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Announcement ·

She Votes. She Leads.

New poll from American U. reveals what mattered to women in the 2018 midterm elections.
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President H. W. Bush with Bill Reilly

Environment ·

'It's Pretty Hard to Say No to a President'

Bill Reilly, who has been instrumental to the direction of the SPA Center for Environmental Policy and its William K. Reilly Endowment, recently reflected on his time as EPA Administrator under President George H. W. Bush.
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Elizabeth Warren Vicky Wilkins

Government & Politics ·

10 Memorable Moments from Elizabeth Warren’s Speech at AU

The senator from Massachusetts talked democracy in the US and abroad, trade, and the urgency of climate change during an appearance at AU.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren with Amrutha Chatty

On Campus ·

Students Share What It's Like to Meet Elizabeth Warren

Students share what it's like to meet U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who on Nov. 29 spoke at AU, sponsored by AU School of Public Affairs, Kennedy Political Union, and AU College Democrats.
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Hill Event panel

Government & Politics ·

Representatives-Elect and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Featured at Hill Event

SPA co-sponsored an event with AU Kennedy Political Union and The Hill featuring U.S. Congressional representatives and representatives-elect, giving their take on strategies and predictions for bipartisan compromise in the next legislative session.
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Paul Manafort

Research ·

How Nations Attempt to Influence U.S. Members of Congress

A new book co-edited by AU School of Public Affairs Distinguished Professor James Thurber is perhaps the most timely and detailed study ever conducted of how other nations attempt to influence U.S. Members of Congress.
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Mark Maxin

Achievements ·

SPA's Mark Maxin Receives Top Honors as Federal Lawyer

The American Bar Association has named SPA's Key Program Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Mark Maxin the "2018 Federal Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year."
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Alumni ·

Alumni Share Insights from Nonprofit World

A panel of five graduates from the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) recently offered advice to students on the transition from college to what they indicated was a good job market for those entering the nonprofit sector.
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On Campus ·

Project on Civil Discourse Guest Lecture Examines First Amendment

Addressing an audience at AU as part of a lecture series on Oct. 17 sponsored by the AU SPA Project on Civil Discourse, Garrett Epps explained that he is a big believer in free speech — even when it’s difficult at times to tolerate.
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Voter at polls

Research ·

Research Shows Deeper Knowledge Not Necessarily Motivating for Voters

Results from a new study by AU SPA Professor David Barker suggest the more people are encouraged to think deeper about issues, the worse democracy functions.
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