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Lawrence Holman on the steps in the Kerwin Building.

Student Life ·

From Trenton to Commencement

Lawrence Holman, SPA '19, shares his journey from Trenton, NJ to commencement this May.
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Joshua Ellis

Alumni ·

Joshua Ellis: Using Politics for the Greater Good

First as an undergraduate studying political science, then as a graduate student in SPA, Joshua Ellis (SPA/Pol Comm ’16) says AU prepared him to do his part to influence the electoral process.
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Panelists at Yes She Can book talk

Government & Politics ·

'Yes She Can' Book Authors Share Their Experience Working in the Obama White House

Six junior staffers who served in the Obama White House joined WPI Executive Director Betsy Fischer Martin for a discussion on their new book, Yes She Can.
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Marissa Malta

Alumni ·

Marissa Malta, SPA/MPP '18

Alumna Marissa Malta, SPA/MPP ’18, is focused on a range of issues from pensions to savings to Social Security.
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A Border Communities Against Brexit sign on the side of a road.

International ·

Brexit Is a Rejection of the Good Friday Agreement for Peace in Northern Ireland

SIS professor Carolyn Gallaher and SPA professor Kimberly Cowell-Meyers examine days of parliamentary debate to learn how British MPs talk about the 'Irish backstop' and maintaining peace in Northern Ireland.
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Announcement ·

New Madison Prize Honors Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray

AU's New Madison Prize Honors Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray
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Students celebrating graduation

Announcement ·

Stacey Abrams to Kickoff American University’s Commencement 2019 Ceremonies

The 137th Commencement at AU will graduate more than 2,500 students and welcome thousands of guests to Bender Arena on campus.
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Judge's gavel

Research ·

SPA Justice Study Has Global Reach with Research Interest in Australia

What started as a US-focused student-faculty research project has resulted in an interest in examining the project's data in the context of the judicial system in Australia.
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Ken Meier talks with students outside Kerwin Hall.

Research ·

Public Affairs and Policy Lab Gives Students Real-Time Research Experience

SPA students were selected to be summer research assistants on projects with SPA faculty in the new Public Affairs and Policy Lab (PAPL) program.
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Nathan Favero

Research ·

New Grant to Further Research Focused on School Funding in Low-Income Districts

Nathan Favero, assistant professor in the AU School of Public Affairs, was recently awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation to examine the impact of progressive school funding on the achievement of students in low-income school districts.
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