Women taking a selfie; full classroom lecture

News & Events


CPS students at 2022 commencement in cap and gown

In-Person Commencement Celebration Returns

June 21, 2022
This year’s school celebration was the first time it was held in-person since the traditional celebration was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The graduates, with masks, looked different than last time, but the core aspects of the celebration remained the same with inspirational speakers, special awards and the presentation of graduates.
Cafritz awards

20th Annual Cafritz Award Winners Announced

June 16, 2022
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, in partnership with The George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and the District of Columbia Government, is proud to recognize the extraordinary winners of the 20th Annual Cafritz Awards Program. Winners will be recognized at the joint 19th and 20th Annual Cafritz Awards Gala on June 30.
Dr. Michael Cornfield

GW Graduate School of Political Management Research Team Awarded Grant for Climate Change Policy Project

June 15, 2022
A group of GSPM researchers led by Dr. Michael Cornfield will create a model and a simulation game evaluating climate change management with a grant from the American Political Science Association.

Sustainable Urban Planning Student Selected for Urban Land Institute Program

June 15, 2022
Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Rose, a second-year student pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable urban planning at The George Washington University, has been selected for the prestigious Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program.
Zineb Kadhi, BPS ’22 in Information Technology with program director Tierney Pitzer

Distinguished Scholar: Zineb Kadhi, BPS ’22 in Information Technology

June 14, 2022
As a member of the Class of 2022, Ms. Zineb Kadhi, BPS ’22, is one of CPS’s newest alumni. The university recognized her hard work and dedication by selecting her as a “Distinguished Scholar” for accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom. A double award winner, she is also the CPS Undergraduate Distinguished Scholar.
Award presentation at 2022 Commencement

Career Insights: Giuliana Macaluso, MPS ‘22 in Publishing

June 13, 2022
Ms. Giuliana Macaluso is an outstanding 2022 graduate of the MPS in Publishing program and recipient of the 2022 CPS Graduate Distinguished Scholar Award. In this Alumni Profile, she shares insights about the impact of the program on her career.
Angela Trujillo

Graduates: What and Who They’ll Remember Most about GW

June 12, 2022
College of Professional Studies graduate, Angela Trujillo, MPS ’22 (Political Management), was one of the members of the Class of 2022 GW Today talked to at Commencement on the National Mall.
Connie Uthoff

Faculty News

June 11, 2022
Congratulations to CPS faculty who were recently appointed or promoted to new positions. You make us proud!

MPS in Publishing Program Launches New Journal

March 29, 2022
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Publishing recently launched the GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing (GWJEP), a new online journal managed by students in the graduate program, led by faculty member and editor-in-chief (EIC) Randy Townsend, Director of Publishing Operations, PLOS, and an editorial board of publishing leaders.
Khatuna and Smith

Russian Information and Cyber Warfare Threats: What We Know from the Russian Attack on Ukraine

March 29, 2022

By Dr. Khatuna Mshvidobadze and Ambassador David J. Smith

Two Urban Planning Students Receive APA Diversity Scholarships

March 28, 2022
Congratulations to Sustainable Urban Planning (SUP) students Arielle Lofton and Tambo Prince for receiving the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association Diversity Fellowship (NCAC-APA).
GSPM and TSU student group at Dept. of Justice.

GSPM Launches New Partnership with Texas Southern University: Student Group Participates in Immersive D.C. Political Residency

March 28, 2022

The first group of graduate students from Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) arrived at GW on March 20 for an immersive five-day program bringi


Alumnus Dr. Ugorji Appointed Commissioner of Homeland Security Ministry

March 28, 2022
Dr. Ugorji, a 2019 alumnus of the Homeland Security master’s degree program, has been appointed as Commissioner of the newly created Ministry of Homeland Security and Vigilante Affairs of Imo State in Nigeria.
Four panelists, women in homeland security

Women in Homeland Security: Career Insights

March 27, 2022
Four women with noteworthy careers in homeland security served as panelists at a virtual fireside chat sponsored by three programs in the George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies: the master’s degree program in cybersecurity strategy and information management and the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in homeland security. The discussion focused primarily on the various opportunities for women in the fields of homeland security and cybersecurity.
CEPL Award

GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership Receives Award for Coaching Work with Federal Prison Industries

March 27, 2022
Over the last few years, participants in the GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership’s (GW-CEPL) e-Co Leadership Coaching Certification program coached employees of the Federal Prison Industries (FPI) on how to grow leadership capacity in the context of developing a coaching culture within the organization. The Training Officer’s Consortium presented the 2021 Leadership Development Award to GW-CEPL and FPI for their partnership.