John Noel sits on a boulder in a lush outdoor area

Alumni ·

Defending our Right to Clean Water

John Noël, an School of International Service (SIS) alum, turned his passion for environmental issues into a career. He protects drinking water through research, policy, and advocacy.
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Professor Ahmed with Vice Chancellor Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman on stage at MUST in Mirpur.

International ·

Track II Diplomacy: Taking Matters into Your Own Hands

Professor Akbar Ahmed traveled to Pakistan over the summer to share some of the lessons from his newest book, Journey into Europe and met with state leaders to actively promote Islam’s core concepts of humanity and kindness.
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Photo of incarcerated Guatemalan gang member.

Research ·

Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

SIS Professor Anthony Fontes’ first book, Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City, explores the country’s new social order as seen through the intimate lives of local gang members.
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SIS dean standing in the atrium with doorway and plants in the background.

International ·

Full Circle: Christine BN Chin Discusses Her Role as SIS Dean

Chin talks about her upbringing, academic career, and dreams for SIS in the 21st century.
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American soldiers underneath two helicopters, looking at mountains in the distance.

Research ·

Political Warfare: SIS Prof. on Rethinking Military Strategy

Benjamin Jensen coauthored recent books on 21st century defense and cyber strategy.
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Two women in running clothes, standing at the Great Wall of China.

International ·

Running the Great Wall: AU Student Goes the Distance at Majestic Site

The ROTC rising senior spent the past year in China.
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Vegetables in a grocery store

In the Community ·

10 ways to reduce food waste in Washington, DC

The United States wastes 40 percent of the food it produces every year. A recent graduate outlines ten ways DC can cut food waste and serve as a model for food waste reduction.
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Alumna Dilanthi Ranaweera working in a rice field

Alumni ·

Sowing Opportunity

Dilanthi Ranaweera has forged a path of public service from Washington, DC to the rural farms of Myanmar and Kenya. The School of International Service (SIS) alumna helps smallholder farmers develop a better quality of life.
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Female student with black and white jacket at a conference.

In the Community ·

Seat at the Table: Taylor Berlin Talks About ANC Service

With a commission post unfilled, this AU student stepped forward.
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World map with pinpoints in Mississippi and Nigeria

International ·

Sex education lessons from Mississippi and Nigeria

Nigeria and Mississippi may be a world apart, but they have much in common when it comes to implementing sex education in their schools.
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