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Anonymous Donor Pledges $500,000 to George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Support of Brazil Initiative

July 01, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Sherrard
202-994-1423; mcs1@gwu.edu
                                                       
WASHINGTON—An anonymous donor has pledged $500,000 to support the creation of a Brazil Initiative at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. The initiative will advance understanding of Brazil by enhancing GW’s teaching and research on the country.

"The Brazil Initiative will give a tremendous boost to the Elliott School's research, teaching, student programs, and outreach on one of the world's most important countries,” said Elliott School Dean Michael E. Brown. “It will strengthen our Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program and Rising Powers Initiative, in particular, but it will also enhance the capacities and raise the profile of the Elliott School and GW as a whole. I am very grateful to our anonymous donor for helping GW to take this great step forward.”

The initiative will expand GW’s academic offerings – both at the undergraduate and graduate levels – on Brazil; support student and faculty research projects; provide financial backing for student study abroad opportunities; and fund public lectures, special seminars, colloquia and conferences that examine different aspects of Brazilian politics, economics and society.

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs and the largest school of international affairs in the United States. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world.

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