SIS Shines at ISA Conference
Alumni/Students Tour Corridors of Power
|SIS graduate students and alumni have access to AU’s powerful “backyard” in DC via a new student-alumni engagement event series that takes participants behind the scenes at some of the top international relations organizations in Washington, DC. Read More.
Valuing Care at Home and Abroad
|Anne-Marie Slaughter, a scholar, policymaker, and think tank leader, spoke at a recent Dean’s Discussion about women in the workplace and in the global economy, and about the challenges the United States faces around the world. Read
More. Professor Explores War on Tribal Islam
|In his award-winning book, The Thistle and the Drone, Professor and Ibn Khaldun Chair Akbar Ahmed explores tribal Islam and concludes that the United States is drifting into a global war against tribal societies on the periphery of nations. Read
More. Focus on Intercultural Communication
|At the 15th annual Intercultural Management Institute conference, Rosiland Jordan, a correspondent with Al Jazeera English, emphasized the challenge and importance of reaching audiences cross-culturally. Read
|Chico Vive Conference
“Chico Vive: The Legacy of Chico Mendes and the Global Grassroots Environmental Movement” conference took place on April 4-6 at SIS. Marina Silva, Brazil’s former environment minister, and John Knox, the UN’s independent expert on human rights and the environment, were keynote speakers, and panel discussions, such as the one pictured above, explored various aspects of Mendes’s legacy.
NATO's Jamie Shea
|Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges of NATO, discussed the role of NATO in Europe and beyond with Dean Jim Goldgeier. Dr. Shea is a long-time instructor for the AU Abroad Program in Brussels. Watch the Video.
Live Twitter Chat with Dean Goldgeier
Speaker: Dean Jim Goldgeier
Date: Wednesday, April 9
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Dean's Discussion: Engaging the World: Public Diplomacy Today
Speaker: Tara Sonenshine, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
Date: Tuesday, April 15
Location: Abramson Family Founders Room
The United States and Iran: Can Diplomacy Prevent an Iranian Bomb?
Speakers: Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Retired U.S. Career Ambassador; Michael Doran, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution;
Shaul Bakhash, George Mason University
Date: Monday, April 28
Location: Abramson Family Founders Room
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SIS in the News
Associate Dean Patrick Thaddeus Jackson and International Relations Online student Emily Ham were featured in a Washington Post Express article about online Masters degrees. Read More.
Scholar in Residence Johanna Mendelson Forman and her gastrodiplomacy class were featured in the NPR blog "The Salt" about culinary diplomacy. Read More.
Dean Jim Goldgeier appeared on WAMU's The Diane Rehm Show on March 20 to discuss Russia and Ukraine. Read More and Listen Here.
Professor Robin Broad won the Green Teacher of the Year Award from AU’s Center for Teaching, Research and Learning and the Office of Sustainability.
Assistant Professor Agustina Giraudy and Assistant Professor T. Garrett Graddy-Lovelace are the co-recipients of the William M. LeoGrande Award for the best scholarly book or article on Latin American or Latino Studies published by a member of the AU community.
Associate Professor Sharon Weiner was awarded a CFR International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security for 2014-15.
Assistant Professor Thespina Yamanis was selected as a Fellow for the 2014-15 Fordham Research Ethics Training Institute.
SIS students Giselle Lopez and Kia Hall were selected as inaugural Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows by Humanity in Action.
SIS in Print
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Assistant Dean Anya Schmemann: "Russia's Empty Victory," The National Interest,
Assistant Professor Jeffrey Colgan: "Petro-aggression: How Russia’s oil makes war more likely," The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, April 1.
Scholar in Residence
Johanna Mendelson Forman: "A Future of Peace," Devex, March 27.
Michael Schroeder and Instructor David Banks: "Where Have All the Great Powers Gone?" U.S. News & World Report, March 21.
Associate Professor Keith Darden and Samuel Charap: "Reaching for a Deal on Crimea," The Great Debate, Reuters, March 19.
Assistant Professor Kristin Diwan: "Saudi Arabia Brings the Fight Back Home," MENA Source, The Atlantic Council, March 18.
Faculty Fellow Jessica Trisko Darden: "What the Search for Flight MH370 Tells Us About National Security in Asia," The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, March 18.
Professor Gordon Adams: "Don't Poke the Russian Bear," Foreign Policy, March 17.
Assistant Professor David Bosco: "Pot, Meet Kettle," Foreign Policy, March 15.
Jim Goldgeier, featured in: "Does the Academy Matter," Foreign Policy, March 14.