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The Elliott School's Institute for African Studies provides a structural hub for students, faculty, and researchers who share an interest in African studies.

Faculty Affiliates

Nemata Blyden Associate Professor of History & International Affairs
Naomi Cahn Harold H. Greene Professor of Law
Jennifer Brinkerhoff Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Special Initiatives; Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
Yvonne Captain-Hidalgo Associate Professor of Latin American Film and Literature & International Affairs
Reid Click Director of the GW Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER); Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs
James Foster Professor of Economics & International Affairs
Richard Grinker Director of the Institute for African Studies; Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs & Human Sciences
Remi Jedwab Assistant Professor of Economics & International Affairs
Eric Kramon Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Affairs
Steve Livingston Professor of Media & Public Affairs & International Affairs
Steve Lubkemann Associate Professor of Anthropology & International Affairs
Melani McAlister Associate Professor of American Studies, International Affairs & Media & Public Affairs
David Rain Associate Professor of Geography & International Affairs
Amb. David Shinn Former Ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia; Adjunct Professor of International Affairs
Stephen Smith Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP); Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Aisling Swaine Associate Professor of Practice and International Affairs
Paul Williams Director Security Policy Studies MA; Associate Professor of International Affairs
Hannah Messerli Chair of GW’s International Institute for Tourism Studies; Research Professor of Tourism Policy