We bring the world to SPA, and SPA to the world. Our location in Washington, DC, makes us a hub for leaders in public administration and policy, government, justice, law, and criminology. There is no better place for engaging scholars and policymakers in dialogue and educating the leaders in public affairs who will succeed them. But we are not confined to our campus or our hometown. Our faculty disseminate ideas and research at events worldwide, launching conversations that contribute to critical public discourse.

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Have 5 minutes? Watch an SPA Policy Explainer

SPA Policy Explainer. Carla Flink, SPA Assistant Professor. Federal and State Budget Analysis During the Pandemic.

How Does the Government Manage Their Budget During a Pandemic?

With SPA Asst. Professor Carla Flink.

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SPA Policy Explainer. Bradley Hardy, Associate Professor, AU School of Public Affairs. The Fiscal Response to COVID-19.

What Does the U.S. Economy Need Right Now?

With SPA Associate Professor Bradley Hardy.

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Andrew Ballard

What Can Machine Learning Tell Us About U.S. Legislation?

With SPA Assistant Professor Andrew Ballard

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Have 1 hour? Watch an SPA class

Carla Flink teaching Classes Without Quizzes class

Understanding the Federal Budget

With SPA Assistant Professor Carla Flink

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Sasha O'Connell teaching federal workers

Introduction to U.S. Cyber Policy

With SPA Executive in Residence Sasha O'Connell

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Have more time? Watch past SPA events and livestreams

Cornel West and Robert George speaking at event

The Purpose of a Liberal Education with Cornel West and Robert George

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Danielle Allen speaking at event

The Declaration of Independence Today with Danielle Allen

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Sue Desmond-Hellman speaking at event

Expanding Opportunity in America with Sue Desmond-Hellmann

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Panelists speaking at event

An Insider’s Look at the 2020 Election

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Panelists speaking at event

Has the U.S. Constitution Failed?

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Panelists speaking at event

She Leads: Leadership and Governing from City Hall

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