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Sociologist Eve L. Ewings talks to best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates at American University's Greenberg Theatre.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates and Eve L. Ewing Discuss Racism and Schools

Best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates sat down with writer and sociologist Eve L. Ewing to discuss racism, the impact of school closings on African-American communities, and Ewing’s new book, Ghosts in the Schoolyard.
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Constitution Freedom of Speech

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Project on Civil Discourse Guest Lecture Examines First Amendment

Addressing an audience at AU as part of a lecture series on Oct. 17 sponsored by the AU SPA Project on Civil Discourse, Garrett Epps explained that he is a big believer in free speech — even when it’s difficult at times to tolerate.
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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend speaking at event

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RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope

U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy went to South Africa where he met with college students, local leaders, and everyday citizens. The story of his journey was told in the film “RFK in the Land of Apartheid,” screened recently by AU School of Public Affairs.
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We Lead Panel

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We Lead: Pathways to Women’s Power and Leadership

SPA recently hosted a panel discussion with women from the government, academic, business, and nonprofit sectors who shared their perspectives on how to inspire and what works to engage young women in the workforce and public service.
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Men and women in military uniform holding the American flag.

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Stories Worth Telling: Honoring Military Service at AU

A closer look at veterans and military-affiliated individuals on campus.
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Two men in chairs in SIS room with AU backdrop.

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Ibram Kendi and Allan Lichtman Discuss the Struggle over Voting Rights

The two professors put voter ID controversies into historical perspective.
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AU Mock Trial Team

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AU Mock Trial Team Welcomes Influx of Talent in 2018

An influx of new talent and early tournament success has members of the American University Mock Trial team optimistic about the season ahead.
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Many elegant tables with fancy lighting.

In the Community ·

A Unique Harmony

Carmel Institute invites consortium students to the National Dialogue Awards Gala honoring Russian and American jazz greats Igor Butman and Wynton Marsalis.
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Two women sitting in chairs in front of American University backdrop.

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All-American Speech: 10 Memorable Insights from Loretta Lynch

The former attorney general called for a civil, fact-based politics.
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Indigenous person walking through rainforest

Environment ·

Who Speaks for Nature?

SPA Professor Todd Eisenstadt traveled to Ecuador in 2017 to discover how the local people were reacting to oil extraction and mining efforts in the Amazon rainforest.
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