Christine Mahoney, author of Failure & Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced, is an associate professor of public policy and politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy and director of social entrepreneurship at UVa.
Senegal is a colorful country known for the vibrancy of its music, the delight of its food, and the splash of color in its clothing. Yet, it is also a country suffering from poverty, food insecurity, and a lack of economic growth despite a stable democracy and a functioning government.
University of Virginia faculty member Christine Mahoney has spent the last seven years researching the displacement crisis and recently returned from a research trip to northern Iraq, where she interviewed residents and aid workers about their experience there.
As students at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy continue to gain quantitative data and analysis skills they are putting themselves in a cutting-edge category to make them more competitive in the global arena.
Robert B. Zoellick was the President of the World Bank Group from 2007-12, U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005, and Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006. From 1985 to 1993, Zoellick served as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary of State, as well as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff.