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Government & Politics ·

Making Sense of Midterm Madness: SPA Prof Talks Voting and Turnout

Jan Leighley coauthored the book Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States.
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Medical Marijuana

Research ·

Research Reveals States with Medical Marijuana Laws Have Lower Workplace Fatalities

AU School of Public Affairs professor Erdal Tekin recently completed a study that examined workplace fatalities across the country
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Research ·

New Book Explores Whether Democracy Can Handle Climate Change

In his new book, "Can Democracy Handle Climate Change?" published by Polity Books, SPA Distinguished Executive in Residence Dan Fiorino challenges those who are skeptical of democratic countries’ capacity to address climate change.
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On Campus ·

SPA Hosts Congressional Representatives at The Hill Event

U.S. House of Representatives Peter King (R-NY), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and John Delaney (D-MD) came to American University to share their takes on bipartisanship in Congress.
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George Hawkins

Government & Politics ·

George Hawkins Aims to Inspire Policy Passion at the Local Level

Whether with water, roads, policing, or affordable housing, new SPA Professor of Practice, George Hawkins, says students interested in public policy can make a difference helping cities deliver services directly to people who need them.
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Panel at Separation of Powers event

Government & Politics ·

SPA Hosts Forum on Congress and the Separation of Powers

Scholars, researchers, and journalists gathered on Capitol Hill on Sept. 25 to discuss the theory behind the separation of powers between the branches of U.S. government and how that concept has played out in American history.
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Research ·

Foreign Fighter Returnees: An Indefinite Threat?

AU School of Public Affairs Assistant Professor David Malet recently co-authored a paper examining how long it typically takes a returned foreign fighter to launch a domestic attack.
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In the Community ·

New Season of Serial Podcast Calls on AU School of Public Affairs for Judicial Expertise

When Serial podcast journalist Sarah Koenig needed to consult an expert on criminal justice, she turned to AU School of Public Affairs’ Justice Programs Office (JPO).
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Government & Politics ·

The Sine Institute Launches with Sen. Bob Corker Conversation

AU encourages civil discourse to find common ground and bipartisan solutions
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Onaje Woodbine

On Campus ·

Welcome, New Faculty

Get to know AU's newest tenure-line professors, with expertise in subjects ranging from race and basketball to cybersecurity.
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