The Nation's Capital is Our Leadership Laboratory

Leadership student with microphone

Our Washington, DC location offers students unparalleled opportunities to bring leadership theory to practice. The beauty of the city inspires students to public service, and our Massachusetts Avenue location provides quick access to downtown, by car or metro. American University students have opportunities to attend policy presentations at DC-based think-tanks, listen to major policy speeches, and to welcome leading scholars, policy-experts, members of Congress, and world leaders to campus. This leadership laboratory known as Washington, DC constantly engages our students in a full range of public affairs issues, and thereby enlivens our study of leadership.

SPA Leadership Students

Students of Color and Speech Education

Building Social Capital

All members of the Leadership Program complete two social action projects designed to build social capital.

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