American University

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American University, located in Washington, DC, and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, was chartered in 1893 by an Act of the United States Congress and admitted its first class in 1914. It currently has more than 5,000 undergraduate students from the U.S. and more than 100 countries.

It consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, a School of Business, School of Communication, School of International Service, School of Public Affairs, and a College of Law.

Its website states that its radio station WAMU 88.5 "has more than 575,900 listeners and is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the local area." [1] [2]

Centers, Institutes and Special Programs

Links for each entity are located [1].

  • American University of Sharjah
  • AU Abroad
  • AU-OPM Executive Master
  • Center for Asian Studies
  • Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies
  • Center for Democracy and Election Management (CDEM)
  • Center for Global Peace
  • Center for the Global South
  • Center for Islamic Peace
  • Center for Israeli Studies
  • Center for North American Studies
  • Center for the Study of Rulemaking
  • Center for Social Media
  • Council on Comparative Studies (CCS)
  • Global Intellectual Property Project (GLIPP)
  • Graduate Research Center on Europe
  • Institute for Strategic Communication for Nonprofits
  • Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI)
  • Intercultural Management Institute
  • Justice Programs Office
  • Key Executive Program
  • Kogod's Center for IT & Global Economy
  • National Center for Health and Fitness
  • National Training Laboratory Program (AU/NTL)
  • Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC)
  • Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS)
  • Washington Semester Program
  • Women & Politics Institute

Board of Trustees

Officers 2007-2009

The following are members of the board of trustees, as of June 2008:


Contact information

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202 885-1000

Resources and articles

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Timeline, American University, accessed June 2008.
  2. About page, American University, accessed June 2008.


External articles