Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Achievements ·

Racism in America

AU Professor Ibram X. Kendi gives an interview on his National Book Award-winning book, Stamped from the Beginning.
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Beers and two others stand onstage at the award ceremony.

Achievements ·

Professor Laura Beers Wins Stansky Book Prize

Laura Beers, associate professor of history, has won the Stansky Book Prize for her book, Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist (Harvard University Press, 2016).
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Ibram Kendi's book explores the history of racist ideas in America.

Research ·

How Racism Spreads: Ibram Kendi Discusses His Book and Research

Stamped from the Beginning won the National Book Award.
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Lonnie Bunch and students at NMAAHC

Alumni ·

Alumnus Lonnie Bunch

Founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Arches National Park.

Student Life ·

Study Up!

Here is a sampling of some of the inventive and even interdisciplinary ways students are learning across the College of Arts and Sciences.
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FDR at fireside chat

Government & Politics ·

AU Historians Weigh in on the First 100 Days, Past and Present

As President Donald J. Trump hits the hundred-day mark, we asked historians in the College of Arts and Sciences to weigh in on what they believe past presidents actually accomplished (or didn’t accomplish) during this period.
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Allan Lichtman

Government & Politics ·

Professor's New Book Explores Presidential Impeachment

Distinguished History Prof. Allan Lichtman predicted Donald Trump's victory. Now he has a new forecast about the American presidency.
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Stanley Nelson at podium

Alumni ·

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Delivers Braithwaite Lecture

Documentarian and writer Stanley Nelson delivers the Gary Braithwaite Memorial Lecture.
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Audience members at Rublev film

Department Spotlight ·

Carmel Institute Celebrates Work of Soviet Filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky

Kicking off a spring semester filled with art, music, and cultural dialogue, AU's Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History hosted a screening of the 1966 Soviet Russian film Andrei Rublev at the Embassy of the Russian Federation on February 28.
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Jelani Cobb with students and faculty members

In the Community ·

Race in America: Past, Present, and Future

On February 23, students and faculty from American University and surrounding universities came together at AU’s Katzen Arts Center to hear Jelani Cobb speak
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