Past Events

March 31, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Join us in welcoming newly admitted undergraduate students to the Batten School. Meet faculty, staff and current students while enjoying some tasty snacks and beverages.
March 30, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
This talk will explore the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) as a multilateral, Leaders level initiative to establish targets, accelerate measurable commitment, and sustain global interest and financing across sectors.
March 28, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
IHS International co-founder, Phil Midland, will present “Engaging China and Japan in the 21st Century.” Lunch will be provided.
March 23, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
Steve Benjamin, the first African-American Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, will be visiting the Batten School on March 23rd. Mayor Benjamin has been a noted leader on issues as varied as South Carolina's decision to remove its Confederate flag from its State House, flood recovery, economic development and racial and social justice.
March 18, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
U.S. Capitol Building
March 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
The Batten School will host a moderated forum with candidates running for the Fifth Congressional seat. Students and members of the public are invited to attend.
March 4, 2016, 11:00 a.m.
Co-sponsored with the Miller Center, this event will focus on the third volume of the First Year Project, which covers fiscal policy in year one of the new president. Panelists will provide forward-looking recommendations and an intellectual roadmap for how the next president and their team should approach fiscal affairs. Expert scholars include Batten Professor Raymond Scheppach, Batten Professor Guian McKee and former Darden School Dean and University Professor Robert Bruner.
Feb. 29, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Please join us in celebrating Black History Month with great food, music and art. We look forward to celebrating with you at this fourth annual event. Caribbean food provided.
Feb. 27, 2016, 8:00 a.m.
Top students from across the nation will be participating in a climate change simulation competition on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at eight regional host sites. Registration opens on Wednesday, Jan. 13, and NASPAA principal representatives can pre-register a student on Jan. 12.
Alicia Garza
Feb. 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Alicia Garza, social activist and co-creator of the viral hastag and movement #BlackLivesMatter, will give this year's keynote address, co-sponsored by the Batten School. Free tickets are available now.
Social Innovation Summit
Feb. 26, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
The Social Innovation Summit is a cross‐disciplinary gathering of students and faculty members who are passionate about entrepreneurship and social innovation. The theme of the summit is "Social Entrepreneurship in Urbanism" and the keynote is Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen.