Past Events

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Dec. 7, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a special event celebrating nonprofits' commintment to the Charlottesvielle community as students in Batten Professor Paul Martin's class, NGOs and Foundations in the Policy Arena, announce the final grants to be distributed from their collaborative class research and extensive analysis of multiple nonprofits this semester.
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Dec. 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Join a lively discussion about the challenges of providing Congress with real-time non-partisan policy analysis. The speakers, Aaron Betz and Scott Laughery, will discuss the roles of the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation in conducting rapid high quality nonpartisan analysis of proposed legislation. The event is free and open to the public. Free lunch provided!
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Dec. 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
On Saturday, December 1, UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy will host the first Central Virginia Learning Exchange (CVLE) from 9:00am-12:30pm in the Great Hall of Garrett Hall. The CVLE—which is led by students in Batten Professor Brian N. Williams’ course titled “The Current State of Police-Community Relations: Problems and Prospects”—will bring together a select group of law enforcement officers, local government officials, UVA students, and residents from Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the Central Virginia region who seek to enhance the current state of police-community relations.
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Nov. 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Join us for a discussion on "Trump at the Midterm of his Presidency" with moderators Nia-Malika Henderson, senior political reporter for CNN, and Cliff Young, President of Ipsos Public Affairs N.A. The discussion will also feature the following panelists: Glen Bolger, Maria Cardona, Chris LaCavita, Symone Sanders, Jonathan Martin, Donna Brazile. Additional invites pending.This event is free and open to the public. Please register through eventbrite.
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Nov. 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
The University of Virginia and the University of Venda in South Africa have a long-standing collaboration in several fields, including health, water and sanitation, engineering, and social science. This symposium is focused on collaborative work in the social sciences on traditional healing and social welfare in Africa.
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Nov. 15, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Join us as ten UVA student social entrepreneurs pitch their concepts to make the world a better place! Please RSVP by Monday, November 12.
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Nov. 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Join for a panel discussion on Virginia's historic opportunity to be the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the role state and local officials play in a national legislative movement.
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Nov. 12, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Craig Volden, Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Batten School, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking, discusses the post-election wrap-up.
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Nov. 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Come join us for the 6th Annual Batten Chili Cook-Off on November 8th from 5:00-6:30 in the UVA Amphitheater! Learn more about the Batten application process and program, meet current undergraduate and graduate students, sample delicious chili, and get prizes like free t-shirts for early-birds!
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Nov. 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Join us as the Batten School hosts its first Listening Session as a part of First-Generation Celebration Day in order to better understand the perspective of first-generation students at all stages in the student life cycle (from prospective student to alum), and share ideas for how the Batten School can better address common challenges. Coffee and bagels will be provided!
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Nov. 6, 2018, 8:00 a.m.
Calling all Batten students! We need your help to go outside polling locations on Election Day and provide handouts to people coming to vote, asking them to text 3-5 friends to encourage them to vote as well. Sign up for a shift here! We are also providing our volunteers with donuts, cookies, and coffee/hot chocolate, which you'll also be able to share with people who participate in the texting effort. This work is entirely nonpartisan in nature, inspired by When We All Vote's Voting Squads and the Vote Tripling initiative.
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Nov. 5, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Join us as Dave Nussbaum discusses "Communicating Behavioral Science to the Public." Dave is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Communications Director for the Behavioral Science and Policy Association, and the editor of the SPSP blog, Character and Context. He has written for various publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and FiveThirtyEight, in an effort to bring a well-grounded but accessible account of psychology to the public. He has also worked with many behavioral scientists to shape and place their own op-eds and popular media articles. In this Batten Hour session, Dave will talk about the process of shaping and placing articles for a popular audience, while representing the underlying science in a responsible way.

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