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SIS Practica

Summer 2014 Practica

Assessing Intercultural Competence in International Education
Prof. Amanda Taylor
Client: Teach for China (Teach for All network)

Water, Cooperation and Peace in the Middle East
Prof. Eric Abitbol and Ken Conca
Clients: Arava Institute of Environmental Studies

Forests and Livelihoods: Rural Development in Brazil
Prof. Eve Bratman
Clients: Iracambi Research Center

Spring 2014 Practica

Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility: Extractive Industries in Latin America
Prof. Judith Shapiro
Client: World Resources Institute (Final Report)

The Environmental and Social Implications of AU’s Carbon Offsets Purchases
Prof. Chris O'Brien
Clients: American University Office of Sustainability and University for Peace, Costa Rica

U.S. Farm Bill: Agricultural Policy for (Inter)-National Social and Ecological Resilience
Prof. Adam Diamond
Clients: Rural Coalition and the National Family Farm Coalition

Analysis of U.S. Policy toward Egypt
Prof. Gregory Aftandilian
Client: U.S. Department of State

U.S. Democracy Promotion in Jordan
Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby
Clients: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (Final Report, Presentation)

Intelligence Analysis
Prof. David Martin-McCormick
Client: Defense Intelligence Agency (Final Report, Executive Summary, Infographic)

Engaging and Strengthening the Security Sector in Balkan, Caucasus, and Central Asian Countries
Prof. Stuart E. Johnson
Client: Office of the Secretary of Defense (Presentation), RAND Corporation

Innovation in Hungary
Prof. Catherine Bocskor
Clients: The Hungarian National Office of Innovation (Final Report), Hazikence (Final Report), MiniBrake

Issues in International Economics and Business
Prof. Catherine Bocskor
Clients: International Trade Administration, Blackboard

Cultural Diplomacy and International Exchange
Prof. Sherry Lee Mueller
Clients: International Student House in Washington DC (Final Report, Presentation), the Hague University for Applied Sciences, Global Ties US (Report, Webinar, Presentation), Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange (Final Report)

Promoting Human Rights and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
Prof. Jeff Bachman
Clients: Freedom House Global (Report, Presentation), Freedom House MENA Region (Final Report), Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (Report, Advocacy Page)

Transformation and Peacebuilding
Prof. Hrach Gregorian
Clients: Global Communities, Alliance for Peacebuilding, State Department Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Strategic Communications
Prof. Eric J. Novotny
Clients: Save the Children, Atlantic Council, New America Foundation, Woman Alliance for Virtual Exchange

Reforming Policy, Coordination and Implementation of U.S. Foreign Aid
Prof. Irving Rosenthal
Clients: USAID Africa Bureau (Framework for Evaluating Local Partnerships: Report, Presentation, Logical Framework; Food Security in Ethiopia: Report, Presentation), Department of Justice

Fall 2013 Practica

Transformation and Peacebuilding in Societies in Transition
Prof. Hrach Gregorian
Client: Partners for Democratic Change (Final Report) and Global Communities (Final Report)

Intelligence Analysis
Prof. David Martin-McCormick
Client: Defense Intelligence Agency

Global Defense Exports
Prof. Frank Kenlon
Client: Aerospace Industry Association

Summer 2013 Practicum

Water, Cooperation, and Peace
Prof. Eric Abitbol
Clients: Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and the Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (Final Report)

Spring 2013 Practica

Conflict Resolution and Change Management in Transitioning Democracies
Prof. Hrach Gregorian - A Conceptual Model of Peacebuilding and Democracy Building - Integrating the Field (PDF) | Working in the Nexus of Peacebuilding and Democracy Building (PDF) | USAID/HIGA UBEHO "Be Determined and Live" (PDF) | Partners Yemen and the Nexus Model (PDF)

Cross Cultural Collaboration in Global Virtual Teams: Disability, Development, and Diplomacy
Prof. Derrick L. Cogburn

Drivers of Development and Conflict in the Mekong River Basin
Prof. Ken Conca

Farmers, Fairness & the Farm Bill
Prof. Garrett Graddy - final report

Foreign and Defense Policy for the Middle East
Prof. Joseph McMillan

Intelligence Analysis
Prof. David Martin-McCormick

International Financial Flows and Transnational Investment: Best Environmental Practices – includes overseas travel - final report (PDF)
Prof. Judith Shapiro

Issues in International Economics and Business
Prof. Catherine Bocskor

Local-scale Sustainable Design in Washington, D.C.
Prof. Victoria Kiechel - final report (PDF)

National Security and the Arctic
Prof. Dennis Clare

Program Evaluation of Health Prevention in Rwanda - includes overseas travel
Prof. Hrach Gregorian

Public Diplomacy
The Honorable Jill Schuker - final report (PDF)

Strategic Communication
Prof. Eric Novotny - Cycling in Latin America and the Caribbean final report (PDF) | Urban Child Protection (PDF) | Urban Hunger and Livelihoods (PDF) | Urban Hunger and Livelihoods and Child Protection Executive Summary (PDF) | Cybernauts (PDF)

Supporting Youth Practitioners: Enhancing the Role of Youth in Development
Prof. Loubna Skalli-Hanna

U.S. Food/Farm Bill Reform: Agricultural Policy for Social and Ecological Resilience
Prof. Victoria Kiechel

Fall 2012 Practica

China, Latin America, and Challenges for USFP - final report
Prof. Sally Shelton-Colby

Counterterrorism - final report
Prof. David Martin-McCormick

Non-Proliferation - final report
Prof. Whitney Raas

Strategies for Managing Risk - Health Finance final report | Climate Change final report | Food Security final report
Prof. Thierry van Bastelaer

Spring 2012 Practicum

Youth to Youth: Measuring Student Engagement
Prof. Susan Shepler
Students: Tom Brownlee, Liat Krawczyk, Kate Krumrei, Cari McCachren, Nha Raval, and Celeste Visser
Client: Search for Common Ground