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 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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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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2022 SIS Awards

Announcement ·

SIS Awards 2022

A list of this year's SIS awardees.
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Back row, left to right: Sheridan Johnson, Danny Shao, Larson Bukowski, Katie Hawley, Jenna Bolonik.
Front row, left to right: Eleanor Wieshuber, Madison Murfield, Ellie Mankarious

International ·

SIS Names Inaugural Abdul Aziz Said Peace Scholars

A group of SIS freshmen was named the inaugural group of Abdul Aziz Said Peace Scholars, an honor named after the longtime SIS professor and founder of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution graduate program, Abdul Aziz Said.
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AU President Sylvia M. Burwell and 2022 President's Award winner Benjamin Holtzman.

Achievements ·

Finding a Calling: President’s Award Winner Seeks Peace

Benjamin Holtzman, AU’s 2022 President’s Award recipient, has found a calling to work on peace issues in the Middle East.
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AU Spring Commencement Speakers

Announcement ·

American University Celebrates 143rd Commencement with Seven Dynamic Changemakers

Unparalleled Group of Speakers to Address 2022 Graduates over Two Weekends
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