GW’s Graduate School of Political Management and Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security Forge Global Education Partnership

August 30, 2018

Grad school of national security becomes primary sponsor of GW political graduate-student study abroad programs

WASHINGTON (Aug. 29, 2018)—The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) announced a two-year grant and partnership agreement today to fund the overseas portion of GSPM’s Global Perspective Residency courses as well as other cooperative endeavors.

As part of the agreement, DMGS has become the primary sponsor of GSPM’s Global Perspective Residency courses. This generous funding, more than a quarter of a million dollars, will support GSPM and DMGS students’ overseas expenses and program fees. Limited funds will cover the costs of in-country coordination and student internships.

“We are happy to support the global residencies because the awareness of foreign environments is essential for mutual understanding, peace and security in the national as well as the global contexts,” Lisa Arfaa, vice president of advancement at DMGS, said.

“The GSPM-DMGS grant and partnership agreement will make these invaluable overseas programs more affordable to students. Acquiring an insider’s perspective on a nation’s systems of politics, communications and advocacy will enrich our students’ learning and provide a valuable differentiator in a global job market,” GSPM Director Lara Brown said.

A typical Global Perspective Residency course involves four weeks of intensive online learning followed by a one-week residency program in major world cities that allows students to learn from top local academics and professionals in the fields of politics, communications and advocacy. Students return with a greater understanding of the political, cultural and economic environments in the host country, as well as enhanced professional skills and lifelong professional network connections.

As part of this scholarship agreement, DMGS will provide resources to help design future programs in new locations. Additionally, GSPM and DMGS will cooperate in organizing seminars, panel discussions, and other events.