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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
Malcolm Brogdon
Basketball player and Range resident Malcolm Brogdon (Col ’15, Batten ’16) says he plans to play basketball for a few more years, then either work for or start a nonprofit focused on alleviating poverty in developing nations.
March 8, 2016
Dean Allan Stam
Co-authored with Michael Horowitz and Cali Mortensen Ellis, this book examines 2,400 world leaders and their decision to engage in armed conflicts. Stam's research focuses on the dynamics of armed conflict between and within states.
March 7, 2016
After I graduate, I hope to work in an economic development capacity, helping those displaced by war and conflict to rebuild their lives, as well as set up political institutions to prevent future conflict and spur economic growth.
March 1, 2016
Top graduate students from across the nation will be participating in a climate change simulation competition on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at eight regional sites. The University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is hosting graduate students from the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the country.
Feb. 26, 2016
Professor Eileen Chou
People who feel that their financial outlook is shaky may actually experience more physical pain than those who feel financially secure, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings indicate that the link may be driven, at least in part, by feeling a lack of control over one’s life.
Feb. 22, 2016
The Summit is a cross‐disciplinary gathering of students and faculty members who are passionate about entrepreneurship and social innovation.
Feb. 16, 2016
Professor Craig Volden
Professors Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman (Professor of Political Science and Law at Vanderbilt University) received a $200,000 grant from the Madison Initiative to expand their groundbreaking research - the Legislative Effectiveness Project (LEP)
Feb. 12, 2016

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