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International ·

Is There a Role for the UN Security Council on Climate Change?

In the past year, several UN member-states have renewed efforts to push the conversation of climate change forward within "the most powerful and contentious of all UN organs," the Security Council.
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Research ·

Animating the ‘Ideal’ Soviet Woman

Intercultural and International Communication graduate student Shayna Vayser argues that Soviet animation counters the idea that the USSR was egalitarian. To conduct her research, Vayser revisited the Soviet cartoons she watched as a child.
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Global Environmental Policy Program graduate students Amber Orozco and Alexandria Ward.

International ·

Alumnae Document USDA Discrimination

Learn how former Global Environmental Politics Program graduate students Amber Orozco and Alexandria Ward used their practicum experience to launch their professional careers.
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Alumni ·

SIS Alumna Successfully Advocates First-Ever Eating Disorders Legislation

SIS alumna Katrina Velasquez wanted to combat both the stigma and the mental illness itself. And in 2016, as a lobbyist, she achieved something historic: successfully advocating for the passage of the first-ever eating disorders legislation.
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International ·

New International Affairs Graduate Degree Blends Policy, Analytical, and Management Skills

The School of International Service has launched a unique new degree designed to equip future international affairs policy experts with the hard analytical and management skills they need to effect change in their field.
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On Campus ·

Inspiring Grad Stories: Annelise Straw

The Rhodes Scholar finalist was a ballerina and a chef before finding SIS.
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International ·

Shockwaves from French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Felt Across Europe

President Emmanuel Macron has presented himself as a defender of the liberal order against the rising tide of right-wing populism. But he can't lead Europe while mass protests have France in crisis.
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Wendy Atieno

International ·

Living, Learning and Reflecting: An SIS Graduate Student Experience

Wendy Atieno discusses her amazing experience as a graduate student in SIS and the opportunities she was able to pursue.
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Announcement ·

New Degree at American U. Aims to Prepare Next Generation of Foreign Policy Experts

New Degree at American U. Aims to Prepare Next Generation of Foreign Policy Experts
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Announcement ·

Professor Max Paul Friedman Wins Prestigious Bessel Award

American University History and International Studies Professor Max Paul Friedman has won the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.
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