Expand AU Menu

Admissions & Info

Learn more about the admissions
and application process at SPA

Social Media

Facebook Twitter Flickr

In the Media

Patrick Griffin, professorial lecturer of government, told the Associated Press on October 9 that blaming politicians for missing votes and attendance, the latest campaign tactic, is "a tool of the silly season" in elections.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, and co-author Peter Kornbluh wrote an analysis for The Atlantic on October 5 on the Cuban embargo and the reason it persists. The new authors of Back Channel to Cuba also appeared in Cuban daily paper, El Nuevo Herald on October 5.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with U.S. News on October 3 the Democratic party's strategy to frame the midterm elections along the issue of reproductive rights.

Diane Singerman, associate professor of government, spoke with the news service AllAfrica on October 1 about legal tensions between Egyptian government officials and inhabitants of growing informal neighborhoods.

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner in residence, spoke with Francis Rose on "In Depth" on October 1 about the consequences of failing performance grades for management in the federal government.

Read More



Matt Waskiewicz Robert Tobias
  • October 9 Finding Wales

    Matt Waskiewicz ’16 researches economics in Wales on a Fulbright Summer Institute grant.

  • October 9 Tobias Receives the Stockberger Award

    Robert Tobias, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of public sector human resource management, received the Stockberger award.

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