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Holly Christensen

Holly Christensen

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Assistant Director, External Funding, IARI

Holly Bennett Christensen serves as the Assistant Director of External Funding for the International Affairs Research Institute. In this capacity, she assists faculty and staff with the process of crafting and administering research projects. Before ... [More]

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202-885-6564
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James Goldgeier

James Goldgeier

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Dean

James Goldgeier is Dean of the School of International Service. Prior to joining American University, he was a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He taught previously at Cornell University, and h... [More]

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Shannon Looney

Shannon Looney

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Assistant Director, Outreach and Research Development, IARI

Shannon Looney serves as the Assistant Director of Outreach and Research Development for the International Affairs Research Institute (IARI). In this capacity, she oversees external outreach and marketing of SIS faculty research and drafting of propo... [More]

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202-885-6566
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Mana Zarinejad

Mana Zarinejad

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Assistant Dean, Strategic Initiatives

Mana Zarinejad serves as Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives at the School of International Service at American University. In this capacity, she supports the Dean to advance priorities of the School of International Service, predominantly withi... [More]

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SIS IARI Miguel

sm1114a@student.american.edu

Stephanie Miguel, Program Assistant

Stephanie serves as the Program Assistant for the International Affairs Research Institute (IARI). In her role, she helped create and maintains the Institute’s website, researches and identifies potential funding opportunities, assists in the editing of proposal narratives, and offers general administrative support to the office. Stephanie is a graduate student at the School of International Service in the Global Governance, Politics, and Security Program. She has previously worked at a law firm in Toronto, Canada, and at a public affairs firm in Washington, DC.