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Sasha O'Connell

Achievements ·

Sasha Cohen O'Connell, Former Senior Executive Service FBI Official, to Join the AU School of Public Affairs

Sasha Cohen O’Connell (SPA/MPA'98/PhD'12) will join SPA in August 2019 as an executive-in-residence and director of the master's program in Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy
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On Campus ·

Add These SPA Book Club Recommendations to Your List

American University's School of Public Affairs (SPA) released its 2019-2020 list of new picks for its Bookends Book Club, a reading club for graduate students led by SPA Dean Vicky Wilkins.
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Betsy Fischer Martin, Anna Palmer, and Jake Sherman

On Campus ·

Authors Offer an Inside Look at Congress During the Trump Administration

Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, senior writers for Politico and co-authors of the Politico Playbook newsletter, recently discussed their book, "The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and The Future of Trump's America," during an event held at SPA.
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Government & Politics ·

Up for Debate: Faculty Experts Predict Hot Topics for Democratic Presidential Debates

We asked some AU School of Public Affairs faculty experts what they think will play out during the early Democratic presidential primary debates.
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Gender on the Ballot

Announcement ·

Gender on The Ballot: New Project to Examine the Role of Gender in 2020 Elections

The AU SPA Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and are proud to announce the launch of Gender on the Ballot, a new non-partisan project to examine and contextualize gender dynamics in the 2020 elections.
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Announcement ·

Amy K. Dacey to Lead the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics

Amy K. Dacey has been named as the executive director of the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics
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Achievements ·

SPA Joins National Alliance to Help Preserve At-Risk Social Science Data

AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) has been chosen to join a select consortium of institutions, including Harvard and Cornell Universities, as part of the Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS).
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Research ·

SPA's Steven Taylor Explores Why African-Americans Are Resettling in Ghana

Although immigration literature typically focuses on people moving from developing countries to more prosperous ones, SPA Associate Professor Steven Taylor’s new book explores the opposite phenomena.
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Rep. Lauren Underwood at WeLead Graduation Ceremony

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Rep. Underwood Addresses Graduating Women of WeLead Program

This week, American University School of Public Affairs' Women & Politics Institute held its annual WeLead program graduation at the D.C. Office of MacAndrews & Forbes.
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Achievements ·

New Justice Report Recommends Accelerating the Pace of Reform

American University School of Public Affairs (SPA) and its Justice Programs Office released a report with recommendations from experts to transform the system into one that is more just and fair.
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