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A Convocation for Extraordinary Times

This year’s unique convocation featured class officers and distinguished officials welcoming the Class of 2024 via video, while some members of the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion shared their hopes for—and advice to—the class of 2024.
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New Faculty for 2020-21

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SPA Welcomes New Faculty in the 2020-21 Academic Year

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University is pleased to announce eight experts to the school in academic year 2017-2018, including faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, scholars and executives-in-residence, and term faculty members.
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President Sylvia Burwell and an alumna shake hands.

Alumni ·

Alumni Board Seeks New Members

Interested in helping make key decisions about programming and outreach to fellow Eagles? Apply for the Alumni Board!
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Amitav Acharya

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SIS Professor Amitav Acharya Wins AU’s Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award

This year's Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award recipient is SIS professor Amitav Acharya.
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student and mentor

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Diversity in Diplomacy

Highly competitive fellowships honor outstanding young people bound for foreign service careers, reward excellence, and encourage underrepresented groups.
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Abbie Veitch

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Abigail Veitch ’21 Awarded Udall Scholarship

Abigail “Abbie” Veitch (environmental studies and communications ’21) has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship from the Udall Foundation in recognition of her leadership, public service, and commitment to environmental issues.
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Tortured Logic book cover

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Torture: Researchers Explore American Support in New Book

SPA Professor Joseph Young and University of Alabama Assistant Professor Erin Kearns, SPA/PhD ’16, examined where people get their ideas about torture, and how they can be persuaded to change them, in their new book.
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Headshot of Dan Freeman.

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Reflecting on a career in public service: The House Was My Home

Dan Freeman, a fellow in residence at the AU Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, released his memoir, "The House Was My Home: My Life on Capitol Hill and Other Tales", about his 35 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Joseph Bodnar, Rabia Muhammad, Julia Pataky, Andrew Polinski, and Ansley Vickers.

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SIS Students and Recent Grads Kickstart Their Careers

We spoke with recent SIS graduates and current students that have begun full-time, globally-focused jobs to learn more about their new positions, how they secured them, and their professional experiences so far.
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Zaina Sarhan

Alumni ·

SIS Alumna Works to Improve Public Health in Jordan

After gaining a wealth of experiences in development and public health in DC and the Philippines, SIS alumna Zaina Sarhan returned to the city in which she grew up—Amman, Jordan—to use her skills and knowledge to improve the country's health system.
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