Research with purpose.

SIS is a diverse community united by a common commitment to service.

At SIS, the pursuit of knowledge aims to tackle the greatest global challenges of our time. Our research approach is inclusive and multidisciplinary, a place where issues and outcomes matter more than methodologies and schools of thought. We believe that the inclusion of diverse approaches and views is the foundation of rigorous research. We hope you’ll take a moment to explore all of the exciting research projects, publications, and events happening at SIS.

Total grant funding increased more than 50 percent from 2018 to 2019

Recent Highlights

Kabul Airport

Where Do Afghanistan’s Refugees Go?

Tazreena Sajjad on the realities of Afghans fleeing their country, and where these newly displaced refugees are likely to go. 

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Piper Campbell

Welcome to Amb. Campbell

Ambassador Piper Campbell joins SIS in July as Administrative Director of the GPS, USFP, and NSP programs.

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Image of the Capitol building with a translucent image of an American flag over a trump flag and a translucent Q in the middle. Photo Credit: Louis Velazquez (Capitol); Dalton Caraway (Flags)

Security, Technology, Innovation ·

A Breeding Ground for Conspiracies:
How QAnon Helped Bring About the U.S. Capitol Assault

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Listen now to the latest episode: The National Security Legacy of 9/11
Anders Hardig

Anders Hardig in The Conversation

SIS’s Anders Härdig on how right-wing parties in Europe have firm roots in long-standing stereotype. 



Monzima Haque

SIS PhD Accomplishments

Monzima Haque - Best Paper, Graduate Student Category Dimensions of Political Ecology 2022


Megan A Stewart

Megan A. Stewart

WINNER: Conflict Research Society Book of the Year PrizeGoverning for Revolution: Social Transformation in Civil War

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Joseph Toriginan & Eleni Ekmektsioglou

This faculty-student collaboration won an APSIA 2021 Junior Faculty Award Grant.


Rachel S Robinson

2022 PAA Conference Poster Award

Rachel Sullivan Robinson - "The Missing Millions: A Review of Six Explanations for Low COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the African Region”

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Akbar Ahmed

Akbar Ahmed in 'Why Gender'

A compilation of pieces on gender by scholars from a diverse set of fields and disciplines.(Cambridge University Press, October 2021)

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Barbara Wien

Visionary Leadership Award

Barbara Wien - Award of Appreciation for Visionary Leadership - The Mohanji International Foundation

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Creating a Foundation for Social Justice

Grad school is an opportunity to learn new skills and about other issues.

IPCR gave me the skills needed to work with groups of various backgrounds—knowing what to ask, how to behave, how to develop projects and identify what needs to be identified. What are the gaps? The IPCR program showed me how to assess and respond to them.