Institute for Global and International Studies

Western Hemisphere Working Group

The Western Hemisphere Working Group is a multidisciplinary working group centered within the Elliott School's Institute for Global and International Studies that seeks to build a community of scholars, practitioners, and students who share interests in and expertise on important aspects of contemporary policy questions related to the Western Hemisphere, defined as stretching from the polar region in the north to the polar region in the south.

Activities: The Western Hemisphere Working Group will organize an occasional internal lunch seminar during which a member presents his/her current work; develop one or more public events each academic year; and commit to furthering attention to critical policy issues related to the Western Hemisphere in the Elliott School, across GW, and with the public.

Topics include: effectiveness of foreign aid for development; linkages between global and local politics and development; livelihoods, and poverty alleviation; gender, human rights, and social justice; peace and violence; migration, population change, urbanization, and the environment; health; indigenous political movements; cultural heritage, intellectual property rights, and tourism.

Group members 2012-2013
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