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Student Life ·

Meet the Student Advisory Council Co-Chairs Focused on Inclusive Excellence

Rafael Cestero and Erick Brock talk about their life experiences and goals for AU.
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Research ·

New Research Focuses on Coping with Food Insecurity

Researchers from SPA, in partnership with Feeding America, recently studied how families that use government and community food assistance programs overcome obstacles and manage to put food on their tables.
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Science ·

New Research to Help Scientists Better Connect with Policymakers

Elizabeth Suhay, an AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) associate professor, and her coauthors, developed a new guide for scientists to best share their expertise with policymakers.
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Alumni ·

Black Millennials and the American Dream: Alumna Pens Book on Her Generation’s Struggles

Reniqua Allen earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from AU.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin and Betsy Fischer Martin

Government & Politics ·

Bipartisan Conference Highlights Need to Work Together on Capitol Hill

Faculty from AU School of Public Affairs recently joined The Ripon Society at their annual Senior Staff Symposium on Leadership at Mount Vernon.
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Bill Kristol

On Campus ·

Bill Kristol Predicts More Uncertainty and Volatility in Political Landscape

At a lecture on Jan. 31, hosted by the SPA Political Theory Institute, conservative political commentator Bill Kristol shared his views on the rise of Donald Trump, the disruptive nature of his presidency, and the future of the Republican Party.
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Anne Caprara

Alumni ·

Politico Names SPA Alumna One of 19 on the "Politico Playbook Power List"

An SPA alumna who has experienced the electoral extremes of anguish and ecstasy has been named to the “Politico Playbook Power List: 19 to watch in 2019."
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Dan Chaison

Communications ·

Part-Time Grad Student Works Full-Time in Senate

Dan Chaison is the military legislative correspondent in Senator Gary C. Peters’ office, and taking classes part-time at AU SOC as well as holding a Simpson Fellowship.
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Inaugural Sine Fellows

Announcement ·

AU Sine Institute of Policy and Politics Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

Experts in politics, business, and the arts will address complex policy challenges, engage with American University students and faculty.
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Alt-right members preparing to enter Emancipation Park

Government & Politics ·

How Can We Counter Violent Right-Wing Extremism in the US?

SPA Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Trace Lasley recently convened a workshop with students and subject-matter experts to explore ways to address the rise in violent right-wing extremism in the United States.
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