Spring 2019
Issue 30
CPS Leads - A Quarterly Digest
CPS Students Compete in Virginia Cyber Competition
Diverse group of 8 Cyber students, 6 boys, 2 girls at Cyber competition with Prof. Scott White
The world of cybersecurity is full of challenges and unknown dangers. Last week, a team of six GW cybersecurity bachelor’s degree students participated in a hands-on learning experience to help them be ready for the real challenges they will face in their future careers.

Our student team, comprised of six graduating seniors, with two junior students observing, competed in the invitation-only Commonwealth Cyber Fusion 2019 competition, held February 22-23, 2019 at Virginia Military Institute.

Getting to Know the New Political Management Program Director
Todd Belt in grey suit with tie sitting at desk looking at computer with Michael Cohen live testimony
Dr. Todd Belt joined GW’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) as the new program director of the Political Management Program in January 2019.

Now that Dr. Belt, an accomplished educator, author and researcher, is settling into his new role, and a new city, we wanted to give our readers a chance to get to know him a little better.  

Online Masters Best Homeland Security Degree Programs 2019
Online Homeland Security Program Recognized as Industry Leader

OnlineMasters.com has selected George Washington University as one of the Best Master's in Homeland Security Degree Programs for 2019.

The Online Homeland Security program was ranked Best for Strategic Analysts and #2 overall out of 29 of the best online programs identified.

New Website Launched for AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy

The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy (AT&T CIPP) launched a new website in January. AT&T CIPP is a center housed within the GW College of Professional Studies, whose purpose is to research issues, assist tribes and tribal organizations and promote public awareness on issues of national political significance to Indigenous communities.

GW Hosts Rep. Jennifer Wexton, Business Leaders for Discussion
GW President in grey suit on left with Jennifer Wexton in suit with skirt and long blonde hair and glasses holding a framed photo of a George Washington statue at GW
Dozens of capital-area executives gathered at GW's Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va. for a discussion with U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.).The event, hosted at Exploration Hall in partnership with the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, brought together leaders from healthcare, banking, construction, information technology, consulting and nonprofit industries to hear about Ms. Wexton’s priorities and ask questions during an hourlong discussion. 

Bedlion in police uniform with badge with white shirt and blue tie smiling
Alumnus Tapped as Commander of Metropolitan Police Department's Second District

Duncan Bedlion, a double GW alumnus, with a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s degree from the GW College of Professional Studies (CPS) in security and safety leadership in 2014 (now known as the  Homeland Security Program ), has been promoted to the Commander of the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Second District.

Sarah McArthur in black collared shirt, blond hair, smiling
Publishing Student Co-Publishes Book

Sarah McArthur, a proud GW Alumna with a master’s degree in publishing from CPS, COO of Marshall Goldsmith Inc., and Founder and CEO of *sdedit, is excited to announce her newly published book, Work Is Love Made Visible: A Collection of Essays about the Power of Finding Your Purpose from the World’s Greatest Thought Leaders, edited by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith, and Sarah McArthur with a foreword by former CEO of Boeing and Ford, Alan Mulally.

Update: The UK Parliament's Hearings at GW on Fake News
5 people, mostly women, listening intently to a man in a blue suit and striped blue/white tie with an active hand gesture about the hearings at GW on fake news
Last year the UK Parliament reached out to the Graduate School of Political Management for help with an unprecedented hearing as part of its investigation on fake news. GW hosted the public evidence session for the committee last winter in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from executives with Twitter, Google, Facebook, YouTube, CNN, The New York Times and other media enterprises on fake news and social media platforms. One year later, members of Britain’s House of Commons continue the conversation at GW. Read more...
Green and white book cover -Introduction to Strategic Public Relations-Digital, Global and Socially Responsible Communication
GSPM Faculty Receive 2019 Most Promising New Textbook Award

Congratulations to GSPM Strategic Public Relations program director Dr. Larry Parnell and GSPM professor Dr. Janis Teruggi Page on winning a 2019 Most Promising New Textbook Award by the Textbook and Academic Authors Association (TAA) for their book, Introduction to Strategic Public Relations: Digital, Global, and Socially Responsible Communication!

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Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Rule

Congratulations to CPS faculty member Elizabeth Rule who successfully defended her dissertation in December 2018 and completed her Ph.D. in American Studies at Brown University.

Rule's dissertation, now a book manuscript, is called Reproducing Resistance: Gendered Violence and Indigenous Nationhood. It offers an interdisciplinary and transnational legal history that connects gendered violence against Native American and First Nations women with reproductive justice issues.

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