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Lawrence Holman on the steps in the Kerwin Building.

Student Life ·

From Trenton to Commencement

Lawrence Holman, SPA '19, shares his journey from Trenton, NJ to commencement this May.
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Joshua Ellis

Alumni ·

Joshua Ellis: Using Politics for the Greater Good

First as an undergraduate studying political science, then as a graduate student in SPA, Joshua Ellis (SPA/Pol Comm ’16) says AU prepared him to do his part to influence the electoral process.
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Marissa Malta

Alumni ·

Marissa Malta, SPA/MPP '18

Alumna Marissa Malta, SPA/MPP ’18, is focused on a range of issues from pensions to savings to Social Security.
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Panelists at Yes She Can book talk

Government & Politics ·

'Yes She Can' Book Authors Share Their Experience Working in the Obama White House

Six junior staffers who served in the Obama White House joined WPI Executive Director Betsy Fischer Martin for a discussion on their new book, Yes She Can.
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A Border Communities Against Brexit sign on the side of a road.

International ·

Brexit Is a Rejection of the Good Friday Agreement for Peace in Northern Ireland

SIS professor Carolyn Gallaher and SPA professor Kimberly Cowell-Meyers examine days of parliamentary debate to learn how British MPs talk about the 'Irish backstop' and maintaining peace in Northern Ireland.
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Announcement ·

New Madison Prize Honors Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray

AU's New Madison Prize Honors Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray
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Students celebrating graduation

Announcement ·

Stacey Abrams to Kickoff American University’s Commencement 2019 Ceremonies

The 137th Commencement at AU will graduate more than 2,500 students and welcome thousands of guests to Bender Arena on campus.
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Ken Meier talks with students outside Kerwin Hall.

Research ·

Public Affairs and Policy Lab Gives Students Real-Time Research Experience

SPA students were selected to be summer research assistants on projects with SPA faculty in the new Public Affairs and Policy Lab (PAPL) program.
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Judge's gavel

Research ·

SPA Justice Study Has Global Reach with Research Interest in Australia

What started as a US-focused student-faculty research project has resulted in an interest in examining the project's data in the context of the judicial system in Australia.
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Downtown city landscape

On Campus ·

Do-it-Yourself Urbanism: What It Means for Cities, Planners, and Citizens

The impact “do-it-yourself urbanism” has on planning and policy was the focus of a lecture by Gordon Douglas, assistant professor for Urban and Regional Planning at San Jose State University, hosted by SPA's Metropolitan Policy Center recently.
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