Bob Koopman

Announcement ·

Leading WTO Economist Joins American University’s School of International Service

Robert Koopman, Chief Economist and the Director of the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO), joins American University’s School of International Service as a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence.
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Flags of Ukraine and the European Union.

International ·

How Cultural Identity Shapes Support for Ukraine and Armed Resistance against Russia

The Russian invasion has triggered an outpouring of support for Ukraine from European countries. Will Putin’s gamble backfire and ultimately push Ukraine firmly into the European fold?
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Danica Starks poses at a 2019 conference with other members of the Helsinki Commission.

Alumni ·

Alumna and Advisor at World Bank Talks Mentorship and Barriers to Careers in International Service

Danica Starks says AU helped her find her place in international service, and she intends to pay it forward.
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Narratives of Victimhood and Perpetration: The Struggle of Bosnian and Rwandan Diaspora Communities in the United States by Claudine Kuradusenge-McLeod and published by Peter Lang

International ·

How Labels of “Victim” and “Perpetrator” Impact Bosnian and Rwandan Diaspora Communities in the US

SIS professor Claudine Kuradusenge-McLeod interviewed members of both Bosnian and Rwandan diasporic communities who were located across 10 different states in the US.
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Russian president Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photo by Kremlin.ru

International ·

China’s Balancing Act on Russian Invasion of Ukraine Explained

Beijing and Moscow have had a cozy relationship of late. SIS professor Joseph Torigian explains how Ukraine might affect that.
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A child sits at the window with the flag of ukraine.

International ·

Ukrainian Refugees Are Welcomed with Open Arms – Not So with People Fleeing Other War-Torn Countries

The welcome mat for refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine stands in stark contrast to recent anti-immigrant policies targeting those from the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
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Sumitra Badrinathan

In the Community ·

Five Questions for Sumitra Badrinathan

We spoke with Sumitra Badrinathan for our getting-to-know-you series with new SIS faculty.
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A Russian flag and Ukrainian flag wave beneath a gray sky.

International ·

Six Questions about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, unleashing airstrikes, missiles, and ground troops across the country. SIS professor Keith Darden answered our questions about the unfolding situation.
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The words "food prices are high" spelled out in beans on background of flour

International ·

Food Price Inflation is Endangering Global Food Security

In this Q&A, SIS professor Johanna Mendelson Forman answers questions about the causes and impacts of higher food prices on people worldwide.
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Betsy Moler

Alumni ·

Energy Policy Leader Betsy Moler Blazed a Trail for Future Leaders and Gives Back to Help Them Along the Way

We spoke with SIS alumna Betsy Moler to learn more about her impactful career, her time at SIS, and why she believes it’s important to give back.
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