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

Research News

SIS Professor Wil Burns

Award Winner Wil Burns

SIS Professor Wil Burns was selected as the 2019 William R. Freudenburg Lifetime Achievement Awardee.


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Policy Impact

SIS Professor Jessica Trisko Darden

Jessica Trisko Darden & AEI

Jessica Trisko Darden authored a report investigating how and why young people participate in terrorist groups, and how to prevent their radicalization.


SIS Professor Susanna Campbell

Susanna Campbell & USIP

Susanna Campbell serves as a Senior Advisor to the bipartisan Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, convened by the United States Institute of Peace.


SIS Professor Robin Broad

Robin Broad & UN Centre on Business & Human Rights

Robin Broad coauthored a report alleging human rights & environmental violations by mining company OceanaGold.


Centers & Initiatives

Tree in broken terrarium

Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy

Our newest research center is dedicated to assessing the implications of carbon removal technologies and practices.


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New SIS Center Weighs the Costs and Benefits of New Technology

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2018 Emerging Leader Award Winner Dania Hassan

Award Winner Dania Hassan

US-Pakistan Women's Council Summer Sister Dania Hassan wins the U.S. Department of State's 2018 Emerging Young Leader Award.


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.