School of International Service

The Global Pandemic: An Online Q&A Series with SIS Faculty Experts

Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to the School of International Service. You’re already the kind of student who wants to meet global challenges head-on and work to make a positive difference in the world.

But life—and college—in the time of the novel coronavirus is a bigger challenge than we’ve ever faced. You probably have lots of questions, and because you’re an SIS student, you want to know more about what the coronavirus means for all aspects of our world—public health, global economy, security and technology, and more.

That’s why we’ve created our Summer Q&A series with SIS faculty. Each session, you’ll hear different faculty provide context and explanation for how COVID-19 is challenging our systems and making us think of things in new ways. And you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting. We hope you’ll join us!

Welcome to SIS!

Dean Christine BN Chin welcomes admitted students to the School of International Service!

Series Schedule

Starting on May 13, we’ll present a series of four conversations addressing a different aspect of our world and how it has been impacted by the coronavirus. In each conversation, you’ll hear briefly from each SIS faculty member and then have an opportunity to ask questions.

Global Public Health
May 13 at 4 p.m., featuring Nina Yamanis and Rachel Robinson
Regional Impacts
May 27 at 1 p.m., featuring Shadi Mokhtari, Matthew Taylor & Adam Auerbach
Foreign Policy and National Security
June 10 at 4 p.m., featuring Joshua Rovner and Sarah Snyder
Identity, Ethics, and Justice
June 24 at 1 p.m., featuring Tazreeza Sajjad and Susanna Campbell

Additional Resources and Information

Office of Career Development
Housed within SIS, the career team offers one-on-one career advising, weekly opportunity emails, networking events with alumni, site visits and more.
Tuition and Fees Information
See a full list of mandatory fees and the 2020-2021 tuition rate.
Diversity & Inclusion at SIS
Browse funding opportunities that support historically underrepresented groups pursuing graduate degrees in international affairs.
Veterans Services Office
AU offers various resources regarding Veterans’ benefits, including AU’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Virtual Tour of SIS


There are many things about SIS that make our community unique. Watch this quick virtual tour video to explore your future home.