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ESIA Alumna Shares Experiences from the Negotiating Table

ESIA Alumna Shares Experiences from the Negotiating Table

Winter in Moscow is relentlessly cold, as Wendy Cutler, ESIA BA ’79, learned when she spent her GW semester abroad in the capital of what was then the Soviet Union. Her time in Moscow also coincided with the Cold War. “It was a “rough semester, frankly,” Wendy says, with a hint of a smile. But

John P. Richardson, ESIA MA ’64, has traveled the world – and come back home to tell a D.C. story

In 1960, fresh out of college, John boarded a prop plane bound for Hawaii. There, he taught at the Punahou School on Oahu, where Barack Obama would one day earn his high school degree. The mix of cultures in the Hawaiian archipelago appealed to John, and a career that included two decades as a CIA operative

How I Got the Job: GW Alumnus Returned for New Opportunities

Floyd Jones graduated from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in 2015 in a position many seniors would envy. He had a full-time job secured at the nonprofit organization where he had already been working part-time—a job he’d found through GWork. So a year later, when he felt the need for new

GW Alumnus Endows Stained-glass University Crest

  The University Club of Denver is known throughout Colorado for its collection of stained-glass university crest windows. Thanks to William Mutch, GWSB MPA ’96, GW’s insignia is now part of the tradition. A member of the club since 1999, Mutch says that as more university crests were added over the years, he realized the

Colonials in National Races

ell Democratic Sen.-elect Tammy Duckworth, M.A. ’92, unseated Republican Mark Kirk to earn a seat in the U.S. Senate. Tuesday marked an important day for GW alumni who won their respective Congressional races across the country. Five George Washington University alumni have been newly-elected or re-elected to seats in Congress following Tuesday’s general election. Rep.

GSPM Alumni Talk Working on Capitol Hill, Tips for Job Seekers

Graduate School of Political Management alumni said the key for students to make it on Capitol Hill is careful job research, networking and a positive attitude. As current and former House of Representatives chiefs of staff, these four alumni have seen hundreds of well-educated internship candidates and entry-level job seekers make common mistakes. “You would

SMPA Alumna Pushes Journalistic Boundaries

Hard work, diverse academic training, and a solid support system from her alma mater has pushed Jayne Orenstein SMPA ’11 to deliver Emmy Award-winning videojournalism for the Washington Post. In particular it was her digital media work on professional ballerina Misty Copeland  and her work on First and 17, a 13-episode mini-series that follows top

A Gathering of Colonials: Public Discourse on the Presidential Election

Hear ye! Hear ye! On Wednesday, March 9, Boston area alumni convened at the Lenox Hotel to enjoy a rousing discourse about the state of the 2016 Presidential campaign. Moderated by WGBH News Director Kate McCarthy Zachry, ESIA BA ’01, attendees were treated to a lively discussion between Professor Emily Thorson, professor of political science

Dana Bash, BA ’93, Promoted to CNN Chief Political Correspondent

Longtime CNN correspondent Dana Bash, CCAS/SMPA BA ’93, has a new role at the cable news channel. The George Washington University graduate was promoted to chief political correspondent on Monday. Dana will serve as CNN’s lead correspondent covering the Republican primary and Capitol Hill. She also will participate in the questioning of candidates at the Sept.

Do We Know Each Other?

The news segment ends, and the host has a question for her guest analysts: Is it possible they know each other? Tony Sayegh and Sally Kohn laugh. They get this a lot, and for good reason. They have a rapport on the air—a mixture of affection and banter—and have appeared on TV together before, Tony as

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