MIPP Program - Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU

MIPP Program - Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU MIPP is an advanced professional degree for mid-career practitioners combining rigorous academic training with the development of career-enhancing skills.
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The Elliott School’s Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) is an advanced professional degree for mid-career practitioners. Combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills, the program prepares students for leadership roles in international public policy. The MIPP program includes foundation courses in international policy and economics along with a self-designed specialization tailored to each student’s individual professional interests. Students develop analytical and leadership skills to formulate and implement international public policy, along with the ability to negotiate and collaborate effectively in cross-cultural settings.

Small Wars Journal published MIPP Alum Tom Dyrenforth's article, "Building Enduring Partnerships in Africa: How the IMET...
08/11/2020
Building Enduring Partnerships in Africa: How the IMET Program Helps the United States Counter China in Africa | Small Wars Journal

Small Wars Journal published MIPP Alum Tom Dyrenforth's article, "Building Enduring Partnerships in Africa: How the IMET Program Helps the United States Counter China in Africa" which builds upon his research from the MIPP Leadership Practicum course. Congratulations Tom!

Read the article here: https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/building-enduring-partnerships-africa-how-imet-program-helps-united-states-counter-china

By increasing IMET opportunities for sub-Saharan African partners, the U.S. can counter Chinese influence by building interoperability with African militaries, strengthening strategic relationships, developing English language capacities, and promoting American values—all directly supporting U.S. ...

MIPP Alum Spotlight: The Defense Post published MIPP Alum David Carl's op-ed on security start ups! "If the US hopes to ...
08/05/2020
Security Startups: Rethinking Security Sector Reform in the Sahel

MIPP Alum Spotlight:
The Defense Post published MIPP Alum David Carl's op-ed on security start ups!

"If the US hopes to win the contest over influence and overmatch its competitors on foreign soil, it must present its aspiring partners, or customers, with a new capability that can strengthen relations and create lasting stability."

Continue Reading:
https://www.thedefensepost.com/2020/08/04/security-startups-sahel/

The post-pandemic world, with states and institutions on edge, will require a new approach to security cooperation, especially in the Sahel.

The Tampa Bay Times published MIPP Director Matt Levinger's op-ed, "Why Donald Trump fears nonviolence" "In a study of 3...
08/03/2020
Why Donald Trump fears nonviolence | Column

The Tampa Bay Times published MIPP Director Matt Levinger's op-ed, "Why Donald Trump fears nonviolence"

"In a study of 323 protest movements around the world, Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan found that nonviolent civil resistance movements are more than twice as likely as violent ones to achieve their political objectives."

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2020/07/30/why-donald-trump-fears-nonviolence-column/

A historian of authoritarian movements who once lived and taught in Portland is deeply troubled by the violence of federal forces there.

MIPP courses are designed so that mid-career professionals graduate with the skills they need to succeed as internationa...
07/16/2020
International Policy and Practice

MIPP courses are designed so that mid-career professionals graduate with the skills they need to succeed as international policy professionals.

Not only do MIPP core courses prepare you with hard and soft skills- as an MIPP student, you'll have the opportunity to customize a specialization that fits your career aspirations. Some MIPP students choose specializations in Development Policy, National Security, and U.S. Foreign Policy.

Learn more about how the MIPP degree can be a bridge to the next phase in your career: https://elliott.gwu.edu/international-policy-and-practice

Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, Executive Director, Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) talks abo...
07/09/2020
3 Skills Every International Affairs Manager Needs to Know

Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, Executive Director, Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) talks about the top 3 skills for international affairs professionals.

The MIPP degree program is strategically designed to cultivate and refine skills in these top 3 competencies. With an MIPP degree, mid-career professionals will receive a top tier education that prepares you for a future in international policy leadership.

Carmen Iezzi Mezzera spent more than twenty years managing programs worldwide and currently serves as the Executive Director of the

More than half of Elliott School faculty served in government or international organizations, and as a student, you will...
07/07/2020

More than half of Elliott School faculty served in government or international organizations, and as a student, you will benefit from their real-world experience.
Their connections give you access to practitioners and policymakers shaping the international stage right now.

Learn more about our distinguished faculty, their achievements, and the many ways they work to benefit our students' careers:
https://elliott.gwu.edu/international-policy-and-practice

Opportunity Alert!!The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is hiring for A Program Analyst (GS-11).M...
07/02/2020
Management and Program Analyst

Opportunity Alert!!

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is hiring for A Program Analyst (GS-11).
More about the opportunity: Joining CISA means being part of the team focused on securing the Nation's physical and cyber infrastructure against threats to public health and safety, economy, and national security. Within CISA, the Infrastructure Security Division focuses on protecting critical infrastructure from all hazards by managing risk and enhancing resilience through collaboration with the critical infrastructure community, which includes private sector owners, operators, and employees; State, local, tribal, and territorial officials; and other Federal agencies.

Learn more: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/571649600

Who May Be Considered: U.S. Citizens Status Candidates View c...

One of the clearest needs and challenges to surface in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is how to gather and communica...
06/30/2020

One of the clearest needs and challenges to surface in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is how to gather and communicate reliable intelligence and information. Even as containment and relief efforts are still being developed and deployed in our current crisis, there is a critical need to take steps for combatting the next global health crisis.

What can we do now to prepare?

Check out Professor Rollie Lal's latest interview on the ESIA blog! Professor Lal teaches Transnational Security, Foreign Policy, and International Political Economy at the Elliott School. Learn more about MIPP courses: https://elliott.gwu.edu/international-policy-and-practice

Elliott Event Spotlight! Join the Institute for Korean Studies for a virtual session: A New Frontier of Cooperation: The...
06/23/2020

Elliott Event Spotlight!

Join the Institute for Korean Studies for a virtual session: A New Frontier of Cooperation: The Fight Against COVID-19

Event Description: The United States and South Korea, allies since the Korean War, are in the fight against the newly emerged foe of COVID-19 together. They are sharing information on containing the coronavirus and cooperating on procuring COVID test kits. In a historic reversal of role, South Korea, the recipient of the U.S. aid during the Korean War, also donated protective masks to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in honor of its 70th anniversary. Moving forward to the next stages of reopening, Seoul and Washington could continue exploring the new frontier of cooperation in the public health sector. Please join GW Institute for Korean Studies and Jeju Peace Institute for an online discussion by both South Korean and American journalists on the areas where the two allies could cooperate in the coronavirus era.

Date & Time: Friday, June 26, 9:00 - 10:20 AM

Register: https://elliott.gwu.edu/event-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D145511515

Check out the latest Elliot Expert blog post on Coronavirus and its impact on policy and international trade.GWU profess...
06/18/2020
Coronavirus and International Trade: How Policies Affected Medical Supplies

Check out the latest Elliot Expert blog post on Coronavirus and its impact on policy and international trade.

GWU professors help train the international policy leaders of tomorrow to meet international crises and the issues that impact health, security, development, and the environment. If you’re interested in getting equipped to become a policy leader, explore the Master of International Policy and Practice: https://elliott.gwu.edu/international-policy-and-practice

https://esiagrad.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/coronavirus-and-international-trade-how-policies-affected-medical-supplies/

An interview with Susan Aaronson from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. As countries and medical workers around the globe have experienced difficulties in se…

06/16/2020

TOMORROW! The Elliott School's LEAP Initiative will host a webinar "Leadership in Our Time: Sixty Minutes"

Topics on the agenda: Systemic police misconduct, a post COVID-19 world in the fight against pandemics, global warming, the efforts to stop the backsliding of democracies and the challenge of an ever more assertive China.

Featured Speakers: Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security under George W. Bush and former Hungarian Ambassador to the United States and NATO, András Simonyi.

Date & Time: Wednesday, 1:15 - 2:15pm

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1057011512515766027

Elliott Event Spotlight!Fostering Social Cohesion in Diverse Societies: A Conversation with the OSCE High Commissioner o...
06/10/2020

Elliott Event Spotlight!

Fostering Social Cohesion in Diverse Societies: A Conversation with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

The Elliott School of International Affairs and its Leadership, Ethics, and Practice (LEAP) Initiative invite you to join a conversation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM), Ambassador Lamberto Zannier. In a moderated discussion with Elliott School professor and LEAP Director Chris Kojm, Ambassador Zannier will speak about the importance of social cohesion in building strong, stable, peaceful societies from the perspective of his conflict-prevention mandate, and the OSCE's comprehensive approach to security.

Date & Time: June 11th 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Register by TODAY at 4 PM to secure your spot: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Skg8mO8ABlUz3Bs2ZRQ3aLV_ZrIHagzlIV_ydxHOe4w/viewform?edit_requested=true

A word from a recent MIPP graduate, Holly Cookson! "The path was never straight and I took a few detours even before get...
06/09/2020

A word from a recent MIPP graduate, Holly Cookson!

"The path was never straight and I took a few detours even before getting to the starting line but it has been a remarkable journey. My time at GW exceeded all my expectations with outstanding professors and classmates. My focus was on Stabilization, International Development and several gender courses on War & Peace, Violent Extremism, and Global Policies. The highlight of my school experience was attending Oxford University diving into International Human Rights Law. All of these combined rolls fit nicely into my job as I focus on civilian-military relations, Interagency and Whole of Government approaches as the U.S. European Command’s Military Advisor at USAID. It was interesting to view Syria and other conflicts from the many lenses that expert practitioners at USAID do every day– stability, conflict mitigation, violent extremism, gender, and development. Between school and USAID, I feel that I have picked up another “language” and even more acronyms added to my brain. My class choices were inspired by my military experiences and GW’s MIPP program helped me cross the bridge into the civilian side.

Thank you all for your inspiration and support along the way!

GW's #RaiseHigh is almost as good as another motto close to my heart, Aim High. The Air Force has been a driving force in my life and my inspiration for this path after my first delivery of humanitarian aid many years ago. Here is to what's next! #gw #MIPP #GenderEquality

Congratulations, Holly!

MIPP students learn strategic design theory in action with real-time, guided application. Bring your ideas and hard-won ...
06/04/2020
International Policy and Practice

MIPP students learn strategic design theory in action with real-time, guided application. Bring your ideas and hard-won experience to the table as you explore these issues with faculty and your cohort peers. The combined expertise and collaboration with other seasoned practitioners is one of the extraordinary benefits of the MIPP degree's curricular design.
Learn more about the MIPP program: https://elliott.gwu.edu/international-policy-and-practice

As a MIPP student, you will learn strategic design theory in action with real-time, guided application. Bring your ideas...
06/04/2020
International Policy and Practice

As a MIPP student, you will learn strategic design theory in action with real-time, guided application. Bring your ideas and hard-won experience to the table as you explore these issues with faculty and your cohort peers. The combined expertise and collaboration with other seasoned practitioners is one of the extraordinary benefits of the MIPP degree's curricular design.
Learn more about the MIPP program: https://elliott.gwu.edu/international-policy-and-practice

06/02/2020

A letter to the Elliott School from Dean Feldman:

“Dear Elliott School Community,

We share in the sadness, frustration, and anger caused by the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade. We acknowledge the pain and stress that our Black community is experiencing as these names are now added to the list of countless lives ended far too early. We will not be silent. We will call out these egregious acts by their name: racism. The Elliott School condemns racism and discrimination and remains committed to fostering an inclusive community. Our school’s mission is focused on advancing the understanding of global issues. We cannot turn a blind eye to what is happening within our country, its impact on our community members, or its connection to the human rights issues we seek to better understand each day.

The Elliott School’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will hold space on Friday, June 5 at 1:00 pm ET for our community to process these recent tragedies. We are committed to providing resources and facilitating dialogue centered on racism, discrimination, and community support. To ensure we meet the needs of our community, please utilize this survey to provide topics of interest for virtual resources and programs. Further, if you would like to learn more about ways you can actively support diversity, equity, and inclusion within Elliott, please contact us at [email protected]. The Office for Diversity Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) and university partners will begin hosting events next week for the GW community to come together to process, work on healing, learn from one another, and move towards action.

To our Black students, faculty, staff, and alumni, we echo our colleagues in the ODECE and affirm that you matter, you are more than enough, and you are not alone! Assistant Dean Jonathan Walker will be hosting an additional virtual gathering space for Elliott’s Black community on Wednesday, June 3 at 5:00 pm ET. If you are unable to attend, know that you can reach out directly by emailing [email protected].

Our institutional resources are also still available virtually to our community, including: Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC), Counseling and Psychological Services, Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE), Advocacy & Support, Student Affairs, Human Resources, and Faculty Affairs.

As June marks the beginning of PRIDE month nationally, it is most salient to remember and uplift the contributions of Black and Brown trans leaders who served as incredible catalysts for LGBTQ political activism through the Stonewall Riots this time in 1969. While PRIDE will show up differently this year, we will celebrate our LGBTQ community through virtual opportunities later this month.

During these challenging times, let’s continue to check on each other, be gentle, and most importantly, take good care of ourselves.

For more information and additional institutional resources please visit: https://elliott.gwu.edu/diversity-and-inclusion

Elliott School of International Affairs, Office of Graduate Admissions
05/21/2020

Elliott School of International Affairs, Office of Graduate Admissions

COVID-19 has created uncertainty, let’s be certain you can start your degree from wherever you are. Introducing the Elliott School of International Affairs' Flex-Start for Fall 2020, allowing students to take courses online and come to campus spring 2021. Check go.gwu.edu/flex for details.

MIPP hosted a 2020 Virtual Happy Hour to celebrate our 2020 graduates! We are so proud of each of you and look forward t...
05/19/2020

MIPP hosted a 2020 Virtual Happy Hour to celebrate our 2020 graduates! We are so proud of each of you and look forward to seeing how much you accomplish!

The Miami Herald quoted MIPP Professor of Bottom Up Development Bob Maguire in an article about Cuba’s pandemic relief e...
05/15/2020
Despite U.S. warnings, Cuba’s medical diplomacy triumphs in the Caribbean during pandemic

The Miami Herald quoted MIPP Professor of Bottom Up Development Bob Maguire in an article about Cuba’s pandemic relief efforts in the Caribbean.

Read the full article: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article241745281.html

Racing to prevent the collapse of their healthcare systems overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, vulnerable Caribbean nations last month turned to a neighboring country in a desperate plea for help.

05/13/2020
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"Our program is designed to provide our students with the skills, the knowledge, and the access to resources at GWU and Washington, D.C. that enable our students to transform their careers and to transform the world." - Matt Levinger, PhD, MIPP Director

Learn more about MIPP and how to apply: https://elliott.gwu.edu/international-policy-and-practice

Join the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies on Monday for a panel discussion: Political Stability and...
05/07/2020

Join the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies on Monday for a panel discussion: Political Stability and Human Security in Tajikistan in Time of COVID-19.

Conflicting reports from Tajikistan create confusion about the situation related to COVID-19 in the country. While much of the world is practicing social distancing, Tajikistan's soccer season is under way and thousands turned out to celebrate Navruz, the Persian new year in late March. As Tajikistan's neighbors limit border access to slow down virus transmission, the country's economic and food security are threatened. This panel will explore the effects and outlook of the pandemic on the political, economic, human, and food security in Tajikistan as it heads towards a presidential election later this year.

Register: https://elliott.gwu.edu/event-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D144430896

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