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Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with Time on September 29 about the political effects that can be expected as Hillary Clinton adds a new title to her resume: grandmother.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote to the American Constitution Society on September 29 that Congressional failure to limit President Obama's use of force against ISIS is another step in the historical trend toward an imperial presidency.

Saul Newman, associate professor of government, wrote an article for The Conversation on September 19 that commented on American perceptions of the Scottish campaign for independence, and why policymakers were relieved to see democracy and union succeed.

Howard McCurdy, professor of public administration and policy, spoke with a Gannett News affiliate on September 18 about the positive effects of NASA's decision to award contracts to two private firms: SpaceX and Boeing.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, explained to Francis Rose on "In Depth" on September 17 the ramifications of three new House bills targeted at IRS employee communications.

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Over the years, U.S. and Cuban diplomats have held extensive secret negotiations. American University has a talented new crop of tenured and tenure track professors for the upcoming year.
  • September 29 Cigar Diplomacy

    Professor William LeoGrande discusses his new book on hidden U.S.-Cuba negotiations.

  • September 17 Building the Knowledge Network

    Meet American University’s 23 new tenured and tenure track faculty members.

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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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