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University Initiatives

Through our many programs, American University aims to strengthen our culture of respect and integrity, recognize the great work of our community members, and be a model for inclusion and innovation.

  • Remembering JFK at AU
    Fifty years ago, JFK delivered his "A Strategy of Peace" speech at American University. We celebrate the anniversary of his achievement and the profound impact it had on AU and the wider world.
  • Responding to Hate
    Hate has no place on our campus. American University continues to address the racist incident that occurred in our community last May as we establish an infrastructure to support, cultivate, and embrace diversity and foster inclusion.
  • Wonk of the Year
    Each year, we recognize a well-known individual who embodies a wonk - someone who uses their knowledge and influence to create meaningful change in the world.