Ambassador Susan Elizabeth Rice, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations (2009–2013) and President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor (2013–2017), has joined American University as a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow in the School of International Service (SIS).
American University ranks No. 1 among medium-size schools on the Peace Corps 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. This is the third consecutive year that AU has ranked in the top five in that category; in 2016 and 2015, the school held the No. 2 spot.
Since the onset of the Syrian Civil War, more than 4.8 million Syrian citizens and residents have fled Syria. Leaving almost everything behind, these refugees must rely upon the generosity of other nations to provide food, water, shelter, education, health care, and in some cases, a new place to call home. We created the following data visualization to show the amount each country contributed in 2015, both in total dollar amounts and as a percentage of gross domestic product.
The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties, also known as COP21, took place on Dec. 7, 2015, and a new precedent was set for international cooperation toward U.N. climate negotiations. For the first time in history, all participating nations adopted a universal agreement on actions and investments aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions. “