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.

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This year GW's Master's in International Policy and Practice (MIPP) decided to update the introduction to its Conflict R...
12/17/2020

This year GW's Master's in International Policy and Practice (MIPP) decided to update the introduction to its Conflict Resolution Class by focusing on new, emerging complex conflicts, such as privileged violence, violent extremism and hybrid wars. Perpetrators of these types of violence rely heavily on violence against women to achieve their political objectives and to normalize violence in social and political life. Thus, a significant focus of the class was on the drivers of violence against women and conflict resolution approaches for preventing and ending it. GEIA supported the update of the curriculum by suggesting resources. Student Sophia Bagnall conducted a gender analysis of the Houthi movement and insurgency in Yemen using a framework developed by the United Nations.

Professor Lauren Van Metre looked for ways to engage the class in policy panels and discussion sessions on GBV, including a number of events held in support of the United Nation's global advocacy campaign, Orange the World: 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence. The class wore orange and posted a screen shot on their social media accounts. One of the students, Rudi Balay, led an Instagram Live discussion in a human rights group she belongs to called Human Rights Post. The discussion focused on violence against women in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

The White House Fellows are hosting another info session tomorrow for their fellowship program. https://whff.org/?utm_so...
12/16/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: White House Fellows Informational Webinar for HBCU Alumni. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

The White House Fellows are hosting another info session tomorrow for their fellowship program.
https://whff.org/?utm_source=TEC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ProFellows&utm_content=HBCU

Register here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KNMUmPrfRwGjvHNWr71N9Q

Join us for an introduction to the White House Fellowship, featuring: Margarita H. Colmenares Director Outreach and Recruitment White House Fellows Foundation & Association White House Fellow, 1991-92 J. Nadine Gracia Executive Vice President and COO Trust for America’s Health White House Fellow, ...

With hope of a better year right around the corner, GW helps kick off new COVID-19 vaccine. Please stay safe during this...
12/15/2020
GW Hosts National Ceremonial COVID-19 Vaccine Kickoff Event

With hope of a better year right around the corner, GW helps kick off new COVID-19 vaccine. Please stay safe during this holiday season. As MIPP students and alumni, you have important work ahead of you in 2021!

https://gwtoday.gwu.edu/gw-hosts-national-ceremonial-covid-19-vaccine-kickoff-event

HHS secretary, U.S. surgeon general joined university medical leadership and the D.C. mayor to launch the nation’s vaccination efforts, witness the first GW health care workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

12/08/2020

Have you read about Brooke Pearson, MIPP ’16?
Brooke is the Staff Program Manager for Security Awareness at Uber and has had an active role in advocating for issues of race.

Brooke poses the question:

“What if this could look different?"
In the tech industry, disruption is sought as a way
to shake up the space, develop new products and
platforms and create the next big thing. Disruption
as it has happened so far in 2020, has forced tech
to a stark moment of introspection. In a year that
has seen massive social mobilization following
the murders of George Floyd and Breonna
Taylor. Brooke Pearson, MIPP ’16, has used her
platform, achievements, voice, and experience to
ask a pertinent question “What if this could look
different?” Pearson joined a social media movement
called Share the Mic in Cyber, one of many similar
initiatives that appeared in 2020. Share the Mic
enables influencers and those in positions of power
to amplify the voices of advocates and allies in discussing the racial issues that dominate the news all while showing
that representation matters. Having worked at the Department of State and Facebook before joining Uber, she
is no stranger to workplaces that struggle to fully grasp the lack of diversity in not just their workforce, but in the
products and services they provide. By offering her passion, energy, talent and platform, Pearson is talking about the
experience of being Black in America, to an audience that until recently, wasn’t listening closely enough.

Don't miss out on this awesome event with MIPP Alum Alexandria Garcia of World Central Kitchen. Please RSVP through the ...
12/02/2020
Meeting the Moment: Alexandra Garcia, ESIA MIPP '14, of World Central Kitchen 12-10-2020 - The George Washington University

Don't miss out on this awesome event with MIPP Alum Alexandria Garcia of World Central Kitchen. Please RSVP through the link below:
https://secure2.convio.net/gwu/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=117582&utm_source=Me...

GW is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in relation to our alumni and donor events. The university, the GW Alumni Association, and the Office of Alumni Relations, continue to evaluate and proactively communicate about event status on a case-by-case basis. Please continue to monitor the alumni events...

One of our very own MIPP students, Peter Oh, has written a new book: The People's Paradise: True Stories from North Kore...
11/25/2020
The People's Paradise: True Stories from North Korea, the People's Paradise on Earth

One of our very own MIPP students, Peter Oh, has written a new book: The People's Paradise: True Stories from North Korea, the People's Paradise on Earth.

Peter Oh is a North Korean defector and a reporter for Radio Free Asia. He’s also a recipient of a 2019 North Korea Freedom Scholarship from the George W. Bush Institute

The kindle version of his book is currently available on amazon now. The paperback version will be available in a couple of weeks.
Let's support Peter by sharing this link!
https://www.amazon.com/Peoples-Paradise-Stories-North-Korea-ebook/dp/B08NK77H44/ref=sr_1_1?crid=13PQ4U3ZOVDMS&dchild=1&keywords=the+people%27s+paradise&qid=1606319792&sprefix=The+People%27s+Pa%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1

The People's Paradise: True Stories from North Korea, the People's Paradise on Earth

The White House Fellows program is hosting an information session tomorrow if you are interested. Use the registration l...
11/17/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: The White House Fellowship. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

The White House Fellows program is hosting an information session tomorrow if you are interested. Use the registration link below and check out their website posted in the comments.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_02H1-ezmSOKU2cnwczKszA

The White House Fellowship is a nonpartisan program that fosters and strengthens leaders for the betterment of our communities and nation. This webinar will provide information about the Fellowship and the application process.

GW has recently started sharing it's land acknowledgement before many of our presentations and forums. If you are not fa...
11/12/2020
Native Cinema Showcase

GW has recently started sharing it's land acknowledgement before many of our presentations and forums. If you are not familiar with the land that the GW foggy-bottom campus was built upon, here is some information:

This land acknowledgement is borrowed from our friends at the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy at the George Washington University:

"The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (CIPP) acknowledges that it resides on the traditional and ancestral homelands of
the Piscataway and Anacostan peoples, who have served as
stewards of the region for generations."

The AT&T CIPP is located on The George Washington University's Foggy Bottom Campus in downtown Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia borders the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, a historic center of trade and cultural exchange between several tribal nations. For generations, the Piscataway and Anacostian Peoples have resided in this region and served as stewards of the local land and waterways. Their people continue to thrive in the region and still honor and celebrate their culture and relationship with the land.
https://nmai.brand.live/c/nativecinemashowcase

10/20/2020
AILA International Fellowship | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Check out AILA's International Fellowship Opportunity!

https://www.csis.org/programs/executive-education/current-programs/aila-international-fellowship?utm_source=CSIS+All&utm_campaign=706fdfceb9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_22_03_53_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f326fc46b6-706fdfceb9-140938537

On This Page Overview Curriculum Eligibility How to Apply Contact Details Next Course Dates April 19-23, 2021 Location CSIS Headquarters, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036 Tuition $4,500 USD Application Deadline Applications for the April 2021 Fellowship will be due November 30, 20...

MIPP Alum Spotlight:Major Kelsey L. Worley of the U.S. Army recently wrote a review of David Kilcullen’s latest book, "T...
10/13/2020
Dueling with Dragons and Sparring with Snakes: US Strategy in an Era of Varied Threats - Modern War Institute

MIPP Alum Spotlight:

Major Kelsey L. Worley of the U.S. Army recently wrote a review of David Kilcullen’s latest book, "The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West." His review has been published by the Modern War Institute at West Point.

Major Worley is a Foreign Area Officer who concentrated his studies on the regions of the Middle East and North Africa while enrolled in the MIPP program.

Program Director Dr. Matthew Levinger describes Major Worley as displaying a keen ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively by producing numerous short policy memos and essays as well as large research monographs.

You can read Major Worley's review below:

David Kilcullen, The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West (Oxford University Press, 2020) What do bicycles, Syrian refuges, synthetic opioid fentanyl, hotel acquisitions, Android phones, Djiboutian ports, fishing boats, and African coups have to do with each other? They are...

FAOA Journal of International Affairs published MIPP Alum Major Thomas Dyrenforth's article based on his leadership caps...
08/18/2020
Strengthening U.S. Strategic Influence: How to Make IMET the Most Powerful Tool in the Security Cooperation Toolkit

FAOA Journal of International Affairs published MIPP Alum Major Thomas Dyrenforth's article based on his leadership capstone project, "Strengthening U.S. Strategic Influence: How to Make IMET the Most Powerful Tool in the Security Cooperation Toolkit."

"Since time is a precious resource for all stakeholders, it is vital to create a system that is standardized and simple. The first two steps will likely require external support to accomplish. Contracted assistance from knowledge management and metrics analysis professionals could help establish baseline metrics that are scientifically rigorous and realistically measurable."

Read the full article: https://faoajournal.substack.com/p/strengthening-us-strategic-influence

By Major Thomas Dyrenforth, U.S. Army and Major Sean McMahon, U.S. Army

The Diplomat published MIPP Alum Ahmad Mohibi's latest article "With the Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes A Gia...
08/13/2020
With Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes a Giant Step Toward Peace

The Diplomat published MIPP Alum Ahmad Mohibi's latest article "With the Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes A Giant Step Towards Peace."

"Now, Afghanistan’s future looks promising because its political community, members of civil society organizations, members of the press, and citizens are all eager to start the intra-Afghan talks. Nearly two decades of war with the Taliban have left nothing but scars, sorrow, destruction, and devastation. The world has come to understand that peace talks, a political settlement, and negotiations are the best-applied approach in the case of Afghanistan."

Read the full article: https://thediplomat.com/2020/08/with-final-prisoner-release-afghanistan-takes-a-giant-step-toward-peace/

At long last, the Afghan government and the Taliban are ready to start their long-delayed peace talks.

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...

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