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Achievements ·

Winning MPA Capstone Poster Highlights Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

SPA students Nancy Erickson, Matthew Hufford, and Isabel Taylor have won this year’s Best MPA Capstone Poster Award with a research project entitled "Maternal Health Outcomes in D.C."
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Government & Politics ·

Sine Institute Hosts Discussion on JFK’s 1963 Peace Speech at AU

On June 17, the Sine Institute at the AU School of Public Affairs hosted an online panel of experts to discuss that iconic speech and the power of speechwriting.
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Announcement ·

New Documentary Celebrates Clean Air Act, Highlights Communities Still Waiting for Clean Air

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital will host the premiere of a new documentary directed by the Executive Director of AU's Center for Environmental Filmmaking Maggie Stogner.
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Environment ·

Environmental Leaders Discuss Next Gen Environmental Regulations for the Modern Era

On May 28, 2020, the SPA Center for Environmental Policy hosted an online forum on environmental regulation and compliance
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Research ·

Study Looks at Attitudes Toward Social Distancing in COVID-19 Pandemic

SPA Assistant Professor Nathan Favero's latest research project focuses on the factors that influence an individual’s willingness to social distance.
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Research ·

New Report Reveals Influence of Race in D.C.-Area Residents' Lives

Survey results show racial divide in perceptions about quality-of-life issues among Latinos, blacks, whites and Asians.
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Research ·

What Do Citizens Think About Government and Nonprofit Services?

A team of five researchers from SPA look at the local metropolitan D.C. area to find out what its citizens think of local government services, nonprofit services, and their benefits.
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Kevin McAleenan

Achievements ·

Top Homeland Security Officials Support SPA Graduate Student Education

Graduate students in Trace Lasley’s Principles of Homeland Security (GOVT 630) class this spring gained more than a theoretical understanding of the subject matter.
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Alumni ·

Student-Alumni Connections Go Virtual During COVID-19

As president of a political marketing company he founded while still at American University, a new dad, and now part of the Alumni Board, a typical day for Michael Worley, SPA/BA ’12, is never really typical.
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Achievements ·

MPP Student’s Atypical Journey to Foreign Service Career

Aminata Sy, SPA/MPP ’21, grew up in Senegal and immigrated to the United States in 2001. As she and her husband were raising three children in Philadelphia, Sy volunteered at their school and rediscovered her own passion for learning.
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