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Don't Forget NATO," said Dean James Goldgeier in The New York Times on Oct. 16. Read more.

Professor Philip Brenner appeared in stories about the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis on Al-Jazeera and The Christian Science Monitor on Oct. 14. Watch the Al-Jazeera piece. Read the Christian Science Monitor story.

Professor Gordon Adams compares the defense industry to the late actress Gilda Radner in his Oct. 10 column for Foreign Policy, "Never Mind About Those Job Cuts." Read more.

Professor Robert Pastor says, "A Third Path to a Solution is Needed in Syria," in the Oct. 10 Los Angeles Times. Read more.

In his new blog for Foreign Policy, "The Sheathed Sword," Professor Gordon Adams explains the problems with the Capstone Concept for Joint Operations in the defense "draw down." Read more.

KSA2 News of Saudi Arabia interviewed Professor Jeff Colgan about the evolution of the country as a petroleum state on Sept. 11. Watch here.

Professor Robert Pastor discussed the possibility of voter fraud in Florida with Fox News on Sept. 26. Read more.

Professor Asiya Daud spoke with The Deseret News on Sept. 27 regarding Islamic blasphemy laws. Read more.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 25, Ambassador Akbar Ahmed predicted strong reactions by Muslims to biopics depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Read more.

Professor Matthew Taylor discussed the Brazilian high court’s judgment of high-ranking defendants in a major corruption scandal that hit Brazil under President Lula in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo on Sept. 25. Read more.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Patrick Thaddeus Jackson and Professor Sarah Cleeland Knight, director of the Global Scholars Program, published an opinion piece, "A 3-Year B.A. Program Sees High Demand," in The Chronicle of Higher Education on Sept. 23. Read more.

Why did President Obama not attend individual meetings at the U.N. General Assembly this week? Professor David Bosco explains in The Washington Examiner on Sept. 24. Read more.

Dean James Goldgeier's 2003 work, Power and Purpose (with Ambassador Michael McFaul), was cited in The New York Times Sept. 22. Read more.

Dean James Goldgeier was interviewed by Brian Padden for Voice of America Television on Sept. 19, speaking about the function of USAID in Russia. Watch here.

In the wake of a French paper's depiction of the Prophet Mohammed, Ambassador Akbar Ahmed spoke on CNN's "The Situation Room" on Sept. 19. Watch here.

Professor Gordon Adams offers a morality tale in his Sept. 19 post for Foreign Policy, "Aim High." Read more.

Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies Ambassador Akbar Ahmed spoke with CNN World Report on Sept. 17 about the anti-Muslim film that recently sparked violence. Watch here.

Professor Pek Koon Heng of the Comparative and Regional Studies program appeared on "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" on Aug. 23 regarding tension between China and its neighboring countries. Listen here.

WTTG Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. hosted Professor Asiya Daud of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, who described the situation in the Middle East as "quite fluid." Watch here.

BBC Radio 5 interviewed Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies Ambassador Akbar Ahmed on Sept. 13, who explained that unrest in Libya is related to its recent revolution. Listen here (interview begins at 7:40).

Professor Asiya Daud of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program appeared on WUSA9, Washington D.C.'s local CBS affiliate on Sept. 14. Daud discussed the recent changes in Egyptian society. Watch here.

U.S. Foreign Policy Professor Ambassador Anthony Quainton remarked to BBC Mundo on Sept. 12 that issues of violence in the Middle East will remain a focus during the presidential elections. Read more.

Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies Ambassador Akbar Ahmed explained the linkage of violence in Libya to depictions of the Prophet Mohammed to CNN on Sept. 12. Read here. Ahmed also appeared on a radio show, “The Takeaway with John Hockenberry,” on the same day, regarding the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Libya. Listen here.

Professor Abdul Aziz Said discussed how conflicts within Islam contribute to the violence in Syria on NRK TV in Norway on Sept. 11. Watch here.

"Fight the Taliban with Afghan Culture," advised Professor Benjamin Jensen in an op-ed in USA Today on Sept. 12. Read more.

Professor Jeff Colgan appeared on China Central Television on Aug. 15 to talk about the sale of Mexican oil fields by BP. Watch here.

CNN International interviewed Ambassador Akbar Ahmed on August 20 regarding the recent "honor killings" in Pakistan. Watch here.

Professor Ben Jensen published an op-ed in The New York Times on August 21 regarding "The Taliban's Wedge Strategy." Read more.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2 News aired an interview with Ambassador Akbar Ahmed on August 13 regarding the OIC Solidarity Summit that Saudi Arabia is hosting in Mecca. Read more.

Yahoo!News asked Ambassador Akbar Ahmed to comment on a mosque burning in Missouri on August 7. Read more. The August 10 Pakistan Link featured a piece on Ambassador Ahmed's talk at the Chautauqua institute, written by Program Coordinator and Chief of Staff for the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies Aja Anderson. Read more (PDF).

Watch Professor Gordon Adams discuss the drama of sequestration for PBS News on August 3. Watch here.

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed commented on the sectarian conflict in Burma for Foreign Policy on August 1. Read more.

How is the Budget Control Act like theater? Professor Gordon Adams answered the question for DefenseNews on July 31. Read more. Professor Adams also told Lockheed to "Get Serious" on July 31 on Time.com. Read here.

NPR's "All Things Considered" featured Professor Ben Jensen on July 30, discussing the possibility of a breakaway state in Syria. Watch and listen here.

The July 23 edition of The Chautauqua Daily previewed Ambassador Akbar Ahmed's talk there on Pakistan. Read more. [PDF]

Professor Carl LeVan was quoted in The Afro on July 20 regarding the election of the first woman chair of the African Union. Read more.

USA Today interviewed Associate Dean of Program Development Leeanne Dunsmore for a July 20 article about how the SIS Global Scholars program is different from other three-year degree programs. Read more.

The Financial Times published an op-ed by Professor Ben Jensen on July 23, entitled "Alawi Split from Syria Would Spell Disaster." Read more.

Professor Ben Jensen participated in an interview on July 17 with CTV regarding chemical and biological weapons in Syria. Watch here.

CNN's Gut Check for July 5th spoke with Professor Akbar Ahmed on drone attacks, and mentioned his new book on the topic. Read more.

In a Spanish-language article for Vanguardia on June 28, Economist-in-Residence Manuel Suarez-Mier discusses the 2012 Mexican presidential election. Read more. He also appeared on a China Central Television piece on the same topic. Watch here.

Professor Stephen Silvia participated in a panel discussion for China Central Television on June 22 regarding the European financial situation. Watch here.

What would be the effects of a defense sequester? Professor Gordon Adams' June 26 piece in The Hill describes the political drama. Read more.

Economist-in-Residence Manuel Suarez believes that Pena Nieto's win in Mexico could return the country to the populism of the 70s, he told Univision on June 23. Read more.

On June 24, Professor Robert Pastor spoke with CNN about possible outcomes from the Mexican presidential election. Read more.

The George Washington University Hatchet quoted Professor Eve Bratman in their June 12 article on D.C. politics. Read more.

Listen to Professor David Bosco's June 19th interview on BBC regarding the G-20 summit. Listen here.

Professor Matthias Matthijs appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" on June 19 to discuss Germany's reaction to a possible Greek bailout. Read more.

What does the "reset" of relations with Russia mean? Dean James Goldgeier commented on June 19 for CNN. Read more. Dean Goldgeier also spoke with The New York Times' Peter Baker on June 17 regarding President Obama's skill at foreign policy. Read more.

Professor Robert Pastor discussed the G-20 Summit in Mexico with Bloomberg on June 19. Read more.

USA Today quoted Scholar-in-Residence Robert Albro in an article about untangling "Big Data." Read more.

The Diplomatic Courier published an extensive interview with Dean James Goldgeier in its May/June 2012 issue. Read more.

Dean James Goldgeier spoke with The Washington Times on Pakistan's president's attendance at the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago. Read more.

The National Catholic Reporter asked Professor Rachel Robinson to comment on the availability of birth control in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more. [PDF]

CNET spoke with Professor Gordon Adams regarding the language of the cyberwar bill. Read more.

Professor Matthias Matthijs commented on the elections in France for CTV. Watch here. Professor Matthijs also discussed Sino-EU ties with China Daily. Read more.

CTV asked Professor Amitav Acharya to comment on the Canadian Prime Minister's recent visit to Asia. Watch here.

Professor Arturo Porzecanski spoke about Colombia's left in "Radical Left at Crossroads in Latin America" for The Washington Post. Read more.

The Miami Herald interviewed Professor Robert Pastor regarding the issue of drug trafficking raised at The Summit of the Americas. Read more.

Professor Robert Pastor commented on President Obama's trip to Colombia for Bloomberg.com. Read more.

Professor Kristin Diwan gave commentary on a Foreign Policy photo montage, "Once Upon a Time in Kuwait." Read more.

What financial risks lay ahead in 2012? Professor Matthias Matthijs discusses them for Johns Hopkins University's American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. Read more.

Professor Robert Pastor spoke with Bloomberg about the meaning of Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Cuba. Read more. He spoke with Bloomberg again recently to discuss the North American Leaders' Summit. Read more.

Professor Loubna Hanna discussed women's rights in cases of rape and forced marriage with Al Jazeera. Listen here.

What does it mean that a U.S. judge allowed a Cuban spy to visit his homeland? Professor Philip Brenner comments for Bloomberg. Read more.

Professor Gordon Adams spoke with The Next American Economy regarding how the defense establishment is evolving. See more.

Why shouldn't Jeffrey Sachs be the next World Bank president? Professor Robin Broad comments. Read more. Professor Broad also writes about the World Bank poverty statistics for TripleCrisis. Read more.

Professor Carolyn Gallaher comments on the rise of U.S. patriot groups in The Christian Science Monitor. Read more.

Professor Anthony Wanis-St. John asks, "¿Qué se necesita para que haya un proceso de paz exitoso en el país?" on ElTiempo.com. Read more.

Professor Boaz Atzili's editorial, "Attack Iran or More Sanctions? A Third Option: Israel and Iran Forsake Nukes," appeared in The Christian Science Monitor. Read more.

Professor Julie Mertus comments on the human rights side of same-sex marriage in The Baltimore Sun. Read more.

How can peace be restored to South Thailand's Muslims? Ambassador Akbar Ahmed and Ibn Khaldun Chair Research Fellow Harrison Akins discuss the topic on Al Jazeera English's website. Read more.

Professor Quansheng Zhao spoke with China Central Television English about Chinese/American relations and Vice President Xi's recent visit. Watch here.

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer to discuss the burning of Korans in Afghanistan. Watch here. He also discussed the situation in Syria with BBC London. Watch here.

Professor David Bosco spoke with BBC America regarding the UN's vote on the non-binding Syria resolution. Watch here.

Professor Judith Shapiro spoke with Radio Free Asia about Chinese air pollution. Watch here.

What lessons can be learned from the unfinished Bahraini revolution? Professor Kristin Smith Diwan explains for the Financial Times. Read more.

"Marketplace with David Brancaccio" called on Professor Matthias Matthijs again recently, this time to discuss Greece's austerity deal. Listen here. He also appeared on NPR to discuss the ensuing riots. Read more.

What are the three reasons why gas prices are going up, according to Professor Jeff Colgan? Read more from his appearance on WAMU.

BBC America spoke with Professor Akbar Ahmed about the designs of modern mosques. Read more.

Professor Kristin Smith Diwan appeared on Al-Jazeera English discussing Kuwait's political uprising. Watch here.

Professor Manuel Suarez-Mier spoke with Televisa, the largest TV network in Latin America, about the cost of monopolistic structures in Mexico's telecommunications market. Watch here. 

The Wall Street Journal cited Professor Matthew Taylor in a recent article on the growing relationship between Cuba and Brazil. Read more.

Professor Eve Bratman appeared on Al Jazeera English in a segment on the Belo Monte dam project in Brazil. Watch here.

Professor Matthias Matthijs appeared recently on both "PBS Nightly Business Review" and "Marketplace with David Brancaccio" regarding the Euro crisis.

Dialogue in Nigeria is essential, explains Professor Carl LeVan, in a piece for Voice of America. Read more.

The AU Ambassadors' Blog highlighted the Undergraduate International Relations Poster Session held late last year. Read more.

Professor Carl LeVan explains why militarized solutions to recent unrest in Nigeria aren’t a good idea. Read more.

Professor Robin Broad comments on the Occupy Wall Street movement in her blog for YES! Read more here.

Professor Daniel Esser is quoted in a piece on funding global diseases in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Read more.

What will Imran Khan's greatest challenge be, asks Ambassador Akbar Ahmed? Read more.

Dean James Goldgeier discusses the Teaching, Research, and International Policy survey in the December/January issue of Foreign Policy. Read more.

Professor Emeritus Joshua Goldstein explains to The New York Times that war is going out of style. Read more.

"A German Tea Party With a French Pastry"? Professor Matthias Matthijs explains in American Public Media's "Marketplace." Read more.

The Financial Times (UK) published Professor James Mittelman's letter to the editor on December 5 regarding globalization. Read more.

How bad will the Pentagon budget cuts be? Professor Gordon Adams opines in The Wall Street Journal. Read more.

The Miami Herald quoted Diplomat-in-Residence Sally Shelton-Colby in an article about the U.S. role in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more.

Professor Josef Olmert speaks with The Ukranian Week on tensions in the Middle East. Read more.

Professor Stephen Silvia comments on the arrest of white supremacist David Duke in Germany. Read more.

Professor Matthias Matthijs was cited in American Public Media's "Marketplace" program regarding the Eurozone. Read more.

Dylan Kaplan, SIS/BA '15, published in the "Guest Voices" section of The Washington Post. Read more.

Nicholas Kristof mentioned Professor Emeritus Joshua Goldstein in his November 24 column, "Are We Getting Nicer?" Read more.

Professor Amitav Acharya discusses U.S. participation in the East Asia Summit in The Bangkok Post and The Toronto Star.

What is the only country that can fix the Euro? Professor Matthias Matthijs answers that question in Foreign Affairs. Read more.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek quoted Professor Philip Brenner again this week, this time regarding the appointment of Cuba's new defense minister. Read more.

Professor Matthias Matthijs discussed Greece and the global economy on Canada's "The Agenda with Steve Paikin." Watch here.

Friday's Carrier Classic college basketball game will take place on the USS Carl Vinson, which carried Osama bin Laden's body to burial at sea. Professor Akbar Ahmed comments for USA Today. Read more.

Professor Philip Brenner also has an opinion about Daniel Ortega, quoted in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Read more.

Is re-electing Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua a good idea? Professor Robert Pastor tells The New York Times that it's not. Read more.

Professor Jordan Tama spoke with NPR's Neal Conan about private meetings and backroom deals. Listen and read more.

Professor Eve Bratman asks, "Is Washington, D.C a Third-World City?" in the latest issue of Third World Quarterly. Read more.

Professor Gordon Adams discusses the making of hypocrites in his most recent blog post at Capital Gains and Games. Read more.

Libya may face some of the same challenges in the future as it did during the Gadhafi era. Professor Chuck Call explains. Read more.

How is the G-20 rebalancing? Professor Matthias Matthijs talks on CNN.com about the path forward. Read more.

Professor Arturo Porzecanski commented on the Argentinian elections for The Christian Science Monitor. Read more.

Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer discussed the exchange of Arab prisoners for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on "At Issue With Ben Merens" on Wisconsin Public Radio. Listen here.

Professor Jordan Tama defends the backroom deal in an op-ed in The New York Times. Read more.

Do trade pacts boost the U.S. economy? See what Professor Arturo Porzecanski thinks, in this article from CNN.com. Read more.

NBC4 featured a piece on Ambassador Akbar Ahmed's meeting with the American hikers recently freed from Iran. Watch here.

Professor Jordan Tama spoke with NBC4 about the assassination plot on the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C. Watch here.

What does Christine Lagarde have to do to be successful? Professor Arturo Porzecanski answers the question in SmartMoney.com. Read more (page 6).

The NRC Handelsbad (Netherlands) interviewed Professor Gary Weaver about 9/11. Read more (PDF).

Professor Carolyn Gallaher discussed the Mexican drug wars with Voice of Russia. Listen here.

Professor David Bosco spoke with Voice of America (Russian) about the U.N. veto. Read more.

Professor Arturo Porzecanski was interviewed by local news team Fox 5 News on how the economic situation in Greece affects the U.S. Watch here ("Stocks Jump on Hopes for a Europe Fix").

Professor Akbar Ahmed comments on the idea of form vs. function in regards to a newly-built mosque in Ohio. Read more.

"Win, Lose, or Draw?" asks Dr. Josef Olmert in The Huffington Post. Read more.

BBC Mundo spoke extensively with Professor David Bosco about the U.S.'s role in the Security Council. Read more.

Austrian television station TV/ORF interviewed Professor Akbar Ahmed about the plight of American Muslims since 9/11. Watch here.

Professor Emeritus Joshua Goldstein created a video, "Peace is Increasing," to complement his new book, Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide (Dutton 2011). Watch here.

Professor Gordon Adams spoke with the Jyllands-Posten (Denmark) as part of the paper's coverage of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Read part 1. Read part 2.

O Globo (Brazil) quoted Professor Jordan Tama and Dean James Goldgeier in an article about U.S. foreign policy since 9/11. Read more.

The Institute on Disability and Public Policy will participate in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Fourth Session of the Conference of States Parties in New York City. Click here to learn how you can participate, too.

Professor Robin Broad and her husband, John Cavanaugh, served as guest bloggers for Tufts University's The Triple Crisis Blog, writing on "Reframing Development in the Age of Vulnerability." Read more.

Dr. Josef Olmert offered his viewpoints on the situation in the Middle East for "The Platform," a live talk show via Voice of America in Pakistan. Watch here.

The New Yorker featured an article by alumnus Nicholas Schmidle, SIS/MA '05, "Getting Bin Laden: What Happened That Night in Abbottabad." Read more.

Supercommittees to the rescue! Professor Jordan Tama explains more in his op-ed on the topic for Newsday. Read more.

What do the London riots have to do with the British economy? Professor Matthias Matthijs explains in a recent article for Foreign Policy magazine. Read more.

Professor Mohamed Nimer, assistant professor and academic director of the Washington Semester Islam and World Affairs Program, discusses the Americanization of Islam in a recent article for The American Interest. Read more. (PDF)

C-SPAN aired a 45-minute segment on defense spending cuts, featuring Professor Gordon Adams. Watch here.

Professor Edmund Ghareeb, the Center for Global Peace's first Mustafa Barzani Distinguished Scholar of Kurdish Studies, discussed the diplomatic situation in Libya on Voice of Russia. Listen here.

The Nation published Professor Robin Broad's article entitled "Like Water for Gold in El Salvador." Read more.

Dean James Goldgeier's 2007 article on Obama-doctrine was cited in July 13's The New York Times. Read more.

How pervasive is racism in Brazil? Professor Clarence Lusane discusses the topic with Voice of Russia. Listen here.

"Legislating Transparency in the Extractive Sector," an article by Katie Martorana, SIS/MA, was featured on the Carnegie Council's website. Read more.

Professor Robin Broad had an article, "Reframing Development in the Age of Vulnerability: From Case Studies of the Philippines and Trinidad to New Measures of Rootedness," printed in Third World Quarterly. Read more.

Professor Clarence Lusane was interviewed by Voice of Russia about his recent book, The Black History of the White House. Listen here.

Read Professor Gordon Adams' July 7 testimony before the House Committee on the Budget here [PDF].

Professor Robin Broad was quoted in an article about the ascension of Christine Lagarde to the directorship of the IMF. Read more.

Voice of Russia interviewed Professor Shadi Mokhtari about the changes in Egypt over the past few months. Read more.

As the co-director of AU's Center for Democracy and Election Management, Professor Robert Pastor has a few words to say about election overseers in The Washington Times. Read more.

NATO needs new partners, says Dean James Goldgeier in The New York Times. Read more.

Ambassador Anthony Quainton comments on the recent elections in Peru for The Miami Herald. Read more. He was also quoted on the same topic in The Epoch Times. Read more.

Robert Gates is leaving behind some "unfinished business," says Professor Gordon Adams in Foreign Policy magazine. Read more.

NationalJournal.com ran a short feature piece on incoming Dean James Goldgeier. Read more.

Who could be the next head of the IMF? Professor Arturo Porzecanski comments for Bloomberg. Read more.

Professor Boaz Atzili adds his own personal perspective to the discussion about Israeli's borders. Read more.

Cutting the defense budget isn't "heavy lifting," explains Professor Gordon Adams. Read more.

Professor Clovis Maksoud comments on Obama's recent remarks about Israel and Palestine. Read more.  

Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies Akbar Ahmed discusses "The Code of the Hills" in Foreign Policy. Read more.

Professor Gordon Adams says in a Washington Post editorial that Leon Panetta will have to "build down" the Pentagon. Read more.

Professor Jordan Tama appeared on the Thom Hartmann show on RT American to talk about the bin Laden killing. Watch the video here (minutes 23-29).

The new SIS building is featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Architecture DC Magazine. Read more (page 31 of the PDF).

MA/CRS student Carmen Radu has had her paper, "Governmentality and the Deportation of Eastern European Roma in Italy and France," published on StudentPulse.com. Read more.

Professor Jordan Tama wrote about blue-ribbon commissions in Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. Read more. Politico also quoted Dr. Tama on the same topic on May 9th. Read more from Politico.

What do the recent changes in Cuba mean? Professor Philip Brenner comments. Read more.

Professor Kristin Smith Diwan was recently featured on America Abroad's program "Tehran Rising: Persian Power in an Unstable Region." Listen here.

Research Assistant Jonathan Hayden writes about the relationship between Christianity and Islam. Read more.

Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities (COTELCO) received a $10 million grant to launch the Institute on Disability and Public Policy. Watch the signing footage here.

Professor Hillary Mann Leverett appeared on MSNBC to discuss the situation in Libya. See it.

Would ElBaradei make a good Egyptian president? Professor David Bosco published an article addressing this topic in The Washington Post. Read more.

M.A. student Stephen Maher published a story on Al-Jazeera's growing reputation in The Guardian (UK). Read more.

The Huffington Post has a story about the calm in the West Bank by Adjunct Professor Josef Olmert. Read more.

Professor Akbar Ahmed commented on home-grown terrorism in an interview on the BBC. Watch here.

Appearing on Bloomberg Television's "Inside Track," International Politics Adjunct Professor Thomas Kellerman discusses the economy. Watch here.

Heather Rogers, SIS/BA '12, blogs on the R-Life Student Blog from her exchange year at Ritsumeikan University. Read more.

Professor Jordan Tama appeared on The Alyona Show to discuss a new report by the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Watch here (minutes 14 - 21).

Professor Kristin Smith Diwan comments on the situation in the Middle East in Foreign Policy. Read more.

SIS's own Frankie Martin, the Ibn Khaldun Chair Research Fellow, comments on Turkey's potential as a democratic role model. Read more.

"Policy from Principle," Assistant Professor Jeff Colgan's blog, addresses the recent events in Egypt. Read more.

Professor Clarence Lusane comments on black history in the White House in The Atlanta Post. Read more.

Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver led "a life of grace," says Professor Colman McCarthy. Read more.

Professor Robin Broad discusses "the age of vulnerability." Read more.

The Washington Post printed a success story on Laura Rosenberger, SIS/MA '04, a Presidential Management Fellow and officer at the State Department. Read more.

Professor Matthias Matthijs debates on private property and social democracy in CATO UNBOUND. Read more.

"An American Puts Sudan's Cause in the Spotlight" - that American is John Prendergast, SIS/MA '90. Read more.

Professor Gary Weaver contributes to an essay on "World Bulletin" regarding the role of Turkey in foreign relations. Read more.

Professor Akbar Ahmed comments on the physical affection often shown between men in the Muslim world. Read more.

John Freimark, SIS/BA '11, is a star on the soccer field and in the classroom. Read more.

AU students were profiled in The Washington Post's article about trick-or-treating on Embassy Row. Read more.

China gets aid, but also gives aid, says Professor Deborah Brautigam. Read more.

Professor Randall Henning was quoted in an article in The New York Times about China's economic policies. Read more.

Professor Gordon Adams was a guest on The Diane Rehm Show on September 14, discussing defense spending. Listen here.

Professor Bram Groen wrote a piece on tolerance, which was featured in The Washington Post's "On Faith" section. Read more.

Students in the pre-college program, Community of Scholars, spent a day touring the U.S. Department of State in July. Read more.

The Washington Post featured an article on Muslim students at American University on the front page of its Metro section on Friday, August 27. Read more.

Alumnus Rory McIlmoil, SIS/MA '07 (GEP), was quoted in The New York Times in an article about mountaintop removal. Read more.

Dr. Clarence Lusane writes about "Racism, Shirley Sherrod, and the Obama White House." Read more.

Dr. Akbar Ahmed appeared on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Thursday, August 5th. Watch now. You can watch a video of his appearance on C-SPAN2's Book TV here, and see what he thinks about "Burn Quran Day" here.

"When Should We Talk to Terrorists?" Professor Anthony Wanis-St. John participated in a webcasted panel through the U.S. Institute of Peace. See the webcast.

Professor Robert Pastor explains in The Washington Post why strengthening the U.S. - Mexican border can lead to increased illegal immigration. Read more.

What does Kosovo's independence mean? Professor David Bosco answers. Read more.

Professor Akbar Ahmed comments on the worldwide cultural appeal of "Jersey Shore" in Newsweek. Read more.

Pickering Fellow Garrett Harkins, SIS/BA '11, is profiled in his local newspaper. Read more.

Distinguished Economist-in-Residence Arturo Porzecanski explains why Argentina should be dropped from the G20. Read more.

"Imagine if we didn't have newspapers," posited alumnus David Gregory, SIS/BA '92, at an event at the Newseum. Read more.

Students Amparo Garcia, SIS/MA '11, and Karinna Berrospi, SIS/BA/MA '10, traveling in South Africa, were featured in a video for Spanish-language channel Univision about the World Cup. Watch the video.

Professor Robert Pastor comments on the possible easing of the Gaza Blockade in an article in The Wall Street Journal. Read more.

Andrew Rice, a member of the research group whose work led to the creation of the Peace Corps, and a former professor at SIS, died on June 1. Read more.

Student Lauren Keane-Farrell, SIS/BA '12, blogged about AU's green initiatives. Read more.

Josh Jacobs, SIS/BA '11, comments on being Jewish in the military. Read more.

In an article on Breitbart.com, Professor Gary Weaver comments on the effectiveness and acceptability of racial jokes. Read more.

American University has offset a year of electricity by buying energy credits. Read more.

On Tuesday, May 11, Professor Akbar Ahmed appeared on The Kojo Nnamdi Show, discussing the relationship between Islam and Secularism. Listen here.

Congress should keep an eye on the defense budget, says Professor Gordon Adams. Read more.

Stephen Maher, SIS/MA '10 published an article on U.S. relations with Israel. Read more.

Washington Gardener Magazine profiled AU's gardening and sustainability efforts. Read more.

Distinguished Economist-in-Residence Arturo Porzecanski comments on Argentina's financial situation. Read more.

Politico calls Professor Eve Bratman a "green pirate." Read more.

SIS essay award winners were touted on Norway.org. Read more.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has named alumnus Herb K. Schultz, SIS/BA, as an HHS regional director. Read more.

An article by Professor David Bosco, detailing the resurfacing of Rwanda's ex-U.N. ambassador in Alabama, was published in The Washington Post. Read more.

Visionaries in Our Midst, a book by Allison Silberberg, SIS/BA '84, has been named a finalist for Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine. Read more.

SIS students help AU staff better their English. Read more.

Student Julia Young, SIS/BA '12, is a volunteering powerhouse. Read more.

Professor Dane Smith publishes about U.S. "Peacefare." Read more.

Professor Clarence Lusane writes about Nelson Mandela's journey since his release from prison 20 years ago. Read more.

"Is Yemen the Next Failed State?" Professor Edmund Ghareeb weighs in. Read more.

Alumna Lynn Englum, SIS/MA '08 (Global Environmental Politics) discusses the impact of responding to natural disasters in The Huffington Post. Read more.

What could a new Osama bin Laden tape mean? Professor Gordon Adams answers. Read more.

Professor Robert Pastor comments on the diplomatic side of the recent return of panda Tai Shan to China. Read more.

American University is the #2 medium-sized university in terms of Peace Corps volunteers. See the rankings.

Professor emeritus Joshua Goldstein comments on the revised death toll from the war in the Congo. Read more.

Professor Jordan Tama wrote about intelligence reform in the latest issue of Foreign Policy. Read more.

The U.S. should pay attention to China's relationship with African countries, notes Professor Deborah Brautigam. Read more.

The India Intersession group, and its leader, Professor Amitav Acharya, were featured in the Orissa paper, Khabara ("The News"). See the article.

Professor Gary Weaver remarks on the importance of Americans' understanding of other nations' business cultures. Read more.

Professor Clarence Lusane commented on the unfairness of the Copenhagen agreement in The Progressive. Read more.

After an American was detained in Cuba, Professor Philip Brenner appeared on CNN to discuss the issue. Watch the video.

Professor Robert Albro comments on the embedded social scientists program in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more.

Professor Robert Pastor comments on leadership in Latin America. Read more.

Foreign Policy magazine quoted Professor Irving Rosenthal in its article about USAID. Read more.

Professor Erich Vogt was quoted in the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung commenting on the IMF. Read more.

Alumnus David Gregory, SIS/BA '92, was a recent guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Watch the episode.

The ties between China and Tibet are fragile, comments Professor David Phillips. Read more.

Professor Amitav Acharya believes that President Obama should have met with the Dalai Lama. Read more.

Muslims and Christians observe Ramadan together and break barriers; Professor Akbar Ahmed comments. Read more.

Student Adam L'Episcopo, SIS/BA '10, will be graduating, not deploying to Iraq. Read more.

Professor Gary Weaver answers the question, "Does Racism Drive anti-Obama Protests?" Read more.

Professor Gordon Adams comments on the force of the Pentagon versus the policy-making strengths of the State Department in The Nation. Read more.

Alumna Kellee James, SIS/MA/KSB/MBA '04, was profiled by her hometown paper about her work as a White House Fellow. Read more.

Alumna Mary Jane Nirdlinger, SIS/BA '96, uses her SIS experience to work as an urban planner. Read more.

How successfully can India and the Maldives work together? Professor Amitav Acharya comments. Read more.

Martin Edwin Andersen, SIS adjunct faculty, was pictured on the front page of The Washington Post. See more.

Alumna Amanda Quinones, SIS/BA '08, was profiled in The Washington Times about her volunteer work with the Hispanic College Fund. Read more.

International students from all over the AU spectrum were interviewed about their American experiences for America.gov. Read more.

Professor Max Friedman posits an interesting question: "Is Obama Even Real?" Read more.

The effects of President Clinton's recent visit to North Korea is commented on by Professor Youngshik Bong. Read more.

Professor Amitav Acharya writes about the challenges ASEAN faces in the 21st century. Read more.

Barbara Dziedzic, SIS/MA '10, will spend her summer interning in the slums of Kenya. Read more.

Professor Mamuka Tsereteli is quoted in The Washington Times for an article on European Union energy security and the possibility of an Iranian natural gas pipeline. Read more.

Alumna Amy Crone, SIS/MA '08, was spotlighted in The Baltimore Sun for her work as an agricultural marketing specialist. Read more.

Wedding bells will soon be ringing for Emilia Borgatta, SIS/MA '09, whose engagement is featured in The Washington Post's Express "By Invitation Only" section. Read more.

Government corruption in Nigeria doesn't help anyone, explains Professor Carl LeVan. Read more.

Professor Clovis Maksoud reacts to President Obama's speech in Cairo addressing Arab-American relations. Read more.

Alumnus Greg Walker-Wilson, SIS/MA '97, will soon be changing the lives of small businesses in Colombia. Read more.

Professor David Bosco marvels at Spain's judicial activism. Read more.

Alumnus John Paul Kacavas, SIS/MA '87, has been nominated as a U.S. Attorney by President Obama. Read more.

The Washington Post profiled Sharon Reed Abboud, SIS/BA '86, SIS/MA '90, and her book "All Moms Work: Short -Term Career Strategies for Long-Range Success." Read more.

George Kun, SIS/MA '03, was awarded the Young Alumni Award from his undergraduate institution, Luther College. Read more.

"Can there be peace in Sri Lanka?" Yes, and Professor John Richardson explains why. Read more.

Professor Robert Pastor notes the deeper meaning of a proposal to amend Cuban-American relations. Read more.

How are online social networks changing how we perceive communities? Professor Shalini Venturelli comments. Read more.

Professors John Cavanagh and Robin Broad wrote an article assessing the London Economic Summit. Read more.

Professor Gordon Adams is quoted in Ted Rall's article "Broke and On a Losing Streak, President Obama Doubles Down." Read more.

Professor Akbar Ahmed wrote an article for The Huffington Post on President Obama's handling of the situation in Afghanistan. Read more.

Global Environmental Politics program alum Rory McIlmoil is featured in a Salon.com story on opposition to coal mining via "mountaintop removal." Read more.

Professor Akbar Ahmed's Journey Into America project is featured on CNN.com. Read more.

Professor Arturo Porzecanski is featured in The Washington Post. Read more.

SIS alum David Gregory named host of "Meet the Press." Read more.

Professor James Lee writes in The Washington Post: Global Warming is Just the Tip of the Iceberg. Read more.

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6 2012 Gilman Scholarships

Six SIS students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, funding their study abroad for a semester or academic year in a non-traditional destination, outside Western Europe and Australia.

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