Downtown Havana, Cuba. Buildings with yellow, pink, and blue pastel covers.

Research ·

Cuba Libre: New Book Recommends Foreign Policy with Empathy

SIS Professor Philip Brenner explores Cuban history and identity.
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Philippine flag waving in the sky

International ·

Did Trump’s charm offensive work in the Philippines?

President Trump's whirlwind tour of Asia revealed that Trump’s style of diplomacy focuses more on his personal relationships with world leaders than diplomatic relations between countries.
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Book cover for 21st Century Cooperation: Regional Public Goods, Global Governance, and Sustainable Development.

International ·

Regional cooperation: the key to peace and prosperity

International cooperation and the provision of public goods are essential to the world’s prosperity, contends 21st Century Cooperation, a new book featuring several SIS contributors.
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Alessandra Clará, SIS/MA ’16, points to a whiteboard with writing

Alumni ·

Alumna propagates social entrepreneurship through consultation and education

Alessandra Clará, SIS/MA ’16, explains how she and classmates in the MA in Social Enterprise program co-founded Strategic Good after graduation to spread the concept of social entrepreneurship to organizations around the world.
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Professor Anthony Fontes

International ·

SIS welcomes Professor Anthony Fontes

Professor Anthony Fontes, a human geographer and ethnographer focusing on Central American gangs and migration to the US, joined SIS this fall.
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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse holding microphone

International ·

Five takeaways from Sen. Whitehouse’s environmental policy discussion

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said a US “failure to lead on climate change” would reverse its power of example and standing as an exceptional nation during the annual Ignatius Lecture on the Environment on November 2.
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Kris Trivedi and Nuha Hamid smile in front of various national flags.

International ·

Students reflect on AU’s Model G20 Summit

On October 6, the School of International Service hosted the first-ever US-based Model G20 Summit. Student organizers Nuha Hamid and Kris Trivedi share their experiences.
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Bowl of Pho, a Vietnamese dish, with chop sticks.

International ·

SIS professor dishes out food for thought

Professor Johanna Mendelson Forman describes how and why she created one the most popular courses at the School of International Service: Conflict Cuisine.
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Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro, and John F. Kennedy.

International ·

55 years later: Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Professor Philip Brenner looks back at the Cuban Missile Crisis to share insight on how best to prevent and mitigate international security crises today.
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Philippine flag painted on bricks

International ·

Terrorist leaders in the Philippines are dead – will democracy be restored?

For almost five months, 21 million people in the southern Philippines have been living under martial law. When will full democracy be restored?
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