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SPA Presents Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson

October 27, 2015

Securing Our Nation Against 21st Century Challenges: A Conversation with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson

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Conversations with SPA Alumni: Terence Szuplat

October 26, 2015

Terence Szuplat, Speechwriter for President Obama

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2015 Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership

October 22, 2015

To recognize exceptional leadership among persons who have devoted themselves to a life of public service, the School of Public Affairs annually grants the Roger W. Jones Award to two federal career executives who have demonstrated the values promoted by Roger W. Jones. More than 70 distinguished executives have been recognized since the university initiated the award 38 years ago.

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SPA Policy Forum: Private Sector Solutions for Public Policy Problems

Private Sector Solutions for Public Policy Problems

October 15, 2015

Co-sponsored by AOL, the fall 2015 event focused on how the leaders of some of America's biggest companies are creating shared value with programs related to STEM education, access to healthcare, nutrition, and women in the workforce.

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Running from Office Book Signing and Panel Discussion

Running from Office panel

September 24, 2015

MSNBC special correspondent Ronan Farrow, and Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) joined SPA Professor Jennifer Lawless and her Running from Office co-author Richard Fox for an event exploring ways to encourage young people to run for—not from—political office.

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Education Policy: 2016 and Beyond

WIPAR Education Policy News Photo

Tom Dee, far right, presents at "Education Policy: 2016 & Beyond." On stage from left to right: Stephanie Cellini, Matthew Chingos, Dave Marcotte, and Taryn Morrissey.

September 14, 2015

From pre-K to higher education, the key federal laws and policy that shape education are being re-written as we enter into a new election and prepare for a new administration.  The transformations that law, policy and politics have in store for education are unprecedented in recent history.

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In Tandem: Pairing Public & Private Nonprofit Assistance to Make Ends Meet

Lisa Davis, Alison Jacknowitz, Taryn Morrissey, Colleen Heflin, Stacy Dean, and Doug Pick

July 22, 2015

The School of Public Affairs at American University teamed up with the nonprofit Feeding America to present unique insights about outreach efforts by government assistance food programs.

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