American University

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Group.png American University  
American University Seal.svg
MottoPro deo et patria
Formation24 February 1893
HeadquartersWashington DC, United States
SloganTurn us on 24/7 on campus channels 2 & 15 and online
Sponsored byCarnegie Corporation, Hewlett Foundation, Luminate
Other nameEagles
SubpageAmerican University/President
One of the top five feeder schools to the U.S. Foreign Service, Congressional staff, and the CIA

The American University (AU or American) is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Its main campus spans 90 acres (36 ha) on Ward Circle, in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Northwest D.C. AU was chartered by an Act of Congress in 1893 at the urging of Methodist bishop John Fletcher Hurst, who sought to create an institution that would promote public service, internationalism, and pragmatic idealism.[1][2] AU broke ground in 1902, opened in 1914, and admitted its first undergraduates in 1925. Although affiliated with the United Methodist Church, religious affiliation is not a criterion for admission.

American University has eight schools and colleges: the School of International Service, College of Arts and Sciences, Kogod School of Business, School of Communication, School of Professional and Extended Studies, School of Public Affairs, School of Education,[3] and the Washington College of Law (WCL). It has over 160 programs, including 71 bachelor's degrees, 87 master's degrees, and 10 doctoral degrees, as well as JD, LLM, and SJD programs. AU's student body numbers over 13,000 and represents all 50 U.S. states and 141 countries; around a fifth of students are international. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".[4]

American University's alumni, faculty, and staff have included two Pulitzer Prize winners, two Nobel Prize winners, one United States Senator, 25 United States Representatives, 18 Ambassadors of the United States, and several foreign heads of state. American University is one of the top five feeder schools to the U.S. Foreign Service, Congressional staff, and the CIA ('other governmental agencies' as Wikipedia coyly describes it).[5][6][7]


Related Quotations

Victor Marchetti“To the Clandestine Services the universities represented fertile territory for recruiting espionage agents. Most large American colleges enrolled substantial numbers of foreign students, and many of these, especially those from the Third World, were (and are) destined to hold high positions in their home countries in a relatively few years. They were much easier to recruit at American schools — when they might have a need for money, where they could be easily compromised, and where foreign security services could not interfere — than they would be when they returned home. To spot and evaluate these students, the Clandestine Services maintained a contractual relationship with key professors on numerous campuses. When a professor had picked out a likely candidate, he notified his contact at the CIA and, on occasion, participated in the actual recruitment attempt. Some professors performed these services without being on a formal retainer. Others actively participated in agency covert operations by serving as "cut-outs," or intermediaries, and even by carrying out secret missions during foreign journeys.”Victor Marchetti1974
Victor MarchettiHelms asked his staff to find out just how many university personnel were under secret contract to the CIA. After a few days of investigation, senior CIA officers reported back that they could not find the answer. Helms immediately ordered a full study of the situation, and after more than a month of searching records all over the agency, a report was handed in to Helms listing hundreds of professors and administrators on over a hundred campuses. But the staff officers who compiled the report knew that their work was incomplete . Within weeks, another campus connection was exposed in the press. The contact was not on the list that had been compiled for the Director.”Victor Marchetti1974



Carnegie CorporationEstablished by Andrew Carnegie in 1911, with large grants especially to form the education sector. Lots of grants to "security" think tanks too.
Hewlett FoundationHuge foundation setting the agenda by funding lots of deep state projects.
LuminatePierre Omidyar's foundation for financing global media and civil society groups. It is unknown how close it coordinates with certain deep state US government agencies.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Myron BrilliantBusinesspersonBridge between the business world and the intelligence-connected organizations. Also lobbyist for free trade agreements.
Graham BrookieDeep state functionary
"Terror expert"
"Former U.S. government advisor on homeland security and counterterrorism" connected to the Integrity Initiative/Institute for Statecraft complex
Robert Byrd20 November 191728 June 2010
Herman J. Cohen10 February 1932USDiplomat
Michael Cohen25 August 1966Lawyer
A fraudulent US lawyer "who came out of nowhere to occupy a prominent spot in Trump’s orbit," found dead in 2021.
William Corson25 September 192517 July 2000Spook
Spook and counterinsurgency expert who became became critical of the "American intelligence empire". Unofficial adviser to Frank Church and the Senate Intelligence Activities Committee.
Theodore Couloumbis1935GreeceAcademicGreek academic with close ties to the United States.
Nonie Darwish1948USJournalist
Kenneth Duberstein21 April 1944Civil servantPresident Ronald Reagan's White House Chief of Staff from 1988 to 1989.
Jeffrey Gedmin1958Academic
US spooky/hawkish neoconservative academic
Julie Inman GrantAustralia
According to herself "turned down" CIA employment, before working 17 years for Microsoft. Then she became Australia's online censorship commissioner who wants to "recalibrate" freedom of speech.
Richard Gutjahr1973GermanJournalistA spookily prescient journalist who just happened to be situated twice in two weeks to shoot video of "terrorist" attacks.
Robert Kagan26 September 1958USNeoconservatism
Deep state operative
Co-founder of the Project for the New American Century
Michael Kempner31 January 1958Businessperson
Christina Markus LassenDenmarkDiplomatDanish diplomat. Ambassador to Syria 2009-2012, including when the 2011 regime change proxy war started. Attended Bilderberg 2015 as EU Ambassador to Lebanon. From 2022 Ambassador to the United States.
Betsy Fischer Martin17 February 1970USJournalistTV news executive at NBC's Meet the Press, an agenda-setter on corporate television, and Managing Editor of Political Programming at NBC News. Selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2008.
Munira MustaffaSpook
"Terror expert"
Bruce Schneier15 January 1963Author
An expert on cryptography, who has written over a dozen books on the subject.
Christopher SharpleyUSSpook
Deep state operative
Frances Townsend28 December 1961
Lodewijk J. R. de VinkFebruary 1945Netherlands
BusinesspersonDutch Bilderberger Big Pharma executive
Quintan Wiktorowicz1970USAcademic
"Terror expert"
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  2. Pub.L. 52–160, H.R. 10304, 27 Stat. 476, enacted February 24, 1893
  3. of Education | American University, Washington, DC|website=American University|language=en|access-date=2019-11-18}}
  4. |publisher=Center for Postsecondary Education | |access-date=28 July 2020}}
  5. |title=Top Foreign Service Feeder Schools |publisher=American Foreign Service Association |year=2015 |access-date=April 24, 2017 |url-status=dead |archive-url= |archive-date=January 4, 2017 }}
  6. you've ever wanted to know about educational pipelines to capital hill|first=Casey |last=Burgat|date=4 November 2019|}}
  7. Recruiting and the C.i.a.|first=David|last=Wise|date=8 June 1986|}}