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. Today’s complex issues and challenges require innovative ideas and perspectives of people from different backgrounds, cultures, and places along with the skills to engage successfully with these differences.
SIS understands its position as a top ten school of international affairs as an opportunity to prepare a more diverse next generation of leaders in the field that is well-equipped to see differences as a pathway to greater creativity and capacity. Read more about the SIS vision for diversity and inclusion.
First Generation Faculty Share Professional Pathways in Latest Exploring Identities Event
On Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, students gathered to hear the stories of SIS faculty members who identified themselves as first generation. This particular 'Exploring Identities' event brought together students and faculty in an intimate environment where students engaged with professors about similar experiences as first generation 'go-getters and dream-chasers,' oftentimes doing things that were considered unconventional in their spaces of familiarity. The event helped participants make connections between first generations SIS students, faculty, and staff. Some shared their stories about being the first in their family to leave their towns and go to university. Read more.
SIS Community Dialogue Explores Race and Ethnicity
SIS students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends gathered for a community dialogue on "How to Create Greater Understanding across Race and Ethnicity" in the Abramson Family Founders Room. This dialogue was part of the SIS Exploring Identities Series, which works to increase awareness of diversity-related issues throughout the School and to help individuals build greater capacity and ownership for creating an increasingly inclusive environment. Read more.
Second Annual SIS International Affairs Expo
Join the SIS Community on Wednesday, March 30th for the Second Annual International Affairs Expo featuring an array of organizations! An opportunity to participate in speed mentoring, tabling, and a closing reception awaits you. RSVP by March 25th!
Unique funding opportunities are available to students from historically underrepresented groups for graduate education and international experiences. Learn 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.
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.