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Craig Volden
Craig Volden, a University of Virginia professor of public policy and politics, recently returned from a retreat for new members of Congress, where he advised them on strategies for becoming effective lawmakers.
Jan. 11, 2017
Few institutions and communities in the United States, if any, have ever fully confronted the truths and legacies of colonialism and slavery. These constructs are often visually embedded in public art and spaces, reflecting cultural beliefs, institutionalized policies and practices that devalue African Americans, Native Americans and other people of color.
Jan. 10, 2017
Zach Blackburn
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.
Jan. 6, 2017
Dean Stam, Governor McAuliffe and Batten students at Garrett Hall.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and his Cabinet recently met at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.
Jan. 5, 2017
As in Europe, recent U.S. elections have heightened the appeal of and concerns about populism. Inside-the-Beltway policy elites have taken it on the chin.
Dec. 19, 2016
U.S. Capitol Building
Just as there are gender gaps in major American elections, so too are there gender gaps in the issues advanced by women in Congress. The concept of so-called women's issues has been discussed for decades and sometimes used to diminish the political contributions of women.
Dec. 16, 2016
Recidivism rates in the United States are high: two-thirds of offenders leaving prison will be re-arrested within three years. This is partly due to how difficult it is for people with criminal records to find reliable employment that can put them on a law-abiding track.
Dec. 16, 2016
The Royster-Lawton Fellows in Social Enterprise were recently established to expand access, affordability and experiential learning opportunities in the area of social enterprise for students at the University of Virginia.
Dec. 12, 2016
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.
Dec. 7, 2016
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is proud to host NASPAA's Career Professionals Conference on December 7 - 9 at the University of Virginia.
Dec. 6, 2016
All in all, I’m really glad I decided to go to Batten, and I believe that my MPP has prepared me for an interesting and satisfying career – both through the specific skills it gave me, but also the value placed on leadership.
Dec. 2, 2016
U.S. Capitol Building
After one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in American history, it seems as if the United States is more divided than ever before. Yet political experts at the University of Virginia point to several lessons and even data from recent history that could help elected officials from both parties bridge the divide.
Nov. 28, 2016

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