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Diversity and Inclusion at SIS


Contact: Rebecca Davis

Director, SIS Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

SIS 112C


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SIS Students on Quad

SIS Connections is a network that expands pathways of historically underrepresented students and creates a more inclusive community.

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SIS Launches New Series: Exploring Identities

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Information on SIS Exploring Identities Series

The SIS Exploring Identities Series will provide space to consider the impact of missing voices in the field of international affairs. In bringing together members of the SIS community from across all identity groups, the School can explore what is possible when the field becomes more inclusive of historically underrepresented groups.

Each installment of the Series will focus on a particular identity group while encouraging all members of the community to use these events as opportunities to interact with people from different backgrounds. The Series aims to increase the culture of inclusion at SIS while also preparing SIS alumni to approach their future careers with a sharper eye toward inclusive practices in their work environments.

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The SIS Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

In the global context of the 21st Century, SIS believes a diverse population and an inclusive school climate are essential components for preparation to work in the field of international relations. Read more.


What does SIS mean by "historically underrepresented groups?"

 SIS recognizes that certain demographic groups have been underrepresented in graduate education and international affairs because of social and economic structures that have denied them access. These historically underrepresented groups have particular experiences and perspectives that deserve our focused attention and targeted support. These include, but are not limited to, domestic students of color, first generation college students, veterans, and low-income students as well as women in regard to leadership roles.


SIS has become the first DC area school in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) to join the GAP Consortium.

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languages are spoken by current SIS graduate students. 
Interested in learning a language and traveling abroad?  Check out the Boren Fellowship and other opportunities through the Office of Merit Awards.

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