Bill Clinton, Wonk of the Year. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

The “Wonk of the Year” award is the first of its kind for the D.C. school, which recently launched a branding campaign focused on re-defining “wonks.” The university’s student-run Kennedy Political Union chose Clinton as the first recipient, the school’s student newspaper reported.

Clinton is expected to give a speech on embracing humanity when he accepts the award Friday. He will also answer pre-submitted questions from American University students.

The award ceremony will be at American University on Friday at 7 p.m. The event is sold-out, but we’ll be live-tweeting from Bender Arena.

In the meantime, you can read The Post’s Wonkblog by Ezra Klein.