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AU Answers the Challenges of COVID-19

AU changemakers are taking action and helping to shape a changing world in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. By supporting one another, helping our communities in Washington, D.C., the nation, and around the world, Eagles are engaging in solutions and answering the call.

Here, you can learn about the ways our students, alumni, faculty and staff are creating impact through research, virtual events, experiences and service. For our COVID-19 Resources page, please visit


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Announcement ·

New Report Shows Dramatic Impacts of COVID-19 on Latino-Owned Businesses in the Washington, D.C. Area

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In the Community ·

AU Public Health Scholars “Go Inside the Outbreak”

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Max Brooks (SOC/MA '97)

Communications ·

Max Brooks Uses Storytelling to Prepare Us for Disaster

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AU Forward

Announcement ·

AU Forward: American University Announces Operating Plan for Fall Semester

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Alumni ·

Emergency Relief Fund Helps Students in the Face of COVID-19

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International ·

How Have Brazil and Bolsonaro Responded to the Coronavirus?

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WCL Faculty Speaks: COVID-19 and Public Health Law

The states hold the reins on what we call community mitigation measures.

Professor Lindsay Wiley, director of the AUWCL Health Law and Policy Program, addressed the legal and policy impacts of the global pandemic during “WCL Faculty Speaks: COVID-19 and Public Health Law.”
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Air Quality and COVID-19

What are the connections between racial disparities and air pollution and COVID-19? This webinar reveals findings from experts in public health, data science, and local government, along with a discussion about policy implications.

4 p.m., Wed., July 15


Raw Hope for Humanity Rising

The third panel in a series features AU Associate Prof. Zoë Charlton.

6 p.m., Wed., July 22


The Path to Recovery

AU President Sylvia M. Burwell and Gary Cohn, Kogod/BSBA ’82, former Director of the National Economic Council and chief economic advisor to President Donald Trump, discuss the U.S. economic recovery.

12 p.m. Tuesday, July 14


CAS Expert Discusses COVID-19 and Mental Health

YouTube video featuring CAS Associate Prof. Kathleen Gunthert.

We Are Eagles

We may be apart, but we are Eagles. We are resilient. We are determined. We are stepping up and helping out. We are in this together. And we are up to the challenge.

Faculty Experts

AU COVID-19 Experts: Economy and Business

American University economists and business professors are available to discuss topics related to the economic fallout from the pandemic.

AU COVID-19 Experts: Impact on Politics and Elections

American University experts comment on the impact of COVID-19 on politics and the 2020 election.

AU COVID-19 Experts: Public Policy

With COVID-19 not yet contained in the United States, what are the impacts on education, families, and health? AU experts are available to discuss these and other issues in public policy.