Thomas Mann

Research ·

GOP Most Responsible for Political Dysfunction

Top scholars from around the United States examined political polarization from a variety of perspectives at a recent conference on "American Gridlock: Causes, Characteristics and Consequences of Polarization."
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Research ·

Polarization Reason for Country’s Governing Problems

Professors Jim Thurber and Jennifer Lawless examined political polarization during a recent conference on "American Gridlock: Causes, Characteristics and Consequences of Polarization."
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Despite the negative stereotypes, American University professors and students explain the merits of lobbying.

Government & Politics ·

The “L” Word

Despite the negative stereotypes, AU professors and students explain the merits of lobbying.
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Lobbying Reform Conference on March 17

On Campus ·

Conference to Tackle Lobbying, Ethics Reform in U.S., Europe

Participants include former White House counsel Robert Bauer, who will discuss the success and failures of the Obama administration in implementing reform.
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SPA Leadership students stand outside of the Capitol.

Government & Politics ·

SPA Gives Low Down on the Shutdown

The SPA community sought to better understand the recent 16-day government shutdown in a number of ways, from watching the Senate debates in person, hosting experts to debate the issues, and helping drive the conversation in the media.
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Photo by Andreas Praefcke, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dallas_skyline_and_suburbs.jpg

Research ·

Exploring Seismic Shifts in U.S. Communities

New SPA research project outlines how upheaval at the local level is dramatically changing the U.S. Rapid changes in technology and economics are redefining the social, political, and cultural fault lines of the nation.
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Campaign Management Institute

On Campus ·

Campaign Management Institute: 30 Years of a Winning Strategy

The Institute has become an internationally recognized curriculum drawing students worldwide to practice the art and science of campaigning.
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barack obama

Government & Politics ·

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

Achievements ·

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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McBride

Government & Politics ·

Anita B. McBride Joins Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

White House Veteran to lead Studies of First Ladies Roles in Policy and Diplomacy.
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