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100th Graduate of SPA's MPAP Program

Nicole Laible completed her online Master of Public Administration and Policy degree with the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) in August 2018. She is the 100th graduate of the program. The 28-year-old received her bachelor’s degree in marine science and coastal environmental studies in 2012 from Stony Brook University and serves as the environmental project manager in the Division of Environmental Resources for the County of Rockland in Pomona, New York. She talked with SPA recently about her experience.
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AU School of Public Affairs Assistant Professor David Malet recently co-authored a paper examining how long it typically takes a returned foreign fighter to launch a domestic attack, and he found there is not a long-term risk as feared. Understanding what happens with returnees is important to know because it can affect policies on everything from countries admitting refugees to whether to permit ISIS fighters to leave the theater of conflict alive.

22 books published by SPA faculty in 2017-18

131 published academic journal articles written by SPA faculty in 2017-18

7,000 plus SPA media mentions in 2017-18

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AU School of Public Affairs Alumni Pursue and Win Public Office

From state legislatures to the U.S. Congress, graduates from AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) were on the ballot vying for public office this election.
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Research Partnership Shows Impact of Capacity-Building Grants

SPA associate professor Lewis Faulk worked with Mandi Stewart (SPA/PhD '15), now an assistant professor at North Carolina State University, to analyze data for 400 organizations that applied for grants from the Meyer Foundation in Washington, D.C.
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AU Mock Trial Team Welcomes Influx of Talent in 2018

An influx of new talent and early tournament success has members of the American University Mock Trial team optimistic about the season ahead.
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