School of International Service

School of International Service

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There are many things about SIS that make our community unique. Watch this quick virtual tour video to explore your future home.

SIS Dean Shannon Hader


Shannon Hader Named Dean of American University’s School of International Service

Shannon Hader, MD, MPH, has been named the dean of the School of International Service at American University. She succeeds Christine BN Chin, PhD, who has served as dean of SIS since August 2017 and is returning to the faculty.

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SIS alumnus Knox Thames

In the Community ·

SIS Alumnus Knox Thames Dedicates Career to Promoting Religious Freedom

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Abortion rights protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge during a demonstration in New York City. Photo credit: Ben Von Klemperer /

Government & Politics ·

What Do You Need to Know about the Overturning of Roe v. Wade?

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Charles and Judy Bush

Alumni ·

AU Changed Their Lives—Now They’re Easing the Way for a New Generation

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Jeffrey Moeller, Soukayna Lakhsassi, and Lina Abisoghomyan

In the Community ·

Mentoring Program Strengthens SIS Students’ Career Development

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Chinese president Xi Jinping during a 2018 state visit to Rwanda. This photo by the administration of Paul Kagame ( is licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0:

International ·

How Much Does Ideology Really Influence Xi Jinping?

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Developing an Expertise in International Trade

IER equipped me with knowledge of international trade theory and history.

I think the unique experience that's offered through the IER program is that you can focus on the niche that you want to develop. I realized that I was interested in international trade, so I was able to take courses on the political economy as well as digital trade and trade theory. That helped me form the foundation that I needed for my job at the International Trade Administration.

Learn more about Osei-Tutu’s time in the IER program.

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