-related challenges of sending humans to Mars. The event was a cross-disciplinary effort that involved key players from NASA, industry, the science community, and non-govFormer astronaut Buzz Aldrin speaks at the ernmental May 2013 “Humans to Mars Summit.” organizations. Participants included NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Professor Emeritus John Logsdon received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Gardner-Lasser Aerospace Award for his 2011 book John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon. Dr. Logsdon’s paper on John Kennedy and the original Mercury astronauts was published in the journal Quest. Henry Hertzfeld, lead research scientist in international affairs, edited A Guide to Space Law Terms, with support from the Secure World Foundation. Dr. Hertzfeld also co-led a study for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy on the commercial remote sensing industrial base. Research Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund was elected president of the Austrian Science Fund in June 2013. In December 2012, Dr. Ehrenfreund was named to the National Research Council Committee on Human Spaceflight. She also serves on the Independent Assessment Team for NASA’s Mars Rover 2020.

SPI continued its space policy dinner discussion series in 2012-13, featuring notable speakers from NASA, Capitol Hill, the National Security Council,

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ieres Since its founding more than 50 years ago, the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) has helped to define

the way scholars and policymakers think about this large and diverse region. Today, through an array of innovative, rigorous programs, the institute is helping to shape the thinking of a new generation of students and policymakers.

A forum for voices from around the world Under the leadership of Professor Peter Rollberg, IERES hosted 101 events and engaged IERES Director Peter Rollberg welcomes participants to the ÉlyséeTreaty more than 3,500 attendees from GW and Debate, an event that celebrated the 50th anniversary of a treaty that other local universities, government agencies, helped secure peace in Europe. The event was supported by the embassies of France and Germany and involved students from around the country and the non-profit community during 2012-13. who came together at GW to engage with international relations scholars Notable speakers included former Russian and discuss this highly influential accord. Foreign Minister Igor S. Ivanov, Georgian Parliamentary Chairman David Usupashvili, Ambassador François Delattre of France, around post-Soviet Eurasia. The memos covered Ambassador Michael Collins of Ireland, German an extensive range of topics, including Russia and Bundestag member Hans-Ulrich Klose, deputy international “hot spots;” Central Asia-Chinahead of the EU delegation to the United States Russia relations; the changing course of Russian François Rivasseau, prominent Russian journalist domestic politics; and foreign policy in Ukraine, Artemy Troitsky, and human rights activist Pavel Kazakhstan, and the Caucasus. A new website, Khodorkovsky. Distinguished academic speakers in both English included Columbia University’s Timothy Frye, who and Russian, delivered the Sixth Annual James Millar Lecture on further extends Russian/Post-Soviet Economics. the global reach of the PONARS Research bridging policy and network. practice PONARS Eurasia is supported by the IERES is the home base for several major research Carnegie Corporaprojects. The Program on New Approaches to tion of New York Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurand the John D. asia)—co-directed by Henry Hale and Cory Welt and Catherine T. and housed at IERES since 2010—is an internaMacArthur Fountional network of scholars who advance new policy dation. Jack Matlock, former U.S. approaches to and in the region. During 2012-13, ambassador to the USSR (1987PONARS held two high-profile conferences in Thanks to support from 91) gives the keynote address at a January 2013 conference Washington, as well as sessions in Kyiv, Ukraine, the MacArthur Foundaco-sponsored by PONARS and St. Petersburg, Russia. The program published tion, Carnegie Corporaand the Sigur Center’s Rising 35 policy memos that helped shape policymakers’ tion, the Open Society Powers Initiative. understanding of the latest developments in and Foundation, and

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individual donors, the prestigious Johnson’s Russia List (JRL) moved to IERES. This daily compilation of news, analysis, and opinion about Russia has been in existence since 1996 and is considered a “must read” for thousands of experts who focus on Russia.

IERES faculty produced an impressive assortment of books and articles this year. They include: • The Politics of Nation-Building: Making CoNationals, Refugees, and Minorities by Harris Mylonas (Cambridge University Press, 2013) • Globalizing Central Asia: Geopolitics and the Challenges of Economic Development by Marlene Laruelle and Sébastien Peyrouse (M.E. Sharpe, 2013)

IERES is also home to the Central Asia Program, directed by Marlene Laruelle and supported by funds from the Elliott School’s SOAR Initiative. During 2012-13, the program organized 22 events, including a discussion of the security challenges posed by the upcoming U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan; workshops in Brussels and Washington, DC, examining the future of transatlantic cooperation; and a visit by Muhiddin Kabiri, chairman of the Islamic Rebirth Party of Tajikistan. The program was extremely active in its outreach, publishing an average of three working papers on its website per month, many of which were translated into Russian. In December 2012, the Central Asia Program, in cooperation with SIPRI North America, was awarded a major grant from the Open Society Foundation to support a Central Asia Fellowship Program.

• Colored Revolutions and Authoritarian Reactions, edited by Evgeny Finkel and Yitzhak M. Burdny (Routledge, 2013) • The Chinese Question in Central Asia: Domestic Order, Social Change, and the Chinese Factor by Marlene Laruelle and Sébastien Peyrouse (Columbia University Press, 2012) • Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest by Erwan Lagadec (Routledge, 2012) • “Regime Change Cascades: What We Have Learned From the 1848 Revolutions to the 2011 Arab Uprising,” by Henry Hale (Annual Review of Political Science, June 2013) • “America’s Misguided Approach to Social Welfare: How the Country Could Get More for Less,” by Kimberly J. Morgan (Foreign Affairs, Jan./Feb. 2013)

With support from the National Science Foundation, IERES launched a project on Arctic Urban Sustainability in Fall 2012. The project, led by Robert Orttung, examines ways to achieve urban sustainability in the Russian Arctic by bringing together a multinational, multidisciplinary team of scholars with expertise in climate change, energy development, and migration flows. IERES convened a major two-day conference on this topic in May 2013.

• “Putinism Under Siege: Can There Be a Color Revolution?” by Sharon Wolchik (Journal of Democracy, July 2012) IERES faculty helped to further define the contours of the public debate about issues emanating from these critical regions through a number of media outlets. Robert Orttung co-authored an op-ed on state control of the media in Russia in the International Herald Tribune. Cory Welt was quoted by CNN on Georgia’s parliamentary elections. IERES faculty have also been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, The Nation, Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, and a variety of regional publications.

promoting scholarship Since 2003, the Program on Conducting Archival Research (POCAR), now led by Professor Gregg Brazinsky, has been training graduate students to conduct archival research that will help improve understanding of the Cold War. In May 2013, the program organized a week-long seminar featuring several GW faculty and outside experts. The program had the highest number of applicants since its founding in 2003.

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igis The Institute for Global and International Studies (IGIS) comprises a multidisciplinary group of scholars who focus on key aspects of global change and social equality. Directed by Professor Barbara Miller, IGIS and its affiliated research programs study issues including aid effectiveness; human rights; international development; gender and social equality; migration; disaster response and relief; and ethics and values in international relations.

EXPANDING RESEARCH INITIATIVES IGIS launched three exciting research initiatives in 2012-13, strengthening its position as a hub for multidisciplinary research on global challenges. The Tibet Governance Project, initiated in Fall 2012 and led by Tashi Rabgey, sponsored four events in 201213, including a March 2013 lecture with Lobsang Nyandak, the official representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas. The institute’s new Africa Working Group, started in Spring 2013, is a community of scholars, students, and practitioners interested in contemporary African policy. IGIS also launched the Western Hemisphere Working Group in Spring 2013 to examine issues such as aid effectiveness and indigenous political movements in North and South America.

IGIS Director Barbara Miller

Engagement, directed by Leon Fuerth, encourages a more profound interaction between long-range thinking and actual policymaking. The project received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation in 2012-13, supporting the publication of its report on “Anticipatory Governance Practical Upgrades.” In January 2013, IGIS and the Project on Forward Engagement hosted Ambassador Thomas Pickering to discuss the report with Professor Fuerth.

ADVANCING SCHOLARSHIP IGIS supports a vibrant intellectual community within the Elliott School through its Thursday lunch series, where members present work in progress. Several of these seminars have led to IGIS Working Papers and include research projects conducted with Elliott School students.

IGIS also strengthened its existing research programs in 2012-13. The Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) program, led by Professor Miller, sponsored five events, including a January 2013 lecture that explored China’s policy on minority languages. GW’s Diaspora Program cosponsored a workshop with the Social Science Research Council on “African Mobility, Precarity, and Empowerment” in May 2013. Now in its 11th year, the Project on Forward

Project Director Leon Fuerth (left) and Amb. Thomas Pickering discuss “Anticipatory Governance” at a January 2013 event.

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IGIS faculty members published research on a number of important topics in 2012-13. Martha Finnemore co-edited Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World (Oxford University Press, 2013), a volume on the role that power plays in contemporary politics.

Stephen Kaplan’s Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2013) examines how and why Latin American countries have responded to the current international economic environment. David Shinn published the second edition of his Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia (Scarecrow Professor of Practice Christina Fink Press, 2013). During speaks at an October 2012 Global her 2012-13 fellowship Gender Forum event on migrant women with the Woodrow workers in Southeast Asia. Wilson Center, Susan Sell conducted research on intellectual property protection and enforcement. She also published “Revenge of the ‘Nerds’: Collective Action Against Intellectual Property Maximalism in the Global Information Age,” in International Studies Review.

as forces for disaster-resilient societies. In March 2013, GGP celebrated International Women’s Day with a full-day conference on “Ending Violence Against Women” that featured Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams. GGP also supported faculty and student field research on a range of cutting-edge topics including women migrants’ empowerment, rural women’s health care, and women’s roles in agricultural development and trade. GGP maintains a close relationship with GW’s Global Women’s Institute (GWI), which was founded in 2012 as part of a university-wide initiative to advance gender equality through interdisciplinary research, education, and civic engagement. GWI Director Mary Ellsberg is an IGIS faculty affiliate and serves on the GGP internal advisory group.

PROVIDING A FORUM FOR GLOBAL POLICY In addition to sponsoring more than 20 events through its affiliated programs, IGIS advanced its engagement mission through the launch of the Global Policy Forum in Fall 2012. This new series of events provides a platform for international affairs leaders to discuss pressing global developments. In February 2013, the forum sponsored a conversation with Donald Steinberg, the deputy administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. A Global Policy Forum and Western Hemisphere Working Group panel on “Big Trucks, Pop Star Politicians, and Consensus Building: The Politics of Development in Haiti,” in March 2013 was covered by C-SPAN.

IMPROVING THE LIVES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS The Elliott School’s Global Gender Program (GGP), founded in Fall 2009, examines gender inequality in women’s health, education, rights, and security, especially in post-conflict and fragile states. With a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State, GGP—in cooperation with the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies—launched a research project on Women and Water in Central and South Asia in January 2013. The two-year project, co-led by GGP Associate Director Ariana Rabindranath and Research Professor Marlene Laruelle, convenes young social entrepreneurs and activists to discuss innovative solutions for community-level water management in the region.

IGIS uses social media to actively engage audiences beyond GW. The institute supports four blogs— anthropologyworks, global.gender.current, Ambassador David Shinn’s Blog, and Focus on Haiti, three of which have associated Twitter and Facebook accounts. All together, the blogs reach 10,000 readers a month. The anthropologyworks Twitter account alone has nearly 10,000 followers.

GGP held 11 public events in 2012-13, on topics ranging from female activists in Egypt to a panel cosponsored with the World Bank on women and girls

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iiep The Elliott School’s Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) is at the forefront of economic policy research. Through its four main projects—focused on the economics of adaptation to climate change, ultra-poverty, China’s economic development, and global economic governance—IIEP undertakes important scholarly research and engages policymakers.

Powerful partnerships Since the institute’s inception in 2007, IIEP has developed a strong relationship with the World Bank. This year, following a series of particularly close collaborations—including an undergraduate class taught jointly by IIEP Director James Foster and World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu (see page 9)—the institute expanded and strengthened that relationship. Professor Remi Jedwab organized a joint IIEP-World Bank conference focused on “Urbanization and Poverty Reduction.” Professor Michael Moore also organized a joint conference focused on “The Multilateral Trading System in the 21st Century.” This conference was linked to IIEP’s newest research project on global economic governance. Professor Foster co-authored A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality: Theory and Practice, which was published by the World Bank in April 2013.

IIEP Research Assistant and GW Graduate Student Yao Pan conducts field research in Uganda.

growth currently exists, IIEP—led by Professor Foster—is creating and testing new multidimensional measures of inclusive growth for the ADB. Many of IIEP’s public events fall under one of the institute’s innovative event series. In 2012-13, faculty affiliates Graciela Kaminsky and Jay Sham-

In 2012, IIEP began a new partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to study inclusive growth—ensuring that economic expansion reaches poor populations, a central objective for most international development organizations. As no measure of inclusive

IIEP Director James Foster

baugh inaugurated a new lecture series, the International Finance Forum. This series welcomed

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Spreading the (economic) news

some of the leaders in their fields—the University of Wisconsin’s Charles Engel, International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard, and the University of California Berkeley’s Maurice Obstfeld.

In 2012-13, IIEP faculty published 27 journal articles, seven books, 12 book chapters, 11 working papers, and 16 other publications. IIEP’s working papers—written by faculty members including Susan A. Aaronson, Paul Carrillo, Remi Jedwab, Michael O. Moore, Tara Sinclair, and Olga Timoshenko—are available on the institute’s website.

IIEP also launched the Sustainable Development Forum under the leadership of Professor Ram Fishman. This series brought notable speakers to GW, including William Clark, director of Harvard University’s Sustainable Science Program; Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; and Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute.

IIEP faculty were featured in various media outlets. Tara Sinclair wrote about the debt ceiling debate in the Huffington Post and commented on President Obama’s budget predictions in the National Journal. Tony Castleman wrote an opinion piece about gender violence in India in The Christian Science Monitor.

IIEP received grants from the Ford Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in support of a project on trade, Internet freedom, and cybersecurity. This project, led by Professor Susan Aaronson, resulted in the publication of a policy brief, a December 2012 conference on trade agreements and Internet freedom, and a March 2013 event on China and cybersecurity.

Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, speaks at a December 2012 session of IIEP’s Sustainable Development Forum.

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imes In a year of tremendous social and political change across the Middle East, the Elliott School’s Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) strengthened its reputation as an academic leader in the study of this dynamic region. From faculty research to policymaker engagement and community outreach, the institute—under the leadership of Professor Marc Lynch—continues to be recognized for expanding the debate on crucial issues in the region. The institute’s excellence and relevance were again recognized by the government of Kuwait with a gift of $3.5 million, following a $3.5 million gift in 2011.

IMES Director Marc Lynch

Engaging the public and policymakers

In addition, IMES experts were sought for their insightful analyses of current affairs in the Middle East, particularly as civil war broke out in Syria and Egypt faced significant political challenges. Marc Lynch and Nathan Brown were quoted in numerous media outlets, including CNN, C-SPAN, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, NPR, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post. Shana Marshall discussed defense-industry offsets with the Economist, Ambassador Gnehm analyzed the status of Kuwaiti women in politics with France 24 News, and Hossein Askari completed a 24-part series of articles on the influence of oil on the Gulf states in Asia Times.

IMES hosted 52 public events in 2012-13. In addition to timely programs analyzing important developments in the region—such as the crisis in Syria and turmoil in Egypt—the institute hosted discussions on topics including radical feminist politics in Morocco, the lives of Jews in modern-day Iraq, depictions of Arabs and Muslims in popular culture, and urban youth in Beirut. The Middle East Policy Forum, under direction of Amb. Edward “Skip” Gnehm, Jr., sponsored 11 major events during 2012-13. These programs featured distinguished academic and policy experts, including Jordanian diplomat and politician Marwan Muasher; Iraqi-born scholar Adeed Dawisha; Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress Mary-Jane Deeb; and a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. The forum also sponsored the annual Kuwait Chair lecture in February 2013, during which Professor Gnehm, the former U.S. ambassador to Kuwait, analyzed the costs and consequences of U.S. military intervention in Iraq on the tenth anniversary of the U.S. intervention. The Middle East Policy Forum is supported by ExxonMobil.

An Incubator for Important Research From public lectures and conferences to expanded scholarship through faculty publications, IMES garnered widespread recognition for its research initiatives and faculty expertise. In April 2013, IMES hosted its sixth annual conference, focused this year on “Political Economy and the Foundations of Regional Change.” This gathering featured scholars from across the United States who discussed empirical and theoretical issues

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Lara Deeb of Scripps College discusses Lebanese youth issues during an IMES event.

• Conflicts and Wars:Their Fallout and Prevention by Hossein Askari (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). related to the political economy of the Middle East. This conference drew more than 100 attendees from academia and the policymaking community.

• The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran co-edited by Nathan Brown (SUNY Press, 2013).

The institute’s Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) is an influential voice in the growing dialogue surrounding the study of political science of the Middle East. POMEPS—a collaborative network of scholars that promotes engagement with the broader academic community, policymakers, and the public—held 14 public events in 201213, including its fourth annual conference in May 2013. Thirty-six scholars from around the world participated in this interdisciplinary conference, which focused on helping participants prepare their article manuscripts and working papers for publication. POMEPS is supported by a major grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

• Iraq in Wartime: Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance by Dina Khoury (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Education Beyond GW IMES supported the DC-area’s K-12 teaching community as part of the institute’s 2010 Title VI National Resource Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education. In 2012-13, IMES hosted three educator workshops, including “Gender and Islam,” “Media and the Middle East,” and “Geography and Mapping.” In addition, GW graduate students developed a series of learning modules on the region for secondary school teachers. IMES also hosted a journalism training event for reporters covering the conflict in Syria.

Institute faculty published a wide range of books and articles during 2012-13 including:

The Elliott School Congratulates Professor Nathan Brown GW Professor and Middle East expert Nathan Brown celebrated a number of professional accomplishments in 2012-13. Professor Brown published The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran (SUNY Press, 2013). In April 2013, he received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for “exceptional capacity for productive scholarship.” Also in 2013, Dr. Brown was elected president of the Middle East Studies Association.

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iPDGC From mass protests in Egypt to revelations about NSA surveillance programs, the role of media and communication technologies has never been more central to world affairs. In 2012-13, the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (IPDGC) continued to investigate the impact of communication and public diplomacy on critical international issues. An interdisciplinary collaboration between GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs and the Elliott School of International Affairs, IPDGC is leading important conversations on the intersection of media and foreign policy. IPDGC Director Sean Aday

EXAMINING THE ROLE OF NEW MEDIA 2012, IPDGC partnered with the U.S. Institute of Peace to assess the effect of on-the-ground social media posts from Syria on the ongoing civil war. Speakers included Rafif Jouejati of the Free Syria Foundation, Deborah Amos of NPR, and Mounir Ibrahim from the Syria desk at the U.S. Department of State.

The 2012-13 academic year marked the fourth year of a partnership between IPDGC and the U.S. Institute of Peace on its Blogs and Bullets initiative. In July 2012, this collaboration generated a report, “Blogs and Bullets II: New Media and Conflict After the Arab Spring.” Co-authored by IPDGC Director Sean Aday, the report analyzed the role of social media in the protests that have unfolded across the Arab world. Professor Aday also co-authored “Media, Power and U.S. Foreign Policy,” a chapter in the Sage Handbook of Political Communication published in July 2012. In April 2013, the Blogs and Bullets initiative hosted a workshop with Stanford University’s Program on Liberation Technology to discuss how cutting-edge analytical methods, data sources, and theoretical perspectives could be brought to bear on the conflict in Syria and other crises.

Advancing Public Diplomacy IPDGC enhanced its reputation as a convener of top practitioners in the fields of public diplomacy and global communication. In October

P.J. Crowley, former U.S. assistant secretary of state for public affairs, discusses challenges facing public diplomats during a November 2012 IPDGC event that was broadcast on C-SPAN.

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Providing Expertise Across Borders

In November 2012, the institute hosted James Glassman, Judith McHale, and P.J. Crowley— former U.S. State Department public diplomacy officials—and Paul Foldi of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for a discussion on the future of public diplomacy. The event drew more than 120 attendees and was broadcast live on C-SPAN. In January 2013, IPDGC hosted U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine for a discussion about the challenges of engaging foreign publics with new media. The event was the second annual lecture sponsored by the Walter Roberts Endowment.

In October and November 2012, IPDGC hosted spokespeople and media representatives from the People’s Republic of China. Over the course of two week-long sessions, participants learned about the relationship between the press and the U.S. government. Through a series of discussions with GW professors and U.S. officials, the group explored U.S. Internet regulations, as well as citizen-government interactions that take place in the digital era. The diplomats also visited the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Capitol to learn how communication teams interact with and inform the public. The members of the delegation had the opportunity to demonstrate their newly acquired skills in front of the camera during in-studio media training.

In April 2013, following U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s departure from office, IPDGC convened an array of experts to discuss the impact of Secretary Clinton’s focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The keynote speakers were Melanne Verveer, former U.S. ambassador at large for global women’s issues, and Donald Steinberg, deputy administrator of USAID.

When Research Leads to Re-Tweets In addition to long-form scholarly publications, faculty members contribute to the IPDGC blog, Take Five. The blog provides a forum for sharing current research projects and soliciting feedback from global communication scholars around the world. In 2012-13, Take Five was viewed more than 20,000 times, and posts were widely shared among public diplomacy scholars on social networking sites. This success helped IPDGC expand its outreach on Facebook and Twitter, doubling the number of likes and followers respectively. Melanne Verveer, former U.S. ambassador at large for global women’s issues, discusses Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s focus on issues of gender equality in April 2013.

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iscs Since its launch in Fall 2009, the Elliott School’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) has built a reputation as a leading academic center for the study of international security issues. From regional and large-scale conflicts to long-term concerns such as energy security and climate change, ISCS faculty are tackling some of the most pressing topics facing the world today.

Supporting Top Research and Scholars The institute, led by Professor Charles Glaser, has established itself as a leader in the security studies community, and it continues to attract top scholars to GW. In Fall 2012, ISCS welcomed Professor Stephen Biddle—one of the country’s leading experts on U.S. national security policy—to its faculty. Professor James Lebovic was recognized by his peers with a leadership position in the International Studies Association; in January he was elected as vice-chair/chair-elect of the organization’s International Security Studies Section.

ISCS Director Charles Glaser

the University of Virginia, the European University in Florence, and Duke University. The institute also hosted visiting scholars from Harvard and Duke universities.

Engaging the Community ISCS continues to engage the academic and policymaking communities through its slate of public lectures and conferences. The popular Nuclear Policy Talks convened 19 events in 2012-13 (see box p. 52); the Security Policy Forum series sponsored four events, including a February 2013 event with former Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael V. Hayden on cybersecurity and espionage. That event was co-hosted with GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

ISCS faculty published in leading academic journals and academic presses during 2012-13. Associate Dean Douglas Shaw edited a special section on “Middle East Nonproliferation” for the November 2012 issue of The Nonproliferation Review. Paul Williams co-edited Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges, and Future of United Nations Peacekeeping Contributions (Oxford University Press, 2013) with Alex Bellamy of the University of Queensland. Alexander Downes published “Forced to Be Free? Why Foreign-Imposed Regime Change Rarely Leads to Democratization,” in the Spring 2013 issue of International Security. University Professor Michael Barnett published Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism (Oxford University Press, 2012).

The institute also ran a series of security policy workshops to engage members of the GW research community. These workshops brought leading scholars to the Elliott School to address a variety of international security topics. Speakers included Stanford University’s Scott Sagan on “Atomic Aversion: Experimental Evidence on Taboos, Traditions, and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons”; Jenna Jordan of the Georgia Institute of Technology on “Why Targeting al Qaeda Won’t Work”; Princeton University’s Keren Yarhi-Milo on “Knowing Thy Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence Organizations, and

One of the core missions of ISCS is to nurture the next generation of international security scholars. In 2012-13, the institute hosted pre-doctoral scholars from the University of Chicago, Ohio State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

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on “Mapping the Humanitarian World” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The program also ran a monthly “Humanitarian Salon.” Throughout 2012-13, the media called on ISCS faculty to shed Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy speaks to an Elliott School audience about “National Security and Defense Priorities in a Time of Austerity.” light on unfolding international events. Stephen Biddle was quoted in numerous outAssessments of Intentions in International lets—including NPR, The Washington Post, and the Relations”; and McGill University’s T.V. Paul on National Review—on the war in Afghanistan and the “War-Making and State Building: Pakistan in crisis in Syria. Marcus King discussed the potential Comparative Perspective.” impact of climate change on national security on Al-Jazeera English, and Joanna Spear spoke to AlMichael Barnett’s Program in Humanitarian GovJazeera English about the international arms trade. ernance sponsored a December 2012 conference Janne Nolan discussed nuclear security in The Hill.

Dean Michael Brown and Professor Graham Allison of Harvard University discuss the strategic lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis at an October 2012 Security Policy Forum event.

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Globalization And Global Issues

Professor Stephen Biddle Discusses Future U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan Q: What was your impression of the situation on the ground in Afghanistan?

Stephen Biddle, professor of political science and international affairs, is a renowned expert on U.S. national security policy, military strategy, and recent operations in the U.S. war on terror. He served on General David Petraeus’s Joint Strategic Assessment Team in Baghdad in 2007, on General Stanley McChrystal’s Initial Strategic Assessment Team in Kabul in 2009, and as a senior advisor to General Petraeus on the Central Command Assessment Team in Washington, DC, in 2008-09.

SB: My impression was that the situation on the ground at the moment is more favorable than is often thought here in Washington, and it is a bit more favorable than I had expected before going. The Afghan National Army, in particular, is increasingly operating with less U.S. support. That is partly a function of American withdrawals and partly a function of a deliberate decision by the theater command to “take the training wheels off,” as they put it, while we’re still around, so that if there is a catastrophe, we can bail them out. So far their performance—when they have been forced to operate more independently— has been mixed but generally pretty good.

Professor Biddle returned from his eighth trip to Afghanistan in Spring 2013, where he traveled as a guest of General Joseph Dunford, commander of the International Security Assistance Force. While in country he traveled to Afghanistan’s Regional Commands and met with President Hamid Karzai.

The real issue for the war, however, is not the near term. It’s whether there is any mechanism after 2014 for ending the war, on terms that we can live with. There are serious challenges there.

*This interview was conducted in May 2013.

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acceptable is a negotiated settlement. But at the moment the talks are deadlocked, nothing is happening, no progress is being made. And there is very little effort to try and design the campaign in such a way as to contribute to a more successful outcome in the negotiations.

Q: You mentioned in an interview for the Elliott School’s “Presidential Inbox 2013” series in September 2012 that the U.S. president would likely face a stalemated war as the 2014 withdrawal approached. Is this still the case?

SB: It is exactly the same problem, for a couple of reasons. First is that the command in the theater is almost exclusively focused on the problem of getting to the transition. What happens after 2014 is mostly just assumption at the moment. The theater command is assuming that if we can sustain the Afghan national security forces in the field, they will keep the war going until somehow it eventually ends on acceptable terms. But there is very little detailed planning being directed at how to bring about an acceptable termination. Ideally you would like the military resources in the country to be the stick that gets combined with the carrot of political concessions to yield bargaining leverage, but the negotiations and campaign plans are on separate tracks.

Q: What can the United States government do to increase the odds of success in Afghanistan?

SB: There are a couple of things that we ought to be doing. First, while we still have meaningful military resources in the theater, we ought to be very deliberately designing the campaign plan to integrate with a negotiating strategy. Second, we should begin work at home on overcoming a variety of domestic political challenges associated with conduct of these talks. We are not going to get a settlement unless we make concessions to the Taliban. Any political compromises to the Taliban are going to be very controversial in the United States and there is going to be tremendous resistance on Capitol Hill. We need to be using the time we have to start shaping the politics of this issue so that concessions to the Taliban do not blow up the prospects for a deal.

If we simply continue a deadlocked war, the two possible end states are either defeat—if the U.S. Congress wearies of the stalemate and stops funding the Afghan military—or a negotiated settlement. The only outcome that is

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Sigur As critical events unfolded across Asia—from leadership changes in China and Japan to escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula to a rebalancing of U.S. strategic interests toward the region—the Sigur Center for Asian Studies bolstered its position as a leader in research, policy, and education. Directed by Edward McCord, the center strives to increase the quality and broaden the scope of scholarship on Asia, promote U.S.-Asian scholarly interaction, and educate a new generation of students, scholars, and policymakers.

Researching Key Issues Sigur Center Director Edward McCord

Sigur Center faculty members were prolific in 2012-13, publishing 15 books and more than 50 articles and book chapters. David Shambaugh’s China Goes Global (Oxford University Press, 2013), which was reviewed in the Economist and Foreign Affairs, examines China’s growing global presence. Robert Sutter authored a chapter on “China’s Approach to North Korea” in East and South-East Asia: International Relations and Security Perspectives (Routledge, 2013). Elizabeth Chacko was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for Fall 2013 to research the integration of new and old streams of immigrants from South Asia in Singapore.

Sharing Knowledge The Sigur Center’s robust event programming brought more than 5,000 participants to the Elliott School for 86 lectures, roundtables, conferences, and book launches. In August 2012, the center held an event on the role of soft power in cross-strait relations, featuring Taiwan’s Minister of Culture Lung Yingtai. In September 2012, Jon Huntsman, former U.S. ambassador to China, discussed political, economic, and social trends in China at an event that was broadcast on C-SPAN. In February 2013, Japan’s Ambassador Kazuhiko Togo outlined the foreign policies of the Abe government as part of the Elliott School’s Ambassadors Forum. Other Sigur Center events covered topics ranging from violence against women in India to post-earthquake Japan to political developments in Myanmar.

The Sigur Center’s Rising Powers Initiative (RPI)—launched in 2007 and now one of the Elliott School’s signature research programs— celebrated a major publication with the release of Deepa Ollapally and Henry R. Nau’s edited volume Worldviews of Aspiring Powers (Oxford University Press, 2012). The book analyzes the key domestic foreign policy debates in five rising powers: China, Japan, India, Russia, and Iran. The RPI also received a new $400,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation that will support a follow-on project focused on energy security and nuclear debates in aspiring powers.

The center also sponsored 11 major conferences in 2012-13. Three of these conferences were organized by the Rising Powers Initiative with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. “China as a Global Power” was co-hosted with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in November 2012. “Russia as a Global Power” —co-sponsored with the Institute for European,

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Russian, and Eurasian Studies—convened leading experts to discuss differing opinions within Russia on pressing foreign policy challenges in March 2013. A similar forum—on “Japan as a Global Power”— was held with the Council on Foreign Relations and MIT in June 2013.

disseminated 39 policy briefs, many as part of the Rising Powers Initiative. These publications, which are featured on the Sigur Center’s website, have been viewed more than 25,000 times. The center’s popular blog—“Asia on E Street”—was viewed nearly 38,000 times during 2012-13.

Sigur Center scholars gave more than 150 presentations at academic conferences, universities, think tanks, and government and non-governmental organizations in 2012-13. The center also produced and

Jon Huntsman (left), former U.S. ambassador to China, discusses political, economic, and social trends in China with Professor David Shambaugh at a September 2012 Sigur Center event.

Affiliated Research and Policy Programs The China Policy Program celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2012-13, and it heralded two publications stemming from its work. Program Director David Shambaugh published a piece in China: An International Journal on China’s leadership change during the 18th Party Congress. Tangled Titans: The United States and China (Rowman & Littlefield Press, 2012), edited by Professor Shambaugh, examines the complex relationship between the two major powers. The China Policy Program is supported by the Ford Foundation and Elliott School alumnus Christopher Fussner.

Launched in 1989 by Professor Henry R. Nau to foster dialogue between U.S. legislative leaders and their counterparts from Japan and later South Korea, the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program (LEP) held its 49th bilateral session and 15th trilateral session in Washington, DC, in May 2013. These meetings convened 17 U.S. congressional members, seven Japanese Diet members, and five members of the Korean National Assembly for informal discussions on politics and policymaking in their countries. These meetings were particularly salient in 2012-13, given heightened tensions in East Asia.

Directed by Linda Yarr, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) launched its Myanmar Initiative on Climate Change in 2012-13. This included a symposium on climate-wise development in Myanmar, as well as a five-day Myanmar Leadership Institute on Climate Change in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. The leadership institute, the first of its kind in the country, drew 45 Myanmarese government officials from 12 ministries. PISA’s Climate Talks Series also hosted several lectures on development and adapting to climate change, with speakers from Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia.

The Taiwan Education and Research Program (TERP) was launched in 2004 to advance academic and policy-related research on Taiwan. In 2012-13, the program received a grant from the Republic of China’s Ministry of Education to support classes and library resources on Taiwan. TERP, which is directed by Edward McCord, also sponsored a lecture series, the Taiwan Forum, which included an April 2013 presentation by Annette Lu, former vice president of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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Nobel Laureate Jody Williams speaks about the prevention of gender-based violence in war at an event commemorating International Women’s Day in March 2013.

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At GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, we believe that informed policy leads to better policy. Our special events provide a nonpartisan platform for scholars, policymakers, and other international affairs experts to examine pressing global issues. Our faculty members are regularly called upon by policymakers and the media to shed light on unfolding international events, and our location facilitates the exchange of ideas and information between the academic and policy communities.

A Dynamic Forum for Policy Engagement

In October 2012, 50 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, Dean Michael Brown hosted a conversation with Harvard University’s Graham Allison, one of the world’s foremost experts on the crisis. In an event that was recorded for the Web Video Initiative, they discussed the lessons that today’s policymakers should take away from that confrontation, such as the importance of not acting rashly in high-stakes situations.

The Elliott School continued its robust public events programming in 2012-13, hosting nearly 300 events with experts from around the world. Many of these programs were webcast live or recorded and posted online through our Web Video Initiative, allowing us to share our unmatched intellectual resources with a worldwide audience. In addition, C-SPAN broadcast seven Elliott School events during 2012-13.

Also in October, the Elliott School co-sponsored an event with GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs that featured four well-known foreign-

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affairs journalists—NBC’s Richard Engel, The Washington Post’s Anne Gearan, Foreign Policy’s Susan Glasser, and Wired magazine’s Noah Shachtman— previewing the U.S. presidential debate.

In March 2013, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams spoke about the struggle to end violence against women during and after conflicts. The event, which was organized by the Elliott School’s Global Gender Program, was part of GW’s celebration of International Women’s Day. During 2012-13, the Global Gender Program organized 11 events through its Global Gender Forum, on topics including migrant workers’ rights, female activists in Egypt, and promoting women in politics.

In February 2013, former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden discussed “National Security and Espionage in the Digital Age.” Also in February, the annual David H. Miller Lecture focused on “Engaging Africa: The Next Four Years.” This panel discussion featured GW Professor Paul Williams; Director of the IMF’s African Department Antoinette Sayeh; and Todd Moss, vice president of programs and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. The discussion was moderated by GW faculty member Ambassador George Moose.

In April 2013, Elliott School Dean Michael Brown and two of his predecessors—Maurice “Mickey” East and Harry Harding—discussed U.S. foreign policy priorities at an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the naming of the Elliott School.

Antoinette Sayeh, director of the African Department at the International Monetary Fund, speaks at the 2013 David H. Miller Lecture.

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The Elliott School’s longstanding Ambassadors Forum hosted French ambassador to the United States François Delattre, Ambassador Michael Collins from the Republic of Ireland, Belize’s ambassador to the United States Nestor Mendez, and


Ambassador Allan Culham, permanent representative of Canada to the Organization of American States. Since its inception in 2005, the Ambassadors Forum has brought more than 35 ambassadors to the Elliott School to speak about vital global issues.


(L-R) Professor Hope Harrison, Dean Michael E. Brown, and former Elliott School Deans Harry Harding and Maurice A. East discuss U.S. foreign policy priorities at an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the naming of the Elliott School.

governance and policy

• Eurasian Leadership Series

A Powerful Public Forum

• European Politics Series

With nearly 300 special events a year, the Elliott

• Global Gender Forum

School regularly hosts prominent scholars,

• Global Policy Forum

political leaders, analysts, and journalists who

• GW Crowdsourcing Seminar Series

discuss critical issues in international affairs.

• Hemispheric Issues Speaker Series

Many of these events are organized under

• International Economic Policy Forum

the umbrellas of the Elliott School’s ongoing

• International Finance Forum

events series:

• Middle East Policy Forum

• Ambassadors Forum

• Nuclear Policy Talks

• Culture in Global Affairs Seminar Series

• Science and Technology Speaker Series

• CISTP Seminar Series

• Security Policy Forum

• Distinguished Women in International

• Sustainable Development Forum

Affairs Series

• U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities Series

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Amplifying Our Reach with Online Tools

In its eighth year, the Distinguished Women in International Affairs series continued to showcase global leaders. In October 2012, Michèle Flournoy, former U.S. undersecretary of defense for policy, discussed “U.S. National Security and Defense Priorities in a Time of Austerity.” Also in October, Kerri-Ann Jones, U.S. assistant secretary of state for oceans, environment, and science, discussed the relationship between science and foreign policy. Former Congresswoman Jane Harman, president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, talked about gender and public policy in November 2012.

The Elliott School is using technology to engage a wide array of audiences. With continued support from an anonymous donor and alumnus Frank Wong, the Elliott School’s Web Video Initiative (WVI) enables us to share some of our most important public events with a global audience. By the end of the 2012-13 academic year, our online video library included more than 400 videos that had been viewed by people from 148 different countries—more than 75 percent of UN member states. Recent enhancements enable users to download and view videos on mobile devices and to share them on social media.

Jane Harman, president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discusses gender and public policy at a November 2012 event.

“As a military member of the Pentagon/State Department/ National Security Council team that works politicalmilitary issues for the National Command Authority, I was greatly impressed by the GW emphasis on multi-faceted consideration of complex international issues. My thanks for that is my continued annual contribution to the Elliott School.” —Edwin Montgomery (M.S. ’72)

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Analyzing Issues to Inform the Public and Policymakers Innovation through




With the U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan under way, news organizations sought the strategic insights of defense expert Stephen Biddle, who joined the GW faculty from the Council on Foreign Relations in 2012. Professor Biddle was interviewed in print publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Washington Times,


Elliott School faculty members are sought out by the media and policymakers to analyze important international developments. In 2012-13, global media outlets cited Elliott School faculty experts more than 1,200 times.

globalization and global issues

Elliott School Events Go Global with the Web Video Initiative

These videos can be watched by alumni, current and prospective GW students, and

As president of Scholastic Asia based in Hong

parents, as well as students and citizens from

Kong, Frank Wong (B.A. ’79) is not able to

around the world.

attend many Elliott School events in person. At a meeting in Hong Kong in 2008, Mr. Wong

In March 2013, Mr. Wong made a generous

suggested to Dean Michael Brown that the

gift of $20,000 to support the Web Video Ini-

Elliott School should record and post some

tiative. “The WVI makes it so much easier for

of its best events online. That suggestion was

our global alumni community to stay engaged

the impetus for the Elliott School’s Web Video

with the Elliott School, and to showcase the

Initiative (WVI), which was launched in 2009

intellectual breadth and depth of our school

with support from an anonymous donor.

to the wider business community around the

Today, the Elliott School’s online library

world,” said Mr. Wong. “I hope this contribu-

includes more than 400 videos, including lec-

tion will inspire other alumni to support this

tures, panel discussions, and conferences, as

digital initiative to broaden the reach of the

well as faculty interviews and event highlights.

Elliott School around the world.”

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vation through






Going Nuclear International Security and Nonproliferation The Elliott School’s Nuclear Policy Talks (NPT)

Thomas Countryman.

series—under the direction of Associate Dean Douglas Shaw—has made the Elliott School a

In May 2013, the NPT series celebrated an

leading center for discussion and analysis of

important milestone—its 100th event since its

nonproliferation, energy, disarmament, and

inception in 2009.

arms control policy. The NPT series sponsored 19 events in 2012-13, featuring major

“The Nuclear Policy Talks series is unmatched

figures from across the nuclear policy field:

in the world,” said Elliott School Dean Michael

White House Science Advisor John Holdren;

Brown. “It is an invaluable resource for GW’s

Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and

academic community and the field of interna-

International Security Rose Gottemoeller;

tional security studies. Even more importantly,

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear,

it brings scholars and policymakers together

Biological, and Chemical Defense Andrew

to tackle some of the deadliest issues facing

Weber; and Assistant Secretary of State for

the world today.”

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The Christian Science Monitor, the International Herald Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. He also gave broadcast interviews to CNN, NPR, and Al-Hurra, among others. Professor Biddle is one of National Journal’s “National Security Insiders,” an elite group of experts who are consulted about changes in the national security landscape. In March 2013, he traveled to Afghanistan, where he advised International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Commanding General Joseph Dunford, USMC. (See box p. 42)

In December 2012, Associate Dean Douglas B. Shaw briefed the United Nations First Committee on the role of nuclear weapon-free zones in global nonproliferation efforts. Held at the Kazakh Mission to the United Nations, this meeting was attended by representatives from more than 25 delegations. Amid the escalation of violent conflict in Syria and popular unrest across the Middle East, major world

Many NPT events involve high-level collabo-

This interdisciplinary course, developed in

rations with key institutions in the nuclear

conjunction with GW’s Columbian College of

policy field; these partnerships enable the

Arts and Sciences, is funded by a grant from

NPT series to convene gatherings of experts

the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

who have deep knowledge and diverse per-

The course was first offered in Fall 2012.

spectives. In 2012-13, NPT partners included the U.S. Department of State, the Civilian

“Over the last four years, some of the world’s

Research and Development Foundation, the

most knowledgeable experts on nuclear

Institute for National Security Studies (Tel

weapons and nuclear energy policy issues—

Aviv), and the Atomic Heritage Foundation,

including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

as well as GW partners such as the School of

and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Insti-

Chair Allison Macfarlane—have addressed

tute for Nuclear Studies, and the GW Provost’s

nuclear policy issues on GW’s campus,” said


Associate Dean Shaw. “We are proud of the Elliott School’s role in facilitating these

These partnerships often lead to future col-

important discussions. We are committed to

laborative efforts. One example is GW’s new,

working with our partners to promote mean-

laboratory-based course on “The Science

ingful and productive dialogue on these criti-

of Nuclear Materials” for graduate students.

cal issues.”

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In the weeks leading up to the 2012 U.S.


presidential election, the Elliott School pro-

“Inbox” Videos Showcase GW Faculty Expertise

duced a series of nine faculty interviews that explored major foreign policy issues facing the United States and the world. The “Presidential Inbox 2013” series was viewed more than

Presidential Inbox 2013: Afghanistan

And that in turn means that whoever is president is going to

September 10, 2012

have to go to the Congress and “It now looks very likely that

ask not just for a couple of years

when withdrawal is mostly

of multibillion dollar funding,

completed in 2014, the

but apparently an unending

[Afghan] war is not going to

stream of annual appropria-

be ten or twenty yards from

tions to keep a stalemated war

the goal line. We’re going to


be in a condition of prob-

—Stephen Biddle, Professor of

ably indefinite stalemate.

Political Science and International Affairs

Presidential Inbox 2013: U.S.-India Relations

looking right now, with very little attention paid to foreign policy.”

October 25, 2012

—Deepa Ollapally, Associate Director, “India is going through an extremely

Sigur Center for Asian Studies

turbulent time. There’s a weak prime minister, an enormous amount of challenges, pressures from opposition groups, and charges of corruption all around. So it is very much inward-

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3,700 times on the Web Video Initiative and on iTunesU. Following this success, the Elliott School created a new, ongoing faculty interview series in 2013 —“The International Affairs Inbox.”

International Affairs Inbox: China’s Leadership Transition

of the policy direction. So one of the key ques-

March 27, 2013

tions is will [Xi “Especially since the international

Jinping] be will-

financial crisis, the [Chinese]

ing to restart the

emphasis on the private sector

reform process

and privatization has been rolled

that his prede-

back, and instead the strengthening of

cessors had initiated?” —Bruce Dickson, Professor of Political

state-owned enterprises has been the focus of the government’s investment and much

Science and International Affairs

International Affairs Inbox: Venezuela After Chavez

happen in his wake? Of course he has named his vice president, the leader that he would

February 5, 2013

like to succeed him, Nicolas Maduro. But it’s “Chavez has been larger

very unclear that Maduro

than life. Since 1998, in

will be able to consolidate

Venezuela he has been

power.” —Cynthia McClintock,

running the show. He’s a very charismatic leader, a

Professor of

very charismatic presi-

Political Science and

dent. So what’s going to

International Affairs

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news outlets called on the Elliott School’s regional experts. Nathan Brown and Marc Lynch analyzed these complex events in print publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Financial Times, The Guardian, and Reuters. They also gave broadcast interviews to outlets including NPR and PBS. Both scholars wrote op-eds in The Washington Post.

Newsweek, NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, and the PBS NewsHour. He also wrote two op-eds: “Don’t Expect Reform from China’s New Leaders,” in The Washington Post, and “Falling Out of Love with China,” in The New York Times. Scott Pace and John Logsdon were sought for

their expertise on space exploration and space technologies by outlets including the Associated Press, The Washington Post, National Geographic, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, and Space.com. Professor

David Shambaugh analyzed U.S.-China relations

in interviews with The Christian Science Monitor,

Associate Dean Douglas Shaw (left) speaks to experts from the United Nations First Committee about the role of nuclear weapon-free zones. This event, held in December 2012, included former New Zealand Prime Minister David McKay, Harvard University scholar Will Tobey, and Federation of American Scientists analyst Hans Kristensen.

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SPI Director Scott Pace testifies before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics in December 2012.

Pace testified on the future of NASA before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics in December 2012.

Marcus King discussed the potential impact of

Arctic warming on geopolitics on Al-Jazeera English. Caitlin Talmadge analyzed Iranian threats to shut down the Strait of Hormuz in Bloomberg Business Week.

Gregg Brazinsky wrote two op-eds on U.S. rela-

tions with North Korea for the Chicago Tribune. Mike Mochizuki analyzed the U.S. approach to North Korea in an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times. Professor Mochizuki was also featured on the PBS NewsHour discussing China’s role in U.S.-Japan relations.

Following the April 2013 crackdown on NGOs in Russia, Robert W. Orttung co-authored an op-ed in The New York Times about the impact of Russian state-controlled media on civil society.

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(L-R) GW President Steven Knapp, Dean Michael E. Brown, and David Nadler, member of the GW Board of Trustees. Mr. Nadler, an Elliott School alumnus, created the Nadler Endowment in Leadership and Governance in support of the Elliott School and the GW Strategic Plan.

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The world faces many challenges—from poverty and pandemics to terrorism and war. These issues are not abstract puzzles: they are realworld problems that affect billions of our fellow human beings. At GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, we study these problems with a commitment to make our world more peaceful, prosperous, and just. Everyone who provides financial support to the Elliott School makes that same commitment—a pledge to help a great school have an even greater impact on the world. To all who have supported us this past year in these efforts—thank you. Your support has helped us sustain the highest standards of academic excellence and enhance our institutional impact. Why Gifts matter students completing summer internships at nongovernmental organizations in the Middle East. It is tremendously valuable for students to have this kind of hands-on, practical experience in this complex and dynamic region.

Donors play a vital role in our work. Gifts that support Elliott School students, scholars, and programs increase our global impact. The Elliott School benefited from several especially important gifts in 2012-13:

• Former member of the GW Board of Trustees Thaddeus Lindner (B.A. ’51), and his wife, Mary Jean, made a major gift to support the renovation of the Elliott School’s Lindner Family Commons. The Lindners’ gift funded an array of upgrades—including soundproofing, professional studio lighting, and an updated audiovisual system—in the school’s primary event space. These enhancements benefit people who attend our spectacular events in person, and they provide higher quality recordings for people who access our events from around the world through the Elliott School’s Web Video Initiative.

• An Elliott School alumnus, who has asked to remain anonymous, made an extraordinary commitment to support a five-year Brazil Initiative at the Elliott School. This project will expand GW’s teaching and research on this important country, advance understanding of Brazil, and raise GW’s profile in the academic and policy communities. The Brazil Initiative will add another key element to one of the Elliott School’s signature programs—the Rising Powers Initiative. • GW alumnus Fadi Ghandour (B.A. ’81), founder of Aramex International LLC, continued his generous support of the Elliott School’s Institute for Middle East Studies through the Aramex Student Fund. Mr. Ghandour’s gift will support Elliott School graduate

• A friend of the Elliott School, Fredo King, made an extraordinary gift to the Elliott School’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES). His contribution brings a

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• major journal— Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization—to IERES. The Summer 2013 issue of the journal addressed military reform in Russia, Russian regional assemblies, and Ukrainian political parties.

• In 2012-13, ExxonMobil Corporation made a new investment in the Elliott School’s Middle East Policy Forum. ExxonMobil has been a steadfast supporter of the forum for six years, enabling the Elliott School to host an extraordinary array of speakers and become a leading hub for policymakers, diplomats, scholars, analysts, journalists, and students focused on one of the world’s most dynamic regions.

• Elliott School alumna Faith Caldwell (B.A. ’71) made a generous bequest to support the Elliott School Dean’s Fund. Gifts to the Dean’s Fund provide support for priority programs and give us the flexibility to respond quickly to emerging issues.

• The Wolcott Foundation continued its exceptional support of GW by awarding Wolcott Fellowships to six Elliott School students. The awards cover tuition for students who have outstanding academic credentials and intend on entering public service careers upon completion of a graduate degree. GW has benefited from Wolcott Foundation support for 60 remarkable years.

• Estelle Sigur contributed a major gift to the Elliott School’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies. The center is named for her husband, Dr. Gaston Sigur (1924-95), a Japan specialist who had a long career at GW, the National Security Council, and the U.S. Department of State. Mrs. Sigur’s gift will support fellowships for Elliott School students in the field of Asian Studies.

Amb. Edward W. “Skip” Gnehm, Jr. delivers the Annual Kuwait Chair Lecture.

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affairs. Your support will have powerful, positive effects on the school’s teaching, research, and external engagement efforts. We hope that these pages have inspired you to pledge your support to this superb school. We invite you to join us in our commitment to make a real and lasting difference in our world.

The Elliott School has a strong foundation, and we are on a powerful trajectory. You can help us take the next critical steps. We seek your help in establishing GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs as the world’s preeminent school of international

“As a recipient of a generous scholarship that enabled me to attend GW, I feel that giving to the Power and Promise Fund is the least I can do to ensure that future students have access to the same incredible opportunities that were provided to me.” —Jason Schwartz (B.A. ’94)

Our anonymous donor recently pledged an

A Challenge to Parents

additional gift of $1.5 million, established as a In 2011, an extraordinary $3.15 million gift

fundraising challenge to inspire Elliott School

from an anonymous donor enabled the Elliott

parents to collectively contribute a matching

School to launch the Strategic Opportunities

$1.5 million. Our donor’s initial SOAR gift sub-

for Academic Reach (SOAR) Initiative. With

stantially enhanced Elliott School capacities

SOAR funding, Elliott School programs have

and raised its global profile. Now, with the

launched dynamic new research projects and

help of committed Elliott School parents, this

substantially advanced existing programs.

second wave of funding can strengthen and

These initiatives address some of the world’s

sustain our work for years to come.

most pressing concerns, including global poverty,



For more information on contributing to the Elliott School Parents Fundraising Challenge, please contact Meegan McVay, mmcvay@gwu.edu.


energy security, climate change, nuclear arms control, and global women’s issues.

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Board of Advisors

Joseph Kiehl

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. Steven L. Skancke

B.A. ’72, M.Phil. ’78, Ph.D. ’81 Chief Investment Officer Keel Point, LLC (Chair)

Ann L. Becker

M.A. ’76 President Ann Becker & Associates, Inc.

José Antonio Brito B.A. ’77, M.A. ’79 Consultant

James A. Core

B.A. ’01 Chief Executive Officer Mother’s Choice

James W. Gerard, V

B.A. ’83 Senior Advisor North Sea Partners, LLC

Julia P. Gregory

B.A. ’74 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ContraFect Corporation

Diana B. Henriques

Jeannie H. Cross

A. Michael Hoffman

Maurice A. East

Dean of the Elliott School, 19851994 The George Washington University

Van Z. Krikorian

B.A. ’81 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Global Gold Corporation

Deborah M. Lehr

M.A. ’89 Vice Chairman The Paulson Institute

Peter R. Lighte

B.A. ’69 Vice Chairman, Global Corporate Banking J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Joetta Miller M.A. ’71

Alia Eyres

M.A. ’96 Senior Management Analyst Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation U.S. Department of State M.A. ’78 Vice President, Governmental Affairs Metropolitan Jewish Health System

B.A. ’72, M.A. ’86

B.A. ’69 Contributing Writer The New York Times (Chair Emeritus)

Co-Founder and Chairman Palamon Capital Partners

Julie A. Monaco

B.A. ’85 Managing Director North America Region Head Global Transaction Services Citi

David A. Nadler

B.A. ’70 Vice Chairman Marsh & McLennan Companies (Chair Emeritus)

Matthew M. Nolan

M.A. ’84 Partner, International Trade Group Arent Fox, LLP

Christopher Nurko

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

Robert J. Pelosky, Jr.

President and Managing Director GH Venture Partners

M.A. ’83 Founder and Principal J2Z Advisory, LLC (Chair Emeritus)

Patricia E. Kauffman

Jennifer A. Shore

Ralph H. Isham

Belinda Keiser

Vice Chancellor of Community Relations Keiser University

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M.A. ’96 HCG Capital

Omar Woodard

B.A. ’05, M.P.A. ’07 Principal Venture Philanthropy Partners

Ralph Isham and Julie Monaco

Omar Woodard

Steven Skanke and Patricia E. Kauffman

Matthew Nolan and Ann Becker

Jennifer Shore and Michael Brown

(L-R) Van Krikorian, Belinda Keiser, and Jeannie Cross

Maurice East and Joetta Miller

Robert “Jay� Pelosky

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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 recruit and retain the best faculty, and to fund research initiatives. School Support Juliet Bland Fund A 1994 unrestricted bequest from Juliet Bland (B.S. ’37) provides support for lectures, seminars, and visiting and adjunct professors.

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

Colonel and Mrs. Donald M. Faustman Fund Income from this fund supports 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 advances 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 activities of the Center for International Science and Technology Policy.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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 selected activities and programs of the Sigur Center.

International Council Endowment for Part-Time Faculty

Student Support

Established with gifts from members of the International Council, this endowment supports parttime faculty.

A 1993 gift from Mrs. Mildred Banville in memory of her son, Robert R. Banville, established this general scholarship fund.

International Council Endowed Professorship in International Affairs

Mary Darnell Blaney and Winfield Scott Blaney Fellowships

This professorship was created by members of the International Council in 2005 in honor of former Dean Harry Harding.

The bequest of Jeannette B. Strayer was received in 1983 to support fellowships in international relations. They are named in memory of her parents.

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

Robert R. Banville Scholarship

Wilbur J. Carr Memorial Award

This endowment from the Korea Foundation of the Republic of Korea supports one professorship in Korean history and one professorship in Korean politics.

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.

Kuwait Professorship for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs

James and Wendy Core Graduate Fellowship

In 2005, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences established and endowed the Kuwait Professorship.

Established in 2013, the James and Wendy Core Graduate Fellowship will provide need-based scholarship support for deserving graduate students enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis at the Elliott School of International Affairs.

Korea Foundation Endowment

Dorothy and Charles Moore Visiting Professorship in International Affairs Established in 2011, the fund provides income to support a distinguished 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

John Henry Cowles Prize The Cowles Prize was established in 1991 to honor 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, supports research and graduate fellowships for faculty and students who study Europe.

A 1992 gift from the J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust supports a visiting faculty member.

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The Chantal de Jonge Oudraat and Michael E. Brown International Security Fellowship Established in 2011, this fund will provide 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.

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

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 in 2007, this fund provides annual scholarship support for a female undergraduate student studying international affairs and who possesses an interest in pursuing an international service career.

Dorothy and Charles Moore Fellowship in International Development Studies

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.

This endowment funds an annual fellowship for a graduate student in the International Development Studies program.

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.

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.

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Our Supporters

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

The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

J. B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust

Robert and Arlene Kogod

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

Government of the State of Kuwait

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

1821 Benefactors 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. 1821 Benefactors who have made contributions to the Elliott School: Marc Abrahms

Korea Foundation


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

AT&T Foundation

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Carnegie Corporation of New York+

The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.

The Coca-Cola Company

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation+

Council for Better Corporate Citizenship

Charles T. Manatt (L.L.B. ’62, Hon. Ph.D. ’08)* and Kathleen Manatt

Lloyd H. Elliott (Hon. L.L.D. ’89)* and Evelyn E. Elliott* Amitai Etzioni and Patricia Kellogg (M.D. ’79)

Merck Partnership for Giving

Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund+

Microsoft Corporation

The Ford Foundation

Dorothy A. Moore and Charles A. Moore, Jr.

Freeman Foundation

David A. Nadler (B.A. ’70)

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

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Funger Foundation, Inc.

Smith Richardson Foundation

Hartford Insurance Group Foundation, Inc.

Verizon Communications

Hyundai Motor Company

William Warren (B.A. ’67)

IBM Corporation

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* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor

The George Washington Society The George Washington Society was named to honor the forwardthinking 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: Diana B. Henriques (B.A. ’69) and Laurence Henriques, Jr.+

Albert Abramson (L.L.B. ’38)* Seymour Alpert (Hon. Ph.D. ’84)* and Cecile Alpert*

A. Michael and Mercedes Hoffman

Patricia Arcoleo

Peter and Judy Kovler

Mildred H. Banville*

Edward C. Meyer (M.S. ’67)

Mark A. Baun

Florence Nesh*

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

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

Howard M. Bender Eugene L. Bernard (J.D. ’51) and Barbara Bernard

William Petrach*

Evelyn Boyer (B.A. ’32, J.D. ’39)*

Abe Pollin (B.A. ’45)* and Irene Pollin

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

Noah and Martha Samara

Marshall N. Carter (M.A. ’76) and Missy Carter Kyung H. Cho-Miller

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

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

Carol K. Sigelman and Lee Sigelman*

Melvin S. Cohen* and Ryna Cohen

Charles R. Sitter (B.A. ’54)*

Jack and Pamela Cumming

Lawrence and Sandra Small

William E. Davis*

Frederic C. Stevenson (B.A. ’34, J.D. ’39)*

Karen L. Eisenbud (B.A. ’84) and Todd Eisenbud Marguerite Faustman* and Donald Faustman (B.A. ’50)*

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

Edward M. Felegy (B.A. ’58)

Hendrik W. Vietor (B.A. ’43)*

Christopher J. Fussner+

Kitty D. Weaver (M.A. ’33)*

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

Diane Wenger Wilson (A.A. ’44)

Albert and Tipper Gore

Kenneth A. Windheim (B.A. ’81)

Elizabeth E. Heckmann (B.A. ’51)*

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* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor

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:

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

Marc Abrahms

Dorothy A. Moore and Charles A. Moore, Jr.

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

William Petrach*

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

Frederic C. Stevenson (B.A. ’34, J.D. ’39)*

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

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

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

Hendrik W. Vietor (B.A. ’43)*

Christopher J. Fussner (B.A. ’79)+

Jack C. Voelpel (A.A. ’46, B.A. ’48, M.A. ’50)*

Charles and Joan Herber

William Warren (B.A. ’67)

The Heritage 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. Heritage Society members who have made contributions to the Elliott School:

Hazel S. Hanback (B.A. ’40)* and William Hanback (B.A. ’32, L.L.B. ’34) Elizabeth E. Heckmann (B.A. ’51)*


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

Joseph L. Arbena (B.A. ’61)+

Murray L. Howder (B.A. ’54)

Ernest S. Auerbach (B.A. ’58, J.D. ’61) and Jeanette Auerbach

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

Mildred H. Banville*

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

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

Michael and Marybeth Morsberger

Evelyn Boyer (B.A. ’32, J.D. ’39)*

Florence Nesh*

Carol R. Brosnan (B.A. ’81, M.A. ’87)

Lewis B. Redd (M.B.A. ’79)

Frances R. Brotzen (B.A. ’37)* and Franz Brotzen

Joseph Y. Ruth (A.A. ’48, B.A. ’49) and Sharon J. Rogers

Michael E. Brown and Chantal de Jonge Oudraat+

Lois G. Schwoerer (Hon. Ph.D. ’02)

Nancy Broyhill (B.A. ’65) and Robert Gilbert Faith C. Caldwell (B.A. ’71)

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

H. John Cantini, Jr. (A.A. ’48, J.D. ’50)*

Gilbert L. Shirk (B.A. ’59)*

Hugo M. Churchill (M.A. ’68)

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

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

Carol K. Sigelman and Lee Sigelman*

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

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

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

Joseph H. Tudor (B.A. ’35)*

Edward M. Felegy (B.A. ’58)

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

Casimir Filipowicz (A.A. ’50, B.A. ’56)* and Rose Filipowicz

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

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

Kitty Weaver (M.A. ’33)*

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

Heather M. Young (B.A. ’94, M.A. ’96)

Gert Vutz (B.A. ’69, M.B.A. ’70) and Helga Vutz+ Helen Yakobson* and Sergius Yakobson*

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* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor


These lists acknowledge gifts received from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 Friends Adane Aasland

Constantine Dmitriev

Jeffrie L. Husband

Michael M. Abadie

Paul D. Dolezal

Andrew L. Jameson

Hilal Abuzeid and Randa Ayoubi

Robert H. Donaldson

Marie Jego

Zachary M. Aisley (B.B.A. ’02)

Linda E. Douglas (M.B.A. ’87)

David Johnson

Alicia Allison

Anneliese H. Duncan

Robert Johnson

Robyn E. Angley

Paul W. Dunham (M.S. ’97) and Patricia Dunham

Shaida S. Johnston (Ph.D. ’06)

Alfred Evans

Chantal de Jonge Oudraat+

Blaise C. Antin Golineh Atai Joseph F. Auletta (M.S. ’80) and Rosa Auletta

Gianfranco Facco Bonetti Kenneth J. Farmer (M.A. ’79)

Alan M. Ball

Hubert Farrish

William J. Balling, Jr. (M.F.A. ’77) and Paige Balling

John R. Ferguson

Robert Barry Robert E. Berls, Jr.

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

Stephen Bittner

Christopher J. Fussner (B.A. ’79)+

Rodric Braithwaite

Henry H. Gaffney, Jr.

Christopher J. Bright (M.Phil. ’03, Ph.D. ’06) and Nancy Bright

Fermin Gonzalez

Marianne P. Broadwell (B.A. ’65) James M. Burridge

Ruth E. Graves (A.A. ’45, B.A. ’47) and George Graves

Lucio Caracciolo

Suzie Grieco (M.B.A. ’94)

Susan Caskie

Jinyue Guo

Maria R. Celis-Wirth (A.A. ’68) and Peter O. Wirth

Hadi F. Habal

Raymond C. Finch, III

Gene B. Haddon (M.A. ’75) and William Haddon

Kyung H. Cho-Miller

Helen Halva

Janet M. Clark (B.A. ’62, M.A. ’64) and Caleb Clark+

Stephen Handelman

Macy M. Coffey

Keith S. Heller

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

M. and D. Hellman

Andrew S. Corr (B.A. ’92) and Svetlana Corr

Joel A. Hettger (M.S. ’75)+

Michael David-Fox Karen Dawisha Vera W. Debuchananne Heather DeHaan Marily DeWall (B.A. ’64) and Allan E. DeWall (B.S. ’68, M.S. ’77)

Robert A. Juhl Anatoly Karlin Louis and Irene Katz+ Patricia E. Kauffman Akio Kawato Sally P. Kennedy (B.A. ’58) Donna Kent Michael Keren Fredo A. King Ruth J. Kraemer (B.A. ’71)+

John A. Gould

Robert H. Chandler

Harold K. Coyle, Jr.

Stephen F. Jones

Kevin and Sally Healy

Thomas D. Helsby William H. Hill

Andrej Kreutz Anne Kuorsalo Tina A. Kupiainen Derek J. Larsen Ronald and Elizabeth LaStaiti (B.A. ’64) Hong S. Lee Robert Legvold Carol S. Leonard Pnina Levermore Thomas F. Lowell (M.B.A. ’81) and Carol Lowell Edward D. Lozansky Charles A. Lundy (M.A. ’94) Danielle N. Lussier William F. Mack (M.S. ’84)

Kenneth Hillas

James I. Mandel

Richard Hofer A. Michael and Mercedes Hoffman Larry E. Holmes Charles D. Hoopes (L.L.B. ’56) Rufino Hurtado (M.B.A. ’09)

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Catherine V. Mannick Mitchell C. Mans (M.S. ’78) and Lena Mans Robert F. Marcelain Kimberly Marten

* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor

Robert J. Martin (M.B.A. ’95)

George V. Reynoldson

Martin Vukovich

Christina U. Mason

Samuel A. Robertshaw

James Wade

Thomas J. McIntyre, Jr. (B.A. ’78)

Ellis Rolett

Joe H. Wagner

Ellen Mickiewicz

Cameron Ross

Jay Mihal

Ian Rowe

Audrey G. Ward (B.A. ’53) and Robert Ward

Christopher L. Miller

Karl W. Ryavec

Elizabeth B. Miller

Richard Sakwa

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

Catherine A. Schuler

Charles A. Warner

Michael R. Miller

Jennifer K. Schwartz (M.A. ’96, J.D. ’99)

Robert F. Miller

Joel Shapiro

Jennifer Moll

David Shearer

John P. Moran (M.Phil. ’95, Ph.D. ’98) and Maria C. Moran

Estelle Sigur+

Reid Nelson

Helene Skjeggestad

Tom Nichols Timothy Obojski Takeshi Oda John G. Papp (B.A. ’64)+ Tinaz B. Pavri

Virginia K. Watson (A.A. ’42, B.A. ’43) and Virgil Watson Janine Wedel Benjamin Wegg-Prosser Peter Weinheber Diane Wenger Wilson (A.A. ’44) Dennis W. Wester George H. Whitcomb (L.L.B. ’66)*

Kjell Sjaholm Renee Slawsky

Ronaele R. Whittington Cindy Wigglesworth Maurice W. Wildin

Anthony D. Smith F. C. Smith, Jr. (B.A. ’84) Oles M. Smolansky Markus Soldner

John H. Wilhelm Jeanne L. Wilson Kevin and Mary Woods

David Speedie

Richmond Yale

Judith Spencer and Peter Spencer (M.S. ’78)

Sally Yerkovich

Mark W. Petersen (B.A. ’67)

Marilyn J. Young

Steve Pifer

Paul K. Sternal (B.S. ’91)

Mary A. Zoellner

Norma W. Pirie

Christina T. Stevenson (B.A. ’98, M.D. ’02)

Gudrun Persson Kaye M. Petersen

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

Andrea Stevenson Sanjian

Anne Pitt

Ivy M. Stewart (B.A. ’98)

Sergei Plekhanov

Deborah Strutton

Donna B. Potemken (B.A. ’78, M.S. ’82)

Fumikazu Sugiura

Alex Pravda

Pekka Sutela

Melissa G. Present (B.A. ’05) Michael Pressfield (B.A. ’70) Elizabeth B. Reddaway (B.A. ’63) and Peter B. Reddaway Maria M. Peznola-Reed (B.A. ’87) and Steven Reed John C. Reppert (Ph.D. ’82) and Patricia Reppert

Robert M. Sussler Hakushin Suzuki Cheryl-Ann Tan Tom Thomson Sandra W. Thornton Andrei P. Tsygankov Pauline V. Veer Jennifer S. Voorhees (M.A. ’03)

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* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor

Parents Richard and Elizabeth Ambinder+

Harold and Jean Hartman

Brian and Susan Rodems


William C. Hoover

Joseph and Francis Rosato

Aurelio and Sandra Arcese

Karen Horton-Loughridge+

Vladimir A. Avrutskiy

Barbara J. Irwin and Roberto Romo

John P. Ryan and Adrianne C. Mazura+

Robert Axelrod

William and Jennifer Kaduck

Kevin and Jane Barry

Ronald and Sarah Karzel

Mark and Caprice Baun

Leo Katz

Samuel A. Benne

Mark R. Kehoe and Carolyn Grasso

Randee E. Blum and Jeffrey E. Balkin

Larry M. Kibler

Robert L. Schram

Simone and Julio Braga

Linda M. Shropshire

Irina Brodsky

Ulrich Werner and Christine Koenig-Werner

Gregory Skarulis

Grata Victoria and Ericson Catipon

Glenn F. Kosse

Philip and Shelagh Smith

Julide and Ismail Cetinkaya

Roger and Lisa Krakoff

Parker D. Snowe (M.A. ’90)

James and Brigid Christenson

Priscilla and Van Z. Krikorian (B.A. ’81)

Richard and Betsy Snyder

Ronald Colby

Rita and Donald Lamb

Jennifer B. Southcott

Anthony W. Cunningham

Duncan and Irene Lee

Allan and Margaret Steyer

Thomas N. Dart and Corrine Sequin

Joseph and Theresa Lenahan

Anne and Galen Stone, Jr.

John and Maureen Daw

Charles and Eileen Lestition+

Michael and Susan Stricker

George and Ruth Ann de Redon

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

Teresa D. Tolin

Daniel N. DeStefano Andrew J. Detsch, IV and Tia Stoller Colleen A. Devlin and Richard J. Rosenthal Julie and Raymond Doerge

Lauretta and Christopher Longman Angus M. Mackie Timothy C. McCoy Christopher and Lisa McNeely

Susan H. Duncan

Lisa L. Moss and Paul C. Raymond

Robert Dunton

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

Stephen A. Engel Svein and Christin Engh Dan R. Fauver Ellen S. Federman Steven Federman Rosemary A. Feild Edward A. Forbes Pierre R. Franck Anthony Francolino John and Selva Franklin Donald and Mary Gayou Roger and Nicole Goodstein Warren and Julia Gregory (B.A. ’79)+

Debra L. Sardella Mark and Kari Schlossberg Kevin E. Schmidt and Mary E. King

Josh and Barbara Tunca Wendy Wilson and Douglas Turco Thomas and Carol Urbanic Jean E. Van Seventer

Jean A. Mason

Charles L. Douglas (M.A. ’87) and Linda E. Douglas

Kathleen Engel

Roberto and Herminia Sanabria

Miroslawa Nowak Thomas and Penny Nuttall Mark and Susan O’Connell Willian and Nelly Palmer Sergio Pereira Melissa A. Pritchard Joseph M. Prusa James B. Quigley (B.A. ’82) and Jacqueline Quigley+ William F. Rahn and Ann E. Scoggins Philip and Peggy Reitz

Daniel and Mary Videtto Sheri G. Waddell David and Teresa Walker Theodore and Vicki Wender Brooks White and Jill M. Dube Laura and Clifford White, III Wanda M. Wilkerson Shun and Lisa Williams Peter Wirth and Maria Celis-Wirth (A.A. ’68) Marlene and Thomas Wissler Jonathan D. Wolf (B.A. ’83) Eric D. Wolner Stephen and Deborah Yurco Robert L. Zane Jeffrey and Valerie Zapolsky

Andrew and Sarah Reynolds Adele A. Richer Thomas S. Riggs, III (M.A. ’85)

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* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor

Faculty and Staff Mansoor Ali

Suzette V. Gardner

Margaret A. New

David M. Anderson (B.A. ’09)

Robert W. Orttung

Genet Asebe

Edward W. Gnehm, Jr. (B.A. ‘66, M.A. ’68)

Hossein G. Askari

Randall K. Grey (B.A. ’11)

Joseph A. Bondi (B.A. ’01, M.A. ’03)

Matthew T. Grieger (B.A. ’06, M.A. ’13)

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

Michael E. Brown+ Veronica L. Brown (B.A. ’12) Weston F. Bruner Yvonne Captain (M.S. ’04) Thomas N. Dart Byron B. Davis Ryan J. Douglass (B.A. ’11) Maurice A. East Amitai Etzioni Elaine A. Garbe (M.A. ’08)

Angella A. Griffin (M.A. ’97) Sofija Jovik

Douglas B. Shaw+

Charles N. Slusher Steven Suranovic Caitlin A. Taber

Louis H. Katz+ Jessica M. Leong (B.A. ’06) Richard J. Livingstone (B.A. ’12) Robert A. Maxim, II (B.A. ’11, M.A. ’13) Meegan E. McVay (M.A. ’98) Michael O. Moore

Annie L. Vinik+ Leah Weiss Tammy L. Wiles Edward P. Wynne Hideko Yoshimoto Samuel R. Zapolsky (B.A. ’12)

Michael J. Morsberger

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+ Five-Year Consistent Donor

“I graduated with a degree in international affairs in 1981, and started giving back to GW and the Elliott School for what they had given to me. That changed after I learned more about what the school is doing. It is easy for me to support the school today because my daughter is now an Elliott School student, but I am really motivated by what the school does for others—for its scholarship, its programs, its impact on policy, and for the many students whose lives it changes, but mostly for the Elliott School’s contributions to people and especially women around the world who deserve better and don’t have any idea that the Elliott School is helping them. Everyone connected with the Elliott School should really be proud of both today’s record of achievement as well as the achievements that are on the horizon.” —Van Z. Krikorian (B.A. ’81) Member, Elliott School Board of Advisors Alumni 1939


Albert F. Padley, Jr.*

Lloyd K. Belt


Gloria B. Krakes

Kimber E. Vought



L. D. Coe, II

William E. O’Connor+ 1948

Myles R. Garrigan Edwin N. Henson, Jr. 1949

Spero J. Pappafotis+ 1950

George T. Fuller Juell R. Ness+ Samuel L. Simon+ Donald W. Stigers* 1952

Lloyd K. Belt Gerald P. Holmes



Edward M. Felegy

Nicholas A. Castruccio

Semi Feuer

R. L. DeVecchio

Raymond Garcia

John J. Douglass


Alexander S. Roesell

Leslie J. Munroe

Paulette Whitcomb

Anne M. Pedersen



Donald E. Lucas

Catherine H. Gregg

Grant C. Young

Thomas L. Gregg+


Charles R. Landon, Jr.+

L. D. Coe, II

Roger O. Moore

Barbara S. Harvey+


Tore Haugeto+

Joseph L. Arbena+

Paulette Whitcomb

David E. Feldman


Judith I. Moul+

Mary L. Bishop Vello Ederma Lynn R. Hoopes+

Edward A. Jurkens Randall W. Meyer, Jr. Nancy S. Rich David H. Shinn+ 1964

Joseph D. Domzalski Kenneth H. Lyons Dayton S. Mak William M. Michaels+ Roger O. Moore John P. Richardson+ Robert G. Stalnaker James B. Townsend, Jr.


Jack A. Vaughan

George T. Desorcy

Theodore S. Wilkinson, III

Walter H. Ikeda

William R. Yetman

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* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor


Nancy Broyhill Chester D. Cullison Frank J. Dellermann Ronald J. Goldwyn Jere L. Jackson Thomas A. Lowe George Mayo, Jr. Miguel A. Mendez

Douglas E. Macherey+

Mary M. Smith+

Joetta Miller

Patricia S. Macherey+

Edwin L. Stanford

Lesley A. Moradian

David D. McNary

Henry J. Tessandori

Brian P. Moran

Donald M. Miller

Karen M. Wetherell

Elizabeth B. Morris+

Norman C. Neverson

Grant C. Young

William A. Roemer

Richard Ostheimer, II


Robert S. Rosen

Douglas J. Parry

Richard A. Behrenhausen

Harold G. Shook+

Dorothy F. Borenstein

Ray B. Sitton+

Nancy H. Brown

Robert H. Scarborough Jeffrey M. Sheppard Harris Sperling Kelsey S. Stewart+

Charles A. Scolatti

William Warren

William E. Snow, Jr.


Howard H. Danford

James H. Swint+

Lawrence E. Adams

Gail F. Donnalley

John A. Valenti


Richard H. Adamson+

George H. Dudley


Stuart J. Brahs+

Lawrence D. Hagedorn

Salvatore P. Aquilino

Mary O. Chiarodo

Harry N. Key, Jr.

Barbara H. Block

Diane S. Dupin

Jay R. Kraemer+

Glen D. Bottoms

Edward W. Gnehm, Jr.

Melissa A. Krause

John M. Boyle

Richard A. Grymes

William R. Maloney

Linda R. Calvert

Honey R. Heller+

David A. Nadler

Mary F. Casserly

George D. Holliday

Eric A. Nelson+

Robert S. Fitch

Gerald H. Kaffer, Jr.+

Alan E. Opresko

Deborah C. Gilman

Robert J. Lamoureux+

Robert C. Peak

Gerald C. Gustafson

Laurence F. Lane

Wayne Robinson

Reed E. Hansen

Ronald F. Locker+

Lee Roderick

Jerrold N. Kaminsky

Robert M. Lucy

David T. Rogers

Joseph A. Kiehl

Paul W. Maul

William C. Rudd+

Alan D. Koseff+

Warren G. Nelson

William H. Shawn

Robert K. Lewis, Jr.

Eleanor D. Smith

Drew V. Tidwell

Janice L. Loutzenhiser

Detta Voesar+

Marshall N. Townsend

Ellen G. Mack

Karen E. Sasgen+

Carroll R. Wetzel, Jr.

Detta Voesar+

Josephus L. Mavretic

Helen R. Sioris+


Patricia Whitney

Robert W. Molyneux, Jr.+

Dan Strammiello

Raymond J. Art

Marc D. Yacker

E. J. Montgomery, Jr.

Richard B. Taber

Janet L. Blizard


James B. Moore

Robert L. Turner+

Oscar C. Decker, Jr.

Michael S. Bogdanow+

Nancy H. Winter

Phillip F. Dorman

Skipwith C. Calvert


Diana B. Henriques+

Mary O. Chiarodo

Edward Y. Holt+

John M. Fairey

William J. Karppi

Douglas L. Farmer

James J. Knicely

Donald E. FitzGerald

Leonard R. Kreitzberg

Arthur F. Garvey

William M. Crooks*

Leonard L. Lewane

Louise A. Guey‑Lee

Estate of Eugene P. Forrester*

Daniel E. McPherson, Jr.

Nona S. Hillsberg

Eric A. McVadon

Herbert S. Klinghoffer

Dean R. Gattone

William O. Miller

James O. Langland

Edward Greer

Patricia J. Moser

Gordon M. Livingston

Thomas B. Hayward

Richard S. Post

Ralph E. Loomis

Jane H. Hyde

William R. Sheridan

David J. McQuade+

Lawrence C. Broadwell+ Paul W. Chemnick Jon D. Cozean Jane H. Dunphy John D. Eaton Stephanie H. Einstein+ Lindalou K. Friesen Edward W. Gnehm, Jr. Victor J. Hugo, Jr. Senour Hunt Leland S. Kollmorgen John D. Nelson Myra Norton Francis J. O’Connor Douglas J. Parry Dianne A. Rankin

John E. Arnold Andrea Arntsen Maurice I. Ashland Alexander P. Butterfield

Neil M. Chapin+

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Quinn J. Tamm, Jr.

Candace W. Morris Joseph P. Murphy Carl R. Parsons Patricia Scangas Marc E. Schieber Philip D. Shutler Steven L. Skancke+ John W. Speer George H. Walser Janice M. Weber James L. Williams George R. Younts, Jr.

* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor


Charles A. Ford+

Randall M. Fort

Kenneth B. Robinson

Paul G. Accettura

Robert D. Freed

Paul F. Halsey

Ranta L. Russell

Dennis A. Adelson

Laura T. Garrison

Lee R. Hurwitz

Peter R. Bankson+

Jane Orci

Dennis G. Kainen+


Eugene E. Bieraugel

David M. Randerson

Donald B. Kursch

Laura Brody

Julia S. Rosen

Judith R. Lipner

Andrea W. Brown

Michael F. Thompson

Douglas Renfield‑Miller

Richard B. Burnham

Eric J. Weiss

John F. Rogers

James P. Cavanaugh

Ellen M. Wells

Lisa J. Savitt


David L. Shambaugh

Jerome J. Comello David L. Evans Steven D. Gabel Jeffrey T. Ibsen+ Anita T. Molano Richard J. Mottl

Allan R. Stern

Ann L. Becker+

Sharon A. Stokley+

Frederick E. Blott+

James C. Voorhees

Wesley P. Callender+

Lisa K. Westerback

Joerg E. Dittmer Keith J. Fabes

Clifford J. White, III

Barbara M. Ford


David M. Friedman

Percy R. Aguila, Jr.

Bennet R. Goldberg+

Suzanne R. Albin

David Judd

Peter M. Dillon+

Laurence F. Lane

Larry M. Ellis

Karen L. Lowe

William C. Gaston


Patricia S. Macherey+

Michael J. Hope+

Peter J. Baldwin

Thomas A. McDonald

Carlton H. Maryott

Scott Bliss+

Charles L. Merin

John P. McGuinness+

Jennifer S. Bond+

Mima S. Nedelcovych

Joan F. McIntyre

Stuart J. Brahs+

Howard B. Nellhaus

Peter G. Merrill

Patricia A. Cardenas

Steven L. Peterson

John B. Myer

Myles E. Fladager

Samuel B. Wheeler

Stephen M. Skrzat


Laura W. Stone

Richard G. Rhyne Thomas H. Ross+ Thomas G. Smith Marilyn J. Szczerbiak John M. Tomsky Judith S. Weisman

John C. Fuechsel Julia G. Gregory

Joel J. Bergsma

Frank C. Wong+

Andrew B. Claster+


Alan S. Cohn

Curt M. Biren

William H. Cooper

Karen H. Buttaro

Pamela S. Corsini

James D. Creek+

Barry S. Feigenbaum+

Peter M. Dillon+

Jean F. Floyd

Lynn E. Dwyer

Alan D. Koseff+

Pamela S. Friedman

William E. Lehr, Jr.+

Maureen E. Igoe

Norine E. Quinones

T. P. Jones, Jr.+

Susan N. Sherman

Heidi L. Lawyer


Jerome C. Tinianow

Kenneth B. Malmberg

William H. Bentley

Norma R. Vavolizza+

Charles M. Martynuska

Mark P. Berkman

Catherine L. Zedalis

Stephen L. May


Nicholas P. Mihnovets

Albert F. Jones Robert J. Lavigna Charles M. Marsteller, III Linda J. McCarty Bruce E. Methner William E. Primosch+ Susan E. Schechter Fernando J. Tonarely James C. Voorhees Eugene F. Yeates

Pamela P. Boyette William D. Brisbane Robert M. Errichetti James A. Eskin

Larry J. Murphy

Susan G. Carbiener+

Andrew Arno Benjamin R. Baker, Jr. Michael J. Cerretani Linda M. Ghelfi Raul R. Herrera Genevieve J. Knezo Van Z. Krikorian+ Shannon E. St. John Claire H. Timms Carol A. Tuszynski 1982

Richard W. Allen Christopher G. Dachi Linda S. Gooding Jeffrey J. Grieco Shari J. Meltzer James B. Quigley+ Jonathan B. Rickert+ Timothy C. Sandusky+ Michelle K. Schmidt+ Janet W. Schultz Richard L. Shewell, Jr. Glenn Strahs 1983

James W. Gerard, V+ Alexander B. Kippen Pilar G. Kline Marie G. Morrison Michael H. Patterson Robert J. Pelosky, Jr.+ Anthony M. Pepper Robert D. Quinn Dina S. Towbin Jonathan D. Wolf 1984

Carole A. Bonina Patricia A. Braxton Anne T. Flack Gary M. Gerber Nancy L. Lindas Robert A. Marshall+

Brian E. O’Donnell

Jeannie H. Cross+

Leasa L. Raya

Suzanne M. Dann

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* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor

Stephen L. May

Susan K. Freericks



Matthew M. Nolan

Andrew J. Garfinkel

Mark‑Edward Brophy+

Jeffrey B. Cadman

Christopher Nurko

Marian Graham

Christopher W. Cahillane

Jennifer S. Calvery

James Q. Peebles

Bonnie E. Green

Barbara M. DeRosa‑Joynt+

George P. Earle

Charles T. Prindeville, III+

Raymond G. Gregory

Walter E. Grazer

Alicia M. Freitag St. Jean

Michael S. Quinn

Susan J. Heckman

David S. Mao

Richard A. Granson

Thomas Richardson

Virginia A. Hodges

Liane Morrison+

Kenneth P. Kansa

Brian A. Runkel

Bruce N. Janacek+

Kathleen N. Mueller

Kenneth A. Kero‑Mentz

Lydia B. Vandenbergh

Bryant P. Lehr+

Richard A. Pegg

Danielle Longo

Ellen M. Wells

Christopher Nurko

Rachel Silber

Eric D. Lundell


Steven E. Phillips

Parker D. Snowe

Pedro L. Mendez

Leasa L. Raya

David W. Swim

Tina H. Pedersen

Ann T. Rizzo

Amy R. Thompson

Taro Tateiwa

Kevin B. Rost

Marlaina A. Wahl

George W. Ryan, Jr.



Sanat S. Amladi

Linda M. Bethman

Kathleen A. Billette‑Saul

Jaber K. Altaki+ Kristina Bouweiri Paul R. Edholm Ana M. Guevara Molly Hays

Michael J. Zack+

Victor A. Leister


Holly K. Clifford

Maria R. Boscio

Robert S. Martin

Philip M. Budashewitz+

Elizabeth R. Gellene

Wendy K. Core+

Julie A. Monaco

Jean Christensen

Susan K. Green

Melissa Hambly‑Larios

Robert W. Ogburn

Thomas L. Cole

Paul Mamalian

Holly A. Haverstick+

Abby R. Ribbans

Ranel J. Covert

Gina C. Martin

Julie E. Hulstein+

Michele Richmond‑ Weinfeld

Paul W. Dickson, III

Michelle D. Rubin

Elizabeth A. Jaenicke

Kevin C. Fitzgerald

Douglas E. Storey

Thomas S. Riggs, III

Frederick P. Gilliam

Melanie B. Tekirian+

Ronya J. McMillen‑ Driscoll+

Christina K. Halpern

Rebecca B. Thompson

Jon M. Katona

James R. Wilson


Amy M. Krouse

Heidi M. Wood

Cynthia Y. Abadie

Jacqueline A. Schenkel+

Susan I. Blanco

Rebecca S. Smith


William D. Briggs


Arlyn Charles

Danae J. Aitchison

Mohammed S. Dasuki

Paul L. Brabant

Kyle W. Farmbry

Richard F. Corson

Deanna K. Ferrante

Michael A. Dewitt+

Robert Q. Lee

William H. Gibbons‑Fly

Katherine J. Lotspeich

Julie A. Hennessy

Tammy A. Medanich+

Kevin S. Kelso+

Amit K. Misra

Deborah M. Lehr

Richard Morris, Jr.

Jon S. Lerner

Patricia M. Newton

Gary S. Lesser

Susan K. Orttung

Christopher Medalis+

Maria A. Proestou+

John M. Sirek+

Kathleen T. Schott


Sonja I. Smith+

Luyi Shao

Jennifer K. Brodt

Henry A. Steiner

Todd I. Steinberg

Pauline M. DeLaszlo

Peter M. Wendzel

Christopher L. Taylor

Charles L. Douglas

David C. Wolfe

Robin D. Williams+

Laura S. Terpstra Heidi M. Wood

Ann M. Carr Holly K. Clifford Susan F. Driben Martin C. Guay Debra J. Jezouit Joseph A. Kiehl Barbara A. Kipila+ Stephen J. LaForte Charles T. Prindeville, III+ Frances S. Seawell Scott D. Silverwood Linda T. Streaty

Luis A. Blandon, Jr.

Sheri E. Dresner

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Shawn L. Raymond Christina B. Rogers+ Rachel S. Schindel‑Gombis Jason C. Schwartz Joseph F. Sifer Natalia Xiomara‑Chieffo Heather M. Young 1995

Ester L. Abenojar+ Amy B. Chmar John N. Couric Samantha A. Edwards+ Colleen N. Gibney Paul W. Gibney Erik C. Hayes Kathryn D. Krepp Kevin R. Learned Kimberly M. McCulloch‑Besse+ Scott D. McDonald Bradrick S. Oeth John M. Pollack Nathan B. Rich

* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor


Christina L. Tomlinson

Diane Griffin

Robert H. Winthrop+

James Alverson+

Matthew C. Zierler+

Alan S. Gruber Amy Hopkins



James A. Core+ Todd Dennett George C. Ehrhardt Brandon M. Fewer+ Brian E. Graney+ Irena T. Grozdanoff Vivek K. Hatti Friedrich J. Helmstetter Mara P. Metzger David S. Salkeld Jarrett C. Schulz Jared D. Shaw

Breton L. Johnson+

Schuyler K. Allen

Charles E. Kiamie, III

Candice L. Bennett

Amy E. Lestition

Lara E. Crampe

Janet A. Malabarba‑Oliver

Christine M. Ensley

Darren M. Menaker

Christopher J. Frank+

Sarah A. Michalopoulos

Gillian T. Frazier

Jennifer A. Reichelt

Kuyomars Q. Golparvar

David S. Salkeld

Andrew J. Grauer

Keith G. Tidball

John Hemmann

Joanna G. Weiss

James R. Kem+ Daniel F. McNicholas

Joseph M. Zupkus

Meegan E. McVay


Robert A. Parris

Jessica A. Acimovic+

David A. Schug+

Peter T. Bazos

Gina Sullivan

Sarah S. Brenes


Justin F. Swann+

Abigail L. Cadle‑Wilson+

James D. Addicott

Annalisa L. Weigel

Charles P. Charpentier+

David M. Canes

Hilary E. Winston

Cassandra M. de Souza

Katrina M. Davis

Karen E. Zietlow

Brendan J. Gilbert


Irene B. Kariampuzha

Jennifer A. Shore William S. Stewart John F. Tent Elisabeth C. Therrien+

Matthew D. Deatherage Virginia Z. Donchez Jeffrey J. Fair+ Jason A. Gambach Tonya M. Grindon Judith B. Heichelheim Robert P. Jackson David W. Junius+ Kristy Kirkpatrick Elizabeth G. Marino+ Gina C. Martin Phillip S. McMillan Aileen M. Miller Nicholas S. Namba Katja J. Newman Daniel Obst Sean R. Queenan Matthew A. Schmit Catherine R. Schroeder Stacie M. Spiegel Elizabeth K. Stanton‑Barrera+ Brian R. Sullivan Miyuki Tamai Marie D. Ternieden

Gregg L. Ladislaw

Jason F. Buckley

Vito P. Logudic

Hannah M. Feinberg

Lisa A. Maher

Kendra L. Gaither

John B. McManus

Helder O. Gil

Justin R. Pierce

Jill M. Hasegawa+

Heather A. Sajeski

Marc I. Hurwitz

Stephen D. Steacy+

Lindsay R. Marsh

Elena J. Anderson Candice L. Bennett Jennifer L. Conje Karl W. Crow James R. Flynn Scott N. Harmon+ Sean P. Jamieson Julie B. Macartney Sunlen M. Miller Michael J. Scharding Claudia A. Vinay 2004

Adam R. Banner Yvonne Captain Kristyn D. Carrillo Kirtlin W. Doyle Abigail C. Einspahr Iman M. Ekdawi Julia Fletcher Justin D. Gibbons Katharyn S. Hiebert Henry T. Jinich Matthew S. Lieber Lindsay C. McAfee David F. Nadasi Kim Thien T. Nguyen Elizabeth M. Nuti Eric L. Post

John B. McManus

Healey C. Sutton

Travis W. Nesbitt


Toye E. Reddick

Igor Prochazka

Abby E. Aisley+

Tengfei Wu+

Kennan W. Rapp

Maria M. Andrade

Clayton H. Stevenson

Christopher E. Brick


Julie M. Walton

Stephanie P. Clarke+

Marcelo M. Wright

William S. Finkelstein+


Kathleen S. Fontaine Mitchell E. Hochberg

W. S. Allen

Liz J. Jones

Timothy J. Beresford+

William H. Kopke

Nicholas P. Bruner

Amy E. Lestition

Aaron J. Deer

Lee S. Lubarsky

Ivette A. Fernandez

Constantine T. Michalopoulos

Dominic J. Ferullo Kimberly A. Fogler

Andrew W. Morrison+

Daniel A. Gerschel

Benjamin J. Reno‑Weber

Kathy E. Gosselin

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Joshua E. Present

Nikhil R. Agarwal Erin E. Berry Adam M. Brown Vinette E. Brown Alexander D. Cashman Rachel L. Coleman Craig R. Cornelius Leonor V. Davila Barbara M. DeRosa‑Joynt+ Daniel D. Evans Scott Fried Amy E. Garber John J. Happel

* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor

Geraldine T. Hirschhorn

Emily E. Bleimund

Alexander M. Steffler

Michael P. Shaw

Myron Howard‑Johnson

Elizabeth G. Branson

Daniel C. Suchenski

Joshua A. Sorkin

Renee C. Jackson

Ethan L. Bronstein

Jon T. Tollefson

John D. Spangler, III

Sunyoung Kim

Kaimanamalie L. Brummel

Daniel J. Trapp

Marissa P. Stamler

Yi‑Chun L. Liu

Zhuoxia Chen

Caroline N. Vance

Jordanna R. Sussman

Brandon P. Muir

Judson A. Crane

Micah A. Walter‑Range

Eyob T. Tolina

Sonia N. Nagda

Luiz Felipe N. Figueiredo Patrick D. Finch


Daniel J. Tonellato

Michael L. Pellegrino Abbey V. Richards

David M. Foster

Katherine A. Rocco

Crystal S. Hahn

Richard G. Saliba

Nathan G. Holdstein

Robert D. Sickel

Julianne B. Hunkins

Drew A. Sindlinger

Stacey N. Jasper

Jon T. Tollefson

Alexander A. Kobulsky

Omar T. Woodard

Jenna B. Lavin

Hannah E. Zerphey

Yonit Lax


Kara E. McGinnis

Michael S. Barnett Timothy D. Beard, IV+ Christine E. Caggiano Tyler J. Coffey Danielle C. DeFant

Pia Mitra Maria C. Moura da Costa Jesse S. Nolten Christopher J. Sweeney Nicholas R. Vander Veer

David M. Anderson

Adam M. Zuckerman

Emma M. Anderson


Benjamin A. Barron

Amelia L. Aiello

Gabrielle B. Bass

Tyne E. Alexander

Niketa Brar

Jason S. Becknell

Sadie M. DeCourcy

Joseph T. Bellew

Carolyn R. French

Sam R. Blackman

Kirsten E. Gilbert

Crystel R. Britto

Jean‑Marc W. Gorelick

Jordan M. Chaffin

Samantha R. Gross

Ryan J. Douglass

Kathy L. John

Elizabeth L. Gerke

Keith D. Moody

Randall K. Grey

Amanda K. Notarangelo

Julia L. Haigney

Lindsay M. Paulin

Steven B. Herzberg

Laura J. Prevete

Jared M. Hoffman

Kenneth B. Fletcher

Sara R. Weisman

Erin E. Quigg

Sarah K. Hoffman

Mark S. Frank


Karl M. Schackmann

Michael H. Humphreys

Mathew T. Grieger

Hiroaki Baba

Philip A. Schuster

Syeda Noura A. Khan

Rebecca P. Gudicello

Michael F. Batlogg

Collin T. Stevenson

Adam G. Gutbezahl

Daniel J. Cohn

Beth M. Wolny

Ana Carolina Lessa Teixeira

Stephanie R. Hedquist

Frederick J. Evert+

Rick A. Herrmann

Elaine A. Garbe


Katherine A. Hild

Mark D. Gaspar

Sean Y. Holiday

Dean Gudicello

Eugene J. Kuleta, ll

Rebecca P. Gudicello

Erin E. Lamb

Colleen P. Handbury+

Jessica M. Leong

Brendan J. Hennessey

Tara L. Levasseur

Kevin M. Hostetler

Brendan M. Lill

Fan Li

Mark A. Loucas

Emily L. Melle

David F. Nadasi

Michael W. Morrisey

Mosheh D. Oinounou

Amr S. Moubarak

Bryan W. Roberts

Shannah L. Nehrke

Theodore J. Schmitt

Meredith E. Neiman‑ Emmert

Danielle L. Solof Carrie A. Warick‑Smith Robin J. Wood 2007

Wellesley W. Baun Eleanor G. Birch

Christopher C. Ballantine Laurel M. Bruntz Brooke N. DeLancey Frederick J. Evert+ Elizabeth L. Finnegan Peter C. Fulweiler, Jr. Robert M. Kubinec Nicole M. McCloskey Megan K. Melloy Robert P. Mower

Russell A. Nemiroff McKenzie A. Parrack Adam B. Pienciak Eric L. Post Darien J. Saul

Kathryn T. Lundquist Robert A. Maxim, II Patrick O’Malley Kaitlin M. Oujo Kathryn I. Pajak Daniel A. Rozenson Frederick W. Schneider, III Charlotte L. Schou Etan J. Schwartz Neha Singh Melissa A. Wohlgemuth

Francis D. Murray


Meredith E. Neiman‑ Emmert

Rohan Batra Roberto J. Borgert

Darcey E. O’Halloran

Veronica L. Brown

Ryan S. Oliver

Divya M. Chalikonda

Daniel J. Sadlosky

Pamela A. Cohen

Jessica L. Sblendorio

Adam J. Drucker

Michael T. Searway

Morgen W. Ellis

Sian L. Seldin

Evan M. Faber

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* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor

Daniela V. Felcman

Vadim A. Berg

Tomas Dutra Schmidt

Amanda A. Humphreville

Stephanie A. Funk

Blake E. Bergen

Meghan P. Dylla

Jessie E. Hurd

Victoria P. Hartman

Ruth A. Bird

Scott G. Earl

Mai T. Ichihara

MacKenzie Hovermale

Jeffrey A. Bishop

Hannah D. Eisen

Jocelyn G. Jezierny

Deanna M. Jensen

Seth A. Bishop

Jordan P. Emont

Emily J. Johanson

Patrick A. Kearns

Danielle A. Blackman

Rebecca S. Engel

Eleanor C. Johnson

Landon E. Lasyone

Joshua S. Bochner

Aaron D. Eubank

Samuel W. Johnson

Richard J. Livingstone

Emily L. Bone

Hayley E. Evans

Corinne B. Jones

Mi Lu

Cathleen L. Borgman

Zachary R. Evans

Anna L. Kaminski

Azanaw K. Mengistu

Justin M. Bronstein

Nicholas W. Evasco

Abigail C. Kamp

Marisa R. Meyers

Ruth E. Bryant

Stephanie A. Fagan

Aaron Kanarek

Randa Mudarris

Rachael L. Burton

Thomas N. Fantis

Stephanie L. Kass

Courtney L. Pendray

Sofia M. Caceres Cespedes

Alon Farahan

Adam L. Katz

Marielena L. Faria

Adrienne M. Keamy

Valentina Cano

Margaret R. Feakins

Brian M. Kelly

Rebecca P. Federman

Willa S. Kendrick

Finora J. Franck

Ariel Kersky

Carly M. Freedman

Kayalyn V. Kibbe

Gabrielle A. Friedman

Sun Min Sylvia Kim

Elyse Gainor

Jared M. King

Kelsey J. Gann

Desislava K. Kireva

Eugene Gelfgat

Jeffrey H. Kline, Jr.

Marina Ghabbour

Katharine F. Korsyn

Anna M. Gibson

Zachary J. Krahmer

Jessica J. Glicker

Rachel E. Krausman

Sophie R. Godfrey‑McKee

Beth V. Kroman

Abram K. Gordon

Skye K. Kussmann

Shivam K. Gosai

Victoria C. Lamb

Rachel L. Grady

Miyoshie C. Lamothe‑Aime

Daniel S. Reef Bridget E. Rochester Ronald B. Saville Madison V. Shaner Rory S. Silver Geoffrey M. Sokolowski Sarah E. Stafford Michelle M. Suarez Sarah E. Thompson Paulina N. Vera Samuel R. Zapolsky Sarah L. Zimmerman 2013

Rebecca H. Abramson Jelita D. Adams Marya Ahmad Farima Alidadi Michael C. Amidon Julia E. Anderson Katherine H. Andrews Catherine D. Angwin Julia L. Arcese Melissa L. Arndorfer Claire J. Ashcraft Reema A. Attiga Aly Azhar Maria J. Bakaj Nicholas K. Barbara Parker J. Baum Jeffrey A. Becker Nicolas Bedoya Lauren C. Benne John A. Bennett Mary C. Bennett

Nicholas J. Cantilo Alexandra Cerquone Jordan M. Chaffin Joseph R. Champlin Josephine S. Charrington Grace Chou Katherine Cincotta Catherine M. Clare Kendra M. Clymer Michael B. Cohen Chloe D. Colbert Bryanne J. Colby David A. Colon‑Margolies Brooke E. Conley Jasmin T. Cook

Jack B. Greenhouse

Ryan M. Cooper

Matthew T. Grieger

Sarah J. Corcoran

Elizabeth M. Haffey

Kevin T. Coyne

Daniel G. Hajjar

Daniel T. Creamer

Shannon D. Hall

Katherine J. Cunningham

Rebecca M. Hamburg

Curtis A. Davis

Marjory Haraguchi

Logan N. Davis

Sarah J. Hasenfuss

Emily F. de Redon

Victoria C. Hayes

Gina L. DeNapoli

Will H. Hendricks

Claire E. DePalma

Juan P. Hernandez Alvarez

Matthew O. Dhaiti

Brittany H. Heyer

Moira A. Dhaliwal

Jeremy S. Hiken

Samantha R. DiFeliciantonio

Jonathan A. Hoadley Daniel M. Horning

Hannah C. Dorr

Lily J. Horton

Craig J. Dudek

Shirley Hsuan Hsieh

Kevin E. Duewel

Yihan Hu

Yvonne A. Durbin

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Rachel E. Landry Alexander C. Lazar Adriana E. Leach Olivia L. Lee Victoria J. Lee Katherine L. Leggett Meghan E. Lenahan Stacy Lin Garrett F. Lockhart Christopher V. Longman Alex Loo Megan C. Looff Adam J. Lucente Kyle S. Mackie Sanskruti S. Majmudar Samantha A. Malone Elizabeth B. Marsh Lorena Martinez

* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor

Briana J. Mawby

Alyssa M. Rhodes

Samuel J. Tilden, V

Robert A. Maxim, II

Jeffrey Richards

Alexandra Torrealba Meir

Arlie V. Mayfield, II

Brittany E. Riley

Franklin M. Tucker

Charlotte E. McCoy

Isabelle Y. Riu

Denise A. Tugade

Trevor M. McCray

Kayla L. Robinson

Ryan R. Uljua

Meredith E. McGreavy

Andre C. Rosenblatt

Alina M. Urbanic

Zachary P. McNamara

Anne E. Rosenthal

Christina E. Valentiner

Brittney D. Melloy

Elisabeth V. Rosoff

Alexander J. van Gils

Dimple D. Mirchandani

Jack Saba

Mary J. Vergara

Ken Mkrtchian

Daniela Sabler

Julian G. Waller

Daniel P. Morales

Beata A. Safari

Lauren A. Wason

Madeline W. Morales

Emma H. Sakson

Ryan M. Waye

Joseph P. Moran

Bradley A. Schlafer

Ran Wei

Paige E. Munger

Laurel M. Schmitt

Austin M. Wender

Dustin A. Natte

Daniele L. Schrakamp

Evan J. Werdal

Olivia D. Nesbit

Maxine A. Secskas

Marisa K. Westbrook

Kevin R. Norchi

Alexander R. Seher

Jesse H. Wilson

Lars Frederik M. Noreng

Jessica L. Seman

Pauline M. Wood

Carly E. Nuttall

Maya R. Serkin

Alexa B. Woods

Erin C. Ogunkeye

Steven J. Shafer

Delaney I. Workman

Jason A. Olin

Ann E. Shapiro

Ming C. Yen

Jane M. Olmstead‑Rumsey

Yuxuan Shen

Danqing Yin

Spencer W. Olson

Ruifan Shi

Alexander F. Yu

Claire H. Osterman

Jennifer L. Shropshire

Rebekah J. Yurco

Anthony J. Paladino

Candace R. Silva‑Martin

Robert T. Zane

Sunny S. Park

Julia M. Simon

Ashley R. Zatloukal

Joshua S. Perkins

David P. Smentek

Jessica L. Zayas

Whitney S. Pisenti

John J. Soriano

Christopher T. Zeller

Alexander S. Pommer

Martina X. Spain

Christine K. Popp

Scott M. Spector

Bryan E. Pratt

Hannah K. Spiegel

Jayleen Quevedo

Quintin C. Steele

Zachary Quinn

Caroline Q. Stephens

Neha C. Rao

Elizabeth L. Stephens

Christina A. Ravelo

Hallie P. Stevens

Patrick M. Rawson

Amanda L. Stubbins

Sarah A. Rawson

Marybeth B. Sullivan

Safia G. Razzuqi

Leah D. Svoboda

Kevin D. Reagan

Maria L. B. G. Sy

Robert G. Reeve

Michelle A. Tabach

Timothy J. Rennie

Mayshaim Tahir

Max E. Rewak

Joshua M. Tallis

Rebecca P. Rewald

Caitlin A. Taub


Douglas F. Arbetter Michael H. Boosalis Andrew J. Cettina Devin M. Clarke Wonbin Ko Matthew H. Sampson Julia B. Susuni Leana V. Thorn Yinyu Wan

Preston B. Reynolds

Stefanie E. Taylor

Ann E. Rhee

Kaelyn D. Thomas

Julie M. Rheinstrom

Nina B. Thompson

Gabrielle E. Rhett

William R. Thompson

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* Deceased + Five-Year Consistent Donor

Corporations, Foundations, and Institutional Supporters Allstate Insurance Company Aramex International LLC BAE Systems Bank of America Matching Gift Program Barents Institute at the University of Tromso, Norway The Boeing Company Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation+ Carnegie Corporation of New York+ Caterpillar, Inc. Center for Citizen Initiatives The Center for Climate and Security Chino Cienega Foundation+ Communities Foundation of Texas Connect U.S. Foundation Connoisseur Travel Inc. Covidien Employee Matching Gift Program Deloitte Foundation Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig LLP East Office of Finnish Industries Eli Lilly and Company Foundation ExxonMobil Corporation+ Fidelity Foundation+ Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund+ Open Society Foundation Ford Foundation Freeman Foundation GEICO Philanthropic Foundation

GlaxoSmithKline Goldman Sachs Group Government of the State of Kuwait Guroff Group Inc. Heinrich Boll Foundation Henry Luce Foundation Hewlett Foundation ING (US) Financial Services Corporation+ ING Foundation Innovative Analytics and Training, LLC Institute of International Education Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies+ JustGive Kat Charitable Foundation Inc. The KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation+ Law Offices of Raymond G. Gregory Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation+ Machik Mascoma Savings Bank Mitsubishi Corporation National Conference Supporting Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States & Eurasia

National Defense University National Science Foundation Nevada Community Foundation North Atlantic Treaty Organization Occidental Petroleum Corporation PPG Industries Inc. Pratt & Whitney Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. Raytheon Company Richard Lounsbery Foundation, Inc. Robert R. McCormick Foundation Science Applications International Corporation Smith Richardson Foundation Social Science Research Council Stuart Family Foundation Taipei Economic & Cultural Rep. Office in the U. S.+ The Third Way Foundation Thomson Reuters Tunca Management LLC U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of State The Vanguard Group Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Henry E. and Consuelo S. Wenger Foundation, Inc. Wolcott Foundation

+ Five-Year Consistent Donor

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Jeremy Iloulian (B.A. ’13) traveled to Cape Town, South Africa in Summer 2012 to intern for One Heart Source, an NGO that works on business development, HIV/ AIDS outreach, and primary education. He is photographed here at Lion’s Head mountain in Cape Town. Photo credits: Alex Agaryshev: 13, 22, 30 (bottom), 32 (bottom), 37 (bottom), 38 (top), 39, 41 (top), 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 55 (bottom), 57 William Atkins: 9, 15, 29 Courtesy of Stephen Biddle: 42, 43 Courtesy of Maddison Bruer: 7 Jessica McConnell Burt: 35, 60 Betsy Cantwell: 20 Allison Casey: 37 (top) Courtesy of Jim and Wendy Core: 11 Courtesy of Defense Intelligence Agency: 14 Evan Faber: 33 Stephen Fisher: 34

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