Police officer

Research ·

SPA Scholars Reveal Merits of Body-worn Cameras to Hold Police Accountable

Cameras resulted in fewer complaint dismissals, more disciplinary action, and increased racial equity
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Jeff Gill

Government & Politics ·

SPA-hosted Journal Political Analysis Named Most Impactful in Field

SPA Professor and journal Editor Jeff Gill credits its selectivity and methodological focus
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Claudia Persico

Research ·

SPA Researcher Parses Racial Gaps in Identifying Children with Special Education Needs

Social comparisons within schools lead to under- and overrepresentation of Black and Latinx children.
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FLARE: Lighting Their Legacies

Government & Politics ·

First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE) Studies the Impact of First Ladies Over Time

National initiative, convened by SPA, studies the impact of first ladies over time.
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Amdrew Ballard

Research ·

SPA Professor Examines Agenda Control in House and Senate

Forthcoming publication focuses on bills that do not make it to the Congress floor
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AbouAssi and Wang

Research ·

SPA Researchers Explore the Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Nonprofit Hospitals

AbouAssi and Wang find that expansion decreases private contributions.
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Sine Inst Impeachment Last Resort

Alumni ·

AU’s Sine Institute Solves Problems at Intersection of Politics and Policy

AU Board of Trustees member Jeff Sine, SIS/BA ’76, and his wife, journalist Samira Sine, wanted to create an incubator to solve challenges facing politics and policy. Through their $10 million gift, AU launched the Sine Institute of Policy & Politics.
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Brittany Blizzard.

Research ·

SPA Professor and Student Examine County Cooperation on Immigration Policy

Industry interests affect local cooperation with ICE.
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Collage of images of America's First Ladies

Announcement ·

Virtual Event Examines Impact and Evolution of the Role of America’s First Ladies

American University's First Ladies Initiative and the White House Historical Association host a symposium that examines the role of America's First Ladies.
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power plant emitting fumes

Environment ·

Earth Day Brings Attention to Climate on World Stage and at AU

On the day of President Joe Biden’s global summit on climate change, the SPA Center for Environmental Policy gathered experts to discuss the costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions - and the cost of falling short.
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