Alumni Panel speaking

Alumni ·

Alumni Share Insights from Nonprofit World

A panel of five graduates from the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) recently offered advice to students on the transition from college to what they indicated was a good job market for those entering the nonprofit sector.
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Mark Maxin

Achievements ·

SPA's Mark Maxin Receives Top Honors as Federal Lawyer

The American Bar Association has named SPA's Key Program Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Mark Maxin the "2018 Federal Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year."
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Constitution Freedom of Speech

On Campus ·

Project on Civil Discourse Guest Lecture Examines First Amendment

Addressing an audience at AU as part of a lecture series on Oct. 17 sponsored by the AU SPA Project on Civil Discourse, Garrett Epps explained that he is a big believer in free speech — even when it’s difficult at times to tolerate.
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Voter at polls

Research ·

Research Shows Deeper Knowledge Not Necessarily Motivating for Voters

Results from a new study by AU SPA Professor David Barker suggest the more people are encouraged to think deeper about issues, the worse democracy functions.
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Campaign Buttons

Alumni ·

AU School of Public Affairs Alumni Pursue and Win Public Office

From state legislatures to the U.S. Congress, graduates from AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) were on the ballot vying for public office this election.
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Watering a plant

Research ·

Research Partnership Shows Impact of Capacity-Building Grants

SPA associate professor Lewis Faulk worked with Mandi Stewart (SPA/PhD '15), now an assistant professor at North Carolina State University, to analyze data for 400 organizations that applied for grants from the Meyer Foundation in Washington, D.C.
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AU Mock Trial Team

On Campus ·

AU Mock Trial Team Welcomes Influx of Talent in 2018

An influx of new talent and early tournament success has members of the American University Mock Trial team optimistic about the season ahead.
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Civil War Cannon

Research ·

Professors Link Relevance of Civil War to Political Debate Today

The Civil War may have been more than 150 years ago, but AU School of Public Affairs Associate Professors Alan Levine and Thomas Merrill say many of the questions at the heart of the conflict remain unresolved and relevant today.
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Nicole Laible

Alumni ·

Meet Nicole Laible, 100th Graduate of SPA's MPAP Program

Nicole Laible completed her online Master of Public Administration and Policy degree with the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) in August 2018. She is the 100th graduate of the program.
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Children in classroom

Research ·

Research Suggests Looking Beyond Test Scores to Measure School Quality

A new study coauthored by SPA Distinguished Professor Ken Meier shows parents do a good job at evaluating the overall quality of a school, regardless of how well their child does in the classroom.
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