The School of Media and Public Affairs draws fellows and scholars from leading professional organizations and academic institutions around the world.

Our Distinguished Fellows program draws exceptional professionals from the fields of media, political communication and public affairs for a year-long program including class discussions, public events and career advising. Past fellows include Joe Lockhart, Ed Henry, Senator Bob Bennett, Bob Herbert, P.J. Crowley, Arun Chaudhary, Mara Liasson and Douglas Wilson. The program is funded by the generosity of the parents of an SMPA alumna.

Our Shapiro Fellows program provides a semester-long opportunity for prominent practitioners in media, communication and journalism to teach a class and participate in school activities.

If you are interested in applying for a professional fellowship, contact Silvio Waisbord at waisbord@gwu.edu


Babak BahadorBabak Bahador
Associate Research Professor
Emma BriantEmma Briant
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Patricia KabraThomas Miller
Public Diplomacy Fellow
Robert Sahr
Visiting Scholar 
Hua Xue
Visiting Scholar 
Jason Rezaian 
Terker Distinguished Fellow