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AU Experts: Congress

U.S. Capitol Building

The economy and jobs. Budget and taxes. Entitlements. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 112th Congress is being asked to find answers to the issues most important to the American people. And they are being asked to do it in a bipartisan manner. American University experts can provide insight on the task at hand for Congress, the policy decisions ahead, and the politics behind the policy.

To arrange an interview with one of the experts below or other AU Experts, contact University Communications at 202-885-5950 or

James Thurber

Professor James Thurber

University Professor of Government

Can discuss: Legislative process, presidential-congressional relations, congressional budget process, congressional reform

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Allan Lichtman

CBS News interviewed Allan Lichtman, professor of history, about Bob Woodward’s new book, focusing on President Obama’s strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Professor of History

Can discuss: Politics; public opinion; presidential and congressional campaigns; American political history

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Howard McCurdy

Howard McCurdy, professor of public administration and policy

Professor of Public Administration and Policy

Can discuss: Space policy, American politics, science policy; public administration and management

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William LeoGrande

Bill LeoGrande, Dean of the School of Public Affairs talks to NY1 Television.

Professor of Government

Can discuss: Congress and foreign policy; U.S.–Latin American politics and relations; Cuban history, and relations with the United States

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Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin, associate director of the public affairs and advocacy institute

Professorial Lecturer of Government

Can discuss: Congress, executive branch relations with Congress, public affairs and lobbying

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Candice Nelson

Candice Nelson, Associate Professor of Government

Associate Professor of Government

Can discuss: Congress; congressional elections; campaign finance; interest groups; political party identification

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Gordon Adams

Gordon Adams, Professor of International Relations

Professor of U.S. Foreign Policy

Can discuss: Congress and national security, defense and foreign assistance budgets, national security policy and budget

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Connie Morella

Connie Morella

Ambassador in Residence, School of Public Affairs

Can discuss: Congress, the legislative process, women in politics, campaigning

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