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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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Female professor standing in front of the SPA Kerwin Hall sign.

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Rising Above: A New Project on Civil Discourse

SPA prof. and project director Lara Schwartz talks civility, truth, and consequences.
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The Supreme Court building during twilight hours.

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High Stakes: Stephen Wermiel on the Supreme Court and Confirmation Politics

The AUWCL professor formerly covered the high court for the Wall Street Journal.
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Carol Laise Bunker and Nicole Nason

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Two SPA Women Serve as Assistant Secretary of State, 45 Years Apart

Nicole Nason, SPA/BA ‘92, currently serves as the second SPA alumna and the first woman in more than 40 years to hold the position of Assistant Secretary of State.
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Mexican Day Parade

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A Tale of Three Cities: Immigrant Exclusion and Belonging

In his new book, CAS professor Ernesto Castañeda examines immigrant integration in New York, Paris, and Barcelona.
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Palmieri speaks at book talk

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SPA Alumna Writes Hopes to Future Women Presidents in New Book

At SPA in late June, Jennifer Palmieri spoke with SPA Executive in Residence Betsy Fischer Martin in front of a packed room of people from the AU community about her new book, "Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World."
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The North Grounds of the White House. Several people walking outside the greenery. Circa 1860s. Photo provided by the White House Historical Association.

Government & Politics ·

Living Museum: A New Course Will Examine White House History

SPA executive-in-residence Anita McBride talks symbols, preservation, and the executive mansion.
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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

Government & Politics ·

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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