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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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Interview AU Experts

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 Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump’s America

Co-authors and Politico senior writers Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer will talk about their new book following President Trump's first two years in Washington.

June 20, 4:30 PM
Constitution Hall, East Campus


The Ultimate Guide to the 2020 Election

Ryan Clancy, chief strategist at No Labels and co-author of "The Ultimate Guide to the 2020 Election" will help you cut through the election season noise.

June 21, 12:00 PM
Constitution Hall, American University



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Government & Politics

Up for Debate: Faculty Experts Predict Hot Topics for Democratic Presidential Debates

We asked some AU School of Public Affairs faculty experts what they think will play out during the early Democratic presidential primary debates.

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Gender on the Ballot


Gender on The Ballot: New Project to Examine the Role of Gender in 2020 Elections

The AU SPA Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and are proud to announce the launch of Gender on the Ballot, a new non-partisan project to examine and contextualize gender dynamics in the 2020 elections.

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New Book Examines Landscape of Competing Facts in American Politics

AU School of Public Affairs Professor David Barker’s new book presents new survey research to explain what is fueling misinformation on both sides of the political spectrum and the consequences it has for society.

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Rep. Lauren Underwood at WeLead Graduation Ceremony


Rep. Underwood Addresses Graduating Women of WeLead Program

This week, American University School of Public Affairs' Women & Politics Institute held its annual WeLead program graduation at the D.C. Office of  MacAndrews & Forbes.

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On Campus

Sine Fellows Kristol and Haslam Discuss the Future of the Republican Party

American University's Sine Institute of Policy & Politics focused on the future of the Republican Party and the current political climate during a recent event with Inaugural Sine Fellows Bill Kristol & Bill Haslam.

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