Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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David An

David An

2201 C St. 3811


Major — International Relations

Minor — Research Methodology

David researches and writes on current political, military and economic issues related to East Asia. He currently works full time in international affairs for the U.S. government, while completing his Ph.D. Recently, he attended the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington in July and the Defense Policy Coordination Talks in Beijing in February 2009. In 2005, he spent a year in China and Taiwan researching democratization, electoral politics in Taiwan and village elections in China. He has previously taught at Peking University and was a graduate teaching assistant at UC San Diego in philosophy, psychology and the sciences. David is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and knows basic Spanish. 

Current Research

Chinese foreign policy; East Asia security; Political-economy in East Asia; socialization.


M.A. at UC, San Diego

B.A. from UC Berkeley

International affairs certificate from Peking University


2008, “Media Control and the Erosion of an Accountable Party-State in China,” China Brief 8(19).

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