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On Campus ·

Election 2020 Beyond the Talking Points: How Do We Move to Bipartisan Solutions?

On October 14, faculty members from the AU School of Public Affairs discussed the challenges of bipartisanship amid pressing issues in criminal justice, education, and healthcare policy
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ABetterU Skills Development Institute

Achievements ·

AU Kicks Off Series of Skill-Building Workshops for Community

“ABetterU,” a free five-part virtual workshop series launched October 9, included a dozen professional and personal enrichment sessions for students, alumni, and faculty.
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Achievements ·

SPA Experts Recommend Creation of National Cyber Director in New Report

A new report by SPA faculty members Sasha Cohen O'Connell and Kiran Raj provides a plan for the creation of a National Cyber Director
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Announcement ·

New American University Report Underscores a Critical Need for a National Cybersecurity Director

A new report by AU SPA experts urges the creation of a National Cybersecurity Director.
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Achievements ·

AU Celebrates Fulbright Scholars

The highly competitive Fulbright US Scholars Program honored 11 American University alumni and one PhD student with awards to carry out self-designed research projects or teach English during the 2020–2021 academic year.
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Achievements ·

Five Questions with Amy Dacey, Director of the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics

As Sine’s second year of programming draws to a close, we sat down with Director Amy K. Dacey for a conversation about the institute’s past and future, and its role in responding to one of the most challenging years in modern history.
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Environment ·

Curbing Overpopulation with Positive Psychology Strategies

Daniel Fiorino, director of the SPA Center for Environmental Policy, hosted an online discussion on the topic of using positive psychology to curb overpopulation on September 9, 2020.
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Alumni ·

SPA Alumna Takes the Reins at LADOT

SPA alumna (MPA, '07) Monique Earl has been appointed the new executive officer of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).
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Research ·

Housing and Policing Practices Have an Impact on Overdose Mortality in Philadelphia

SPA Assistant Professor Lallen Johnson and graduate student Tayler Shreve (SPA/PhD ’23) analyzed the variations in fatalities of drug overdose mortality rate across neighborhoods and found housing conditions and policing patterns played a role.
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Announcement ·

Abandoned Buildings, Fear of Calling Police Contribute to High Rate of Fatal Overdoses in Philadelphia, New Study Shows

A new SPA study reveals a relationship between overdose mortality and the conditions of neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
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