School of International Service

School of International Service
Eric Lies

Student Life ·

How SIS Graduate Student and Naval Officer Eric Lies Plans to Serve, Post-Military and Post-Graduation

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Plants in the shape of a fist

Environment ·

The Cost of Environmental Activism

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NATO and Poland Flags

International ·

Could Poland Demand NATO Act in Event of Russian Attack? An Expert Explains Article 4 and 5 Commitments

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2022 Qatar World Cup soccer ball on a field

International ·

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is about More Than Soccer

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Election Day

Government & Politics ·

AU Experts Talk Midterms, Election Fallout

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SIS Dean Shannon Hader


Shannon Hader Named Dean of American University’s School of International Service

Shannon Hader, MD, MPH, has been named the dean of the School of International Service at American University. She succeeds Christine BN Chin, PhD, who has served as dean of SIS since August 2017 and is returning to the faculty.

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Developing an Expertise in International Trade

IER equipped me with knowledge of international trade theory and history.

I think the unique experience that's offered through the IER program is that you can focus on the niche that you want to develop. I realized that I was interested in international trade, so I was able to take courses on the political economy as well as digital trade and trade theory. That helped me form the foundation that I needed for my job at the International Trade Administration.

Learn more about Osei-Tutu’s time in the IER program.

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There are many things about SIS that make our community unique. Watch this quick virtual tour video to explore your future home.

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Six months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

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