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Government & Politics ·

Capri Cafaro and the American Story of Food and Unity

Inspired by her time in the Ohio State Senate, SPA Executive in Residence Capri Cafaro assembled and authored a cookbook entitled United We Eat: 50 Great American Dishes To Bring Us All Together
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JFK stands behind a microphone and delivers a speech.

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Sine Institute Hosts Discussion on JFK’s 1963 Peace Speech at AU

On June 17, the Sine Institute at the AU School of Public Affairs hosted an online panel of experts to discuss that iconic speech and the power of speechwriting.
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Panel at virtual book talk event

Government & Politics ·

Wave of Women Elected Shatters What It Looks Like to Serve in Congress

On April 14th the SPA Women & Politics Institute sponsored a virtual book talk on women in congress.
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Panel at Women & Politics Institute event

Government & Politics ·

Experts Analyze Survey Showing Wave of Women Engaged in Politics

Nearly one-third of likely women voters report increased political involvement since 2016, according to the national Gender on the Ballot poll.
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Blocks spelling out 'Fake' or 'Fact'

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Matter of Fact: Measuring How Much People Care About the Truth in Politics

AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) Professor David Barker, however, finds that fact-checking can make a difference to certain voters––specifically those who are comparing candidates within a given party, over time.
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Woman giving presentation in front of screen.

Government & Politics ·

Politics of the Plate: New Sine Fellow Wants You to Understand Food Systems and Policy

Katherine Miller is a communications executive and advocate for the culinary community.
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She Persisted panel

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Women and Power: Changing the Narrative

The Women & Politics Institute at SPA and the Women in Public Service Project hosted a recent discussion about the challenges female candidates face and how many are many are leveraging social media to get their messages out.
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Scissors cutting UK and EU flag.

Government & Politics ·

Timely Discussion of Brexit as Vote Looms

With news of a possible deal on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union looming, a panel of American University experts gathered to discuss Brexit at an event sponsored by SPA and the E.U. Transatlantic Policy Center in SIS on October 15th.
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Professor Kendi in front of blue AU swagging.

Government & Politics ·

Ibram X. Kendi Discusses Racism, Hope, and How to Be an Antiracist

Last Monday evening, Professor Ibram X. Kendi, one of the most influential historians and antiracist thinkers of our time, had a conversation about racism with a seemingly unlikely moderator—former white supremacist Derek Black.
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Ambassador Susan E. Rice

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Susan Rice on the Value of Tough Love

During the Obama administration, Ambassador Susan E. Rice served as the US ambassador to the UN and the president’s national security advisor. We spoke with Rice to learn more about her values and her experiences in foreign policy.
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