School of Public Affairs

School of Public Affairs

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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President H. W. Bush with Bill Reilly

Environment ·

'It's Pretty Hard to Say No to a President'

Bill Reilly, who has been instrumental to the direction of the SPA Center for Environmental Policy and its William K. Reilly Endowment, recently reflected on his time as EPA Administrator under President George H. W. Bush.
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Elizabeth Warren Vicky Wilkins

Government & Politics ·

10 Memorable Moments from Elizabeth Warren’s Speech at AU

The senator from Massachusetts talked democracy in the US and abroad, trade, and the urgency of climate change during an appearance at AU.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren with Amrutha Chatty

On Campus ·

Students Share What It's Like to Meet Elizabeth Warren

Students share what it's like to meet U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who on Nov. 29 spoke at AU, sponsored by AU School of Public Affairs, Kennedy Political Union, and AU College Democrats.
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