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In the Media

Brian Forst, professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with PolitiFact on August 21 about media distortion of the facts related to the Ferguson killing, specifically to the words of right wing pundit, Michael Medved.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was interviewed for The Washington Post feature section, "She the People." She discussed her recent research, debunking common myths on why women don't seek political office.

Joseph Young, professor of justice, law, and criminology, told USA Today on August 21 that the number of Americans joining the Islamic State is much lower than the number of Europeans thanks to geography and better social integration.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, spoke with Francis Rose on "In Depth" on August 20 about the need for clarification regarding the rules regulating government employees that telework.

Steven Taylor, associate professor of government, appeared on ABC News on August 19 to discuss the federal government's involvement in finding a solution to the protests occurring in Ferguson, MO.

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Alumni, students, faculty, and staff marveled at seeing AU signs in sparkling colors on the scoreboards. First-year students at American University are flocking to living-learning programs.
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AU has the most politically active students
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In SPA's Politics, Policy, and Law Scholars Program, undergraduates use Washington as a laboratory for experience and learning to earn their bachelor's degree in three years.

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The Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research serves as a bridge between the academic and policy worlds, advancing scholarly research that addresses pressing issues and concerns.

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American Communities Project Blog


Director of the American Communities Project Dante Chinni explores changes in the fault lines of the United States using a massive data library and a breakdown of communities to understand where the U.S. is going at the local level.

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