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Are Americans as Anti-Immigrant as They Seem?
By School of Public Affairs Given recent headlines and racial conflicts, it’s easy to conclude that attitudes about immigration in the U.S. are rooted in racism and prejudice. The Muslim travel ban,…
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Countering Terrorism: Implications of the Laptop Ban
By School of Public Affairs In a post-9/11 world, travelers typically comply with changing security measures without question or hesitation. The reasoning behind these security choices lies deep within…
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3 TV Shows with Misconceptions About Bureaucracy
By School of Public Affairs There are few genres America loves more than a good political drama. From the Manchurian Candidate to Frost/Nixon, society revels in the backroom dealings and power struggles…
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Five Types of SPA Grads You Meet in DC
Written by SPA Staff The diverse SPA graduates of our six Master’s programs enter the D.C. job market with in-depth policy and administrative knowledge along with their degree from a top 20 school.…
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10 Jobs You Can Do with an MPA
By SPA Staff 1. Policy Analyst Determine what effects policy decisions will have on the population they govern. 2. Research Associate Use your research skills at a university or research institute. 3. CEO,…
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Profile of AU MPA Student Ivone Guillen
By Ivone Guillen As a soon-to-be second-year student in the School of Public Affairs’ MPA program, I’d like to share my story in the hopes of answering any questions you may have about the program.…
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AU Study Finds Racial Bias in School
Do teacher expectations vary depending on the race of their students? A new study conducted by economists at American University’s School of Public Affairs in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins University…