Some years pass with little fanfare or notice-it's safe to say that 2016 has not been one of those years. From the ever-present US presidential election to the mid-summer Brexit referendum, if one word has defined this year, it might be "surprise."
However you feel about the events of this year that will soon be consigned to history, it's hard to deny that much has happened in the past 12 months. To that end, we asked our School of International Service faculty members what moments, news, and developments they think will be penned into the history books from the year 2016. From the highs to the lows, here are 18 things from 2016-in no particular order-that our experts say will be remembered for years to come: