One of the reasons an SIS degree means so much is the opportunity to study with and learn from faculty who are deeply immersed in answering questions that will build and extend the knowledge base within their fields. There are numerous opportunities for students to explore these important research questions with our faculty as well.
Research at SIS
Students who come to SIS work with professors, who are on the cutting edge of their fields, and are engaged explicitly in connecting new scholarship to real life problems in the world today.
The researchers at SIS tackle big questions. They, in other words, ask the same questions that students will see in the news every single day.
When faculty are passionate about their research, that passion transfers into their teaching. Students learn better. It makes courses more interesting for everyone involved, and it makes school more fun.
At a place like the School of International Service, much of the research is applied. And so specifically to the research centers that we have in the school, a research center is basically an organizational apparatus that brings faculty and students and other folks together around particular research efforts or research questions. The main center that gets my attention at the moment is the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy. So the work that I do is focused on a set of emerging response options for climate change.
At the Center for Security Innovation and New Technology, we are informed by history, but we're also grappling with everything from cybersecurity, to artificial intelligence, to new biomedical technologies.
The Antiracist Research and Policy Center generates scholarly research, educational tools, and policy analysis, geared towards dismantling racism and its many forms.
SIS also has a number of faculty organized research clusters. They're a window into how intellectual life happens. How do you critique an idea? How do you make it better? How do you package it, so that it's compelling to others?
To produce a first rate analytical piece of writing, using original research is the key to getting a good job once you leave here.
We need people to have the toolkit and the big picture information, and understanding that is needed to go out and do good work in the world. That's what-- we exist to do.
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