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Joe Young, right, presents Brian Forst with an award from his colleagues.

Achievements ·

SPA’s Brian Forst and Ruth Lane Retire After Distinguished Careers

Associate Professor Emerita Ruth Lane and Professor Brian Forst, both at SPA, will retire this summer, after distinguished careers in research and academia.
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From top left: Erin Kearns, Stephen Holt, Chris Birdsall, and Raymond Zuniga

Achievements ·

SPA PhD Programs Announce Graduate Placements

Four AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) doctoral students graduating this spring have accepted teaching positions at major universities across the country.
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Kareem Jordan

On Campus ·

Kareem Jordan to Join SPA Criminology and Law Faculty

“I like being involved and part of a community – not just talking about it in the classroom,” said Jordan. “I enjoy working with people who want to make a difference.”
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SPA student John Bevacqua presents his research at the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Student Life ·

Students Present Timely Research at the SPA Undergraduate Research Symposium

More than 40 School of Public Affairs’ students presented research during the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.
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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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SPA Dean Barbara Romzek, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and WCL Senior Associate Dean Lia Epperson.

On Campus ·

Luxembourg Forum Features Prominent Judges from the United States and European Union

American University’s School of Public Affairs and Washington College of Law cohosted the Academic Conference of the 2017 Luxembourg Forum on April 21.
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Black flags pinned into a map of terrorist attacks in Western Europe.

On Campus ·

Experts Share Perspectives on Current Global Terrorism Threat

A panel of experts discussed the global terrorism landscape at an event hosted by the AU’s School of Public Affairs on March 29.
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SPA Professor Jon Gould accepts the Administration of Justice Award.

Achievements ·

SPA Professor Receives Prestigious Judicial Award

SPA Professor Jon Gould was recently awarded the Administration of Justice Award from the U.S. Supreme Court Fellows Association for his contributions to the Obama Administration.
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Houston Police arrests a young man in downtown Houston.

Research ·

New Report Reveals Urgent Need to Educate Americans on Right to Counsel

The right to an attorney in a criminal case hails from the United States Constitution; however, according to a new report very few participants from focus groups were aware of this.
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Lexi Ivers

First Person ·

Leading the Way for Youth in Foster Care

Lexi Ivers, SPA/BA ’18, is using her personal experience and current coursework to prepare her for a career fighting for foster children in the U.S.
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