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Why Wonk?

We're claiming WONK and using it to show how members of the American University community apply their knowledge and passion in all areas of education and scholarship—communications, business, law, science, humanities, international service, the arts, and, yes public policy—to have an impact on the issues they care about.

So don't be surprised to hear and see us proclaiming our wonk status—on campus, in the media, in our new Admissions Welcome Center, and in regional advertising. We invite you to learn more. Peruse this website, test your know-how against AU Wonks, and connect with American Wonks around the globe on our interactive World of WONKs map.