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Derek Hyra discusses his work researching gentrification urban development in D.C.

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Podcast Featuring SPA Faculty Highlights How Gentrification Affects Washington, D.C.

SPA Associate Professor Derek Hyra talks with the Holistic Housing Podcast about his work researching gentrification and equitable urban development in D.C.’s famous U Street/Shaw neighborhood.
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American family

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New Study Shows That Fluctuating Household Income Affects Child Health and Nutrition

Changing jobs can be rough on families with young children — especially in homes with low income and few resources. According to new research by SPA Associate Professor Taryn Morrissey, income and employment instability can be harmful to a child’s health.
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Comey with students

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James Comey, Former FBI Director, Visits School of Public Affairs to Speak With MPA Students

Former Director of the FBI, James Comey recently visited a class of first-year American University School of Public Affairs MPA graduate students to talk about ethical leadership.
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judge and gavel

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Lack of Fairness in Receiving Public Defense Services: Study Reveals Injustice in Death Penalty Cases

Although Americans want to believe that courts are fair, particularly in capital punishment cases, a new study by American University School of Public Affairs' Professor Jon Gould shows the courts are falling short.
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Kevin and elementary school students participating in the Alliance for Working Together (AWT) Summer Manufacturing Institute pose for a group photo after taking a tour of Conn-Selmer, a local musical instrument manufacturer.

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Alumnus Exemplifies AU Values Through Commitment to Public Service

From public office, to business, arts, and education, Kevin Malecek works to benefit his beloved Cleveland community.
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student protesting

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Free Speech: How Far Can We Go?

Should university officials invite speakers with extremist views to campus? What kind of protest should be allowed? Should students who threaten speakers face consequences? This was the topic of discussion at a recent SPA event.
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Former EPA Director Gina McCarthy Visits the School of Public Affairs

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Former EPA Director Gina McCarthy Visits the School of Public Affairs

Former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, visited with American University School of Public Affairs students, faculty, and the community to talk about environmental policy.
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Examining various management styles

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Public School Principals All Have Management Styles. Which is Best?

New research by AU School of Public Affairs’ Nathan Favero examines just what kind of public management style leads to the better outcomes.
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A new report by SPA faculty explores the relationship between nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local governments in developing countries.

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A Look at Lebanon: Untangling the Relationship Between NGOs and Local Governments

A new report by SPA faculty explores the relationship between nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local governments in developing countries.
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Democratic leaders are more likely to adopt social media. They are held to higher standards of accountability than their autocratic counterparts.

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The Internet Bully Pulpit: Why Do World Leaders Adopt Social Media?

President Trump is not the only leader to embrace social media. A recent study by SPA’s Professor Thomas Zeitzoff reveals that 76 percent of world leaders had an active presence on social media by the end of 2014.
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