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Alumni ·

New Program Pairs Alumni with First-Year Classes

From Silicon Valley to New Zealand, alumni have answered the call for guest speakers for AU’s signature Complex Problems program.
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Announcement ·

SIS Climate Justice Event Oct. 22 Will Feature Five Women Leaders

A panel of experts will discuss climate justice issues.
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Government & Politics ·

What Happens to National Security and Foreign Relations If the President Is Incapacitated?

The country is not completely rudderless, even if many senior officials are quarantining to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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International ·

What Motivated Bangladesh to Open Up Its Borders to Over a Million Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh's culture as well as a painful history of a war in which 10 million sought refuge played a role in the country's opening up of its borders.
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Government & Politics ·

How Vulnerable Is the US Presidential Election to Foreign Interference?

In this Q&A, Professor Eric Novotny shares his insights on foreign interference in US elections.
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Alumni ·

SIS Alumnus and Author Promotes Clean Energy and “Climate Courage”

SIS alumnus Andreas Karelas is the founder of the nonprofit RE-volv, and he also authored the book Climate Courage.
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Achievements ·

AU Celebrates Fulbright Scholars

The highly competitive Fulbright US Scholars Program honored 11 American University alumni and one PhD student with awards to carry out self-designed research projects or teach English during the 2020–2021 academic year.
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Humanities ·

Fellowship Created for Studying History of Slavery in Washington, D.C.

Mia Owens is the inaugural fellow for a new, two-year Public History Graduate Fellowship in the History of Slavery and Its Legacies in Washington, D.C.
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Achievements ·

SIS Professor Named to White House Commission

Dr. Arturo Porzecanski, distinguished economist in residence at American University’s School of International Service and Hurst senior professorial lecturer, has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity.
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International ·

75 Years On, Does the UN Still Matter?

2020 marks the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations. We asked SIS faculty if the UN still matters today, and why.
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