• TIM KAINE | U.S. Senator (VA, 2012-present), 70th Governor of VA (2006-2010)

    Kaine on War Powers

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke to Batten undergraduates earlier this year, discussing the War Powers Consultation Act of 2014, which he introduced with Senator John McCain (R-AZ). He visited "Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century," a large undergraduate survey course at Batten for majors in public policy and leadership and prospective students.
  • Professor Craig Volden in Washington, DC

    Insightful Research

    Professor Craig Volden and co-author Alan Wiseman of Vanderbilt University have written a new book and launched a website to measure of the legislative effectiveness of members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The new website, www.thelawmakers.org, gives users data on the effectiveness of their member of Congress.
  • Professor Eileen Chou speaks with students

    Batten Community

    At Batten, you’ll join stellar faculty and driven students at one of the nation’s top “public ivy” universities. Whether you’re in the MPP program, an undergraduate in the accelerated MPP track or a pioneer in a dual degree program, you’ll graduate ready to lead from day one.
  • Batten School students visit Capitol Hill

    Real World Experience

    Batten School students do not only study public policy, they interact with the nation's policy makers. Professor Gerry Warburg's MPP class recently visited with legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill.
  • ALLAN STAM Named Dean of U.Va.’s Batten School

    On Leadership

    “My biggest challenge, and number one priority, will be to maintain the momentum and focus that Dean Harding has established, to keep moving the school forward, hewing to Frank Batten’s vision,” Stam said. Stam began his tern as dean of the Batten School on July 1, 2014.
  • Garrett Hall, University of Virginia

    A Catalytic Force for Change

    Social entrepreneurship is an approach to creating system-level change through the application of entrepreneurial thinking to social ventures, non-profit organizations, government institutions and NGOs to create economic, environmental and social value for multiple stakeholders.

Batten News

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the U.Va. International Relations Organization will host Ambassador Carlos Pascual for a talk on "21st Century Energy Geopolitics." Ambassador Pascual has substantial experience in international development, politics and economics. He is currently a Fellow at the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy.

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After traveling to Turkey earlier this year as part of a class, Batten School MPP student Shannon Joyce became interested in access to information and what it means for research. Joyce was a part of Professor Jeanine Braithwaite’s “Household Data Analysis” class that worked with NGOs and the Turkish government on a variety of projects.

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Walk into any coffee shop, and you'll see people who are there not to socialize or relax or even drink coffee, necessarily, but to work. They're the ones typing intently on laptops or scribbling in notebooks, surrounded by other people but deeply engaged with their task.

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The fall 2014 digital edition of Batten Reports, the magazine of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is now available!

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The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy currently has three open faculty positions. Applicants should review Jobs@UVa for more information.

Associate or Full Professor of Public Policy (Health Economics)

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