Academics

Each year, Sigma Iota Rho at GWU hosts events with leading scholars and practitioners in the field of International Affairs to enrich the knowledge of the university’s students and SIR members on a diverse array of issues.

Aside from our speaker events, our organization regularly organizes member visits to embassies in the D.C. area, cultural centers, museums, conferences, and more.

Some of our previous distinguished guests have included:

  • Jane Lute, UN Assistant Secretary General for Peacebuilding Support
  • Elizabeth Jones, Former Assistant Secretary of State
  • Edward Allen, Council on Foriegn Relations Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow
  • Matthew Goodman, William E Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center, CSIS

Join us for our upcoming event on September 12th on sustainable development in the Middle East with Mike Harvey, the Assistant Administrator of United States Agency for International Developmentā€™s Middle East Bureau:


We are working to provide a full list of upcoming events for the 2019-2020 school year. Please check back soon, or email sir@gwu.edu for more information.