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Public Affairs, School of 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Course Offerings

All courses run from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Spring 2018 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2018


Spring 2018


The Power of Effective Presentations

Professor Jon Schwabish, Economist @ the Urban Institute

Dates: Jan. 20 & Jan. 21
PUAD 096-004 (Non-Credit)
PUAD 696-005 (One-Credit)

Media Skills Training

Professor Betsy Fisher-Martin, American University

Dates: Jan. 27 & Feb. 24
PUAD 096-005 (Non-Credit)
PUAD 696-002 (One-Credit)

Policy Writing for a General Audience

Professor Libby Nelson, News Editor @ voxdotcom

Dates: Apr. 7 & Apr. 14
PUAD 096-002 (Non-Credit)
PUAD 696-003 (One-Credit)

Comparative Policy Analysis: U.S. and Canadian Health Policy and Delivery

Professor Capri Cafaro, American University

Dates: Apr. 28 & Apr. 29
PUAD 096-003 (Non-Credit)
PUAD 696-004 (One-Credit)

Summer 2018: Session 1


Friends Don't Let Friends Lie with Statistics: A Short Course on Causal Inference

Professor Seth Gershenson, American University

Dates: June 2 & June 9
SPA 096-001 (Non-Credit)
SPA 696-001 (One-Credit)

How to Start a Non-Profit

Professor Lewis Faulk, American University

Dates: June 16 & June 23
SPA 096-002 (Non-Credit)
SPA 696-002 (One-Credit)

Summer 2018: Session 2


How to Start, Market and Write a Blog

Professor Miriam Zoila Pérez, American University

Dates: July 7 & July 21
SPA 096-003 (Non-Credit)
SPA 696-003 (One-Credit)

Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Mapping Software

Professor Meagan Snow, American University

Dates: July 14 & July 28
SPA 096-004 (Non-Credit)
SPA 696-004 (One-Credit)

Fall 2018


Telling Stories with IPUMS Survey Data

Professor Gray Kimbrough, Microeconomist

Dates: September 8 & September 15
SPA 096-004 (Non-Credit)
SPA 696-005 (One-Credit)

Core Principles of Data Visualization

Professor Jon Schwabish, Economist @ the Urban Institute

Dates: September 29 & September 30
SPA 096-001 (Non-Credit)
SPA 696-002 (One-Credit)

Building a Harassment-Free Workplace and Complying with Discrimination Law

Professor Mark Maxin, Assistant General Counsel for Administration for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Dates: October 6 & October 13
SPA 096-003 (Non-Credit)
SPA 696-004 (One-Credit)

How to Lobby Congressional Staff

Professor Doug Steiger, Former Senate Committee Staffer

Dates: October 20 & October 27
SPA 096-002 (Non-Credit)
SPA 696-003 (One-Credit)

Op-Eds That Change Minds - Or Change the World

Professor Libby Nelson, News Editor @ voxdotcom

Dates: November 3 & November 10
SPA 096-005 (Non-Credit)
SPA 696-006 (One-Credit)