The first Books That Shaped America discussion of the year will be 1/21, 7p in MGC 3. SPExS Dean Carola Weil discusses “The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. DuBois.http://www.american.edu/spexs/btsa/

The first Books That Shaped America discussion of the year will be 1/21, 7p in MGC 3. SPExS Dean Carola Weil discusses “The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. DuBois.

http://www.american.edu/spexs/btsa/

Welcome Spring 2014 Students!

Excited to welcome our Spring 2014 cohort to campus starting tomorrow. Here’s what you can expect around campus this month!

Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Crouch of American University’s School of Professional and Extended Studies about presidential pardons.

Former Oakland, CA mayor and former House Representative Ronald Dellums talks to our Foreign Policy class about his life in politics, the Anti-Apartheid Act and the override of Reagan’s veto. Here he shares memories of meeting Nelson Mandela and watching his swearing in as President of South Africa.
Former Oakland, CA mayor and former House Representative Ronald Dellums talks to our Foreign Policy class about his life in politics, the Anti-Apartheid Act and the override of Reagan’s veto. Here he shares memories of meeting Nelson Mandela and watching his swearing in as President of South Africa.
SPExS students attending a DC open mic night featuring actor and activist Danny Glover at the popular DC restaurant, Busboys and Poets.

SPExS students attending a DC open mic night featuring actor and activist Danny Glover at the popular DC restaurant, Busboys and Poets.

The Washington Semester Program, Justice and Law class attended a seminar on the death penalty at the Heritage Foundation. Charles Stimson, Manager of the National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow led the discussion.

The Washington Semester Program, Justice and Law class attended a seminar on the death penalty at the Heritage Foundation. Charles Stimson, Manager of the National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow led the discussion.

Washington Semester Program, American Politics class met with Justice Antonin Scalia. He has been visiting with the WSP American Politics classes since 1993!

Washington Semester Program, American Politics class met with Justice Antonin Scalia. He has been visiting with the WSP American Politics classes since 1993!

SPExS students, faculty & staff attended “Where Were You When Kennedy Was Shot” a panel moderated by SPExS Professor Gil Klein at the National Press Club.  Journalists Bob Schieffer, Jim Lehrer, Marianne Means & Sid Davis shared their experiences as journalists on the day Kennedy was shot.

SPExS students, faculty & staff attended “Where Were You When Kennedy Was Shot” a panel moderated by SPExS Professor Gil Klein at the National Press Club.

Journalists Bob Schieffer, Jim Lehrer, Marianne Means & Sid Davis shared their experiences as journalists on the day Kennedy was shot.

Global Economics and Business students visiting the 50th floor boardroom of NASDAQ OMX in New York.

Global Economics and Business students visiting the 50th floor boardroom of NASDAQ OMX in New York.

SPExS students are writing their elevator speeches during the “Your Whole Career in 15 Seconds” workshop led by Don Blohowiak, PhD, Director of Professional Studies. After writing up a quick elevator pitch, students broke off into groups to practice and correct their speeches.  “Before coming to this event, I always had a tough time figuring out how to best talk about myself, especially in a short amount of time. After practicing and getting feedback from everyone else, I know I won’t be stumbling for words in my next interview.” – Nate (SPExS Student in the Washington Semester Program, Journalism & New Media)

SPExS students are writing their elevator speeches during the “Your Whole Career in 15 Seconds” workshop led by Don Blohowiak, PhD, Director of Professional Studies. After writing up a quick elevator pitch, students broke off into groups to practice and correct their speeches.

“Before coming to this event, I always had a tough time figuring out how to best talk about myself, especially in a short amount of time. After practicing and getting feedback from everyone else, I know I won’t be stumbling for words in my next interview.” – Nate (SPExS Student in the Washington Semester Program, Journalism & New Media)