Esther Brimmer, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro visiting professor of international affairs, discusses global governance in advance of the 2014 World Economic Forum.
Web Video Initiative
The Elliott School's Web Video Initiative capitalizes on our robust events program that brings hundreds of scholars, policymakers, diplomats, journalists, and other world leaders to the GW campus each year. Our goal is to share our extraordinary on-campus resources with the broader community to advance understanding of important international issues.
General William L. Shelton, Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
Associate Dean Douglas B. Shaw analyzes the implications of the Iran nuclear deal for the global nuclear nonproliferation regime.
Experts discuss the grand strategic landscape for the United States in the Persian Gulf region. The role of oil and the impact of recent progress with Iran are featured topics.
Eugene Gholz, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin
Kenneth Vincent, George Washington University
Salim Yaqub, University of California-Santa Barbara
Thomas Lippman, Middle East Institute
Joshua Rovner, Southern Methodist University
The U.S. strategic objective of protecting Persian Gulf oil has generated little controversy since the Gulf became a focus of U.S. military deployments over three decades ago. This may seem unsurprising given the widely-appreciated importance of oil to the global economy. Nevertheless, quite dramatic changes have occurred in the regional balance of power, the nature of security threats, and the global oil market since the U.S. made its commitment-raising the possibility that the U.S. role should be revisited. This conference examines two critical questions for U.S.
Policymakers and netizens alike make broad claims about the effects of the internet upon economic growth, business, democracy, governance, and human rights. In recent years, economists have made significant progress in estimating the impact of the internet on areas such as economic growth, trade, fiscal policy, and education. With this conference, we hope to encourage greater understanding of metrics to assess our new digital age.