"Diplomatique" Debates
The French-American Global Forum and French newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique have brought a trans-Atlantic debate series to SIS. Launched in October 2012, the series tackles the most pressing, complicated, and consequential issues in international politics today. Read More.

Professor Probes the ICC
A closely-connected global community may need international courts, but it is difficult for these justice systems to remain free of power influences, according to David Bosco, SIS assistant professor and author of a new book about the International Criminal Court. Read More.

AU Promotes Study Abroad
American University is among the top institutions in the nation for study abroad, according to a recent report. AU sends many of its students overseas and also works to attract international students. Read More.

Student Spotlight: Valeriya Lockwood
International Relations Online at SIS offers students the chance to study international relations from anywhere in the world. Current IR Online student Valeriya Lockwood tells us what drew her to the online degree program. Read More.

Twenty Years of SIS-Japan Cooperation

SIS celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the partnership between SIS and Japan's Ritsumeikan University on December 7 in Kyoto.


Past Event Highlight
Rural Coalition Forum: The Global Environmental Politics program hosted a two-day forum on the U.S. Farm Bill from the perspective of social and ecological justice. Read More.

Upcoming Event Highlights

Book Launch
Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics

Speaker: David Bosco, Assistant Professor, SIS
Date: Thursday, January 23
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Location: Abramson Family Founders Room

SIS Industry Days
The National Counterterrorism Center
Date: Wednesday, January 29
Time: 12:00-4:00pm
Location: See link for details
Open to students and alumni; RSVP by January 9

French-American Global Forum
NATO Today: Does Collective Security Work?
Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Abramson Family Founders Room

Dean's Discussion
The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat
Speaker: Vali Nasr, Dean, School of Advanced International Studies,
The Johns Hopkins University.
Date: Thursday, February 13
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Location: Abramson Family Founders Room

Iraq Today
Speaker: Lukman Faily, Ambassador of Iraq to the U.S.
Date: Tuesday, February 18
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Location: Butler Board Room

French-American Global Forum
The Future of Journalism

Date: Tuesday, February 25
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Abramson Family Founders Room

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SIS in the News

Professor Akbar Ahmed: "Pakistan's Persecuted Christians," The New York Times, December 23.

Professor Robert Pastor (with Jimmy Carter): Time To Be Bold and Make Peace in Syria," The Washington Post, December 22.

Associate Professor Keith Darden (with Samuel Charap): "Kiev Isn't Ready For Europe," The New York Times, December 20.

Scholar-in-Residence Johanna Mendelson Forman: "Year In Review: Latin America 2013," Voxxi, December 17.

Dean James Goldgeier: "Which President Had The Worst Year 5?" Politico Magazine, December 17.

Professor Gordon Adams: "The Little Budget Deal is a Big Deal," Foreign Policy, December 13.

Assistant Dean Anya Schmemann: "Dark Memories of Sunny South Africa," The Huffington Post, December 12.

Professorial Lecturer Jeff Bachman: "America, Genocide, and the 'National Interest,'" Foreign Policy In Focus, December 9.

Assistant Professor Agustina Giraudy: "Subnational Regimes Reveal Uneven Nature of Democracy," AULA Blog, December 6.

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