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

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

University Honors Alumni All-Star Volunteers

Five George Washington University alumni received the Alumni Outstanding Service Award on Thursday for their volunteer efforts in support of the university. View photos from the event in the Flickr gallery. “These awards are really significant as they recognize a critically important value in our university culture, which goes back to the founding vision of

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

Mishti Sivaramakrishnan, ESIA ’16, follows her ambitions around the world

For Sharmishta (Mishti) Sivaramakrishnan, ESIA BA ’16, all roads seemed to lead to a career in international affairs with an important stop at GW’s Elliott School along the way. Her journey began when she was in fourth grade in Muscat, Oman, and first heard the word “diplomacy.” Years later, as a high-school student in Singapore,

Shanyn Ronis, ESIA BA ’09 included on ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’

    Some people take a while to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Not Shanyn Ronis, ESIA BA ’09. Within a few short years after graduating, she founded The Education Global Access Program (E-Gap), a global nonprofit that trains teachers in conflict zones and areas of extreme poverty. To

Elliott School Alumna Reveals the Narrative of American Muslims

An unexpected turn led Hena Khan (M.A.’97) from her career as international development consultant to successful children’s author. Khan says she recognized the work she enjoyed the most had a strong writing component, but never dreamed of becoming a published author. “I always gravitated towards the communications projects — annual reports, briefings. I liked the

Worldwide Celebrations of George Washington’s Birthday

There’s nothing GW alumni love more than celebrating their namesake’s birthday. Every year, thousands of Colonials around the world get together to party like it’s 1732 (the year George Washington was born) and raise a glass to their alma mater. This year, George’s 285th birthday was feted by more than 1,500 graduates in 38 cities

Colonial Love Q & A: Charles & Anita

Thanks to Anita Singh, CCAS BA ’09, and Charles Cain, ESIA BA ’09, for sharing their story! Where did you meet on campus? Charles and I met on the first day of our freshmen year in Monroe Hall in Spanish class. Charles even remembered that our professor’s name was Professor Castillo-Lao! What were your first impressions

Colonial Love Q & A: Rodolfo & Julia

Thanks to Rodolfo De La Cruz, ESIA MA ’14, and Julia De La Cruz, ESIA MA ’15,  for sharing their story! Where did you meet on campus? We met outside the Elliott School building after an econ refresher course, just before the semester started. We slowly got to know each other after that. What were your first

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