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Research ·

Democratic Erosion Consortium Wins $1.7 Million State Department Grant

SPA Associate Professor Laura Paler part of team working to understand global democratic erosion and develop evidence-based policy recommendations to counteract it.
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Sissy Martinez

Alumni ·

SPA Alumni Profile: Sissy Martinez

SPA/SOC graduate translated her undergraduate and graduate degrees into a career in international studies.
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2023 Sine Fellows

Government & Politics ·

Mental Health, Local News Decline Among Issues for Sine 2023 Fellows

As a non-partisan platform for policy innovation and discussion of some of the nation’s most pressing challenges, the Sine Institute plays an essential role in American University’s commitment to prepare the next generation of changemakers
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Election Day

Government & Politics ·

AU Experts Talk Midterms, Election Fallout

A group of American University administrators and professors explained how the election played out and why Republicans didn’t gain as many seats as they’d hoped.
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Gary Cohn

Alumni ·

AU Changemakers Honored at the 2022 President’s Circle Celebration

AU Changemakers Honored at the 2022 President’s Circle Celebration
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M. Shea Lamanna

Alumni ·

SPA Alumni Profile: M. Shea Lamanna

Department of Government graduate manages development and grant writing for area nonprofit.
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Richard Bennett

Research ·

Do Body-Worn Cameras Discourage Police Officers from Doing Their Jobs?

AU researchers examine how body-worn cameras influence police activity.
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Environment ·

Experts Gather for Symposium on 50th Anniversary of Clean Water Act

Panelists celebrate cleaner rivers and discuss ongoing challenges from non-point source pollution, climate change, and environmental injustice.
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Silvia Kim

Research ·

Do Demographics Control Election Outcomes?

SPA professor finds little evidence that voters’ demographics predict their choices at the ballot box.
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Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert speaks to students as the 2022 Sine Institute Distinguished Lecturer.

Environment ·

Patagonia Founder Gives Away Company to Tackle Climate Crisis

Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert joined AU's Sine Institute to discuss Patagonia’s recent decision and discuss running a socially and environmentally conscious company.
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