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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.

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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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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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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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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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