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AU School of Public Affairs has been chosen to host the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, a quarterly, peer-reviewed research journal produced by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

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American University's School of Public Affairs to Host Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

AU School of Public Affairs has been chosen to host the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, a quarterly, peer-reviewed research journal produced by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
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Quantum entanglement

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Solving the Few-Body Problem in Physics

There aren’t many equations that can probe the wide spectrum of possible few-particle dynamics in physics. A new family of mathematical models for mixtures of quantum particles could help light the way.
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New Book Highlights Need for Diverse Perspectives for Successful Democracies

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New Book Highlights Need for Diverse Perspectives for Successful Democracies

Does a new constitution improve a country’s levels of democracy? This is the question a team of American University professors asked and analyzed for their new book: Constituents before Assembly.
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Closeup of police officer's uniform

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Looking at the Link Between Body Cameras and Crime

As police increasingly use body-worn cameras, questions arise about the impact and effectiveness of the practice. James Wright, an SPA PhD candidate is focused on these questions as part of his research.
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A protest poster against white nationalist symbols. Man with a red backdrop. The German-to-English translation of this poster: “Say goodbye to your Nazi wear: Anti-fascist demonstration against Thor Steinar and the right-wing lifestyle.”

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Decoding Extremism

Cynthia Miller-Idriss’ book examines disturbing symbols of German white nationalism.
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On campus with people walking, trees, and an AU flag.

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AU Announces New Tenure-Line Faculty Hires

Introducing teachers and researchers to the AU community.
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scales of justice

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New Book Highlights Stories Behind Most Significant Legal Rulings in Europe

A new book written by SPA Professor Bill Davies and AU Law Professor Fernanda Nicola highlights some of the most significant EU rulings ever made.
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Ibram Kendi's book explores the history of racist ideas in America.

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How Racism Spreads: Ibram Kendi Discusses His Book and Research

Stamped from the Beginning won the National Book Award.
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zebra finch

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Estrogen May Stop Infection-Induced Brain Inflammation

Songbird study reveals new clues about the interplay between the body's neuroendocrine and immune systems.
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Political activism among women has swelled in the wake of the 2016 election.

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The Trump Effect: Despite Increase in Political Activism, Few Women Seek Office

A new study by AU School of Public Affairs Professor Jennifer Lawless, and Loyola Marymount University Professor Richard Fox, found that despite an increase in political activism, women continue to lag behind men in political ambition.
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