Two women and a man on stage.

On Campus ·

Condoleezza Rice and Philip Zelikow on Building a Better World

The former Secretary of State and former 9/11 Commission executive director spoke in Bender Arena.
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A black flag with a skull and crossbones.

On Campus ·

Pirates Invade the Classroom

SIS professor Dylan Craig’s class on piracy approaches a complex problem in an accessible and engaging way for first-year students.
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Sidney Larsen, Kaitlyn Zeno, Professor Matt Taylor, Professor Tazreena Sajjad, and Lauren Estrada

Achievements ·

How We Spent Our Summer

From global internships to research and fieldwork abroad, many SIS students and faculty take part in incredible experiences during the summer.
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Illustration of a Marine pilot in flight.

Achievements ·

How Graphic Novels Can Inform Military Readiness

Destination Unknown, a graphic novel created by Adam Yang, a US Marine and SIS PhD student, was published by Marine Corps University Press in June.
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Man with blue sport jacket in front of doorway.

Research ·

Antiracism in Action: Ibram Kendi Offers Hard Truths and Real Solutions

Part memoir-part manifesto, How to Be an Antiracist is a timely roadmap for activists and citizens alike.
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Iranian students climb up the gate at the US embassy in Tehran.

International ·

Diplomatic Collaboration during the US-Iran Hostage Crisis

We caught up with Professor David Banks to learn more about the behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts to resolve the US-Iran hostage crisis of 1979.
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Ambassador Earl Anthony (“Tony”) Wayne

Announcement ·

Ambassador Earl Anthony (“Tony”) Wayne Joins American University School of International Service

Ambassador Earl Anthony (“Tony”) Wayne, the former United States Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina and former Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, joins SIS as a Distinguished Diplomat-in-Residence.
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Members of the 1st Marine Division land on Guadalcanal on Aug. 7, 1942.

International ·

A World War II Battle Holds Key Lessons for Modern Warfare

A defender that can hold out while inflicting greater losses on its attacker can wear down an adversary – reducing the threat of additional attacks.
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A mural of iconic people of Black culture at the East River Park Shopping Center.

Environment ·

From Urban Resilience to Abolitionist Climate Justice in Washington, DC

SIS professor Malini Ranganathan and Eve Bratman, a professor at Franklin and Marshall College, recently published an article which investigates the history of environmental racism and opportunities for climate justice in the District.
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Books stacked with international flags.

International ·

Geographic and Gender Bias in Undergraduate IR Teaching

SIS professor Sarah Knight's recent research explores geographic and gender bias in undergraduate international relations teaching.
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