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SIS Practica

Spring 2014 Practica

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

The Environmental and Social Implications of AU’s Carbon Offsets Purchases
Prof.: TBD
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 Morocco/Jordan
Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby
Clients: U.S. Government (USG) in Jordan and/or Morocco

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

Engaging and Strengthening the Security Sector in Balkan, Caucasus, and Central Asian Countries
Prof. Stuart E. Johnson
Client: Senior policy maker for Partnership Strategy on the Secretary of Defense’s staff

Innovation in Hungary
Prof. Catherine Bocskor
Clients: The Hungarian National Office of Innovation and a Hungarian nonprofit organization

Issues in International Economics and Business
Prof. Catherine Bocskor
Clients: Four multinational companies

Cultural Diplomacy and International Exchange
Prof. Sherry Lee Mueller
Clients: International Student House in Washington DC, the City of The Hague, the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange, and the National Council for International Visitors.

Promoting Human Rights and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
Prof. Jeff Bachman
Clients: Amnesty International USA and Freedom House

Multilateral Institutions: The US Love-Hate Relationship with Internationalism and Public Diplomacy
Prof. Jill A. Schuker
Clients: the UN Development Program, the Council on Foreign Relations, PEW Trust and/or the Department of State

Transformation and Peacebuilding
Prof. Hrach Gregorian
Clients: Partners for Democratic Change, CHF International, the U.S. State Department Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)

Strategic Communications
Prof. Eric J. Novotny
Clients: TBA NGOs

Foreign Defense Policy
Prof. Joseph McMillan
Clients: NA

Reforming Policy, Coordination and Implementation of U.S. Foreign Aid
Prof. Irving Rosenthal
Clients: NA

Fall 2013 Practica

Transformation and Peacebuilding in Societies in Transition

Prof. Hrach Gregorian

Client: Partners for Democratic Change and CHF

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

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