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    Key MPA Students Featured in The Public Manager

    The summer 2008 issue of the The Public Manager featured articles by Key Executive Leadership students about their experiences in the program and the application to their work as government executives.

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    Undercover Work: Robert J. Marshak Discusses Organizations' Hidden Forces

    Robert J. Marshak of the AU/NTL program is the author of Covert Processes at Work: Managing the Five Hidden Dimensions of Organizational Change (Berrett-Koehler, 2006), which addresses the concealed forces at play in offices around the world.

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    SPA's Durant on the Greening of the Military

    SPA professor Robert Durant’s book, The Greening of the U.S. Military: Environmental Policy, National Security, and Organizational Change, traces the struggle to raise environmental consciousness and responsibility within the modern military.

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    State Department bursting with AU graduates

    When Tamara Rivera attended her first day of orientation at the State Department, she didn’t realize she would feel so at home.

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    AU is a Common Theme in Prestigious PMF Program

    When Tamara Rivera, SPA/MA ’08 and a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) at the State Department, didn’t realize she would feel so at home in the prestigious program. “American University” was a common starting point for participants.

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    MPA Grad is D.C.’s First Education Ombudsman

    D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty pledged to improve the city’s schools and found a key person to help him do it: Tonya Vidal Kinlow SPA/MPA ’05.