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American University's School of Public Affairs tackles complex issues with thoughtful research that educates, informs, and promotes change across a broad range of social and political issues. The school's political science and policy experts are nationally and internationally renowned.

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For background and interviews about K-12 education, economic influence, and new systems.


  1. Dave Marcotte

    Dave Marcotte, Professor

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Dave E. Marcotte is Professor in the Dept. of Public Administration and Policy and Director of the Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research. His recent research focuses on determinants of achievement in K-12 education; the importance of cost … More

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Students and faculty blog about the elections, including from the campaign trail.

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Natasha Abel
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Established in 1934, American University's School of Public Affairs (SPA) is top-ranked by US News and World Report, offering undergraduate, graduate and executive-level programs to build and enhance careers in public service. The school is located in the heart of Washington, DC with world-renowned faculty and transformational research, driving progress in policy, politics and public administration. SPA is ranked third in the U.S. and first in the DC area for public affairs research impact, and is the only school home to three Gaus Award recipients for a lifetime of exemplary contribution to political science and public administration.