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New Report Highlights Urgent Funding Needed for Public Defense

SPA's Justice Programs Office Right to Counsel (R2C) National Campaign released a report that shows the American constitutional right to counsel is threatened.
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Government & Politics ·

Yes She Can: Obama White House Aides Pen Book on Women’s Empowerment

Kogod alumna Vivian Graubard and SPA instructor Jenna Brayton contributed to the new book.
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Government & Politics ·

Leadership in Action: Bipartisanship and Criminal Justice Reform

The pathway to passage and implementation of the FIRST STEP Act was discussed at an event sponsored by the AU School of Public Affairs, the AU Kennedy Political Union, and The Hill news organization.
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Government & Politics ·

Conference Highlights Need to Rethink Policy and Law to Address the Opioid Crisis

Leading experts from public policy, medicine, and law enforcement were among those who gathered on Feb. 22 to discuss new ways to address the opioid crisis at a conference hosted by the AU School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin and Betsy Fischer Martin

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Bipartisan Conference Highlights Need to Work Together on Capitol Hill

Faculty from AU School of Public Affairs recently joined The Ripon Society at their annual Senior Staff Symposium on Leadership at Mount Vernon.
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Government & Politics ·

How Can We Counter Violent Right-Wing Extremism in the US?

SPA Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Trace Lasley recently convened a workshop with students and subject-matter experts to explore ways to address the rise in violent right-wing extremism in the United States.
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Government & Politics ·

AU Students Are Immersed in White House History

See some of the experiences students involved in a unique new undergraduate course have enjoyed, including a tour of the White House.
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Government & Politics ·

10 Memorable Moments from Elizabeth Warren’s Speech at AU

The senator from Massachusetts talked democracy in the US and abroad, trade, and the urgency of climate change during an appearance at AU.
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Government & Politics ·

Health Care 2018: A Look Back and a Look Forward at Politics and Policy

The 2018 midterm elections were driven, in large part, by the issue of health care, two panels of veteran pollsters and party officials agreed in an event held by AU's Sine Institute of Politics and Policy and School of Public Affairs.
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Government & Politics ·

Representatives-Elect and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Featured at Hill Event

SPA co-sponsored an event with AU Kennedy Political Union and The Hill featuring U.S. Congressional representatives and representatives-elect, giving their take on strategies and predictions for bipartisan compromise in the next legislative session.
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