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Bianca Pergher

Research ·

SPA Student Presents Arab Spring Research at National Conference

SPA student Bianca Pergher (SPA/BA '20) presented her research recently during a poster session at the Midwest Political Science Association conference.
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students and faculty outside Kerwin Hall

Research ·

School of Public Affairs Faculty Member Named Russell Sage Visiting Scholar

SPA Associate Professor Bradley Hardy is among 15 social scientists selected by the Russell Sage Foundation to be a visiting scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Professor Todd Eisenstadt in Bangladesh

Research ·

SPA Professor to Study How Climate Change Finance Works in Developing Countries

SPA Professor Todd Eisenstadt has spent years understanding how climate change affects indigenous populations in developing countries. Now, he’s working to track funding for climate change projects from international donors to local development projects.
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Students Graduating

Announcement ·

American University Announces 2018 Commencement Speakers

American University will hold to tradition and host its 135th commencement ceremonies on Mother’s Day weekend on campus in Bender Arena with an illustrious assembly of commencement speakers.
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Downstairs at the White House book cover

Alumni ·

Alumnus Publishes Memoir About His Teen Years Working at the White House

Don Stinson (SPA/BA ’77) worked as a White House messenger when he was a freshman at SPA. His new book, “Downstairs at the White House,” details his experience with politicians at the highest levels — all while studying political science at SPA.
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Politics of Truth speakers

Government & Politics ·

National Experts Gather at AU School of Public Affairs to Discuss ‘Politics of Truth’

Perceptions of factual reality increasingly come in partisan shades of red and blue. To better understand this phenomenon, SPA recently hosted a forum called “The Politics of Truth.”
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Research ·

Elizabeth Suhay’s New Research Examines Attitudes on Gay Rights

Does changing a person’s mind about the origins of sexual orientation actually influence a person’s attitudes toward LGBTQ citizens and policies that affect them? New research by SPA Assistant Professor Elizabeth Suhay’s tackled this question.
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Darren Walker speaking

On Campus ·

Ford Foundation President Talks About Justice and Opportunity for All

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker told faculty and students at American University on April 4 that addressing growing inequality in the world is his organization’s top priority.
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Moderator Liza Morris, Patricia de Stacy Harrison, and Mindy Myers

Alumni ·

Women on the Move: Pathway to Success

Two American University alumnae engaged an audience with wit and bi-partisan wisdom on March 29 as part of the AU School of Public Affairs' women's history month discussion series.
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U.S. News and World Report

Announcement ·

AU School of Public Affairs Climbs in National U.S. News & World Report Ranking

American University School of Public Affairs ranks 18th overall among more than 270 schools of its kind in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Public Affairs Graduate Schools Rankings.
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