Research with purpose.

SIS is a diverse community united by a common commitment:


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.

Grant proposal success rate increased 15 percent from 2016 to 2017

Faculty News

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International ·

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

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Barbara Wien PJSA 2018 Peace Educator of the Year

Award Winner Barbara Wien

SIS Professor Barbara Wien named the Peace and Justice Studies Association's 2018 Peace Educator of the Year.


Jennifer Amur, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and Carl LeVan

Nigerian Political Competition in a Time of Transition & Terror

Join us on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in SIS Founders Room.


Policy Impact

SIS Professor Miles Kahler

Miles Kahler & CFR

Miles Kahler and the Council on Foreign Relations start new discussion paper collection exploring illicit underbelly of financial globalization.


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

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Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy

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


Professors Jonathan Fox and Rachel Sullivan Robinson

MacArthur Foundation Grantees

Jonathan Fox & Rachel Sullivan Robinson received a $500,000 grant with the Accountibility Research Center (ARC).


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.