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AU Experts: Obama Faces Tough Term

AU leaders McBride, Lichtman, and Griffin examine challenges ahead of Obama including a divided Congress, slow recovering economy, and fiscal issues.

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James Thurber Receives APSA Award

The American Political Science Association honor is given annually to a political scientist who has made a substantial contribution to strengthening the relationship between political science and public service.

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A Year for the Ages

In 2008, AU was front and center in America's historical presidential election.