Chana Solomon-Schwartz

Gelman Library, Room 421


Major — International Relations

Minor — Comparative Politics

Chana Solomon-Schwartz is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University and a Candidate-in-Residence at the Elliott School's Institute for Security and Conflict Studies for the 2013-2014 year. Her dissertation project, "Leaning in or Standing Straight?: Gender and the Politics and Policy of Foreign Policy Decision-Making," examines whether the presence of women in foreign policy decision-making bodies impacts the discourse, decision-making processes, and/or policy outcomes of those bodies with regards to the use of military force and humanitarian intervention. More broadly, her research interests include U.S. foreign policy, public opinion, the politics of organizations, political discourse, IR theory, and the Middle East. Chana is a 2012 alum of the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research at Syracuse University and the Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research at George Washington University. Before graduate school, Chana was a Research Assistant at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. She holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and has studied in Israel, Jordan, and Morocco. Outside of the field of political science, Chana enjoys biking, teaching civics, and is working on developing an episodic play.

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., Harvard University

Office Hours

Wednesday, 12:00-2:00pm