Friday, August 14, 2009

Washington DC Schools III: American University

Situated in upper Northwest Washington, DC (the Spring Valley neighborhood, to be exact) is American University. Unlike the more bustling neighborhoods adjoining the Georgetown and George Washington University campuses, the area surrounding AU is much more residential. And it's very exclusive, too, serving as the home to numerous political and media luminaries, as well as embassy personnel from around the world. On my way to AU, in fact, I walked by the Swedish Ambassador's residence.

Not surprisingly (and as with Georgetown and GWU, as well), the study of government and politics is big at American University. Here is the banner-festooned AU School of Public Affairs.

AU's Katzen Arts Center, with its funky sailboat display, also caught my eye. It turns out that the Katzen is one of AU's newest facilities.