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On Campus ·

New Class Shows Potential Paths for Political Theory Majors

Students say they enjoy deep discussions in political theory classes, but they worry that it has limited job prospects. Now, a one-credit class taught by practitioners at think tanks, nonprofits, and in journalism may just change their minds.
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Announcement ·

New Faculty Experts at AU School of Public Affairs, Academic Year 2017-18

The AU School of Public Affairs is pleased to add 12 experts to the school in academic year 2017-2018, including faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, scholars and executives-in-residence, and term faculty members.
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A panel of experts spoke about the challenge of tracking foreign lobbyists, recent scandals, and proposed reforms at an event sponsored by the AU School of Public Affairs' Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.

Government & Politics ·

Foreign Lobbying in Congress: A Discussion of Influence and Transparency

A panel of experts spoke about the challenge of tracking foreign lobbyists, recent scandals, and proposed reforms at an event on Jan. 30 sponsored by the AU School of Public Affairs’ Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.
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SPA Pilots New Civil Discourse Program

On Campus ·

SPA Pilots New Civil Discourse Program

In today’s polarized society, universities have an opportunity to engage in civil dialogue. SPA is working with the Office of Campus Life to encourage students to have tough conversations, listen to other points of view, and learn from those experiences.
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Suhay giving a talk at the National Academy of Sciences about her new research project focused on communicating science.

Research ·

Grant Award Explores Effective Ways to Communicate Science

When scientists talk, do policymakers listen? Elizabeth Suhay, SPA assistant professor and her colleague were given a $30,000 grant from the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) and the Rita Allen Foundation to explore that question.
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Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Government & Politics ·

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Shares Insights into Middle East at AU

Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, spoke at the recent Amos Perlmutter Memorial Lecture about the relationship between Israel, the U.S., and the Middle East.
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On February 1, 1960, four African American students sat down at a lunch counter in North Carolina.

In the Community ·

SPA Celebrates Black History Month

During the month of February, SPA will share Black History Month quotes, stories, and the history of important African American figures in U.S. history. You can follow along on all our social media platforms.
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The AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) recently introduced the SPA Analytics and Management Institute (SAMI), bringing leading experts from outside and inside academia to offer a variety of practical, cutting-edge skills to SPA graduate students.

In the Community ·

New SPA Institute Offers Practical Analytical and Management Skills to Grad Students

The AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) recently introduced the SPA Analytics and Management Institute (SAMI), bringing leading experts from outside and inside academia to offer a variety of practical, cutting-edge skills to SPA graduate students.
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Syrian refugees

Research ·

Research Tests Rhetoric About Syrian Refugees: Its Political Impact in Question

SPA Assistant Professor and co-director of AU SPA’s Peace and Violence Research Lab, Thomas Zeitzoff, and colleagues recently examined attitudes toward Syrian refugees in Turkey and how messages about their presence impacted the local political landscape.
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hands uplifted in unity

Research ·

Promise: View from the Eyes of a Development Management Expert

Jerrold Keilson set out to find examples to share with the young professionals and give them hope. The result is his new book, The Practice of International Development, co-edited by Michael Gubser of James Madison University and published by Routledge.
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