American University is often associated very closely with its location in Washington, DC. As a school for politics, public administration, and international service, that location is certainly a key advantage. However, the school’s location is also beneficial to extracurricular clubs and organizations like the College Democrats and the Kennedy Political Union. Thanks to AU’s location in the heart of the nation’s capital, we have the opportunity of hearing from many big-name speakers throughout the year. In my time here at American, I’ve been able to meet General Colin Powell, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, JFK speechwriter Ted Sorensen, and former DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe, just to name a few.
This simple photo captures the idea that American University frequently hosts political speakers. With no person in the frame, I think it leaves the viewer to wonder who might be coming.