Past Events

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Nov. 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Join us as we hear from Shane McKibben, the National Outreach Specialist of FairVote, as he presents a talk consisting of a brief overview of what ranked choice voting is, its history and present use in the United States, and an examination of the problems with much of America's current electoral systems and how ranked choice voting provides the best solution to these problems. We will conclude with a discussion of the ways that UVA students can get involved in local efforts to adopt and implement RCV, within the larger context of developing grassroots groups to effect change, before opening up the discussion for a Q&A session.
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Nov. 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
25 Senior AP Government students from the Monticello High School will be participating in the Situation Room Experience here at the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming.
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Nov. 13, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Join the Batten School as we hear from Ted Parson, Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law, and Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the University of California, Los Angeles. The topic of discussion will be a climate engineering, climate assessments, and the policy debate.
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Nov. 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Join us for the Social Entrepreneurship Track of UVA's E-Cup! The E-Cup is working to surface and seed ideas from all parts of the university at every stage of development. Bring your out-of-the-box ideas to translate them into compelling projects.
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Nov. 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Please join the National Security Policy Center at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy for a discussion of recent public-private collaborative efforts to prevent violent extremism.
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Nov. 8, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Join us as we hear from Michael Piwowar, the Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He will be speaking on a wide range of topics - securities regulation, Dodd-Frank, diversity initiatives at the SEC, as well as lessons from his own career in public policy.
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Nov. 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
So You Want to Start a Social Venture?: with Dahna Goldstein, a Bretton Woods II fellow at New America, a social entrepreneur, and advisor to social impact organizations. Join us to learn how to ask the right questions and do the right market research before deciding to start a new company or organization, and hear from someone who’s been there. You may be surprised to hear some reasons why your great idea should not become a new organization, but should lead you to partner and innovate with an existing one instead.
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Nov. 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Join us as we hear from Margaret Anderson, a Batten School student and co-author of “A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle Against the Death Penalty”. Ms. Anderson will be speaking on her book, and copies will be available for purchase (cash only).
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Oct. 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
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Oct. 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
On October 28, we will be hosting an all-day open house to help those interested in pursuing our Masters in Public Policy learn more about the program.
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Oct. 25, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Join the Batten School to hear from Lynne Cox, an American long-distance open-water swimmer, speak about determination, leadership, and accomplishing seemingly impossible dreams.
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Oct. 18, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy’s National Security Policy Center (NSPC) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) are partnering to convene a high-level panel discussion on the transatlantic security relationship following recent elections in Europe, in particular France and Germany. The discussion, moderated by Philip Potter, Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy and NSPC Director, and Nico Lange, Director of the KAS International Office in Washington, will focus on the future of security cooperation between the United States and the European Union.

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