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Brendan O'Leary

On Campus ·

Leading Scholar Shares His Insights on Brexit and Northern Ireland

Brendan O’Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, gave a recent lecture about the unfolding Brexit drama since the United Kingdom voted “Leave” in 2016.
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Announcement ·

Sine Institute of Policy & Politics Announces New Class of Fellows

The Sine Institute of Policy & Politics has announced its new cohort of fellows and distinguished lecturers.
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Government & Politics ·

Politics of the Plate: New Sine Fellow Wants You to Understand Food Systems and Policy

Katherine Miller is a communications executive and advocate for the culinary community.
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Portia Polk

Research ·

To Stay or Go? Why and How Millennials Job Hop by Sector

SPA Associate Professor Khaldoun AbouAssi conducted a study about how millennials switch jobs by sector.
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She Persisted panel

Government & Politics ·

Women and Power: Changing the Narrative

The Women & Politics Institute at SPA and the Women in Public Service Project hosted a recent discussion about the challenges female candidates face and how many are many are leveraging social media to get their messages out.
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Research ·

New Study Finds that Nursing Homes Run Better with Experienced Managers

New research by American University School of Public Affairs (SPA) researchers shows the value of job tenure when it comes to managerial effectiveness in nursing home operation.
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Scissors cutting UK and EU flag.

Government & Politics ·

Timely Discussion of Brexit as Vote Looms

With news of a possible deal on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union looming, a panel of American University experts gathered to discuss Brexit at an event sponsored by SPA and the E.U. Transatlantic Policy Center in SIS on October 15th.
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Alumni ·

Growth and Promise: Leading PR Executive Gets More Involved at AU

Michael Kempner, SPA/BS ’81, discusses his alma mater, his career in PR, and his local-to-national political education.
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On Campus ·

Daring to Make a Difference: Strategists Talk Women in Politics

Donna Brazile, Minyon Moore, and Yolanda Caraway discuss their book at WPI event.
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On Campus ·

AU Ed Talk: An Inside Look at the 2020 Election

Top journalists and former leaders of the Republican and Democratic National Committees gave their impressions of the ever-changing political landscape heading into the 2020 presidential election.
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