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MPC's mission is to create knowledge and propose solutions to our 21st century metropolitan and urban challenges.
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What is the MPC?

The Metropolitan Policy Center (MPC) was created in the Fall of 2014 within the School of Public Affairs at American University (AU). MPC serves as the metropolitan and urban research hub on AU's campus. MPC's mission is to create knowledge and propose solutions to our 21st century metropolitan and urban challenges. The insights gained through the Center are disseminated to policy makers, think tanks, foundations, nonprofits, community groups and academic and mainstream media outlets.

Announcements

A huge welcome to the new members of our team! Michael Bader has moved into an Associate Director position, Theo Greene is joining us as a Visiting Scholar, and Katherine Silva and Richard Takacs are our new Graduate Assistants. A welcome back is also in order to Lawrence Anderson, a returning Graduate Assistant at MPC.
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Upcoming Fall 2018 Events

Join our Urban Speaker Series during the Fall 2018 semester in Kerwin Hall, Room 301 on every other Wednesday from 2:30pm - 4:00pm:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Solomon Greene, Urban Institute
Inclusive Recovery in US Cities

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Blair Ruble, Woodrow Wilson Center
Clarence Stone, GWU & UMD
Urban Policy in the 21st Century

All MPC Fall Events

Spring 2019 Events

Annual Spring Lecture
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Robert Sampson, Professor, Harvard University
SIS Founder’s Room, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm with a reception to follow

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LeDroit Park row houses in Washington D.C. Flickr User Andrew