Marian Wright Edelman
Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation’s strongest voice for children and families.
April 4, 2016
Russell Building's dome
POST-MAP-ASK: Towards a More Democratic, Modern Lobbying Process looks at the ways in which the chaotic legislative lobbying process amplifies the resource imbalances, overwhelms congressional staffers, and influences public policy outcomes.
March 31, 2016
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is proud to announce that the following undergraduate students have been elected to the Beta Chapter of Virginia of Phi Beta Kappa.
March 31, 2016
Ashley Gobert
Similar to Spelman, UVA students have a strong sense of pride about their institution and what it represents in terms of standards of excellence.
March 28, 2016
Texas state capitol building in Austin
States are much more likely to abandon policies if similar programs have already failed in other states, according to new research published in State Politics & Policy Quarterly, a journal of the American Political Science Association.
March 24, 2016
Over a quiet pizza dinner back in 2013, Monica Gray and Annie Medaglia hatched an idea that is changing the way teachers can incorporate real-world experience into their classrooms.
March 24, 2016
Phil Midland, President of IHS International, will present a perspective of the re-emergence of the ‘East’ and its relationship to U.S. national security strategy development today.
March 22, 2016
March 21, 2016
The Batten School Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming has recently developed the Louisiana Coastal Resilience Game. The simulation uses economic, environmental and social modeling to forecast the resilience of Louisiana wetlands over time given various policy decisions and natural weather events.
March 18, 2016
On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, the Batten School hosted a forum for candidates running in the Fifth Congressional District. The discussion was moderated by Dean Allan Stam and Professor Gerald Warburg.
March 17, 2016
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy has moved up in the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of public policy schools.
March 15, 2016
children in Africa
Earlier this month, six experts gathered to debate the pros and cons to Cash vs. Training. On one side of the table, Team Training included Omar Arias, Rita Almeida and Isaac Mbiti. On the other side, Team Cash included David McKenzie, Laura Ralston and Manuel Salazar. Each side brought significant evidence to bear.
March 9, 2016