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The National Monument in Tunis, Tunisia.

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5 Things to Know about Tunisia’s Democracy Struggle

We asked SIS professor Anders Hardig to share with us five things to know about the state of Tunisia’s democracy.
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Christopher Abanavas, Gordon Adams, Sophia Celeste Vos, Carl LeVan, Maren Lujan, Naomi Moland, Ammarah Rehman, Jesse Ribot, and Sally Shelton-Colby.

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75 Years of Fulbright: How the Program Has Impacted the SIS Community

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright program as well as its importance to the SIS community, we spoke with several faculty and alumni about their Fulbright experiences.
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El Capitolio in Havana, Cuba.

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Cuba's Historic Protests and US-Cuban Relations

We spoke with SIS professor emeritus Philip Brenner, who specializes in US-Cuba relations, to learn more about what sparked the recent unrest in Cuba.
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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on stage at the Miramar Cultural Center in Florida in 2018. He spoke to a capacity audience about Haiti's progress during his first year in office. Photo Credit: Gregory Reed / Shutterstock.com

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Understanding More about Haiti and the Assassination of President Jovenel Moïse

SIS professor Scott Freeman discusses the circumstances leading up to and the implications of the Haitian president's assassination.
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Guatemalan flag behind fence topped with razor wire

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To Survive Prison in Guatemala, Male Inmates Rely on Their Visitors

SIS professor Anthony Fontes won the Best Article award in the Journal of Latin American Studies for his co-authored article about the Guatemalan prison system’s economic and social norms. In this interview, he answers questions about the article.
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COVID-19 vaccination drive for medical personnel in Banyumas, Indonesia.

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Global Herd Immunity Remains Out of Reach Because of Inequitable Vaccine Distribution

The high costs of the world's colossally unequal COVID-19 immunization rates.
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Tanzania national flag pattern on medical mask on black wooden background.

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Overcoming Denialism from the Top: Tanzania’s COVID-19 Response

We spoke with SIS professor Nina Yamanis about the challenges and adaptations made by local health officials in Tanzania working to contain and manage COVID-19 despite denialism and a limited national government-led response.
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American University #1 in Boren Fellows; SIS Recognizes 11 Boren Award Winners

American University is first in the nation for graduate students who received the prestigious Boren Fellowship in 2021.
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Hands holding Israel and Palestine flags on a concrete background with shadows.

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Both Israel and Hamas Are Aiming to Look Strong, Instead of Finding a Way Out of Their Endless War

In most wars, each side's aggression is meant to get the other side to back down. But that's not the case with how Israeli and Palestinian leaders have conducted their long-running war.
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African community leaders take part in a virtual exchange via Zoom.

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SIS Faculty Facilitate Exchange on Countering Violent Extremism with African Leaders

Nineteen African community leaders took part in a virtual visit to the US and were introduced to US programs that counter violent extremism.
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