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Research ·

Promise: View from the Eyes of a Development Management Expert

Jerrold Keilson set out to find examples to share with the young professionals and give them hope. The result is his new book, The Practice of International Development, co-edited by Michael Gubser of James Madison University and published by Routledge.
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In his new book, Daniel Fiorino, distinguished executive in residence at the American University School of Public Affairs, argues that policymakers need to protect the environment if they want the economy to grow in the long-term.

Environment ·

A Good Life on a Finite Earth: The Political Economy of Green Growth

In his new book, Daniel Fiorino, distinguished executive in residence at the American University School of Public Affairs, argues that policymakers need to protect the environment if they want the economy to grow in the long-term.
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New Research Examines the Broken Alliance of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State

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New Research Examines the Broken Alliance of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State

A new paper written by SPA Assistant Professor Tricia Bacon and coauthor Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault, an assistant professor at Georgetown University look at the way leadership styles have driven a wedge between Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.
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Communications ·

Social Media Companies Should Ditch Clickbait, and Compete Over Trustworthiness

Social media websites and online services have a deep and troubling dark side.
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New Book Explores Citizen Involvement with Privatized Programs

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New Book Explores Citizen Involvement with Privatized Programs

The U.S. government contracts out an array of services to the private sector, spending nearly $500 billion a year. Just how and why citizens get involved in these programs is the focus of SPA Associate Professor Anna Amirkhanyan’s new book.
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Announcement ·

American University Names Vicky Wilkins as New Dean for School of Public Affairs

American University announced today the selection of Vicky Wilkins, Ph.D., as the next dean of the AU School of Public Affairs.
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Predictions for 2018
Alumni from American University School of Public Affairs Share Their Predictions

In the Community ·

Predictions for 2018

A new year is upon us. It’s time to look ahead to what’s in store for 2018. Every year, we ask SPA faculty their predictions for the coming year. Whatever the prediction, we wish you a happy and successful new year ahead.
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Political scientists have long studied what influences political participation and voter turnout. American University School of Public Affairs Professor Jan Leighley wanted to find out whether activism beyond voting really affected how lawmakers act.

Research ·

Does Political Participation or Affluence Affect Policy Responsiveness?

Political scientists have long studied what influences political participation and voter turnout. American University School of Public Affairs Professor Jan Leighley wanted to find out whether activism beyond voting really affected how lawmakers act.
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Derek Hyra discusses his work researching gentrification urban development in D.C.

Research ·

Podcast Featuring SPA Faculty Highlights How Gentrification Affects Washington, D.C.

SPA Associate Professor Derek Hyra talks with the Holistic Housing Podcast about his work researching gentrification and equitable urban development in D.C.’s famous U Street/Shaw neighborhood.
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New Study Shows That Fluctuating Household Income Affects Child Health and Nutrition

Changing jobs can be rough on families with young children — especially in homes with low income and few resources. According to new research by SPA Associate Professor Taryn Morrissey, income and employment instability can be harmful to a child’s health.
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