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Federal Government Relations

From a prime vantage point at the heart of the nation’s capital, the George Washington University plays an active role in influencing, informing and actively observing the federal government.

Our expert faculty members—including many former and current senior government officials—work closely with federal agencies, testify at congressional hearings and convene dynamic discussions among both government and university leaders to advance groundbreaking policies and programs.

From special events on campus to brownbag luncheons on Capitol Hill, our federal outreach sustains strong relationships between federal government officials and GW’s alumni, students and faculty. GW also looks for ways to collaborate with the federal government on important research priorities. And it seeks to inform decision makers about policies that will give our students and faculty the best opportunities to learn.

Contact the Office of Government and Community Relations

2121 Eye St, NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20052
Office: (202) 994-9132
Fax: (202) 994-3622

Renee McPhatter
Assistant Vice President

Dr. Bernard Demczuk
Assistant Vice President for District Relations

Askia Suruma
Director of Federal and International Relations

David Baker
Director of Virginia Relations

Britany Waddell
Director of Community Relations

Richard Livingstone
Assistant Director of Community Relations

Iana Clarence
Administrative Assistant