2020 Elliott School Celebration

On Friday May 15, 2020, the Elliott School of International Affairs celebrated the Class of 2020 with two livestreamed ceremonies, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. Featured speakers included Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Dean Reuben Brigety, Dr. Alexander B. Downes, Sarah Nugent, MA '20, and Rilind Abazi, BA '20. GW's university-wide Commencement also featured remarks from scholars and students, and video messages from the graduates themselves.

 Watch the Ceremony

Undergraduate Celebration


Graduate Celebration



Celebration Program

The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs 2020 Graduation Celebration Book



Our Award Winners

The Distinguished Scholar Award, McKenzie Swain, B.A. International Affairs 

The Charles Sitter Award, Dominica Dul, B.A. International Affairs

The Wilbur J. Carr Memorial Award, Taylor Amos, M.A. International Development 

The Wilbur J. Carr Memorial Award, Anya Raadam, B.A. International Affairs

The John Henry Cowles Prize, Margaret Meiman, B.A. International Affairs and Economics

The Norman H. Friend Prize, Rilind Abazi, B.A. International Affairs

The Norman H. Friend Prize, Morgan Johnson, B.A. International Affairs

The Walter Roberts Award for Public Diplomacy Studies, Chaniqua D. Nelson, M.A. Global Communication

The Edward “Skip” Gnehm Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Prize, Sarah Nugent, M.A. International Affairs

The Elliott School Graduate Student Prize, François Reyes, M.A. Security Policy Studies