School of International Student Abrar A. Rageh

First Person ·

Three minutes on empathy and conflict prevention

Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs student Abrar A. Rageh, SIS/MA ’18, reflects on her first-place win at recent national competition, in which she presented empathy as a tool for conflict prevention research in under three minutes.
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Vintage Peace Corps seal floats behind School of International Service seal.

International ·

Peace Corps and SIS: Communities of service

In celebration of SIS’s 60th anniversary, we explore the longstanding relationship between SIS and the Peace Corps and their shared commitment to service and peace.
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Professor Michael Stanaitis

International ·

Professor Michael Stanaitis joins SIS’s online MA program full time

Professor Michael Stanaitis, SIS/PhD ’17, teaches in the online MA of International Relations program. His research focuses on international political economy and emerging economies.
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Two side-by-side photos of the From Selma to Moscow book cover and Professor Sarah Snyder

International ·

How human rights activists changed US foreign policy

SIS Professor Sarah B. Snyder examines how activists helped incorporate human rights into US foreign policy during the 1960s in her latest book.
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Joshua Johnson and Ambassador Susan Rice talk on a stage

International ·

Ambassador Susan E. Rice on America's role in the world

Missed our March 8 event with Ambassador Susan E. Rice and NPR/WAMU “1A” host Joshua Johnson? Watch their discussion about American foreign policy.
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Ibram X. Kendi shown with Robert Benz and Nettie Washington Douglass.

Announcement ·

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

To honor and celebrate 19-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass during his bicentennial, American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center has teamed up with Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives for "The FD200."
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SIS Professor and Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw

Education ·

What's the importance of international education?

SIS Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer and AU VP of Campus Life Fanta Aw speaks about the value of international education for students seeking a truly 21st century education.
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Marcelo Bohrt

International ·

Professor Marcelo Bohrt joins SIS faculty

Professor Marcelo Bohrt joined the SIS faculty this fall. His work examines how race and racism impact the political inclusion and participation of historically excluded ethno-racial populations in Bolivia and the US.
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Collage headshots of Seema Khan, Esther Benjamin, Laura Rosenberger, Dawn Miller, Vidyamali Samarasinghe, and Nanette Levinson

International ·

Six SIS women who paved the way for this generation

To celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women in international affairs, we spoke with SIS faculty and alumnae who have pushed the limits of their fields and redefined what is possible for our current generation of students.
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American U. and Special Olympics sign a collaboration agreement

Announcement ·

American University and Special Olympics Collaborate to Advance Research on Disability

AU and Special Olympics International (SOI) have announced a new collaboration that includes research and educational initiatives focused on persons with intellectual disabilities.
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