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Seth Gershenson, center, accepts the award for Best Research Article.

Achievements ·

Seth Gershenson Wins Award for Best Research Article

SPA Associate Professor Seth Gershenson was recognized by the editors of the "Journal of Education, Finance and Policy" as the author of the best article published in 2016.
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The Public Purpose. Journal of American University's School of Public Affairs. Spring 2017.

Student Life ·

The Public Purpose Journal Celebrates 15 Years with Latest Edition

The Public Purpose Journal – the peer-reviewed journal of SPA graduate students – unveiled its 2017 edition.
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A small child staring at a hand gun within reach on a table.

Research ·

High-profile Mass Shooting Incidences Associated with Improved Gun Safety at Home

In the wake of high profile shootings, how do the parents of young children respond with regard to guns in the home?
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The Handbook of Federal Government Leadership and Administration. Transforming, Performing, and Innovating in a Complex World.

Achievements ·

SPA’s Key Executive Leadership Program Publishes New Book

Federal leaders have a new tool to help them navigate the changing nature of their work, thanks to a new book from AU School of Public Affairs’ Key Executive Leadership Program.
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Mindy Fullilove, professor at the New School.

On Campus ·

Renowned Psychiatrist Visits SPA, Talks About Creating a Culture of Health

Renowned psychiatrist and public health expert Mindy Fullilove Ph.D. spoke at the Metropolitan Policy Center’s annual spring lecture at AU’s School of Public Affairs on March 29.
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Claire Barnett, William K. Reilly, Vanessa Henneke, Ben Henneke, Barbara Romzek, Jay Faison, and Dan Fiorino

On Campus ·

Annual Awards Ceremony Celebrates Environmental Champions

Nearly 200 people gathered at the AU Katzen Art Center on March 30 for the 5th William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership.
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Bradley Hardy giving a lecture.

Achievements ·

SPA Professor Named Distinguished Expert in Social Insurance

The National Academy of Social Insurance has named SPA Associate Professor Bradley Hardy as one of its distinguished social insurance experts, and member of its academy.
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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Paul Bledsoe

Environment ·

Climate, Energy Expert Joins SPA’s Center for Environmental Policy

Paul Bledsoe, an expert specializing in tax policy, energy, natural resources, and climate change, has joined SPA’s Center for Environmental Policy as an adjunct professorial lecturer.
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Outstretched hands of a poor man with a quarter between the palms.

On Campus ·

Addressing Inequality in the Era of “Alternative Facts”

In a lecture to students and faculty members, William T. Grant Foundation President Adam Gamoran stated that inequality is the “fundamental challenge of our time.”
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SPA Distinguished Scholar in Residence Ken Meier

Achievements ·

SPA Distinguished Scholar Ken Meier Named Top Public Affairs Researcher

SPA Distinguished Scholar in Residence Ken Meier was recently highlighted as the most productive political science researcher, out of a study of nearly 50,000 academics
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