Entire group of students in the SIS atrium after 2017 Model G20. Flags behind students.

On Campus ·

Simulated Worlds: The Model G20 Initiative Gets Students Thinking Like Real Diplomats

The SIS program will hold the special conference this October.
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Woman in sport jacket, standing outside in front of a fence.

Achievements ·

All That She Can Be: Melissa Mangold is a 2018 Tillman Scholar

The SIS grad student and Army veteran is currently a diplomatic security special agent.
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) flag

International ·

Russia is top on NATO’s agenda, and Trump is the wild card

NATO summits are generally sedate events that celebrate the trans-Atlantic alliance, but this year’s summit is likely to include a heavy dose of drama.
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Boat carrying shipping containers

International ·

What is the WTO?

The WTO has been a success for global trade. Would it matter if the US left the organization, as President Trump is reportedly considering?
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The bronze eagle statue outside of AU's Bender Arena on a sunny spring day.

On Campus ·

10 Reasons You Need to Go to Preview Day

Why American University’s “open house” event is a must for prospective students.
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The White House

International ·

A new world is dawning, and the US will no longer lead it

President Trump’s impulsive actions may be upending the international order, but America was already losing its dominant role in world affairs before he took office.
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Adam Odomore

International ·

Working toward a more equitable world

After losing multiple women in his family during childbirth, Adam Odomore became inspired to improve outcomes for women and whole communities through women’s empowerment and education.
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Nuclear explosion mushroom cloud. Yellow and orange fireball. Sharon Weiner will embark on a two-year fellowship to study deterrence and US nuclear weapons policy.

Research ·

Doomsday Scenarios: SIS Prof Sharon Weiner Talks Nuclear Weapons and Choices

With a prestigious fellowship, Weiner will examine why the US maintains a massive nuclear arsenal.
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World leaders Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, and Theresa May seated together.

International ·

US and Europe Face an ‘Increasingly Loveless Marriage’ after Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal

After Trump's withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, Professor Garret Martin explains Europe's response and what comes next.
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Sharon Weiner

International ·

SIS’s PhD program: rising in stature and prominence

As PhD Program Director Sharon Weiner steps down to pursue a 2018 Carnegie Fellowship, we explore how her leadership helped elevate the program to become a top-20 international relations PhD program.
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