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SPA Dean Vicky Wilkins

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AU SPA Dean Vicky Wilkins Elected as a Fellow by the National Academy of Public Administration

American University’s School of Public Affairs (SPA) Dean Vicky M. Wilkins has been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration for inclusion in its 2021 Class of Academy Fellows
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Students walk on campus near Constitution Hall in March 2021.

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I’m an AU Contact Tracer. Here are 5 things I want our community to know.

Contact tracing remains part of the university’s comprehensive approach to reopening safely.
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Daniel and Helen Sonenshine

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AU’s Center for Israel Studies Receives $1.5 Million Gift

Will Endow Professorship for Israel and Jewish Studies
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Scrabble letters spell "gun control"

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Study: Massachusetts Gun-Control Legislation Has Had No Effect on Violent Crime

A new SPA study examined the impact changes to background checks and licensing policies has made on different types of violent crime in Massachusetts.
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Police Officers

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Police Training Needs Urgent Reforms, New Report from American University Reveals

A new AU report reveals that instructional models that are used to train police officers are in need of immediate transformation.
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A Black woman gives a presentation to a conference room audience of women of color. Photo by WOC in Tech Chat.

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Nov. 5 AU Econ Conference: Decolonizing Economics?

A focus on opening up the field to new voices and perspectives
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Sara Clarke Kaplan

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Sara Clarke Kaplan’s Vision for AU’s Antiracism Center

An intellectual hub with access and equity for all
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Photographs of Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Ra’naa Iqbal and Stephen Demarais, which were taken while they served in the Peace Corps.

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AU Among Peace Corps’ Top-Enrolling Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Institutions

The Peace Corps has named AU No. 1 among the top 10 Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program institutions for the 2020–21 academic year, ranked by enrollment.
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Photographs of Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Ra’naa Iqbal and Stephen Demarais, which were taken while they served in the Peace Corps.

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American University Ranks #1 as Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellow-Enrolling University

This academic year, AU ranks first among universities in number of Paul D. Coverdell Fellows.
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Antoine Sanfuentes Spring 2022 Distinguished Lecturer

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American University Alumnus and CNN Executive, Antoine Sanfuentes, Named Distinguished Guest Lecturer at School of Communication

Sanfuentes will be a Distinguished Guest Lecturer for the Spring 2022 Semester
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