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4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8143

Stephanie Block
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Students and alumni are welcome to make an appointment with the SIS Office of Alumni Relations to learn more about how to take advantage of their AU SIS Alumni Network. Make your appointment today!

Dean's Council

SIS Deans Advisory Council 2014

The primary purpose of the Dean’s Council is to provide advice and support to the Dean of the School of International Service (SIS) in accomplishing strategic goals for the school. All members of the Dean’s Council are leaders in their respective fields. The members of the Dean’s Council serve as advocates for SIS to promote a greater awareness of SIS nationally and internationally.


James Goldgeier
Dean, School of International Service
American University

Alan Fleischmann, Chair, SIS/BA '87, SPA/BS '87
Founder and President
Laurel Strategies, Inc.

Janice M. Abraham, SIS/BA '79
President and CEO
United Educators Insurance

Esther Benjamin, SIS/MA '92 CAS/MA '95
CEO for Africa Operations
Laureate Education, Inc.

Justin Cooper, SPA/BA '00
Foxcroft Strategy Group

Akram Elias
Capital Communications Group

Stephen C. Embry, SIS/BA '71
Senior Partner
Embry & Neusner

Thomas Gottschalk
Of Counsel
Kirkland & Ellis

David Gregory, SIS/BA '92
Distinguished Journalist in Residence
School of International Service

Lawrence S.C. Griffith, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Clayton Heart Center, Johns Hopkins University Hospital

Fruzsina Harsanyi, SIS/BA '64, SIS/MA '67, SPA/PhD '72
Harsanyi Consulting LLC
Senior Adviser
Public Affairs Council

Richard H. Helms, SIS/BA '72, SIS/MA '73

Mehdi Heravi, SIS/PhD '68
Retired Professor

Joanne Hill, SIS/BA '70
Head of Investment Strategy
Profunds Group

Frank Islam
Chairman and CEO
FI Investment Group, LLC

C. Nicholas Keating, Jr., SIS/BA '63, SIS/MA '64
President & CEO
Network Equipment Technologies

Robert McNally, SPA/BA '87
The Rapidan Group

David A. Merkel
Senior Fellow
Center for Transatlantic Relations

Dorothy A. Moore, CAS/MA '59, CAS/EdD '70
Professor Emerita
George Washington University

Sherry L. Mueller, SIS/BA '65
President Emerita
National Council for International Visitors

Ambassador Joan M. Plaisted, SIS/BA '67, SIS/MA '69
Senior Adviser for Asia
U.S. Mission to the United Nations

Ambassador Dennis B. Ross
Washington Institute for Near East Affairs

Peter Scher, SPA/BA '83, WCL/JD '87
Executive Vice President
JP Morgan Chase & Co

Christopher Schroeder

Jeffrey A. Sine, SIS/BA '76
The Raine Group, LLC

Kantathi Suphamongkhon, SIS/MA '78

Ambassador Clyde Taylor
Former Executive Director
Una Chapman Cox Foundation

Marcy Owens Test, SIS/BA '89
Senior Vice President

Cynthia Warshaw
International Trade Expert

Matthew Warshaw
Vice President
D-3 Systems, Inc.

Ho-I Wu
Vice President
Peace Technology, Inc.

Scott Wylie
Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO
First Western

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Young Alumni and Friends Committee

The purpose of the SIS Young Alumni and Friends Committee is also to support the Dean in accomplishing strategic goals. This committee is composed of young alumni, emergent leaders in their respective fields, who serve a three-year renewable term.


SIS Dean's Council Young Alumni 2014

Robert Brodell, SIS/BA '11, MA '12
Licensing Examining Officer, U.S. Department of Treasury

Shanna Edwards, SIS/BA '05, MA '06
Regional Representative, National Counterterrorism Center

Brittney Galloway, SIS/BA '08
Extradition Specialist, Office of the Legal Adviser, Law Enforcement and Intelligence, U.S. Department of State

Babak Hafezi, SIS/BA '01, MA '03, SPA/MS '05, MBA/KASB '09
CEO, HafeziCapital, LLC

Katie Kirkpatrick, SIS/MA '05
Program Analyst

Michael Kugelman, SIS/BA '00
Program Associate, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Lisa Martilotta Lamprecht, SIS/MA '03
Executive Director, Akilah Institute for Women

Blair Mersinger, SIS/BA '06, MA '08
International Relations Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy, Africa and Middle East Office

Geeta Raj, SIS/MA '03
Founder, The Global Sleepover

Ben Sander, SIS/BA '06, MA '10
Travel Programmer, National Parks Conservation Association

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