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Achievements ·

Torture: Researchers Explore American Support in New Book

SPA Professor Joseph Young and University of Alabama Assistant Professor Erin Kearns, SPA/PhD ’16, examined where people get their ideas about torture, and how they can be persuaded to change them, in their new book.
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Announcement ·

American University Survey: Young Black Americans Are Key 2020 Swing Voters

American University's Black Swing Voter Project released results of a new survey of Black Americans in six battleground states.
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Achievements ·

Reflecting on a career in public service: The House Was My Home

Dan Freeman, a fellow in residence at the AU Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, released his memoir, "The House Was My Home: My Life on Capitol Hill and Other Tales", about his 35 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Nathan Favero

Research ·

Proposing Better Ways to Share Information on the Spread of COVID-19

SPA Assistant Professor Nathan Favero has developed a new model to make more valid comparisons about the prevalence of COVID-19 across states, or within a state over time.
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Government & Politics ·

Capri Cafaro and the American Story of Food and Unity

Inspired by her time in the Ohio State Senate, SPA Executive in Residence Capri Cafaro assembled and authored a cookbook entitled United We Eat: 50 Great American Dishes To Bring Us All Together
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Nancy Erickson, Isabel Taylor, and Matthew Hufford

Achievements ·

Winning MPA Capstone Poster Highlights Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

SPA students Nancy Erickson, Matthew Hufford, and Isabel Taylor have won this year’s Best MPA Capstone Poster Award with a research project entitled "Maternal Health Outcomes in D.C."
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Government & Politics ·

Sine Institute Hosts Discussion on JFK’s 1963 Peace Speech at AU

On June 17, the Sine Institute at the AU School of Public Affairs hosted an online panel of experts to discuss that iconic speech and the power of speechwriting.
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The Fight For Clean Air

Announcement ·

New Documentary Celebrates Clean Air Act, Highlights Communities Still Waiting for Clean Air

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital will host the premiere of a new documentary directed by the Executive Director of AU's Center for Environmental Filmmaking Maggie Stogner.
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Environment ·

Environmental Leaders Discuss Next Gen Environmental Regulations for the Modern Era

On May 28, 2020, the SPA Center for Environmental Policy hosted an online forum on environmental regulation and compliance
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Research ·

Study Looks at Attitudes Toward Social Distancing in COVID-19 Pandemic

SPA Assistant Professor Nathan Favero's latest research project focuses on the factors that influence an individual’s willingness to social distance.
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