Students Graduating

Announcement ·

American University Announces 2018 Commencement Speakers

American University will hold to tradition and host its 135th commencement ceremonies on Mother’s Day weekend on campus in Bender Arena with an illustrious assembly of commencement speakers.
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International ·

Five food trends that are changing Latin America

Can “social gastronomy” address the high levels of violence and youth unemployment in Latin America? Professor Johanna Mendelson Forman walks through five culinary ventures doing good across the region.
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President Trump sits at a table with members of his cabinet to receive a briefing on a military strike

Government & Politics ·

Trump national security staff merry-go-round reflects decades of policy competition and conflict

As President Trump’s third National Security Advisor starts work in the White House, Professor Emeritus Gordon Adams explains why it’s not always clear who runs US national security policy in any administration.
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School of International Student Abrar A. Rageh

First Person ·

Three minutes on empathy and conflict prevention

Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs student Abrar A. Rageh, SIS/MA ’18, reflects on her first-place win at recent national competition, in which she presented empathy as a tool for conflict prevention research in under three minutes.
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Vintage Peace Corps seal floats behind School of International Service seal.

International ·

Peace Corps and SIS: Communities of service

In celebration of SIS’s 60th anniversary, we explore the longstanding relationship between SIS and the Peace Corps and their shared commitment to service and peace.
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Professor Michael Stanaitis

International ·

Professor Michael Stanaitis joins SIS’s online MA program full time

Professor Michael Stanaitis, SIS/PhD ’17, teaches in the online MA of International Relations program. His research focuses on international political economy and emerging economies.
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Two side-by-side photos of the From Selma to Moscow book cover and Professor Sarah Snyder

International ·

How human rights activists changed US foreign policy

SIS Professor Sarah B. Snyder examines how activists helped incorporate human rights into US foreign policy during the 1960s in her latest book.
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Joshua Johnson and Ambassador Susan Rice talk on a stage

International ·

Ambassador Susan E. Rice on America's role in the world

Missed our March 8 event with Ambassador Susan E. Rice and NPR/WAMU “1A” host Joshua Johnson? Watch their discussion about American foreign policy.
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Ibram X. Kendi shown with Robert Benz and Nettie Washington Douglass.

Announcement ·

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

To honor and celebrate 19-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass during his bicentennial, American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center has teamed up with Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives for "The FD200."
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SIS Professor and Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw

Education ·

What's the importance of international education?

SIS Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer and AU VP of Campus Life Fanta Aw speaks about the value of international education for students seeking a truly 21st century education.
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