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SIS Alumni Relations and Development
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8143

Stephanie Block
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Students and alumni are welcome to make an appointment with the SIS Office of Alumni Relations to learn more about how to take advantage of their AU SIS Alumni Network. Make your appointment today!

Dean's Council

SIS Deans Advisory Council 2014

The primary purpose of the Dean’s Council is to provide advice and support to the Dean of the School of International Service (SIS) in accomplishing strategic goals for the school. All members of the Dean’s Council are leaders in their respective fields. The members of the Dean’s Council serve as advocates for SIS to promote a greater awareness of SIS nationally and internationally.


James Goldgeier
Dean, School of International Service
American University

Alan Fleischmann, Chair, SIS/BA '87, SPA/BS '87
Founder and President
Laurel Strategies, Inc.
Co-Founder & Board Member
ImagineNations Groups

Janice M. Abraham, SIS/BA '79
President and CEO
United Educators Insurance

Alexandros Aldous, WCL/JD '05, SIS/MA '06
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
The Chefs' Warehouse

Esther Benjamin, SIS/MA '92, CAS/MA '95
CEO for Africa Operations
Laureate Education, Inc.

Justin Cooper, SPA/BA '00
Foxcroft Strategy Group, LLC

Akram Elias
Capital Communications Group

Stephen C. Embry, SIS/BA '71
Senior Partner
Embry & Neusner

Thomas Gottschalk
Of Counsel
Kirkland & Ellis

David Gregory, SIS/BA '92
Distinguished Journalist in Residence
School of International Service

Lawrence S.C. Griffith, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Clayton Heart Center, Johns Hopkins University Hospital

Fruzsina Harsanyi, SIS/BA '64, SIS/MA '67, SPA/PhD '72
Harsanyi Consulting LLC
Senior Adviser
Public Affairs Council

Mehdi Heravi, SIS/PhD '67
Retired Professor

Joanne Hill, SIS/BA '70
Head of Investment Strategy
Profunds Group

Frank Islam
Chairman and CEO
FI Investment Group, LLC

Robert McNally, SPA/BA '87
The Rapidan Group

Dorothy A. Moore, CAS/MA '59, CAS/EdD '70
Professor Emerita
George Washington University

Sherry L. Mueller, SIS/BA '65
President Emerita
National Council for International Visitors

Ambassador Joan M. Plaisted, SIS/BA '67, SIS/MA '69
Senior Adviser for Asia
U.S. Mission to the United Nations

Ambassador Dennis B. Ross
Washington Institute for Near East Affairs

Peter Scher, SPA/BA '83, WCL/JD '87
Executive Vice President of Global Government Relations and Public Policy
JP Morgan Chase & Co

Christopher Schroeder

Jeffrey A. Sine, SIS/BA '76
The Raine Group, LLC

Kantathi Suphamongkhon, SIS/MA '78
University of California, Los Angeles

Ambassador Clyde Taylor, SIS/MIS '61
Former Executive Director
Una Chapman Cox Foundation

Marcy Owens Test, SIS/BA '89
Senior Vice President

Cynthia Warshaw, SIS/BA '93
International Trade Expert

Matthew Warshaw, SIS/BA '94
Vice President
D3 Systems, Inc.

Ho-I Wu, SIS/PhD '82
Vice President
Peace Technology, Inc.

Scott Wylie, SIS/MA '82
Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO
First Western Trust Bank

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Young Alumni and Friends Committee

The purpose of the SIS Dean's Young Alumni & Friends Committee is to provide an opportunity for young alumni and friends to contribute as an advisor, promoter, and motivator within the SIS community and beyond. Committee members serve a two-year term.


SIS Dean's Council Young Alumni 2014

Robert Brodell, SIS/BA '11, SIS/MA '12
Compliance Specialist, U.S. Department Directorate of Defense Trade Councils

Shanna E., SIS/BA '05, SIS/MA '06
Regional Representative, U.S. Government

George C. Tagg, Jr., WCL/JD '07, SIS/MA '08
Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Babak Hafezi, SIS/BA '01, SIS/MA '03, SPA/MS '05, Kogod/MBA '09
CEO, HafeziCapital, LLC

Ben Sander, SIS/BA '06, SIS/MA '10
Travel Program Manager, National Parks Conservation Association

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SIS Alumni Relations and Development
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8143