10 Working Groups to Watch in 2016

To help highlight the complex and vital issues being addressed worldwide, we’ve compiled the following list of 10 working groups to keep an eye on during 2016.

Syrian Refugee Aid By Country

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.

Why COP21 Was a Milestone for International Collaboration and Global Climate Change

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. “

A Return to JFK: President Obama Speaks at American University About the Iran Nuclear Deal

In an effort to advocate for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—also known as the Iran nuclear deal—President Barack Obama recently visited American University's School of International Service (SIS) to outline the importance of diplomacy in the Iranian nuclear deal...

SIS Dean James Goldgeier Elected President of APSIA

James Goldgeier, dean of American University’s School of International Service, is the newly elected president of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). Goldgeier’s tenure will run from June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2017...

Carmen Mezzera, Executive Director of APSIA on how International Students Advance International Studies

It may seem self-evident, but bringing together students from around the world advances the study of international relations. Studying international affairs outside of your home country further develops your analytical skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and your ability to manage international projects...