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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

MPC is pleased to welcome two new affiliated scholars: 

- Dr. Samir Meghelli is a historian, writer, educator, and serves as Chief Curator at the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, DC.

- General Director Heesoo Kim is a senior official of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea (MoLIT) with 25 years of work experience in public services.

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Spring 2020 Events

Saturday, January 18, 2020
A Right To The City Author Talk Series:
Theodore Greene

Time: Anacostia Smithsonian Museum

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
She Leads: Leadership and Governing from City Hall
Time: 

Saturday, February 22, 2020
A Right To The City Author Talk Series:
Stephen Danley

Time: Anacostia Smithsonian Museum

Saturday, March 21, 2020
A Right To The City Author Talk Series:
Brandi T. Summers

Time: Anacostia Smithsonian Museum

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Annual Spring Lecture: Loretta Lees
Time: 4

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
George Galster Book Talk
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: Marvin Center, Room 405, GWU
Co-sponsored with George Washington University

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