SIS alumnus Knox Thames

In the Community ·

SIS Alumnus Knox Thames Dedicates Career to Promoting Religious Freedom

Knox Thames, SIS/MA and WCL/JD '01, has served in various government roles having to do with the intersection of global affairs, religion, and human rights.
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Budapest, Hungary - October 2, 2021: military wartime caricature abstract portrait of Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Bikas park. Photo credit: Raketir / Shutterstock.com

Government & Politics ·

5 Questions about CPAC in Hungary and Far-Right Extremism

SIS senior associate dean and professor Carolyn Gallaher spoke with us about the platforming of far-right figures, the current state of the US’ GOP, and a racist conspiracy theory that’s been gaining traction among conservatives.
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Four SIS students separated in a film strip image

International ·

SIS Students Take a Summer Break from Classrooms, Not from Waging Peace

Many SIS students will spend the summer working toward future career goals; here are the plans of just a few.
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Adrika Lazarus in graduation cap and gown

International ·

A Special Day Delayed but Not Denied

A Q&A with Adrika Lazarus, SIS/MA ’20, who will serve as a student speaker on May 21, 2022, just as she originally planned to do in May 2020.
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AU Alumni Freeman and Snead

Announcement ·

Two American University Alumni Win 2022 Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

American University alumni have been awarded prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship.
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Photo of Madison Freeman

International ·

SIS Alumna Named School’s First Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Madison Freeman, SIS/BA ’16, is part of the 2022 cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars and is the first SIS graduate to be so named. She will receive three years of funded graduate studies at Stanford University.
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Wattrelos, FRANCE - November 6, 2015 : Marine le Pen from Front National during her speech for Regionales 2015. Photo credit: magicinfoto / Shutterstock.com

International ·

How Marine Le Pen Managed to Gain Ground with Youth Voters—and Why Her Success Isn’t Being Replicated by the US Right

While Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National has engaged in a decade-long campaign to rehabilitate its image with youth voters, the GOP is moving in the opposite direction.
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A man pulls luggage and holds a small boy's hand as they walk toward the camera. In the background, other refugees do similarly.

International ·

NATO Membership, Proxy Wars, and the Nuclear Threat: Six Current Questions about the War in Ukraine

Three SIS professors answer pressing questions about the war in Ukraine, including possible NATO expansion and stepped-up rhetoric from both US and Russian officials.
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A group of 2022 graduates exemplify AU's changemaking efforts.

On Campus ·

Making Meaningful Change at AU

A distinguished group of changemakers reflect on their time at AU before they graduate.
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2022 SIS Awards

Announcement ·

SIS Awards 2022

A list of this year's SIS awardees.
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