Expand AU Menu

Admissions & Info

Learn more about the admissions
and application process at SPA

Social Media

Facebook Twitter Flickr


Monday, January 5 - Sunday, January 11
Campaign Management Institute

Monday, January 5 - Sunday, January 11
Public Affairs & Advocacy Institute

Full Calendar

In the Media

Lynn Addington, associate professor of justice, law, and criminology, was cited in a New York Times op-ed on December 21. The op-ed examines the statistics behind sexual assault, arguing that assault rates for women in college are lower than those of women who do not attend college.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for USNews on December 16 dismissing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's justificatory comments regarding torture.

Erin Kearns, PhD student in justice, law, and criminology, was on CNN on December 10 to discuss the recent Senate torture report released this week.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal on December 10 breaking down the levels of confidence in police among different races and urban communities.

Research from the department of public administration and policy's Taryn Morrissey, Alison Jacknowitz, and Katie Vinopal was cited by The Washington Post on December 9 for an article arguing why you should shop for produce at ethnic markets.

Read More



Kristina Bell and William K. Reilly Carlos Vera with friends at the White House.
More News

AU has the most politically active students
—Princeton Review Best Colleges

Three-Year Bachelor's

Three-Year BA

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.

Read more

Considering a Graduate Degree?


We'll create a personalized portal where you can get the latest information on your program(s) of interest, campus events, information sessions, and achievements.

Learn More



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.

Read more

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.

Read more