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New Book Explores Whether Democracy Can Handle Climate Change

In his new book, "Can Democracy Handle Climate Change?" published by Polity Books, SPA Distinguished Executive in Residence Dan Fiorino challenges those who are skeptical of democratic countries’ capacity to address climate change.
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Cybersecurity and Privacy Panel

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Cybersecurity and Privacy: Bridging Research and Practice

Industry leaders from the cybersecurity and privacy communities came together last week to discuss how to most effectively increase collaboration between fields. Panelists agreed, their work is just getting started.
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White ballot boxes with American flags.

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Democracy Denied? Allan Lichtman on the Troubled History of Voting Rights

The CAS history professor recently published a new book, The Embattled Vote in America.
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Professor Heng Xu

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The Key to Privacy and Security

Kogod Professor and KCGC director Heng Xu discusses the importance of information privacy, the pertinent need for greater awareness and how businesses and consumers can achieve it.
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Foreign Fighter Returnees: An Indefinite Threat?

AU School of Public Affairs Assistant Professor David Malet recently co-authored a paper examining how long it typically takes a returned foreign fighter to launch a domestic attack.
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Carrots, Sticks, and Insurgent Targeting of Civilians

A new paper co-authored by AU School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Joe Young looks at how governments react to terrorist attacks on civilians — with conciliatory actions or counterattacks — and what kind of response that elicits from insurgents.
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New Study Finds Performance Gaps Play Role in Public Budget Decisions

A new paper from SPA Assistant Professor Carla Flink shows that as public managers decide how to allocate funds, performance is a key consideration. Budgets can rise and fall based on how well an organization is delivering on its promises.
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Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

SIS Professor Anthony Fontes’ first book, Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City, explores the country’s new social order as seen through the intimate lives of local gang members.
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Political Warfare: SIS Prof. on Rethinking Military Strategy

Benjamin Jensen coauthored recent books on 21st century defense and cyber strategy.
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Public Administration Faculty and Students Collaborate to Publish New Top-Ranked Study

Two SPA faculty members and two graduate students embarked on a research project to shed light on how nursing homes serve racially and ethnically diverse residents.
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