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Master of Public Policy (MPP) graduate Isabela Medina-Maté has wasted little time since she graduated from the Batten School last May. The native Colombian, who just completed an internship with the communications department at United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) in New York City, is already embarking on a new chapter, one that will take her to the west coast where she will be able to combine her passion for human rights and cinematography.
Oct. 23, 2018
Earlier this fall, the Batten School was recognized for trailblazing leadership in academia to an audience of more than 170,000. Not at a policy event, not at an economic forum or higher education conference, but at the mothership of tech conferences in America: Dreamforce.
Oct. 22, 2018
Jack DiMatteo, who is a second-year MPP student, discussed his summer internship with a new non-partisan non-profit, When We All Vote. The brainchild of Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, When We All Vote aims to bring together citizens, institutions, and organizations to spark a conversation about our rights and responsibilities in shaping our democracy. Specifically, the responsibility of registering to vote—and then actually voting.
Oct. 15, 2018
On Friday morning, October 5th, Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia, an initiative of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, came together with the office of Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia Impact Investing Forum, to host the Virginia Impact Summit.
Oct. 9, 2018
Last week, the Batten School and the Center for Politics hosted an event in Garrett Hall titled “The Economic Factors that Divide America” as part of the National Symposium Series on Democracy. Moderated by Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Education, and Economics, Sally Hudson, the event presented three panelists.
Oct. 8, 2018
Becker, who served 30 years as a Naval Intelligence officer in peace, crisis and combat, is a recognized expert in national security affairs. His postings include serving as director for intelligence of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan, command of the U.S. Central Command’s Joint Intelligence Center and assistant naval attaché to France.
Oct. 2, 2018
On Friday, September 28th, the Batten School, Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL), College Republicans at UVA, and University Democrats at UVA co-hosted a debate between Democrat Leslie Cockburn and Republican Denver Riggleman—the candidates vying for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District seat in the November midterm elections. The non-partisan debate was moderated by Batten Professors Craig Volden and Gerald Warburg.
Oct. 1, 2018
Over the course of the summer, two students—one from Batten and one from Global Development—participated in a weekend-long conference, in Dallas, Texas. Hosted by The Philanthropy Lab, an organization that specifically focuses on expanding students' knowledge of the donor world—all with the hope of equipping them with the requisite tools and knowledge to navigate the wild world of philanthropy
Sep. 27, 2018
On September 21st, UVA hosted the 5th annual Shadwell Speaker Series, presented by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Shadwell Society. This year’s featured speaker was foreign policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter.
Sep. 25, 2018
This October, the University of Virginia’s Social Entrepreneurship program, an initiative of the Frank Batten School of Public Policy and Leadership, will come together with the office of Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia Impact Investing Forum, to host the Virginia Impact Summit.
Sep. 19, 2018
Coinciding with Constitution Day, the Batten School’s weekly Batten Hour speaker series tackled the timely topic of community policing and how it can bridge the disconnect between Constitutional rights and the government’s use of force —in this case, police force.
Sep. 18, 2018

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