“Parables of War,” a short documentary by Director of the Documentary Center at GW Nina Seavey, premiered to a packed audience at GW on Jan. 20. The film quietly explores the creative process of Liz Lerman, M.A. '82, and her cast as they used choreography to examine how to heal wounds left behind by America’s bloodiest conflicts. Several student veterans turned out to see Ms. Seavey’s final cut for the first time. Read more.
M.A. student Mike Hower gives a first-hand account of his research trip to Nairobi, Kenya with Professor Steven Livingston to visit Primoz Kovacic, MA '14, who runs a social enterprise called Spatial Collective. The organization is developing an app that allows communities to use GPS to identify problems and crowdsource solutions. In other words: Professor Livingston’s research in action. Read more.
The J. Michael Shanahan Journalism Internship Fund supports an SMPA program that Professor Shanahan (1943-2014) cared about deeply and worked on extensively: student internships. The Fund permits SMPA students to pursue and benefit from enriching summer internship experiences that they otherwise might not be able to afford. Awarded in the spring to rising GW seniors pursuing journalism majors or minors, it supports an internship experience in the summer after junior year with an established media organization. Learn more and donate.