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Congressman discussing bipartisanship

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Bipartisan Alliances Critical Say Members of Congress

Three members of Congress shared why it’s critical to form bipartisan alliances at an April 11 event organized by SPA, AU’s Kennedy Political Union, and The Hill.
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panelists at Northern Ireland Peace Agreement event

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Brexit the Next Hurdle for Northern Ireland After 20 Years of Peace

Diplomats, politicians, academics, and students recently gathered at SPA for a series of panel discussions on the 20th anniversary of the Northern Ireland Peace Agreement.
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Politics of Truth speakers

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National Experts Gather at AU School of Public Affairs to Discuss ‘Politics of Truth’

Perceptions of factual reality increasingly come in partisan shades of red and blue. To better understand this phenomenon, SPA recently hosted a forum called “The Politics of Truth.”
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President Trump sits at a table with members of his cabinet to receive a briefing on a military strike

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Trump national security staff merry-go-round reflects decades of policy competition and conflict

As President Trump’s third National Security Advisor starts work in the White House, Professor Emeritus Gordon Adams explains why it’s not always clear who runs US national security policy in any administration.
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Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies Hosts Bipartisan Conversation

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Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies Hosts Bipartisan Conversation

SPA hosted U.S. Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Republican Rep. David Brat (R-VA) on campus for a discussion that highlighted the lawmakers’ philosophical differences and, more importantly, their areas of common ground.
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Panel of experts

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Foreign Lobbying in Congress: A Discussion of Influence and Transparency

A panel of experts spoke about the challenge of tracking foreign lobbyists, recent scandals, and proposed reforms at an event on Jan. 30 sponsored by the AU School of Public Affairs’ Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.
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Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Shares Insights into Middle East at AU

Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, spoke at the recent Amos Perlmutter Memorial Lecture about the relationship between Israel, the U.S., and the Middle East.
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Headshot of Mary Romero before speaking at AU.

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ASA President-Elect Exposes Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Human Rights Violations

Sociology students and faculty members crowded into AU’s Abramson Recital Hall to hear American Sociological Association President-Elect Mary Romero discuss the anti-immigrant law enforcement and human rights violations committed by Joe Arpaio.
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Christine Miyashiro (right) and fellow AU student Maia Banayan at the 2018 Women’s March, standing in front of crowd.

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CAS Students Reflect on 2018 Women’s March

On January 20, 2018, people across the globe gathered to stand up to injustice and raise their voices together at the second annual Women’s March. We asked College of Arts and Sciences participants one simple question: Why did you march?
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Christine Miyashiro (right) and fellow AU student Maia Banayan at the 2018 Women’s March, standing in front of crowd.

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CAS Students Reflect on 2018 Women’s March

On January 20, 2018, people across the globe gathered to stand up to injustice and raise their voices together at the second annual Women’s March. We asked College of Arts and Sciences participants one simple question: Why did you march?
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