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Politics & Elections at American University

  • NBC's Chuck Todd was the guest at a recent American Forum, filmed for NBC4 on AU's campus.

    American Forum with Chuck Todd

  • American University School of Communication is teaming with Fox 5 to showcase student analysis of the 2012 presidential election campaign



    SOC students are TV campaign analysts
    as part of a popular election class
    taught by professor Lenny Steinhorn.

  • The nation's most politically active students hosted former President Bill Clinton, pictured here with SOC Exec in Residence Dotty Lynch.

    Political Powerhouse

    The nation's most politically
    active students hosted former
    President Bill Clinton,
    pictured here with SOC Exec
    in Residence Dotty Lynch,
    right, and her husband
    Morgan Downey, left.

  • SOC announces a new MA in Political Communication in partnership with the AU's School of Public Affairs

    MA in Political Communication

    The School of Communication has an MA in Political Communication in partnership with the AU's School of Public Affairs.

  • Congratulations to public communication professor Robert A. Lehrman for receiving American University's 2010 award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment. Photo by Michael Thaul Lehrman.

    Expert Faculty

    Professor Bob Lehrman was invited to write a piece about his career as a political speechwriter for the New York Times online series, "Draft", which features writers about writing. It also appeared in the Times Sunday Review section. Photo by Michael Thaul Lehrman.

Election Day Student Work

SOC Voters in line 2012 election WTOP

Video, on-the-ground reports and first-person accounts from SOC students who covered the final hours of election 2012.

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Student work: Voting Young

Students' poll & multimedia news package with stories, photos, and videos show first-time D.C.-area voters less excited in 2012 than 2008.

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First Person

Stefanie Dazio at her desk in the Washington Post's offices

SOC Dean's Intern Stefanie Dazio was one of the reporters who covered Election Day for the Washington Post.

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SOC Election-Related Courses

2012 Elections

Explore the intersection of politics and communication in these SOC courses.

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News

  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney is the first former or sitting vice president to speak at a Kennedy Political Union event at American University.

    Cheney Visits AU

    The former vice president sits down for a wide-ranging discussion in Bender Arena.

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