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Welcome to the home of the International Affairs Research Institute (IARI) at American University’s School of International Service (SIS)! The Institute and school are committed to a broad and interdisciplinary approach to the study of international relations that values public service, environmental stewardship, human rights, and social justice. IARI strives to maintain and promote the diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise among SIS scholars and students, while fostering excellence in all fields of study and programs. Guided by the belief that the greatest challenges facing the world require the collaboration of scholars of international affairs who possess specialties across multiple fields and disciplines, faculty in SIS are unique in the breadth of their multidisciplinarity, with political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, demographers and specialists in global health, energy, communications, international development, and the environment working together.

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