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Announcement ·

New Degree at American U. Aims to Prepare Next Generation of Foreign Policy Experts

New Degree at American U. Aims to Prepare Next Generation of Foreign Policy Experts
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Announcement ·

Professor Max Paul Friedman Wins Prestigious Bessel Award

American University History and International Studies Professor Max Paul Friedman has won the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.
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International ·

2018 Made History

To help put the last year into perspective, we asked experts from the School of International Service to list what they believe will be remembered as historic in the years to come.
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International ·

Why We’ll Miss George H.W. Bush, America’s Last Foreign Policy President

The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policy wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?
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American University ranks fourth in Presidential Management Fellowship Finalists.

Achievements ·

American University Ranks Fourth in Presidential Management Fellowship Finalists

This year, 14 American University students and alumni are finalists in the federal government’s Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program, with five from the School of International Service (SIS).
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International ·

Want to Do Social Good? You Need These Eight Competencies to Be a Social Innovator

Curious to know what it takes to become a successful social innovator? This framework helps guide future entrepreneurs who want to accomplish social good.
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Spencer Coben and Janie Goheen perform in Pippin.

Student Life ·

For Two SIS Students, All the World’s a Stage in Pippin

For SIS sophomores Janie Goheen and Spencer Coben, their interests in global affairs are coupled with a love of the stage.
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International ·

SIS Grad Student Enhances Academic Experience with Travel

Benjamin Lundin completed a two-week study abroad program at The Graduate Institute of Geneva where he had an opportunity to attend a panel discussion on the Brexit Negotiations with Liam Fox.
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Achievements ·

Emerging Leader: SIS Grad Student Aims to Empower Small Farmers

Ambulah Mamey is on a one-year Kirchner Food Fellowship.
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International ·

US complicity in the Saudi-led genocide in Yemen spans Obama, Trump administrations

The destruction from a Saudi-led coalition's attacks on Yemen amounts to genocide. The coalition would not be capable of committing this crime without support from the US.
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