Indigenous person walking through rainforest

Environment ·

Who Speaks for Nature?

SPA Professor Todd Eisenstadt traveled to Ecuador in 2017 to discover how the local people were reacting to oil extraction and mining efforts in the Amazon rainforest.
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Laura Schwartz and Josh Blackman at event

On Campus ·

Understanding the Role of Free Speech on Campus

Josh Blackman, a law professor and self-described libertarian, recently spoke about free speech on campus and in higher education at an event organized by AU School of Public Affairs' Lara Schwartz who is leading The Project on Civil Discourse.
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Lynn Addington Speaking

Government & Politics ·

SPA Professor Speaks at Congressional Briefing on Justice for Women and Girls

Lynn Addington, SPA professor, was one of a dozen scholars who spoke at an October congressional briefing on Capitol Hill about strengthening programs, legislation, policies, and funding aimed to improve justice for women and girls.
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Red Grading Pen with A+ written on piece of paper

Research ·

Study Focused on High School Grade Inflation Exposes Inequities

Grade inflation is a growing problem and one that is more prevalent in high schools attended by affluent students, according to new research by AU School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Seth Gershenson.
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Ken Meier walking with students

Achievements ·

Aarhus University in Denmark Awards Meier Honorary Doctorate

AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) Distinguished Professor Kenneth Meier recently accepted an honorary doctorate from Aarhus University in recognition of his contribution to the field of public administration and public policy.
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Voting buttons for 2018. Red, white, and blue.

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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Sarah McBride speaking with SPA Dean Vicky Wilkins

On Campus ·

SPA Alum Sarah McBride Discusses Her New Book About Her Transgender Journey

McBride discussed her new book with AU School of Public Affairs' Dean Vicky Wilkins at a recent event sponsored by the school.
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Panel speaking at Star Wars Under the Stars event

Alumni ·

The Politics of Star Wars: Lessons from A Galaxy Far, Far Away

As a special events coordinator at the United States Library of Congress, Clay Pencek, SPA/MPA ’17 and SIS/BA ’11, tries to create programs that will spark the imagination of the public and get them to think of the library’s collection in new ways.
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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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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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