GW Worldwide Community
Issue 1 - July 2010
Inside This Issue
  1. GWSB Residency Program
  2. 2010 Events Highlight
  3. Upcoming Events
  4. International Giving
  5. GW News
  6. GW in Multimedia
Alumni Benefits
Fact Sheets
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Taylor Bodrie StilliDear GW International Community,

On behalf of the office of international alumni relations I am happy to present the inaugural edition of the GW Worldwide Community newsletter. This newsletter is part of our commitment to supporting a lifelong worldwide community as well as to bring to you, in a concise and informative manner, updates from campus as well as information about fellow members of the GW community. The GW Worldwide Community newsletter is published online three times a year (summer, fall and winter) and is sent to the GW international community. It features articles on international news, programs, and events from campus and around the world! If you would like to keep receiving this newsletter and other information for international alumni, please make sure that you keep your contact information up-to-date.

My colleague Rani Kim and I would greatly appreciate your assistance in reaching out to other members of the GW international community by forwarding them this newsletter! Your support in our endeavor to continue to grow our international programming and outreach is critical to moving our engagement of GW’s international community forward.

Finally, we would love to hear from you! If you have any ideas for future news items, please email:

Best regards,

(Ms.) Taylor Bodrie Stilli, GWSB MBA'10, ESIA MA'10
International Alumni Relations
The George Washington University
Alumni House @ 1918 F Street, NW
Washington, DC  20052
Phone: (202) 994-5627
Fax:     (202) 994-8060

GW School of Business Residency Program

In mid-May, 106 students in the Global MBA program traveled to India, Mexico, South Korea, Serbia, and Sweden to complete consulting projects for organizations abroad through the GWSB Residency Program.

» Read the complete story by Bryan Andriano, Senior Associate Director, Graduate International Education and Programs.

» Read teaching assistant Park, Sung Ha’s story about her experience with the program.

2010 Events Highlight

June 30, Rio de Janeiro
International Business Post Crisis: Prospects for Latin America

The GW office of International Alumni Relations hosted its first International Alumni Program in Latin America on June 30, 2010. This event was graciously sponsored by Trustee Emeritus and Elliott School of International Affairs International Council member José Brito.

The successful event was open to alumni, parents and friends who live in Miami, the Caribbean and Latin America.

» Read the complete story here.

» Visit our Photo Gallery from this event.

July-August, International Cities
GW Summer Send-Offs

Summer Send-Offs, graciously hosted in July and August by alumni across the world, gave new students and their families a chance to get to know members of our diverse and vibrant community before students depart for campus in the fall. This year, the international Send-Offs were held in Beijing, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, and Shanghai.

» Read the story by Nathan Holdstein (Elliott School BA '07) to learn about the GW Summer Send-Off in Beijing.

» Click here to view more photos of the GW Send-offs in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, and Shanghai.

January - June, International Cities
Other International Events

Check out recaps and photos from recent international alumni events in the following cities:


Buenos Aires
Tel Aviv

» Click here to view more photos of international alumni events

Upcoming Events


Washington, D.C.

GW Global Forum
October 28-29, New York City

GW's 2nd Annual Global Forum is coming to the Big Apple! Join us for discussions on matters of global importance, a premier reception, and exceptional entertainment. Please visit our website to get the most updated news about GW Global Forum 2010.

International Giving

Philanthropist Alice T.H.W. Chiu at GW

Philanthropist Alice T.H.W. Chiu visited from Hong Kong to tour Dr. Peter Hotez's laboratories, where groundbreaking vaccine research is done, and to rededicate the Sheen Hok Gate at the George Washington Medical Center, a naming made possible by her generous support of the Medical Center. Mrs. Chiu was also a keynote speaker at GW's Women in Philanthropy Forum 2010.

» Please click here to view larger photos and captions.

Online Giving Now Accepted Worldwide

The George Washington University's online giving site accepts international donations. Please visit: to support the university. You may direct your gift to a school or the President's Fund for Excellence, or contribute towards a "Power & Promise" scholarship fund. If you have questions, we are happy to provide more information confidentially. Please contact Ms. Nicole Eliopoulos at or tel.: +1.202.994.9442, fax: +1.202.994.1890

GW News

Notable Appointments

New Provost
Steven Lerman is announced as the new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

New Dean of GW School of Business
Global leader Doug Guthrie has been appointed as the new dean of GWSB.

New Dean of Graduate School of Education and Human Development
National Research Council leader and education policy expert Michael J. Feuer joins GW on September 1.

New Dean of School of Public Health and Health Services
Pediatrician and Epidemiologist Dr. Lynn R. Goldman will set a vision for the school and help enhance undergraduate and graduate educational and research programs.

Globally Renowned Scholar
Michael N. Barnett will serve as University professor of international affairs and political science.

International Human Rights Leader to GW
Judge Buergenthal is returning to GW Law School.


Elliott School Receives $2 Million Grant
GW's Elliott School of International Affairs secures major foundation support for new international relations research initiatives.

GW-Center for International Business Education and Research Awarded $1.5 Million Grant
A four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education supports the Business School's Center for International Business Education and Research.

Educator of the Year
GW was named "Educator of the Year" by the World Affairs Council- Washington, D.C.  

GW Around the World

President of the Dominican Republic at GW
President Leonel Fernandez speaks about the global economic crisis and its impact on Latin America at GW.

A Moroccan Commencement
President Knapp speaks to Al Akhawayn University’s class of 2010.

Minerva Program
The GW School of Business's Minerva Program will have three Mexican participants for the first time in its 16 year history. For more information on this program, please contact Rafael L. Marin at:

International Film Directors at GW
International Emerging Filmmakers Fellowship to bring 20 directors to SMPA.

Fugitive to Freshman
A student talks about his experience escaping the Taliban and surviving a Pakistani refugee camp to study at GW.

» Please visit GW Today, GW's official online news source, for more GW news from around the world.

Explore the GW Community in Multimedia

First Lady Michelle Obama at GW
First Lady Michelle Obama urges GW's class of 2010 to stay engaged in their communities and the world in her commencement address on the National Mall.

GW International Video
GW international students share their visions of making a difference in their global community.

TEDx Potomac at GW
On Thursday, May 20, TEDxPotomac brought together more than 400 people at the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre on The George Washington University's Foggy Bottom campus. To see the GW video from TEDx Potomac, click the link above.
More information about TEDxPotomac »

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