AU School of Public Affairs

The AU School of Public Affairs was established as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. From knowledge to action to impact.

From FDR's vision for "practical contacts between the collegiate and educational world, and the operations of government;" SPA was born. In 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began implementing New Deal programs that, among other things, sought to increase “practical contacts between the collegiate and educational world and the operations of government.” He believed that the intersection of

Operating as usual

03/19/2024

Join a panel discussion on March 22 at 6 pm featuring women in leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Gain valuable insights on leadership, transitioning from grad school, and navigating the modern workforce.
RSVP: https://bit.ly/4c8i6Jr

03/18/2024

Exciting news! Jonathan Alger is set to lead American University as its 16th president! Currently the president of James Madison University (JMU), he will step into his new role on July 1. Join us in welcoming him to our community and looking forward to the bright future ahead!

American University Located in Washington, D.C., American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse

03/18/2024

🗓️ You're invited!
Join SPA's ACJS 2024 (Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences) celebration featuring Jibaritos & Juan Collins! 🎉
Save the date: Thursday, March 21st, at 7 PM. Can't wait to see you there!

03/18/2024

We're excited about the upcoming Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 61st Annual Meeting! A huge shoutout to SPA Prof. Janice Iwama for her role as Co-Chair of the Program Committee!

03/18/2024

🎓 📚 Join our grad admissions team and discover SPA's academic programs, faculty, research opportunities, student support services, and more. Find out how to engage and learn about all SPA has to offer. Sign up now by emailing spainfoATamericanDOTedu.

03/15/2024

The 61st Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Meeting is less than a week away, and SPA can't wait to see everyone in Chicago. We are proud of all our fantastic faculty and students presenting at this year's conference!

03/15/2024

We are excited to welcome the latest Eagles to the SPA community! Hear from Interim Dean Alison Jacknowitz and share your reactions with us! 🦅 American University

03/14/2024

Congratulations to all our faculty and students presenting at the Association for Education Finance and Policy conference in Baltimore! Make sure to check out their sessions throughout the conference.

Fossil fuel firms must plug methane leaks to meet climate targets, warns watchdog 03/14/2024

"Now that the US is the world's largest oil and gas producer, its industry must finally commit to near-zero methane emissions by the end of this decade." Find out more from SPA's Paul Bledsoe in this The Guardian piece:

Fossil fuel firms must plug methane leaks to meet climate targets, warns watchdog Spending to clean up their operations would be equivalent to only 5% of profits made last year, IEA estimates

Dialogue, not Debate | Harvard Magazine 03/12/2024

Exploring Prof. Lara Schwartz's transformative approach to fostering dialogue inside and outside the classroom, Harvard Magazine spoke to Lara about her work with SPA's Project on Civic Dialogue and her new book "Try to Love the Questions." Read more:

Dialogue, not Debate | Harvard Magazine American University’s Lara Schwartz, J.D. ’98, teaches productive disagreement.

03/12/2024

Since 2021, SPA's Cyber Policy and Management Program has seen significant growth and success. The program has launched a podcast, graduated over 15 students, and its faculty have presented at numerous conferences nationwide. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3wQmblr

03/11/2024

Join SPA for a valuable Application Coaching Virtual Session hosted by our Office of Graduate Admissions. Discover insider tips, deadlines, and requirements to make your application stand out. Register at spaappATamericanDOTedu.

03/08/2024

Celebrate the empowering spirit of by championing equality, breaking down boundaries, and celebrating diversity. Let's pave the way for a future where women everywhere can excel. 🌟

03/07/2024

It’s SPA’s 90th anniversary week, and our colleagues are celebrating with us across campus! Thanks to all for your well wishes, and we look forward to 90 more years of collaboration with our amazing community. 🎉 🦅

03/06/2024

Whether taking notes on paper or a laptop, the collaboration between our faculty and students remains unmatched. For 90 years, students have taken advantage of the opportunities afforded by engaged faculty to conduct research, present findings, and advance knowledge in their fields.

PERIL Helps AU Community Confront Hate 03/06/2024

PERIL Helps AU Community Confront Hate Workshops and updates to AUx2 are part of AU’s campuswide efforts to empower all community members to build resilience and foster understanding

03/05/2024

The rumors are true! IT’S OUR 90th BIRTHDAY! 🎂 🎉
Cheers to 9 amazing decades of making every moment count!

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Discover the impactful collaboration between Verizon, American University, and SPA's Justice Initiatives in raising awareness about veterans treatment court programs with "Voices for Valor." Read more: https://bit.ly/42Roil2

02/29/2024

🥁 Drum roll, please! The numbers are crunched, and with 134 donations, we bested last year's total by 49%, setting a new school record! 🎉 Thank you for your continued generosity!

02/29/2024

📅 Tonight at 5:30 p.m., join SPA's Metropolitan Policy Center, American University, for a discussion with Jeffrey Nathaniel Parker (University of New Orleans) about his research on place reputation 🌏 and what it means for the everyday life of neighborhoods. RSVP: https://bit.ly/3T9ePC4

02/28/2024

Because of YOU, we surpassed our goal of 100 donors! Yet again, the SPA community came together to support two fantastic causes: the SPA Emergency Fund and the Dean's Discretionary Fund. Thank you again for your support of our faculty, staff & students.

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There’s only an hour left in the 36-hour ! Help us meet our match: https://bit.ly/3IcIe8d American University American University Alumni Association

02/27/2024

Last chance to double your impact on ! Gifts to the SPA Emergency Fund & the Dean's Discretionary Fund will be matched by Ken Bleakley, SPA/MPA '71 (up to $25K each). Donate now: https://bit.ly/3IcIe8d American University American University Alumni Association

02/27/2024

Join us in supporting our students by contributing to SPA's Student Emergency Fund. Your generosity can make a real difference. https://bit.ly/3IcIe8d American University American University Alumni Association

02/27/2024

From DC's vibrant streets to the global stage, AU's impact echoes far & wide. strengthens our communities, fostering diversity, critical inquiry, and lifelong learning. Together, we lead the way. https://bit.ly/3IcIe8d
American University Alumni Association American University Alumni Association

02/27/2024

: With just under 7 hours remaining, we are only 25 donors away from meeting our goal! Help us exceed 100 donors by making a gift today: https://bit.ly/3IcIe8d
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02/27/2024

This , support the SPA Student Emergency Fund and help students meet unforeseen financial challenges and fulfill their potential. Join the campaign for change: https://bit.ly/3IcIe8d American University American University Alumni Association

02/27/2024

Did you know there is still time to support American University & SPA today? You choose the cause. You make an impact. You help shape SPA’s future. https://bit.ly/3IcIe8d American University Alumni Association

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