Stack of history books, including one from 2017

International ·

13 things that made history in 2017

We asked SIS faculty members what they think will make the history books from the year 2017. Here are 13 moments from 2017 our experts say we’ll remember for years to come.
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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

On Campus ·

Seeds of Change

Professor Ibram X. Kendi establishes the groundbreaking Antiracist Research and Policy Center at AU.
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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Achievements ·

Racism in America

AU Professor Ibram X. Kendi gives an interview on his National Book Award-winning book, Stamped from the Beginning.
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Professor Megan Stewart

International ·

SIS welcomes Megan Stewart to faculty

New SIS faculty member Megan Stewart shares her research interests and background.
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Sunset behind Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

International ·

Undergraduate scholar examines the effects of France’s hijab restriction

Aman Abdelhamid, SIS/BA ’18, traveled to Paris on an American University Summer Scholars grant to interview dozens of Muslim women about how France’s hijab restrictions impacted their lives.
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The corner of 8th Street and Florida Avenue in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC.

In the Community ·

Building peace in DC’s Shaw neighborhood

Students work to build peace in a community where alumnus fell victim to gun violence through the first award supported by the Matthew C. Shlonsky Memorial Fund for the District of Columbia.
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Several men gather outside a building in the shade

International ·

Combating HIV/AIDS at home and abroad

SIS Professor Nina Yamanis was recently awarded an NIH grant to expand her research on HIV risks and interventions for young people in urban Tanzania.
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Kathy Kline and Charlotte Jones-Carroll, two alumni of the School of International Service

Alumni ·

SIS Golden Eagles support future service leaders

50 years after their graduation, alumnae Kathy Kline and Charlotte Jones-Carroll stay connected to their alma mater through the Class of 1967 Prize.
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Downtown Havana, Cuba. Buildings with yellow, pink, and blue pastel covers.

Research ·

Cuba Libre: New Book Recommends Foreign Policy with Empathy

SIS Professor Philip Brenner explores Cuban history and identity.
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Philippine flag waving in the sky

International ·

Did Trump’s charm offensive work in the Philippines?

President Trump's whirlwind tour of Asia revealed that Trump’s style of diplomacy focuses more on his personal relationships with world leaders than diplomatic relations between countries.
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