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Marie Louise Combes AA School of International Service

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Additional Positions at AU
Adjunct faculty at the Elliott School, George Washington University
Adjunct faculty at the School of International Service, American University
A.B. Dartmouth College, magna cum laude

M.A. in International Affairs; American University of Paris, with distinction

M.A. in sociologie des conflits; Institut Catholique de Paris

Languages Spoken
French, Arabic, Russian, Italian
Favorite Spot on Campus
my office with a cup of tea
Favorite Place in Washington DC
C&O canal with my dog
deRaismes Combes is currently completing her doctoral degree at the School of International Service at American University. She looks at the security implications of 9/11 on contemporary American identity, with a focus on covert drone strikes and air travel. deRaismes received her AB in French and War & Peace Studies at Dartmouth College (Magna cum Laude) and later completed a dual Masters program in Paris on International Relations and the Sociology of Conflict (with distinction). She has lived in Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S., which has helped foster a strong interest in power, security, and identity; the effects of words and images; and why/how the world gets constructed in specific ways. Her scholarship has included work on the Arab/Israeli conflict, the MENA region, the Islamic world, ethnic and civil wars, as well as the more broadly theoretical underpinnings of international relations.
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Spring 2021

  • SISG-760 Intl Studies: Hist,Thry,Pract

  • SISG-760 Intl Studies: Hist,Thry,Pract

Fall 2021

  • SISG-760 Intl Studies: Hist,Thry,Pract

  • SISG-767 Topics in Global Security: Security From Inside the State