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The Titanic docked at port in 1912.

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Best-Laid Plans: Kogod Professor Says Smart Business Choices Sank the Titanic

In a recently rereleased e-book, Joseph Mortati dispels Titanic myths with original research and insights.
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Steven Taylor and John Atta Mills

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SPA's Steven Taylor Explores Why African-Americans Are Resettling in Ghana

Although immigration literature typically focuses on people moving from developing countries to more prosperous ones, SPA Associate Professor Steven Taylor’s new book explores the opposite phenomena.
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The Palestinian flag crossing with the Israeli flag. The word 'peace' is written in Arabic and Hebrew.

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A Near-Consensus: Israel’s Security Establishment and the Two-State Solution

SIS professor Guy Ziv and his former student, Benjamin Shaver, tell us about examining the opinions of retired generals and former members of the Israeli security establishment.
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Casey Chiappetta

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Seeking Justice through Research

Student stoplight on Casey Chiappetta, one of the most accomplished researchers at the master’s level at American University.
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Letter cubes simultaneously reading

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New Book Examines Landscape of Competing Facts in American Politics

AU School of Public Affairs Professor David Barker’s new book presents new survey research to explain what is fueling misinformation on both sides of the political spectrum and the consequences it has for society.
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Humanities Truck

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Humanities Truck Fellowships Available for 2019-2020

The Humanities Truck Project Fellowship Program provides a year for the Truck Fellows to be able to use the truck for a collaborative project with the community. Fellows will receive substantial research funding $10,000 for these year-long projects.
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Min Jung Kim, PhD Student in SIS

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Engaging in Research Abroad

James Scott’s "The Art of Not Being Governed" provocative thesis captivated Min Kim's imagination leading her to apply to the SIS Ph.D. program to pursue these ideas for herself.
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Hollywood star of Aretha Franklin.

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They’re Just Like Us! Kogod Prof. on Celebrity Deaths and Blockbuster Obits

Marketing professor Cristel Russell has observed a shift in how we mourn fallen icons.
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Black LGBTQ flag

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Research Finds Black LGB Youth at Greater Risk for Poor Mental Health Outcomes

American University researchers have found that black lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are at greater risk for poor mental health outcomes compared with black heterosexual youth.
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Ken Meier talks with students outside Kerwin Hall.

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Public Affairs and Policy Lab Gives Students Real-Time Research Experience

SPA students were selected to be summer research assistants on projects with SPA faculty in the new Public Affairs and Policy Lab (PAPL) program.
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