November 2014
Study Abroad Fund Launched
Dean Jim Goldgeier announced the establishment of a Study Abroad Fund to support SIS students from historically underrepresented groups to study abroad, in honor of retiring Associate Dean Leeanne Dunsmore, SIS/MA '97. Read More.
Student Hopes to Change Africa's Narrative
Biggie Tangane, a senior at SIS, stands ready to graduate and to better his homeland—due in part to the recently established AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship. He was the first to receive the honor, which is reserved for one international student each year. Read More.
Student Gains Research Experience on HIV Study
SIS graduate student Molly Maguire Marshall worked on a collaborative and cross-disciplinary research project led by Assistant Professors Nina Yamanis and Maria De Jesus, assessing the HIV risk for a vulnerable population in Washington, D.C. Read More.
Spotlight on the NRSD Program
Graduates of the Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRSD) program earn two masters degrees, one in International Affairs from SIS and another in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. Read More.
Panel Addresses Threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria
A panel discussion on October 15 moderated by Distinguished Journalist in Residence David Gregory, SIS/BA ’92, with Susan Glasser, editor of Politico, David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington Post, and Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at SIS, addressed U.S. policy in the Middle East. Read More and Watch The Video.

SIS Alumni Debate National Security Challenges
A panel of SIS alumni—moderated by Dean Jim Goldgeier, including Kristin Lord, SIS/BA 91, head of IREX; Kelly Magsamen, SIS/BA 98, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs; James Schear, SIS/BA 75, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations, now at the Wilson Center; and Julianne Smith, SIS/MA 95, former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President, now at the Center for a New American Security—spoke at SIS on October 18 during All-American Weekend. Watch the Video. View the Storify about the weekend.

SIS senior Iris Wu received the Class of 1967 Award during All-American Weekend.

Associate Professor Chuck Call helped present the Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group report to the UN Secretary General.

The AU Model UN Team won three awards at Georgetown's National Collegiate Security Conference and two at the University of Pennsylvania's Model United Nations Conference.

Dean Jim Goldgeier was awarded a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to continue the Bridging the Gap initiative, which aims to connect academia to the policy world.

Assistant Professor Maria De Jesus received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for research on health care use among Hispanic women.


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SIS has launched a new working paper series with the Social Science Research Network. Read the first paper in the series, by Distinguished Economist in Residence Arturo Porzecanski.

Professor Paul Wapner: "The Changing Nature of Nature: Environmental Politics in the Anthropocene," Global Environmental Politics, November 2014

Assistant Professor Eve Bratman: "Contradictions of Green Development: Human Rights and Environmental Norms in Light of Belo Monte Dam Activism," Journal of Latin American Studies, May 2014

Opinions and News

Dean Jim Goldgeier: To Contain Russia, the U.S. Should Return to Cold War Policies, The New Republic, November 7

Assistant Dean Anya Schmemann: When the Wall Fell, The Huffington Post, November 7

Professor Gordon Adams: The Midterm's Mantra of Fear and Loathing, Foreign Policy, November 5

Professor Jonathan Fox: Addressing a Climate of Repression, The Houston Chronicle, November 2

Professorial Lecturer Michael Schroeder and Peter Rosenstein: Global Epidemics Need Global Leadership and Ebola Won't be the Last, The Huffington Post, October 29

Scholar in Residence Johanna Mendelson Forman: Dilma Redux? The Globalist, October 28

Professor Robin Broad and John Cavanagh: Kailash Satyarthi's Heroism, The Nation, October 22

Distinguished Economist in Residence Arturo Porzecanski: Puerto Rico Needs a Financial Control Board, The Hill, October 24

Professorial Lecturer Claudia Hofmann: Is Arming Opposition Groups Really the Answer? Politics Reconsidered, October 23

Professor Gordon Adams: The Varnish of Vietnam, Foreign Policy, October 15

Dean Jim Goldgeier: ISIS Fight Not a NATO Mission, or in Turkey's Interest, Room for Debate, The New York Times, October 14

Scholar in Residence Johanna Mendelson Forman: Brazil's Election, Into the Homestretch, The Hill, October 8

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