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On Campus ·

Gender on the Ballot: The Electability Question in 2020

The Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation co-hosted a panel discussion on campus to shed light on what the much-discussed concept of “electability” actually means to voters in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.
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Announcement ·

Science Fiction Is Real – Is the Workforce Ready?

American University’s new Master’s Degree in Data Science is preparing students with the skills to crunch that data with hands-on approaches and cutting-edge methodologies that put them at the top of this competitive field.
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Jocelyn Johnson

Achievements ·

SPA Prof. Jocelyn Johnston Selected as a Fellow by the National Academy of Public Administration

Professor Jocelyn Johnston of American University’s School of Public Affairs (SPA) has been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) for inclusion in its 2019 Class of Academy Fellows.
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Supreme Court

Government & Politics ·

A Look Back: Reactions of Women Voters to the Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

With reports over the weekend of new sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the debate over whether he should serve on the nation’s highest court has re-emerged as a political issue.
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Research ·

How Social Class is Tied to Citizen Satisfaction with Schools: What Can Be Learned from Korea

School of Public Affairs Assistant Professor Nathan Favero partnered with two graduate students to examine equity, a key pillar of public administration, and its impact on school evaluation in South Korea.
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On Campus ·

President Burwell Offers Encouragement to Veteran Program Leaders

Burwell addressed the 2019 class of scholars in the Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.
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Environment ·

Book Focused on Environmental Policy and Sustainability Receives International Political Science Prize

AU School of Public Affairs' Distinguished Executive-in-Residence Daniel Fiorino’s book, "A Good Life on a Finite Earth: The Political Economy of Green Growth," has been awarded the Charles Levine Prize of the International Political Science Association.
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2019 APPAM Public Policy Camp

On Campus ·

Upcoming Public Policy Camp to bring Students, Policymakers Together

On September 27, AU's School of Public Affairs and the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) will host a Public Policy Camp for undergraduate students to discuss the study of public policy and analysis.
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Announcement ·

Researchers Identify Negative Impacts of Food Insecurity on Children’s Health

A new paper by researchers by American University’s School of Public Affairs and the Boston University School of Social Work confirms the negative impact of food insecurity on child health.
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Announcement ·

AU’s Justice Programs Office Launches Racial and Ethnic Disparities Assessment Tool for Courts

The Justice Programs Office, a research center at AU's SPA, launched a Racial and Ethnic Disparities Program Assessment Tool.
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