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Group picture in front of the Quad of the 2018 Student Award recipients.

Achievements ·

AU's Top Leaders

AU Student Award recipients serve and lead with smarts and heart.
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Shyheim Snead with President Burwell

Achievements ·

Limitless Potential: Shyheim Snead is the President's Award Winner

Snead has been student trustee, KPU director, Truman scholar, and so much more.
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Gwen Sykes and Elida Sarmiento

On Campus ·

Conference Highlights Value of Women in Leadership Roles

SPA hosted the first Key Executive Women's Leadership Forum on April 11, bringing together more than 100 women in academia, business, and government.
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Elizabeth Suhay

Research ·

SPA Faculty Member Wins National Award for Research Examining Views on Inequality

A paper published by Assistant Professor Elizabeth Suhay was recently awarded “2018 Best Paper Prize” by the American Political Science Association.
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Congressman discussing bipartisanship

Government & Politics ·

Bipartisan Alliances Critical Say Members of Congress

Three members of Congress shared why it’s critical to form bipartisan alliances at an April 11 event organized by SPA, AU’s Kennedy Political Union, and The Hill.
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panelists at Northern Ireland Peace Agreement event

Government & Politics ·

Brexit the Next Hurdle for Northern Ireland After 20 Years of Peace

Diplomats, politicians, academics, and students recently gathered at SPA for a series of panel discussions on the 20th anniversary of the Northern Ireland Peace Agreement.
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Bianca Pergher

Research ·

SPA Student Presents Arab Spring Research at National Conference

SPA student Bianca Pergher (SPA/BA '20) presented her research recently during a poster session at the Midwest Political Science Association conference.
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Students Graduating

Announcement ·

American University Announces 2018 Commencement Speakers

American University will hold to tradition and host its 135th commencement ceremonies on Mother’s Day weekend on campus in Bender Arena with an illustrious assembly of commencement speakers.
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students and faculty outside Kerwin Hall

Research ·

School of Public Affairs Faculty Member Named Russell Sage Visiting Scholar

SPA Associate Professor Bradley Hardy is among 15 social scientists selected by the Russell Sage Foundation to be a visiting scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Downstairs at the White House book cover

Alumni ·

Alumnus Publishes Memoir About His Teen Years Working at the White House

Don Stinson (SPA/BA ’77) worked as a White House messenger when he was a freshman at SPA. His new book, “Downstairs at the White House,” details his experience with politicians at the highest levels — all while studying political science at SPA.
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