The School of International Service hosts engaging and informative events for our students and school community every week. Our guest speakers, expert panels, and book discussions address the most important questions in international affairs from broad interdisciplinary perspectives. Over the course of their studies, students have the chance to hear from a diverse range of speakers, including current and former heads of state, government officials, civil society leaders, environmental stewards, human rights activists, and social entrepreneurs.

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Upcoming Events

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Ambassador Silliman, President of the Arab Gulf Institute in Washington, SIS

Ambassador Silliman

2/21, 4 p.m.: Join us for a discussion on the US foreign policy towards Iraq and the wider region in light of escalating geopolitical tensions.

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Geopolitics of Energy Transition, Roundtable

Roundtable with ENR

2/26, 4:00 p.m.: Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Assistant Secretary, State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources, will discuss key energy issues. 

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The Internationalist, Alex Ward

Alexander Ward's New Must-Read Book

3/5, 4:00 p.m.: Ward will discuss Biden’s fight to restore foreign policy after Trump.

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Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, SIS

2024 DC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

3/15-16: Read more about the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative in partnership with SIS and WCL. 

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Academic Year 2023-2024

A look at our Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Events hosted by the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC

Videos in this playlist

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    The Struggle for Democracy in the Global South- the Pakistan Case Study

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    Policing Empires: Militarization, Race, and the Imperial Boomerang in Britain and the US

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    Fractured Hopes: Frustrations of Federalism in Resolving Conflicts in Iraq

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    PEPFAR in Limbo

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    Bold Ideas for Environmental Sustainability, Social Impact, and Inclusion

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    What Next for Ukraine?

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    Ambassadors Up-Close: Spotlight on the Black Sea

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    Ambassadors Up-Close: Spotlight on Spain

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    Global Elections Initiative: An Analysis of the 2023 Argentine General Elections

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    Exploring Kurdish Culture and Politics

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    Is Mexico's Democracy Dying: AMLO and the Future of the "Fourth Transformation"

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    Ambassadors Up-Close: Finland and Estonia in the Age of Great Competition

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    SIS & Football For Peace Partnership Launch

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    Sierra Leone President H.E. Julius Maada Bio, SIS/MA '99

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    Climate Foreign Policy in a Time of Multipolarity and Multiple Crises

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    Data for Impact: The Convergence of Artificial Intelligence and International Relations