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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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Elizabeth Warren Vicky Wilkins

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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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sine health care event

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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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Hill Event panel

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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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Lynn Addington Speaking

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SPA Professor Speaks at Congressional Briefing on Justice for Women and Girls

Lynn Addington, SPA professor, was one of a dozen scholars who spoke at an October congressional briefing on Capitol Hill about strengthening programs, legislation, policies, and funding aimed to improve justice for women and girls.
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Voting buttons for 2018. Red, white, and blue.

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Making Sense of Midterm Madness: SPA Prof Talks Voting and Turnout

Jan Leighley coauthored the book Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States.
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George Hawkins

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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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Panel at Separation of Powers event

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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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The Sine Institute Launches with Sen. Bob Corker Conversation

AU encourages civil discourse to find common ground and bipartisan solutions
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Betsy Fischer Martin

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Emmy-Winning Journalist to Lead the Women & Politics Institute

Betsy Fischer Martin to lead AU SPA's Women & Politics Institute
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