Spencer McNairn

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Spencer McNairn

Senior International Services Associate


Office Phone: (202) 994-4477

Chico, California

B.A. Religious Studies, California State University, Chico
M.A. International Relations, Syracuse University
Certificate of Advanced Study in Conflict and Collaboration, Syracuse University

Spencer currently serves as the Senior International Services Associate in the International Services Office (ISO) where he attends to admissions processing. Prior to joining GW, he largely focused on supporting and researching human rights efforts related to international religious freedom. He served as the Main Representative to the United Nations for an international religious mediation organization where he delivered statements on the importance of interreligious collaboration in addressing resource conflicts in Western Africa.

Interesting Facts:
Spencer is an avid outdoor enthusiast taking major inspiration from authors like Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Laozi, and Edward Abbey. He has backpacked through many parts of the world including the Western United States, Central America, Thailand, and more.