Aisley Wallace Harper, dressed in graduation regalia, sings the national anthem at the May 2023 College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony

Alumni ·

Embracing Passion(s)—Plural—at AU

Aisley Wallace Harper, CAS/BA ’23, SPA/BA ’23, MS ’24, isn’t interested in disciplinary silos. The recipient of the Eleanor Gomolinski Lally Endowed Fund feels as at home onstage as in a counter-terrorism roundtable.
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Monty McGee

Department Spotlight ·

Khan Institute Hosts AU Cyber Community Breakfast

Speakers discuss the value of cyber training and AU’s coming cyber range.
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Sine Institute Class of 2024 Spring Fellows and Distinguished Lecturers

Announcement ·

2024 AU Sine Institute of Policy & Politics Fellows and Distinguished Lecturers Soar From the Halls of Government to the Frontiers of Space

The Sine Institute for Policy and Politics announced its 2024 class of Spring Fellows and Distinguished Lecturers. The group brings together changemakers from government, business, space exploration, foreign policy, advocacy, and the media.
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Anna Amirkhanyan

Achievements ·

SPA Professor Wins Duncombe Excellence in Doctoral Education Award

Recognition of Dr. Anna Amirkhanyan makes SPA the only school with two active Duncombe winners.
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Professor Diana Burley Speaking at the ITP Event

Technology ·

Third Year of Inclusive Technology Policy Award: A Conversation with AU Vice Provost for Research and Innovation Diana Burley

On October 30, American University celebrated Zach Tudor as this year’s recipient of AU’s Outstanding Inclusive Technology Policy Changemaker Award. We talked to Diana Burley, AU Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, about the award and its impact.
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Photo of Fiona Alexander, strategist in residence at the School of International Service, and Zach Tudor, recipient of the award

Announcement ·

National Security Expert Honored by American University for Promoting Inclusivity in Technology Policy

American University honored cybersecurity leader Zach Tudor, Associate Laboratory Director of Idaho National Laboratory (INL), with its annual Inclusive Technology Policy Changemaker Award.
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Jill Black, SOC/BA '83, delivers a speech at a podium at a Change Can't Wait event.

Alumni ·

For Alumna Jill Black, Opportunity Is Everything

Change Can’t Wait Campaign Volunteer Jill Black, SOC/BA ’83, advocates for student entrepreneurship at AU.
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Denmark Conference

Research ·

The Next Frontier in Public Governance

SPA Professor Convenes International Dialogue on Refugee Camp Management
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Changemakers Series Creates Change

On Campus ·

Innovative Series at SPA Sparks Change

An innovative series at the School of Public Affairs prepares students create positive change.
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Cover of the textbook on American First Ladies

Announcement ·

Making History and Leaving Legacies: First Textbook on U.S. First Ladies Now Available to Educators

The nation’s first textbook focusing on the transformational legacies of the wives of America’s Presidents is now available to college level students and educators across the United States.
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