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Book cover of Professor Boaz Atzili's Triadic Coercion

International ·

Triadic Coercion

Professor Boaz Atzili spoke with us about the seldom-examined theory of international relations, including why states often encourage the tactic as a necessary response — even when it's prone to backfire.
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Ben Stokes speaking into microphone

Communications ·

Building Community in DC through Game Design

American University professor Benjamin Stokes empowers neighborhoods and communities to build stronger social connections through digital media.
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interior of car with steering wheel and dashboard

Research ·

Computer Science Research Aids in Mitigating Cyberthreats in Vehicles

Using machine learning techniques, American University Computer Science Professor Nathalie Japkowicz and her colleagues designed a way to detect unusual activity in a car’s computer system.
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George Hawkins

Government & Politics ·

George Hawkins Aims to Inspire Policy Passion at the Local Level

Whether with water, roads, policing, or affordable housing, new SPA Professor of Practice, George Hawkins, says students interested in public policy can make a difference helping cities deliver services directly to people who need them.
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Medical Marijuana

Research ·

Research Reveals States with Medical Marijuana Laws Have Lower Workplace Fatalities

AU School of Public Affairs professor Erdal Tekin recently completed a study that examined workplace fatalities across the country
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Research ·

New Book Explores Whether Democracy Can Handle Climate Change

In his new book, "Can Democracy Handle Climate Change?" published by Polity Books, SPA Distinguished Executive in Residence Dan Fiorino challenges those who are skeptical of democratic countries’ capacity to address climate change.
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Congressmen speaking at The Hill Event

On Campus ·

SPA Hosts Congressional Representatives at The Hill Event

U.S. House of Representatives Peter King (R-NY), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and John Delaney (D-MD) came to American University to share their takes on bipartisanship in Congress.
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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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Cybersecurity and Privacy Panel

Research ·

Cybersecurity and Privacy: Bridging Research and Practice

Industry leaders from the cybersecurity and privacy communities came together last week to discuss how to most effectively increase collaboration between fields. Panelists agreed, their work is just getting started.
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Kristian Hernandez

Communications ·

Unanswered Questions Draw Journalist to El Salvador as AU-Pulitzer Fellow

Kristian Hernandez is traveling to El Salvador to uncover stories about the people and places left behind by migrants who perished on their journey to the US.
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