Anya Schmemann

Assistant Dean, Communication & Outreach
School of International Service

  • Anya Schmemann is Assistant Dean of Communications and Outreach at American University's School of International Service. Anya comes to SIS after almost a decade at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, where she was Director of the Task Force Program, Director of Editorial Strategy, and Director of Communications and Marketing. Prior to CFR, Anya managed communications at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, coordinated a research project on Russian security issues at the EastWest Institute in New York City, and was assistant director of CFR's Center for Preventive Action in New York City. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for the National Interest. She has written op-eds for the National Interest, the Atlantic, US News & World Report, CNN GPS, the Huffington Post, and elsewhere. Twitter: @aschmemann.
  • Degrees

    BA, Government, Harvard University; MA, Harvard University

  • SIS-School of Intl Service
  • SIS - 112J

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