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Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Washington Post on July 7 in an article detailing the recent history of technological anachronisms in the White House.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed article for The Hill on July 4 arguing that John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama should focus on foreign as opposed to domestic affairs.

Connie Morella, ambassador in residence, was quoted in an AP News article on June 30 discussing why incumbents in Congress are rarely defeated. The article ran in over 100 publications.

Jessica Waters, assistant dean of the School of Public Affairs, appeared on Hearst TV on June 30 to discuss the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision expected today. Hearst owns more than 20 affiliates around the country.

David Lublin, professor of government, spoke to the Washington Times and Baltimore Sun about the Democratic and Republican primaries in Maryland and Mississippi.

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Dean Barbara Romzek Two American University students will attend a special event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.
  • July 7 SPA Dean Barbara Romzek to Receive Gaus Award

    Romzek, an expert in public management and accountability, was chosen for “a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration.”

  • June 30 Taking the Freedom Ride

    Two AU students will attend a special commemoration of the Civil Rights Act.

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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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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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