Institute for Global and International Studies

Welcome to the Institute for Global and International Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs. This website will keep you up to date on what is happening at the Institute and affiliated faculty, staff, and student activities that relate to the Institute's mission.


2015-2016 Manatt Fellowship Awardees

We are pleased to announce that the 2015-2016 Manatt Fellowship has been awarded to two M.A. students in the Elliott School, both of whom have demonstrated longstanding commitment to global gender issues and gender equality through their academic record, internships, and research.

Kate Kojinsk: Ms. Kojinski is an M.A. candidate in the International Affairs Program with concentrations in Global Gender Policy and International Security Studies.

Nanda Ruiz: Ms. Ruiz is an M.A. candidate in the International Development Studies Program with a concentration in Gender and Development.

The Michele Manatt Endowed Fellowship is available for second year Elliott School graduate students. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to gender-based challenges and opportunities in developing countries through coursework, research, internships, and career aspirations. This award amount varies from year-to-year.

Kudos to Martha Finnemore!

Political scientist and IGIS affiliate Martha Finnemore authored or co-authored several recent articles: "Getting a Seat at the Table: The Origins of Universal Participation and Modern Multilateral Conferences" (Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations), "Dynamics of Global Governance: Building on What We Know " (International Studies Quarterly), and "Hypocrisy Hype: Can Washington Still Walk and Talk Differently?" (Foreign Affairs).

Kudos to Dr. Lauren Carruth!

Lauren Carruth, medical anthropologist and specialist on the Horn of Africa and humanitarian medical aid, has accepted a tenure-track position at the School of International Service at American University. She will be an assistant professor of global health, international studies, and anthropology, starting in fall 2015.  Dr. Carruth’s PhD is from the University of Arizona, and her dissertation won a prize from the Society for Medical Anthropology. She was a post-doctoral teaching fellow in IGIS and the Anthropology Department for two years. She taught a graduate seminar on anthropology and global health, an undergraduate class on the cultures of Africa, and an undergraduate class on culture, illness, and healing. Congratulations, Lauren!

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