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AU Instructor Steven Putansu Receives Arthur S. Flemming Award for Outstanding Work in the Federal Government

The exceptional contribution of ensuring rigorous technical standards to provide policymakers with high-quality information and more earned AU Public Administration Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

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Sylvia Burwell Inaugurated as American University’s First Female President

Former secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services and Director of Office of Management and Budget, Sylvia Burwell, makes history with American University as the first female

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School of Public Affairs Advances to #18 for US News & World Reports’ 2019 Top Public Affairs Schools

The School of Public Affairs takes 18th place out of 270 schools for Top Public Affairs Schools, along with earning other rankings for public management and leadership, nonprofit management,

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American University Names Dr. Vicky Wilkins as New Dean for School of Public Affairs

Nationally recognized scholar, highly regarded teacher, and experienced administrator, Dr. Vicky Wilkins makes the ideal fit as the new dean for the School of Public Affairs.

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School of Public Affairs Alumni Make Predictions for 2018

Alumni predict higher civic engagement, resistance to civil rights attacks, and AU serving as a free speech leader in 2018.

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Princeton Review Ranks American University #4 for Most Politically Active Students

American University placed #4 among 20 universities for most politically active students by Princeton Review.

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AU Master of Public Administration and Policy Ranked #2 for Best Online Public Administration Program

TheBestSchools.org ranked American University #2 among 30 top-tier universities for best online master’s in public administration program.

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Dr. Jean Accius Recognized as a Rising Leader in Social Insurance by the National Academy of Social Insurance

Dr. Jean Accius, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer for the online MPAP program, was recently selected by the National Academy of Social Insurance as one of the new generation of social insurance

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Anna Amirkhanyan Participates in Podcast on Regulation Legitimacy and Expertise

Associate Professor Anna Amirkhanyan participates in a podcast on her recent article for Public Administration Review, "Managing in the Regulatory Thicket: Regulation Legitimacy and Expertise."

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American University Announces Next President

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who was most recently the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under former President Barack Obama, has been named the 15th

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