All International and Public Affairs concentrators enjoy a multi-tiered advising system composed of the concentration’s faculty director, the faculty committee, the concentration’s program manager, each student’s individual faculty mentor, and peer advising.
The IAPA concentration seeks to match students to the faculty advisors that they (the students) request. In many cases, the concentration is able to honor the students’ first preferences. In some cases, however, students will not be matched with the faculty advisors that they request. This generally happens if and when a given faculty member already has a very high number of advisees. Spreading advising responsibilities across the faculty ensures that students will receive the attention they deserve. At the same time, regardless of particular advisor assignments, students are encouraged to reach out to any faculty member they would like to discuss scholarly issues or other topics of interest. This is best done by requesting an office hours appointment with the relevant professor.
All of these advisors should be seen as mentors, people who are willing to meet, share their knowledge, direct students to additional advising resources if their own knowledge doesn’t cover the issue at hand, and generally lend a sympathetic ear.
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Director of Undergraduate Programs
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Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Undergraduate Concentrations Manager
Undergraduate Concentrations Coordinator
Honors Program, Fulbright and Carnegie
Dr. Elliott directs the Honors Program in IR and teaches the Thesis Seminar in the fall.
In addition, Dr. Elliott is a knowledgeable resource for students who are considering applying for Fulbright Study/Research Scholarships as well as to the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.