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Achievements ·

SPA Team Wins Cybersecurity Competition

AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) students won the Atlantic Council's cyber policy and strategy competition, beating 21 teams from other area colleges and universities.
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Sonja Walti

Achievements ·

Seeking Continuity in Crisis, SPA Pivots Online

When the Covid-19 outbreak response prompted American University to move to online classes as of March 18, Dr. Sonja Walti, Director of Online Programs at the School of Public Affairs (SPA), helped the school’s faculty transition.
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Alumni ·

From Breaking Cybersecurity News to Fighting Food Insecurity

Her career may not have followed a linear path, but for Pamela Hess, SIS/BA ’89, some great stories have come of it. “Everything was just luck,” she says.
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Alumni ·

Greetings from Rob Johnson

In a matter of a few surreal days, the message I planned to share with you went from one overfilled with great news from our beautiful campus to one of concern for our university community and for our greater national and global communities.
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Cody Keenan

Alumni ·

Sine Fellow Cody Keenan Shares an Insider’s View on Speechwriting and the Obama White House

Speechwriter Cody Keenan has penned the words of Barack Obama for more than a decade. This semester he shares his insights through a series of seminars with the Sine Institute of Policy & Politics.
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Alumni ·

A letter from President Burwell

Alumni, you reached out to us to offer support and encouragement—you asked us how you can help our students.
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Alumni ·

Gain Insider’s Access to the City that Never Sleeps, New York

Looking for a new adventure in NYC? Want insider access to unique experiences? Meet Corey William Schneider, Kogod/BSBA ’11, founder and CEO of New York Adventure Club.
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Synchronized Ice Skaters

Alumni ·

AU Alumnae Release Synchronized Skating Documentary

Discover the story of how three very different AU alumnae came to befriend each other and make a film that has entered festivals across the nation.
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Alumni ·

Meet White House Correspondent, Sine Institute Fellow, and Alumna Janet Rodriguez

When Janet Rodriguez, SOC/BA ’06, applied to AU, she didn’t tell her mother. After visiting DC on a high school field trip, she knew she wanted to study in the city.
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Alumni ·

Bee Bilingual: Expanding Early Language Learning

Elizabeth Black, SIS/BA ’09, co-founder of Bee-Bilingual, is expanding childhood access to Spanish language lessons.
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