Silvia Kim

Research ·

Do Demographics Control Election Outcomes?

SPA professor finds little evidence that voters’ demographics predict their choices at the ballot box.
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Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert speaks to students as the 2022 Sine Institute Distinguished Lecturer.

Environment ·

Patagonia Founder Gives Away Company to Tackle Climate Crisis

Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert joined AU's Sine Institute to discuss Patagonia’s recent decision and discuss running a socially and environmentally conscious company.
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PERIL director and AU professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss speaks at a White House summit on hate-fueled violence.

Government & Politics ·

Toward a More United America

AU professor among those who spoke this month at a bipartisan summit on hate-fueled violence
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AU student Edwin Santos looks over the ocean while traveling in El Salvador.

Achievements ·

First-Generation Student Earns Inaugural Scholarship from Obama Foundation, Airbnb CEO

The scholarship provides up to $50,000 in financial aid for the final two years of college for students who want to pursue a career in public service and substantial funding for travel.
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Announcing New SPA Faculty 2022-2023

Achievements ·

SPA Welcomes New Faculty in the 2022-23 Academic Year

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University is pleased to welcome a new cohort of experts to the school in academic year 2022-23, including traditional and term faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and research scholars.
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Students Silas Engel, left to right, Libby Wahlenmayer worked as student researchers on Public Affairs Lab projects. Saul Newman, second from right, oversees the program and professor Lara Schwartz worked with Engel on a research project.

Research ·

AU Lab Fosters Collaborative, Changemaking Research

Since 2019, PAPL has grown from fewer than 20 student applications that resulted in 10 active projects to 120 applications for 20 available spots on research collaborations.
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James Madison art

Achievements ·

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Madison Prize

CCPS Director David Barker Explains SPA’s Bi-Annual Award for Bipartisanship
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Aparna Soni and Alexandra Rakus

Research ·

Did Medicaid Expansion Ease COVID Suffering Among Low-Income Populations?

SPA Assistant Professor and Doctoral Student Publish Study on Link Between COVID-19 Health Outcomes and Medicaid Coverage
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Anita B. McBride

Achievements ·

Anita B. McBride Announced as the 2022 Lewis L. Gould Award Recipient

Anita B. McBride, former Chief of Staff for First Lady Laura Bush and currently Executive in Residence and Director of the First Ladies Initiative, received the 2022 Lewis L. Gould Award.
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Jim Thurber with students

Achievements ·

Jim Thurber and the Ukrainian Connection

Ukrainian PAAI Alumni Share Their Perspectives on the War, Rebuilding, and a Special SPA Professor
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