KPU is the non-partisan, student-run, student-funded speakers bureau at American University. Since 1968, the Kennedy Political Union has been recognized as one of the premier college speakers bureaus in the United States. Our mission remains to bring the most politically relevant and interesting speakers to campus to engage the American University community and to focus on important issues from all ends of the political spectrum.

The Kennedy Political Union has the potential to facilitate an engaging political community that can go beyond bringing speakers. There is no need to limit the prestige of KPU; instead we must find ways to bring more opportunities to students at American that Washington, D.C. already has to offer. We need to be responsive to the AU community and ensure that the speakers represent all political views and reflect the diversity of our student body.