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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Ryan Willbrand



I joined GW's PhD program in 2008 and am pursuing a major in International Relations and a minor in Public Policy. My primary research interests include constructivist approaches in International Relations, international organizations, and economic diplomacy. I wrote my Master's thesis at The London School of Economics, entitled "A Common Culture of Economic Diplomacy," focusing on the normative and cultural dynamics of the WTO. Currently, I work as a Research Specialist at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. I am also proud to have served in the U.S. Army for 7 years.

Current Research

International Relations, International Organizations, Economic Diplomacy


M.Sc., The London School of Economics

M.B.A., B.A. (hons), Lindenwood University

Major: International Relations

Minor: Public Policy