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General Moshe Ya'alon

On Campus ·

Israel and the West in a Changing Middle East

On March 6, just two days after announcing his intention to run for Prime Minister of Israel, Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon delivered a guest lecture at AU.
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A Liberian election worker opens a ballot box.

Research ·

One-Stop for Election Results in 25 Countries

SPA Professor David Lublin has been gathering election results of upper house legislative races from 25 countries to put together a comprehensive database.
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SPA Executive in Residence Capri Cafaro

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Former State Senator Capri Cafaro Joins SPA as New Executive in Residence

Former Ohio State Senator Capri S. Cafaro is the newest Executive in Residence at American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington, DC.
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Panelists from the CCPS panel on the challenges of limiting presidential power under Trump.

On Campus ·

Challenges of Setting Limits on Presidential Power

Under the U.S. Constitution, presidential power is limited and subject to checks and balances. However, over the years, presidents have found ways to break away from limits.
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Right to left: Neil Kerwin, Daniel J. Fiorino, Martha Joynt Kumar, Howard McCurdy, and Janice Lachance

On Campus ·

The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

SPA’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies hosted an event on January 24 to review what the 100 days typically means for a new administration.
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A blurred out crowd behind a foreground microphone.

On Campus ·

Community Organizing and Democracy: Political Involvement Outside the Voting Booth

At a time when many Americans are disaffected with the current electoral choices, SPA hosted an event to talk about other ways to stay involved in the process outside of voting in the upcoming election.
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Panelists from the event from left to right: Molly O'Rourke, Margie Omero, Kristen Soltis Anderson, and Betsy Fischer Martin.

On Campus ·

“The Pollsters” Talk About the Countdown to Election 2016

The hosts of popular podcast, The Pollsters, came to AU for an event co-hosted by the School of Public Affairs and the School of Communication.
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A fireball erupts from the south tower of the World Trade Center

Research ·

4 Ways Presidential Power Has Changed Since 9/11

A new book by SPA Assistant Professor Chris Edelson shows through historic records that U.S. presidents have tested, pushed, and increasingly overstepped the limits of their emergency powers.
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Veiled women casting ballots for a vote.

Government & Politics ·

Can Writing a New Constitution Improve Democracy?

A constitution does not necessarily lead to more democracy, but it could if a country is willing to involve citizens of all types and backgrounds, in crafting it early on.
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SPA Associate Professor Steven Taylor

On Campus ·

From Africa to AU: Associate Professor Steven Taylor Wouldn’t Miss Graduation for the World

Many people will travel far distances to witness friends and family as they graduate from SPA. Among those who have travelled the farthest to attend commencement is SPA Associate Professor Steven Taylor.
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