Now 45 years since our founding in 1968, our mission is to bring the most politically relevant and interesting speakers to campus to engage our dynamic American University community and to focus on important topics from all ends of the political spectrum.


The Kennedy Political Union, a department of the American University Student Government, is the non-partisan, student-run, student-funded, lecture series on campus at American University. The Kennedy Political Union has been recognized as one of the premier college lecture series in the United States.