Past Events

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April 29, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Join as we celebrate a successful academic year with an end of the year recognition brunch in the Great Hall.
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April 22, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a discussion with Politico CEO Patrick M. Steel as he speaks on his personal leadership ethos, strategic leadership of Politico, and the role of media in the public arena. As Chief Executive Officer of POLITICO, Mr. Steel's portfolio includes oversight of operations, strategy, and growth. He came to Politico from FBR Capital Markets & Co., where he spent sixteen years and was Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Capital Markets. Prior to joining FBR & Co., Mr. Steel was the Associate Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). He also served as Senior Advisor on the White House China Trade Relations Working Group. From 1997-1999, Mr. Steel served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman. Prior, he was a special assistant to President Bill Clinton and a Presidential Scheduler in the White House. Mr. Steel holds a bachelor’s degree in European History from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in Legal and Political Theory from University College London, and an MBA from Georgetown University. He currently lives in Washington, with his wife and their teenage sons.
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April 15, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
On Monday, April 15, Dr. Arthur Brooks will visit the University of Virginia for a presentation and discussion on his new book "Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt." The event, co-sponsored by the Batten School, Miller Center, and Democracy Initiative, will begin with remarks by Brooks, followed by a moderated conversation with Batten School Dean Allan Stam and Melody Barnes, co-director of the Democracy Initiative, and an audience Q&A. A book signing will follow.
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April 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Join us as we hear from two former members of Congress, David Skaggs and Bob Goodlatte, on how to build a better Congress. These former members of Congress were both highly effective lawmakers and are part of the Congress to Campus program, which is facilitated by the Stennis Center and by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress. This conversation will be bipartisan and is sponsored by Batten’s Center for Effective Lawmaking.
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April 12, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Join us this Friday as the Batten Grad Council and Habitat for Humanity co-host a forum on affordable housing in Charlottesville with four city council candidates, moderated by Batten Professor Paul Martin. WHO: Paul Martin, moderator and Batten Professor will be joined by panelists: Sena Magill, member of the board of directors for the Region Ten Community Services Board, Brian Pinkston, UVA Associate Director for Planning, Project Services and Facilities Management, Bob Fenwick, former city council member, who served from 2013 to 2017, and Michael Payne, who has represented Habitat Virginia on statewide affordable housing issues and volunteers with the Charlottesville Low-Income Housing Coalition. Each is running for the Democratic nomination. This event is free and open to the public.
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April 10, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
As part of the Batten School and UVA Center for Politics National Symposium Series on Democracy, Margaret Brennan, Host of CBS Face the Nation and UVA alum, will join UVA Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato for a wide-ranging discussion on the role of the media, its relationship to the presidency, congress and other institutes of democracy.
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April 8, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Join us as David Weil, the James and Merryl Tisch Professor of Economics at Brown University, discusses the implications for technological progress on labor markets, inequality and economic growth.
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April 3, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
All members of the UVA and local community are invited to join facilitated round table conversations about how the places in which we live are affected by climate change and what our role in participating in a response to climate change might be. Participants will have an opportunity to share about their own experiences and to hear others’ perspectives on this important topic. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and members of the public are all welcome. Attendance is free but RSVP is requested if you plan to attend: RSVP HERE.
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April 2, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
His Excellency Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, will speak as part of the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ Ambassador Series in partnership with the Batten School.
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April 1, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a lively discussion on the Demand for Corporate Social Responsibility with Batten Alum Grace Brown (MPP ’14). Grace received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and upon completing her MPP at Batten, she has stayed involved by founding the Batten Alumni Advisory Board and serving as the Vice Chair for two years. She has also stayed involved by lecturing at Batten on Business Social Impact. Grace is currently in D.C., working at Deloitte on the Corporate Citizenship team. Her specialty is corporate social impact strategies and has developed two such strategies for Deloitte: Public Policy and Corporate Citizenship. Don’t miss the chance to gain insight from this recent alum while she sheds light on the significance of Corporate Social Responsibility!
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March 30, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
On Saturday, March 30, the Virginia Policy Review at the Batten School will host the seventh annual National Journal Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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March 29, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a special Ambassador Series event co-hosted by the Batten School; UVA Office of the Provost; Center for Politics; Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies; and European Studies Program. This panel discussion will focus on the countries’ relations with the United States and current issues impacting the region and Europe.

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