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Amitav Acharya

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SIS Professor Amitav Acharya Wins AU’s Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award

This year's Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award recipient is SIS professor Amitav Acharya.
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student and mentor

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Diversity in Diplomacy

Highly competitive fellowships honor outstanding young people bound for foreign service careers, reward excellence, and encourage underrepresented groups.
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Abbie Veitch

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Abigail Veitch ’21 Awarded Udall Scholarship

Abigail “Abbie” Veitch (environmental studies and communications ’21) has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship from the Udall Foundation in recognition of her leadership, public service, and commitment to environmental issues.
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Tortured Logic book cover

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Torture: Researchers Explore American Support in New Book

SPA Professor Joseph Young and University of Alabama Assistant Professor Erin Kearns, SPA/PhD ’16, examined where people get their ideas about torture, and how they can be persuaded to change them, in their new book.
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Headshot of Dan Freeman.

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Reflecting on a career in public service: The House Was My Home

Dan Freeman, a fellow in residence at the AU Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, released his memoir, "The House Was My Home: My Life on Capitol Hill and Other Tales", about his 35 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Joseph Bodnar, Rabia Muhammad, Julia Pataky, Andrew Polinski, and Ansley Vickers.

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SIS Students and Recent Grads Kickstart Their Careers

We spoke with recent SIS graduates and current students that have begun full-time, globally-focused jobs to learn more about their new positions, how they secured them, and their professional experiences so far.
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Alumni Board President Rob Johnson on campus

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Greetings from Rob Johnson

I am always energized for AU, but never more than when I meet with fellow alumni volunteers.
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Zaina Sarhan

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SIS Alumna Works to Improve Public Health in Jordan

After gaining a wealth of experiences in development and public health in DC and the Philippines, SIS alumna Zaina Sarhan returned to the city in which she grew up—Amman, Jordan—to use her skills and knowledge to improve the country's health system.
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Pride Alumni Alliance leader Shawn Richardson at event

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Message from Pride Alumni Alliance Chair

With all that’s going on around us from a pandemic to racial injustice, spirits are low and emotions are understandably high. I encourage you to stay hopeful.
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smiling students

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Meet the 2024 Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars

Five student leaders, committed to multidimensional excellence and interested in pursuing social justice careers, have been named Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars.
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