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Patrick Griffin, associate director of CCPS, spoke with Fox News on August 15 about the race to find a new Democratic Senate candidate in Montana.

Derek Hyra, associate professor of public administration and policy, contributed an article to a London School of Economics blog on August 14 regarding the political and cultural effects of gentrification.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with The Atlantic on August 13 for an article detailing the role of U.S. Treasurer, a civic office chaired only by women since 1949.

Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, contributed an article to The Hill on August 13 arguing that the prevailing wisdom that judges are "neutral umpires" is incorrect and that non-legal factors motivate their work.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, contributed an article for Reason on August 8 insisting that Congress play a more assertive role in defining a policy to combat the crisis developing across Iraq.

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First-year students at American University are flocking to living-learning programs. Bob Tobias
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    First-year students flock to living-learning programs.

  • August 12 Tobias to Analyze State Department’s OIG

    Bob Tobias was recently appointed to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Academy Panel, which will conduct an organizational analysis of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of State.

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