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Tricia Bacon talks about her book

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New Book Examines How Terrorist Groups Become Allies

A new book, Why Terrorist Groups Form International Alliances, by SPA Assistant Professor Tricia Bacon, examines why some terrorist groups choose to work together.
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Nuclear explosion mushroom cloud. Yellow and orange fireball. Sharon Weiner will embark on a two-year fellowship to study deterrence and US nuclear weapons policy.

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Doomsday Scenarios: SIS Prof Sharon Weiner Talks Nuclear Weapons and Choices

With a prestigious fellowship, Weiner will examine why the US maintains a massive nuclear arsenal.
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Zebra Finch

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Gene Discovery Boosts Understanding of Zebra Finch Biology

Using sophisticated genome-sequencing techniques, American University researchers identified a gene in the zebra finch that could pave the way for further research into what makes a bird male or female.
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DNA Strand

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Visiting Researcher Shares Latest on Efforts to Regulate Genetic Resources

Nicolas Pauchard of the University of Lausanne recently shared findings from his research on governing genetic resources at an SPA event.
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Aaron Torop, SPA/BA ’18, presenting research

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SPA Sponsors Six Undergraduate Students to Present Research at National Conference

For the third year in a row, SPA sponsored six students to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
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open journals stacked on top of eachother

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SPA to Host American Journal of Political Science, Among Other Top Research Journals

The American Journal of Political Science joins two other quarterly, peer-reviewed research publications that moved to SPA this year. SPA will host AJPS for one year.
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Mantled howler monkey on a tree branch in Costa Rica. To understand habitat quality, Dorian Russell observes mantled howler monkeys in the Costa Rican rainforest. Credit: Aspen Russell.

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In the Rainforest: Grad Student Found Costa Rica and a Passion

Dorian Russell is finishing her master’s in environmental science.
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Elizabeth Suhay

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SPA Faculty Member Wins National Award for Research Examining Views on Inequality

A paper published by Assistant Professor Elizabeth Suhay was recently awarded “2018 Best Paper Prize” by the American Political Science Association.
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Bianca Pergher

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SPA Student Presents Arab Spring Research at National Conference

SPA student Bianca Pergher (SPA/BA '20) presented her research recently during a poster session at the Midwest Political Science Association conference.
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Benjamin Stokes speaks at an SOC Faculty Forum in November.

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AU Professor's Phone Booth Captures DC Stories

When the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum opens its latest exhibit, an American University professor will have a hand in helping District residents tell their stories to visitors.
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