School of Public Affairs

School of Public Affairs

A Call to Service

Henry Watson says he came to American University in 2014 as a bright-eyed idealist ready to take on the world.

“I felt very inspired that one person could come to this town and reorient politics and public policy to serve people who feel a bit left behind by government,” says the 22-year old from the small town of Novelty, Ohio.
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Videos

Each December, we ask the SPA community for predictions for the coming year. This year, we asked SPA students to weigh in.

22 books published by SPA faculty in 2017-18

131 published academic journal articles written by SPA faculty in 2017-18

7,000 plus SPA media mentions in 2017-18

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Results of Graduation Census as of six months after graduation for May graduates from 2015—2017.

Cornel West and Robert George speaking at event

On Campus ·

Cornel West and Robert George Talk About the Purpose of a Liberal Education

Speaking at an event on campus Dec. 7 moderated by SPA Associate Professor Thomas Merrill, the two professors underscored the importance of engaging in civil dialogue and the value of a liberal education.
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Inaugural Sine Fellows

Announcement ·

AU Sine Institute of Policy and Politics Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

Experts in politics, business, and the arts will address complex policy challenges, engage with American University students and faculty.
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Federal Employees attend workshop in Kerwin Hall

On Campus ·

American University Offers Furloughed Federal Workers a Day of Free Classes

On January 8, SPA hosted Classes Without Quizzes — a free all-day event on AU's campus that featured 15 workshops and training sessions.
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Sine fellows

Sine Institute of Policy and Politics Announces Inaugural Fellows

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Graduate Recruitment Events

Browse our graduate recruitment events to meet SPA on campus, on the road, or through one of our virtual sessions!

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A Closer Look

A Closer Look at SPA

Learn more about SPA accomplishments in 2017-18.

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Newsletter Dispatches

View a listing of SPA weekly/monthly newsletters.

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