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Student engagement in Washington DC

Carl Richardson led a session focused on career development and opportunities in the world of business and commerce with students from the Elliott School of International Affairs during a recent visit to The George Washington University in Washington DC.

Carl Richardson and Paul Faulkner with a selection of students from the Elliott School of International Affairs

The Elliott School is one of the world's foremost academic institutions focusing on international affairs.


It teaches nearly 3,000 students each year, as well as conducting research and contributing to the public debate on global issues, in order to help advance understanding and to foster solutions. Its ultimate mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders.


During the session Mr Richardson - who previously studied at The George Washington University - shared lessons and experiences from his career and answered questions from the students who ranged from first-years to those studying PhDs.


The visit also saw Mr Richardson participating in the Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) Executive Circle Spring Meeting and the prestigious bi-annual Wenger Lecture.


The Wenger Lecture - named after international businessman Henry Wenger - serves as a platform for thought-provoking dialogue in areas of global business and finance for students, academics and alumni of The George Washington University.

Mr Richardson spoke alongside Bank of America's Vice President of Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Sarah Hirsch, on the topic of 'The Global Economy Post-Brexit: UK and US Perspectives'.


The session was introduced by the Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs, Alyssa Ayres, and moderated by Dr Remi Jedwab, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs.


Audience members in attendance included representatives from the World Bank, Citi, Verizon Communications Inc., the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, RELX and the Central Intelligence Agency.

L-R: Wenger Lecture participants, IIEP Director Remi Jedwab, Bank of America's Sarah Hirsch, Carl Richardson & Elliott School Dean Alyssa Ayres


Lunchtime discussion with students from the Elliott School of International Affairs

For more information on the Elliott School of International Affairs please visit: www.elliott.gwu.edu/about

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