A padlock with an American flag design secures a computer keyboard, symbolizing national security.

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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Andreas Karelas

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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SIS professor

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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Natalia Cañas.

Research ·

Shlonsky Award Recipient Researches COVID-19’s Impact on DC’s Latinx Community

We spoke with Natalia Cañas (SIS/MA ’20) and SIS professor Nina Yamanis to learn more about their ongoing research with La Clínica del Pueblo, a community health-care center that provides comprehensive care to the Latinx communities in DC and Maryland.
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Janelle Gray, Emma Marks, Maria De Jesus, Michael Pattullo, and Jorhena Thomas.

Achievements ·

How We Spent Our Summer 2020

We caught up with a few SIS professors, students, and a recent alumnus to find out how they spent their time during the summer months.
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Jason Reynolds

Education ·

Empowering Educators: A Critically Important Racial Equity Convening

Thousands of educators joined award-winning author Jason Reynolds and AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center last week to discuss the critically important issue of teaching children about race and social justice.
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Achievements ·

A Convocation for Extraordinary Times

This year’s unique convocation featured class officers and distinguished officials welcoming the Class of 2024 via video, while some members of the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion shared their hopes for—and advice to—the class of 2024.
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