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Add These SPA Book Club Recommendations to Your List

American University's School of Public Affairs (SPA) released its 2019-2020 list of new picks for its Bookends Book Club, a reading club for graduate students led by SPA Dean Vicky Wilkins.
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School of Education Achieves Stand-Alone Status

As of July 1, American University’s School of Education became a stand-alone school within the university.
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Betsy Fischer Martin, Anna Palmer, and Jake Sherman

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Authors Offer an Inside Look at Congress During the Trump Administration

Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, senior writers for Politico and co-authors of the Politico Playbook newsletter, recently discussed their book, "The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and The Future of Trump's America," during an event held at SPA.
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Gender on the Ballot

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Gender on The Ballot: New Project to Examine the Role of Gender in 2020 Elections

The AU SPA Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and are proud to announce the launch of Gender on the Ballot, a new non-partisan project to examine and contextualize gender dynamics in the 2020 elections.
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Amy K. Dacey to Lead the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics

Amy K. Dacey has been named as the executive director of the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics
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Matthew Bennett Named American University Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

American University President Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the selection of Matthew Bennett as vice president and chief communications officer effective June 24, 2019.
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Elections 2020: An Expert Resource Guide Available to Reporters

An online resource guide featuring American University experts is now available for reporters in advance of the 2020 election cycle.
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Books to Films

Several fantastic books have been or are being made into films. Here are some examples from AU Library's collection.
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Group with AU President Sylvia M. Burwell and Professors Bettina Poirier and David Barker

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American University Launches Program on Legislative Negotiation

The Program on Legislative Negotiation addresses the gridlock in Congress and in state legislatures
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Stacey Abrams speaks at AU SPA Commencement Ceremony

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Stacey Abrams Speaks to the SPA Class of 2019 About the Power of Belief

Stacey Abrams, who shattered the glass ceiling with her 2018 run for governor of Georgia, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from American University today and spoke at the commencement of the AU School of Public Affairs.
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