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Government & Politics ·

Timely Discussion of Brexit as Vote Looms

With news of a possible deal on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union looming, a panel of American University experts gathered to discuss Brexit at an event sponsored by SPA and the E.U. Transatlantic Policy Center in SIS on October 15th.
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Research ·

New Study Finds that Nursing Homes Run Better with Experienced Managers

New research by American University School of Public Affairs (SPA) researchers shows the value of job tenure when it comes to managerial effectiveness in nursing home operation.
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Alumni ·

Growth and Promise: Leading PR Executive Gets More Involved at AU

Michael Kempner, SPA/BS ’81, discusses his alma mater, his career in PR, and his local-to-national political education.
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On Campus ·

Daring to Make a Difference: Strategists Talk Women in Politics

Donna Brazile, Minyon Moore, and Yolanda Caraway discuss their book at WPI event.
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On Campus ·

AU Ed Talk: An Inside Look at the 2020 Election

Top journalists and former leaders of the Republican and Democratic National Committees gave their impressions of the ever-changing political landscape heading into the 2020 presidential election.
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Research ·

Criminal Background Checks Improve Quality of Care in US Nursing Homes

A team of American University School of Public Affairs researchers recently looked at how the quality of care in nursing homes was affected by a new federal regulation requiring applicants for nursing home jobs to undergo a criminal background check.
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Lara Prescott

Alumni ·

American University Alum Receives Critical Acclaim for Debut Novel

Lara Prescott, SPA/BA ’04, blends her love of politics with her love of writing fiction in her new book, The Secrets We Kept, which will soon be adapted for film.
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On Campus ·

Gender on the Ballot: The Electability Question in 2020

The Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation co-hosted a panel discussion on campus to shed light on what the much-discussed concept of “electability” actually means to voters in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.
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Announcement ·

Science Fiction Is Real – Is the Workforce Ready?

American University’s new Master’s Degree in Data Science is preparing students with the skills to crunch that data with hands-on approaches and cutting-edge methodologies that put them at the top of this competitive field.
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Jocelyn Johnson

Achievements ·

SPA Prof. Jocelyn Johnston Selected as a Fellow by the National Academy of Public Administration

Professor Jocelyn Johnston of American University’s School of Public Affairs (SPA) has been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) for inclusion in its 2019 Class of Academy Fellows.
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