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2020 Election

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American University experts are available to provide insight into a broad range of issues related to the 2020 presidential election including voting behavior, polling, public opinion, race and politics, the economy, presidential history, survey research, foreign policy, among others.

Does Foreign Lobbying Law Need Fixing?


Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s conviction on charges related to foreign lobbying has drawn attention to the fact that the Department of Justice has not been aggressive enough in enforcing the law covering foreign lobbyists.

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AU faculty members are available for commentary on and analysis of a wide range of topics related to the 2020 elections.

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The Empty Throne - Book Talk by James Lindsay

The event will feature a book talk by James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Feb. 14, 4:00 p.m.
School of International Service, Room 300


How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Changed History

A screening and discussion about the impact of Justice Ginsburg's lifelong work on women's rights.

Feb. 15, 6:15 p.m.
The Mckinley Building, Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater 

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The Opioid Crisis: Rethinking Policy and Law

Experts to discuss policies and laws related to community prevention, drug control, access to medication assisted treatment, and the civil and criminal justice system.

Feb. 22, 8:00 a.m.
Washington College of Law



Some of the news stories from around American University.

Voting buttons for 2018. Red, white, and blue.

Government & Politics

Making Sense of Midterm Madness: SPA Prof Talks Voting and Turnout

Jan Leighley coauthored the book Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States.

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Panel at Separation of Powers event

Government & Politics

SPA Hosts Forum on Congress and the Separation of Powers

Scholars, researchers, and journalists gathered on Capitol Hill on Sept. 25 to discuss the theory behind the separation of powers between the branches of U.S. government and how that concept has played out in American history.

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Betsy Fischer Martin

Government & Politics

Emmy-Winning Journalist to Lead the Women & Politics Institute

Betsy Fischer Martin to lead AU SPA's Women & Politics Institute

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