Meet Our Rising Foreign Policy Stars
Mounir Ibrahim, SIS/BA '04, Alice Friend, SIS/MA '06, and Brandon Scott are among the top "99 Under 30" foreign policy leaders selected by Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Read More.

Students Study Bicycles in Latin America
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) published a report on bicycle use in Latin America by a team of SIS graduate students as part of a student practicum. The study found that while cycling is increasingly popular in Latin America, infrastructure is poor and public sentiment is mixed. Read More. (Learn more about SIS practica here.)

SIS Promotes Diversity and Inclusion
An SIS initiative to promote diversity and inclusion has expanded. And SIS joins the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) consortium, which aims to diversify the field of international relations. Read More.

Online Education Enhances Learning
Everyone is talking about "MOOCs" (massive open online courses), but a better approach to combining learning and technology may be "TOQUES" - teaching online qualified engaged students, say Associate Dean Leeanne Dunsmore and Director of Operations for Online Programs Matthew Meekins. Read More. (Learn more about SIS's online degree program here.)

Indian Ambassador Hosts Students

A group of AU students (including several SIS students) attended a networking event with Ambassador Nirupama Rao at her residence on September 19. See a larger photo here.

Events

Past Event Highlight
On September 10, as President Obama prepared to address the nation about Syria, Dean Jim Goldgeier and SIS faculty members David Bosco, Benjamin Jensen, and Celeste Wallander discussed American options in Syria. Watch the web stream of the event here.

Upcoming Event Highlights

Five Years Later: Lessons from the 2008 Crisis
In partnership with the French American Global Forum (the first debate of the new season of Le Monde Diplomatique series)
Monday, October 14
7:00 PM
Abramson Family Founders Room
Free, open to all, and live-streamed on the web

Screening of "Les Arrivants"
Third Thursdays Film Series sponsored by the Embassy of France
Thursday, October 17
6:15 PM
Abramson Family Founders Room
Free and open to all

Screening of "Gold Fever"
Friday, October 18
5:00 PM
Ward 2
Free and open to all
Part of All-American Weekend

Dean's Discussion: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East
Guest speaker: Chris Schroeder, author of Startup Rising
Saturday, October 19
2:00 PM
Abramson Family Founders Room
Free, open to all, and live-streamed on the web
Books available for purchase
Part of All-American Weekend

Foreign Policy Jobs: From K Street to the Hill
A Global Career Boot Camp in partnership with the Foreign Policy Association (first of two events)
Sunday, November 3
6:30 PM
Abramson Family Founders Room
Use code "AMERICANSIS" at registration for a special AU student discount

Landing a Job in International Development
A Global Career Boot Camp in partnership with the Foreign Policy Association (second of two events)
Monday, November 4
6:30 PM
Abramson Family Founders Room
Use code "AMERICANSIS" at registration for a special AU student discount

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SIS Minute


In a new SIS Minute video, Professor Carl LeVan says that the Westgate Mall attack raises questions about Kenya's security. Watch it now.


Admissions

Check out the new graduate student admissions brochure! The cover is a collage of SIS faculty book covers. Download it here (PDF).

Thinking about graduate school? SIS is hosting in-person and online open houses this fall. The first is on October 9. Register now!.


Alumni

Attend All-American Weekend at AU on October 18-20! Stay up-to-date on alumni news and events. Keep up with your classmates on our Class Notes page.


Seeking New Faculty

SIS is searching for five tenure-line faculty positions. Read more.


Congratulations


Former professor Celeste Wallander has been named the new Senior Director and Special Assistant to the President for Russian and Central Asian Affairs.

Intellectual Contributions

Professor Susan Shepler received a grant from the Spencer Foundation for her project on education, state fragility, and armed conflict in West Africa. Read more about SIS faculty and staff accomplishments.


SIS In the News


Dean Jim Goldgeier: "It's Time for Europe to Look After Its Own Backyard," Chatham House: The World Today, October 4.


Professor Gordon Adams: "Absurdistan, D.C.," Foreign Policy, September 27.


Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies Akbar Ahmed: "Mental Illness, Islam or Revenge?: Understanding Terrorism from the Navy Yard to Pakistan to Kenya," Washington Post: On Faith, September 24.


Assistant Dean Anya Schmemann: "Russia's Time to Step Up," US News & World Report, September 16.


Professor Guy Ziv: "Put Israeli-Palestinians Peace Sbove Syria," USA Today, September 16.

Read more media mentions.

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