Research with purpose.

SIS is a diverse community united by a common commitment to service.

At SIS, the pursuit of knowledge aims to tackle the greatest global challenges of our time. Our research approach is inclusive and multidisciplinary, a place where issues and outcomes matter more than methodologies and schools of thought. We believe that the inclusion of diverse approaches and views is the foundation of rigorous research. We hope you’ll take a moment to explore all of the exciting research projects, publications, and events happening at SIS.

Total grant funding increased more than 50 percent from 2018 to 2019

Recent Highlights

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SIS Scholars on COVID-19

Learn more about how SIS faculty is engaging with COVID themes across the globe, and disciplines.


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International ·

Can the Coronavirus Response Cause Lasting Environmental Progress?

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Paul Wapner

Paul Wapner

Paul Wapner's latest book considers humanity's relationship with the environment and how 'rewilding' might improve the conditions of both.


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Announcement ·

AU Welcomes Its Inaugural Cohort of District Scholars

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Listen now to the latest episode: Who Stole Democracy from the Arabs?
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International ·

The Impact of COVID-19 on National and Global Security

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Chuck Call & Brookings

Chuck Call looks at COVID-19's uneven but dramatic impact on Latin America. From Ecuador to Venezuela, the region's bracing itself.

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Scholar, Practitioner, Leader

My research allows me to dig deep in the data and get creative.

I advise policymakers on the effects of global integration on local labor markets with an emphasis on Brazil, most recently as a Senior International Economist in President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. In June of this year, I was honored to be ranked in the top five percent of female economists worldwide, according to IDEAS, the largest bibliographic database dedicated to economics.