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"There has been little public focus on the possibility that the government will reallocate aid to address migration concerns at the expense of other policy priorities. Yet this is a likely outcome, in the United States and across many donor countries." — David Leblang and co-author Sarah Bermeo (photo by Jonathan McIntosh, courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Feb. 22, 2018
On February 24 and March 3, more than 550 graduate students from around the globe will compete through computer-based simulated game play to combat a devastating pandemic during the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.
Feb. 20, 2018
Artist Danny Doughty of Onancock, Va. pays tribute to the African-American women of the Eastern Shore who sustained him through difficult circumstances. He spoke at the Feb. 19 Batten Hour presentation. A reception and exhibition of his work is at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19.
Feb. 19, 2018
"Global Humanitarian Crises...prompts us to consider that there are career paths—besides those that seek to simply accumulate the most wealth—that can enact real change in the world and save the lives of those victims that we only hear about on the news." — Luke Fischer, columnist, The Cavalier Daily (photo by Jack Looney)
Feb. 15, 2018
MPP student Margaret Anderson co-wrote "A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle against the Death Penalty," published by Vanderbilt University Press. (photo by Jack Looney)
Feb. 5, 2018
“This is an extremely serious crisis,” said Batten's Christopher Ruhm. “We need a comprehensive strategy to alert people to the risks of these drugs, in much the same way we have done with the dangers of smoking.” (photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)
Jan. 26, 2018
"We are building a community that is tolerant and compassionate, that celebrates diversity, that is gritty, curious and resilient." — Batten School Dean Allan C. Stam, Spring 2018 State of the School Address
Jan. 23, 2018
"This has been an important time in national security, and there has been a lot of rethinking going on in the context of the Trump administration in terms of what the U.S.’s posture should look like, what our strategy should look like, where we should be making investments, and all those sorts of things." — Philip Potter, Director of Batten's National Security Policy Center
Jan. 19, 2018
"We need to understand affordable housing as nothing less than a human and civil rights issue." — Stefano Rumi, fourth-year student minoring in Social Entrepreneurship and a Senior Research Fellow at Batten's Pay for Success Innovation Lab.
Jan. 18, 2018
Batten's Chris Ruhm shows that the opioid epidemic in the United States more likely has been driven by drug availability than by the despair of people using the drugs. (map courtesy U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Jan. 12, 2018
Batten students helped Gov.-Elect Dr. Ralph Northam in his transition to Virginia's highest office. "...that work from the time (when a candidate is) elected to the time that they’re inaugurated…is critical to getting off on the right foot," said Ray Scheppach, Professor of Public Policy.
Jan. 12, 2018

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