Owing to the ongoing public health crisis occasioned by the Coronavirus, all ISCS workshops and events for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester have been cancelled.



Trio of ISCS Fellows Awarded Smith Richardson Fellowships

Trio of ISCS Fellows Awarded Smith Richardson Fellowships

Three ISCS fellows and current GW Ph.D. candidates in Political Science–Danielle Gilbert, Kendrick Kuo, and Shahryar Pasandideh–have been awarded World Politics and Statecraft Fellowships from the Smith Richardson Foundation for the 2020-21 academic year....

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ISCS Fellow Accepts Pre-doctoral Fellowship at Texas A&M

ISCS Fellow Accepts Pre-doctoral Fellowship at Texas A&M

Kendrick Kuo, an ISCS Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at GW, has accepted a Pre-doctoral fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year at the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy in the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University....

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ISCS Director Wins 2020 Harry Harding Teaching Prize

ISCS Director Wins 2020 Harry Harding Teaching Prize

Alexander Downes, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, is this year’s winner of the Elliott School’s Harry Harding Teaching Prize. This award is given to a...

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About ISCS

The Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) is an energetic academic community dedicated to furthering the study of international security. Through a variety of programs and research initiatives we aim to advance scholarly research on international conflict and strengthen the field of security studies through graduate education; improve public understanding of key international security issues; and inform policy debates related to U.S. national security.

Upcoming Events

ISCS Security Policy Workshop Series Spring 2020

Jan. 27 – Caroline Hartzell, Gettysburg College

Title: Citizens’ Perceptions of Peace Agreement Fairness: A Micro-level Perspective on War-ending Bargains

Feb. 10 – Melissa Willard-Foster, University of Vermont

Title: Does Instability Help or Hinder Coercion? Re-Evaluating Libya’s Reconciliation with the West

Feb. 24 – Hein Goemans, University of Rochester

Title: Maps to Die For?

Mar. 9 – Steven Ward, Cornell University

Title: Broken Escalator: Tripwires and U.S. Public Support for War

Mar. 30 – Anoop Sarbahi, University of Minnesota CANCELLED

Apr. 13 – Barbara Elias, Bowdoin College CANCELLED

Apr. 27 – Jessica Weeks, University of Wisconsin CANCELLED


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Email: iscs@gwu.edu

Phone: (202) 994-7158

1957 E Street NW Suite 605

Washington, D.C. 20052

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