How 2021 Made History

International ·

How 2021 Made History

SIS faculty list the year's events that they believe will make it into future history books.
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hand holding phone with pink ribbon symbol and women on laptop computer screen

Research ·

Can Mobile Devices Increase Breast Cancer Education and Screening among Underserved Populations?

SIS professor Maria De Jesus’s recent research investigated the efficacy of mobile health intervention strategies related to breast cancer knowledge and screening among low-income Latina immigrants.
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Map showing the maximum range of Soviet missiles deployed in Cuba in 1962.

Research ·

What Individual Events in Political Science Can Teach Us

SIS professor Joseph Torigian recently authored an article advocating his case for event-specific research. We spoke with him to ask some questions about his article and the study of such events.
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Serge Okogo

Alumni ·

SIS Alumnus Advocates Disability Rights as Advisor to President of Gabon

Serge Okogo, SIS/MA ’14, has become a role model for the deaf community in Gabon as well as an advocate for the most vulnerable people in his country.
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Members of the Sikhona team, including Cyrus Wangari, Agnes Gitonga, Elli Wachtman, Lucy Githambo, and Jane Gitonga.

International ·

SIS Student Founded and Leads Nonprofit Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Kenya

We spoke with Elli Wachtman, SIS/MA '22, about how the Sikhona Research Centre came to be, the center’s work, and why she is pursuing both a master’s degree and Social Innovation for Global Impact graduate certificate.
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Photographs of Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Ra’naa Iqbal and Stephen Demarais, which were taken while they served in the Peace Corps.

Announcement ·

AU Among Peace Corps’ Top-Enrolling Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Institutions

The Peace Corps has named AU No. 1 among the top 10 Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program institutions for the 2020–21 academic year, ranked by enrollment.
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Photographs of Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Ra’naa Iqbal and Stephen Demarais, which were taken while they served in the Peace Corps.

Announcement ·

American University Ranks #1 as Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellow-Enrolling University

This academic year, AU ranks first among universities in number of Paul D. Coverdell Fellows.
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Amazon's Staten Island warehouse workers file petition for union election in Brooklyn, New York, on October 25, 2021.

Business ·

Can Labor Unions Make a Comeback in the US?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and a workforce shortage, can labor unions make a comeback? We spoke with SIS professor Stephen Silvia to find out.
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Cranes, ships, and a bridge at the Port of Los Angeles

International ·

Why Is the Global Supply Chain Breaking Down?

SIS professor Daniel Bernhofen answers questions about current problems with the global supply chain.
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Nadia Murad, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate

International ·

SIS Welcomes Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad for Virtual Event October 19

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad answers questions about her organization, Nadia’s Initiative, ahead of an October 19 event at the School of International Service.
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