The Elliott School of International Affairs prepares nearly 3,000 students each year for meaningful careers in international affairs. The school aims to develop the next generation of international leaders: leaders with knowledge, character and skills. The faculty conducts research, produces scholarship and contributes to the public debate on global issues to advance understanding and to help foster solutions. The Elliot School is located just steps from some of the most influential U.S, international and nongovernmental organizations in the world. It’s singular position in the heart of the District of Columbia enriches teaching and research by giving students and faculty unparalleled opportunities to engage with the international leaders who walk through the doors on a regular basis.