Distinguished Scholar in Residence Nora Bensahel

First Person ·

Why SIS’s Nora Bensahel signed #metoonatsec

Distinguished Scholar in Residence Nora Bensahel shares why she published an article about her personal experience as a woman in the national security field and what the response to her article has been.
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Davenport Memorial Lounge with several students and professors sitting at tables

International ·

Davenport Coffee Lounge serves up rich aromas and a rich history

"The Dav" wasn’t always the beloved coffee purveyor we know today. Its history extends back decades to a time when SIS was only an idea.
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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Achievements ·

Racism in America

AU Professor Ibram X. Kendi gives an interview on his National Book Award-winning book, Stamped from the Beginning.
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Professor Megan Stewart

International ·

SIS welcomes Megan Stewart to faculty

New SIS faculty member Megan Stewart shares her research interests and background.
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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

On Campus ·

Seeds of Change

Professor Ibram X. Kendi establishes the groundbreaking Antiracist Research and Policy Center at AU.
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Stack of history books, including one from 2017

International ·

13 things that made history in 2017

We asked SIS faculty members what they think will make the history books from the year 2017. Here are 13 moments from 2017 our experts say we’ll remember for years to come.
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The corner of 8th Street and Florida Avenue in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC.

In the Community ·

Building peace in DC’s Shaw neighborhood

Students work to build peace in a community where alumnus fell victim to gun violence through the first award supported by the Matthew C. Shlonsky Memorial Fund for the District of Columbia.
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Sunset behind Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

International ·

Undergraduate scholar examines the effects of France’s hijab restriction

Aman Abdelhamid, SIS/BA ’18, traveled to Paris on an American University Summer Scholars grant to interview dozens of Muslim women about how France’s hijab restrictions impacted their lives.
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Several men gather outside a building in the shade

International ·

Combating HIV/AIDS at home and abroad

SIS Professor Nina Yamanis was recently awarded an NIH grant to expand her research on HIV risks and interventions for young people in urban Tanzania.
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Kathy Kline and Charlotte Jones-Carroll, two alumni of the School of International Service

Alumni ·

SIS Golden Eagles support future service leaders

50 years after their graduation, alumnae Kathy Kline and Charlotte Jones-Carroll stay connected to their alma mater through the Class of 1967 Prize.
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