Julie Walton, SIS/MA '19 embraces children's home workers in Sri Lanka.

International ·

How We Spent the Summer

For many SIS professors and students, the summer months are just as productive as the academic year. Here are a few of their stories.
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Book cover of Professor Boaz Atzili's Triadic Coercion

International ·

Triadic Coercion

Professor Boaz Atzili spoke with us about the seldom-examined theory of international relations, including why states often encourage the tactic as a necessary response — even when it's prone to backfire.
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Onaje Woodbine

On Campus ·

Welcome, New Faculty

Get to know AU's newest tenure-line professors, with expertise in subjects ranging from race and basketball to cybersecurity.
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People sitting around a table with city and sun in the background

International ·

Governing Solar Radiation Management

What is solar radiation management and how can governing it help both people and the planet? Professor Simon Nicholson details how our Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment convened international environmental policy researchers to tackle the issue.
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President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Hassan Rouhani of Iran and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

International ·

The US Will Have to Accept Second Class Status in the Middle East

The US was once the dominant force in the Middle East. That old order has disappeared. Now the new powers are Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Russia – and the US needs a new policy for the region.
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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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