December 2014
Renowned National Security Experts Join SIS
National security experts Lieutenant General David Barno, USA (Ret.) and Dr. Nora Bensahel will join SIS in January as distinguished practitioner-in-residence and distinguished scholar-in-residence, respectively. Read More.
Professor Participates in UN Advisory Group
Associate Professor Charles “Chuck” Call was part of a United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) advisory group that recently submitted a report to the UN Secretary-General. Read More.
Alt Break Endowment Honors Chaplain’s Legacy
Assistant Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw led efforts to create the Joseph T. Eldridge Social Justice Alternative Break Endowment to help students with financial need participate in AU’s Alternative Breaks program—a program Eldridge created. Read More.
Professors Form Ebola Working Group
Professors Maria De Jesus, Daniel Esser, Rachel Robinson, Susan Shepler, and Nina Yamanis are part of an interdisciplinary group that is studying the ramifications of Ebola. Read More.
The End of American World Order?
Professor Amitav Acharya (center) discussed his book, The End of American World Order, with Associate Professor Randolph Persaud (left) and Distinguished Professor Miles Kahler (right) on November 4. Acharya's book explores whether the post-war liberal world order is coming to an end. Read More.

International Justice and the ICC
A panel moderated by Dean Jim Goldgeier (right) as part of the Symposium on International Justice on December 2 featured Stephen Rapp (center), U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, and François Rivasseau (left), Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to the United States. Watch the Video.
Professor Stephen Silvia has won the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies from the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. Silvia was also awarded a research grant from the Hans Böckler Foundation for his project, “The United Automobile Workers and Employee Representation in German Automobile Producers in the United States."

Associate Professor Derrick Cogburn was awarded a grant from the Nippon Foundation for continued support of his project, “Regionalization, Institutionalization, and Growth of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN Region.”

Professors Patrick Jackson, Rose Shinko, and Elizabeth Cohn will receive the Ann Ferren Curriculum Design Award for their efforts to restructure the undergraduate curriculum in International Studies.

SIS student Patrick Reed is the recipient of the AU Initiative for Russian Culture James Symington Award for the study of Russian language, culture, and international relations.


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Professorial Lecturer Michael Schroeder: "Executive Leadership in the Study of International Organization: A Framework for Analysis," International Studies Review, September 2014

Associate Professor Joseph Young, Courtenay R. Conrad, and Justin Conrad: "Tyrants and Terrorism: Why Some Autocrats Are Terrorized While Others Are Not," International Studies Quarterly, September 2014


Dean Jim Goldgeier and Assistant Professor David Bosco: Online Education, With Great Investment, Can Provide Extraordinary Opportunities for Students and Faculty, The Huffington Post, December 9

Scholar in Residence Johanna Mendelson-Forman: America's Police: Preparing Urban Warfare, The Globalist, December 7

Professor Robin Broad: Remembering the 'Tokyo No' Fifty Years Later, Triple Crisis, December 5

Professor Gordon Adams: Welcome Back, Dr. Carter, Foreign Policy, December 5

Assistant Professor David Bosco: The War Over U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan is Heating Up, Foreign Policy, December 3

Professor Robin Broad and John Cavanagh: Tom Harkin and This Year's Nobel Peace Prize, The Hill, December 3

Professor Paul Wapner: Reflections on Teaching Geoengineering, WGC Blog, November 30

Professorial Lecturer Nathan Paxton: Walking Among HIV's Dead in Congressional Cemetery, The Washington Blade, November 25

Professor Gordon Adams: Budget Blunders and Funding Follies, Foreign Policy, November 25

Professorial Lecturer Jeff Bachman: 'Foreign Victims of America’s Wars' Day, The Hill, November 20

Associate Professor Anthony Wanis-St. John and Michelle Dover: Congress Needs to Step Up and Support the Nuclear Negotiations With Iran, Roll Call, November 20

Assistant Professor Sikina Jinnah: The US and China Strike a Bilateral Climate Deal, GEP Blog, November 19

Assistant Professor Guy Ziv: Benjamin Netanyahu vs. The World, The National Interest, November 14

Professor Akbar Ahmed: What Washington Doesn't Get About ISIS, Politico, November 13

Assistant Professor Malini Ranganathan: Bangalore: High Tech and the Monsoon, LSE Cities, November

Professor and Dean Emeritus Louis Goodman: Dilma's Brazil, E-International Relations, November 13

Associate Professor Keith Darden and Dean Jim Goldgeier: Who Is at Fault in Ukraine? Foreign Affairs, November 9

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