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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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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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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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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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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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A Look Back: Reactions of Women Voters to the Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

With reports over the weekend of new sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the debate over whether he should serve on the nation’s highest court has re-emerged as a political issue.
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Get to Know New Sine Executive Director Amy Dacey

Dacey talks political compromise, good bosses, and golf.
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Betsy Fischer Martin Shares Insights on July Democratic Primary Debates

Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of the Women & Politics Institute (WPI), shared her insights of the recent Democratic primary debates.
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New Poll examines the Tricky Question of ‘Electability’

Gender on the Ballot - a non-partisan project founded by the Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation (BLFF) - released a new poll that examined the question of electability with likely voters in the 2020 presidential election.
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Up for Debate: Faculty Experts Predict Hot Topics for Democratic Presidential Debates

We asked some AU School of Public Affairs faculty experts what they think will play out during the early Democratic presidential primary debates.
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