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Science ·

New Research to Help Scientists Better Connect with Policymakers

Elizabeth Suhay, an AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) associate professor, and her coauthors, developed a new guide for scientists to best share their expertise with policymakers.
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Alumni ·

Black Millennials and the American Dream: Alumna Pens Book on Her Generation’s Struggles

Reniqua Allen earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from AU.
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Anne Caprara

Alumni ·

Politico Names SPA Alumna One of 19 on the "Politico Playbook Power List"

An SPA alumna who has experienced the electoral extremes of anguish and ecstasy has been named to the “Politico Playbook Power List: 19 to watch in 2019."
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Dan Chaison

Communications ·

Part-Time Grad Student Works Full-Time in Senate

Dan Chaison is the military legislative correspondent in Senator Gary C. Peters’ office, and taking classes part-time at AU SOC as well as holding a Simpson Fellowship.
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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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Alt-right members preparing to enter Emancipation Park

Government & Politics ·

How Can We Counter Violent Right-Wing Extremism in the US?

SPA Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Trace Lasley recently convened a workshop with students and subject-matter experts to explore ways to address the rise in violent right-wing extremism in the United States.
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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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Announcement ·

Nation’s Top Public Affairs Schools Announce Diversity Alliance

A collective of six schools of public affairs, led by AU's SPA, announced the launch of the new Public Affairs Diversity Alliance.
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Justice for All Symposium

Announcement ·

Symposium Draws Experts Aspiring to Transform the Justice System

Experts from courts, corrections, and policing — those who work in the field and those who study it — gathered at American University Dec. 12 to discuss how to best improve the justice system and accelerate change.
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Heaven Sensky

Achievements ·

Commencement Is a Day of Many Firsts for Speaker Heaven Sensky

On Sunday, Dec. 16, Heaven Sensky, BA/SPA ’18, became the first in her family to receive a college degree.
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