R. Kayeen Thomas was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for debut author, but now he's honing his craft as a filmmaker.

Television & Film ·

Two Steps Forward: Grad Student’s Film to Screen at DC Black Film Festival

R. Kayeen Thomas is earning his MFA in film and electronic media.
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Women in white dresses with red sashes stand in an elegant ballroom with their partners.

Social Sciences ·

Fourth Annual Tatiana Ball at the Embassy of the Russian Federation

AU’s Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History Provides Tickets for Students to Attend Mid-Winter Gala.
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Rally at Independence Hall in Philadelphia for Soviet Jews in 1965. Message is

Research ·

Voices Heard: SIS Professor Shows How Human Rights Activists Changed US Foreign Policy

Sarah Snyder documents the long 1960s and the crumbling of the Cold War consensus.
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A dark-haired Caucasian woman stands at a podium in front of a bright Bob Dylan poster.

Humanities ·

Faculty Member Talks 2016 Nobel Literature Prize Winner Bob Dylan

AU's Michelle Engert has written and lectured about Dylan's cultural impact. Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Audience members at Rublev film

Department Spotlight ·

Carmel Institute Celebrates Work of Soviet Filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky

Kicking off a spring semester filled with art, music, and cultural dialogue, AU's Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History hosted a screening of the 1966 Soviet Russian film Andrei Rublev at the Embassy of the Russian Federation on February 28.
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St.Basil's in Moscow

International ·

Carmel Institute Offering $10,000 Award to Study in Moscow

The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History invites applications for the James Symington Award for the study of Russian language, culture, and international relations. 
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Research ·

Presidential Predictions: No Polls, No Pundits

AU History Professor Allan Lichtman discusses presidential prediction models with professor of computer science.
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Portrait of alumnus Lonnie Bunch against blue background.

Alumni ·

Alum Lonnie Bunch Receives Ambassador of Arts Award

College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Lonnie Bunch (BA history ’74 and MA history ’76) has been honored with the 2018 Ambassador of the Arts Award from Washington Performing Arts.
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The White House

Government & Politics ·

Three Election Questions for History Professor Allan Lichtman

American University’s Distinguished Professor of History Allan Lichtman made national headlines last September when he predicted a Donald Trump presidential win.
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Downtown Havana, Cuba. Buildings with yellow, pink, and blue pastel covers.

Research ·

Cuba Libre: New Book Recommends Foreign Policy with Empathy

SIS Professor Philip Brenner explores Cuban history and identity.
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