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PEKKA Association in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia, stages a parade announcing the PEKKA program and activities throughout their village.

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Empowering Women in Indonesia

ARC has published a paper with the founder of an Indonesian women’s organization working to empower marginalized women. Here are a few of the key takeaways for successful movement building based on the organization’s work fighting for women’s rights.
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Photo of Mya Zemlock and Mitchell Lenneville standing beside each other, outside.

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Students Simulate the G20 Leaders’ Summit

The second annual Model G20 Summit was a great success with more than 180 student attendees representing 15 institutions across the U.S.
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Republican ads feature MS-13, hoping fear will motivate voters

MS-13 is not the biggest or most violent gang in the US. But its grisly murders and Latino membership inflame Americans' anxiety about immigration. GOP campaign ads stoke those fears to attack Democrats.
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Book cover of Professor Boaz Atzili's Triadic Coercion

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Triadic Coercion

Professor Boaz Atzili spoke with us about the seldom-examined theory of international relations, including why states often encourage the tactic as a necessary response — even when it's prone to backfire.
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Julie Walton, SIS/MA '19 embraces children's home workers in Sri Lanka.

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How We Spent the Summer

For many SIS professors and students, the summer months are just as productive as the academic year. Here are a few of their stories.
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Conductor leads orchestra using baton

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A Night at the Symphony

Carmel Institute offers Washington area university students tickets to the National Symphony Orchestra performing a Russian program at the Kennedy Center
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A collage of actors from the movie, a car, a carriage, and Russian text.

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Cinderella in the Big City

Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History hosts screening of Boris Barnet’s 1928 silent film masterpiece
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Governing Solar Radiation Management

What is solar radiation management and how can governing it help both people and the planet? Professor Simon Nicholson details how our Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment convened international environmental policy researchers to tackle the issue.
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President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Hassan Rouhani of Iran and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

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The US Will Have to Accept Second Class Status in the Middle East

The US was once the dominant force in the Middle East. That old order has disappeared. Now the new powers are Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Russia – and the US needs a new policy for the region.
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Professor Ahmed with Vice Chancellor Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman on stage at MUST in Mirpur.

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Track II Diplomacy: Taking Matters into Your Own Hands

Professor Akbar Ahmed traveled to Pakistan over the summer to share some of the lessons from his newest book, Journey into Europe and met with state leaders to actively promote Islam’s core concepts of humanity and kindness.
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