Welcome to the EDH House
Join our (temporarily known as) EDH House, where we foster a dynamic community dedicated to exploring critical topics at the intersection of environment, development, and health. From thought-provoking panel discussions featuring international organizations, think tanks, and local experts to hands-on experiences at Airlie Farm and networking opportunities with alumni, we provide a platform for students passionate about making a positive impact on the world.
- Tour and lunch at Airlie Farms on November 3 for undergraduate and graduate students
Tia El Masry
I wanted to be an SIS House student advisor to help with building a community in SIS.
Welcome to the PGE House
Join our dynamic (temporarily known as) PGE community to decode Money, Politics, and Power. Let's transform knowledge into action while having a blast along the way!
Martha's Table will host a group of volunteers on its distribution program aimed at addressing food inequality in parts of DC.
Poker Night, with both an experienced and amateurs table, featuring a top poker player to teach us all about odds and economic trade-offs of poker.
Movie Night for the just released film about the Gamestop saga, "Dumb Money."
I wanted to be an SIS House student advisor to assist and guide students.
Welcome to the PHRCR House
This house (temporarily known as the PHRCR House) hopes to provide a fun, safe, and supportive community that facilitates positive interaction among students within the Peace, Global Security, and Conflict Resolution, Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights, and Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture gateways and with others. Our mission is to create a safe and fun environment within which our members can get to know each other and other SIS students, and share in fun events that are a nice break from their day-to-day classes and other academic activities.
- Comedies around the world: a series highlighting some comedy movies from outside the US! We will provide popcorn for it too, so all you have to do is show up and watch some fun movies with new friends!
Fátima García González
My interest in SIS started a long time ago, and it will undoubtedly never die. Hopefully, I can share that passion with other students at AU.
Welcome to the FPGS House
The House of Foreign Policy & Global Security, temporarily known as FPGS House, aims to foster a community of students who are interested in international policy and security challenges. Students in the FPGS House are excited by thinking and talking about geopolitical competition and modalities of international cooperation, as well as the dynamics of peace, war, conflict, and political violence.
Faculty in the Department of Foreign Policy and Global Security includes a number of former Ambassadors, Academics focused on bridging the gap between scholars and policy makers, and authors of influential books. A key aim of the House is to strengthen connections between faculty, graduate students and undergraduates.
- October 4: students gathered for a preliminary event to watch Stanley Kubrick's seminal 1964 satire, "Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." This then led into a faculty-led conversation about the evolution of nuclear strategy
- Roundtable discussions and debates on current foreign policy challenges, book talks, career opportunities, and strategic game nights
- Movie Watch Parties
- Watch party" for an episode of Netflix's The Diplomat with some real-life diplomats to discuss scenes that resonate---and moments where Hollywood gets diplomacy wrong
As an SIS House student advisor, I hope to foster engaging discussions.
Welcome to the DGI House
The (temporarily known as) Department of Global Inquiry House seeks to provide an intellectual, social, and inclusive space for students to share and reflect on questions beyond individual issue areas in world politics. To this end, we hope an initial theme of pop culture will foster curiosity and conversation.
- House Welcoming with refreshments--we'll gather ideas for events!
- Discussions at the Dav, which will be a space to converse about how to think about diverse perspectives related to world politics.
Meet Our Team
Jason Rancatore Professorial Lecturer SIS | Global Inquiry
I am motivated by a sense of curiosity for how we think and understand the world around us and am eager to participate in and foster a space where likeminded students ask questions and share in the spirit of inquiry.
Welcome to the Legacy House
At Legacy House, we are committed to building a legacy of future global leaders through sharing first-hand stories from each other, alumni who came before us, and other transformative leaders in the global community. We seek to expand the reach of SIS beyond the walls of campus and to embody what it means to be and represent the School of International Service. Our work blends global knowledge with art, storytelling, fashion, music & dance, food, and cultural artifacts.
Express Yourself Without Walls. Come join us for collaging, cookies, and conversation at the "Logo competition" interest meeting. This is open to any AU Student.
Luxury & Leisure: Empowering Leaders through Fashion. Conversation with CAS professor Shoji Malone. A few House members will model different professional looks for the future of work culture in collaboration with Professor Malone.
"We in the House": Music, Mocktails, and Mozzarella. A housewarming event to welcome new Legacy House Members and encourage prospective members to build deeper connections and community.
Tiramisu Holiday Party (tbd)
I am involved in the SIS Legacy House as a student advisor because legacy creation and preservation through global leadership and storytelling is valuable to our institution.