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Batten Professor Bala Mulloth thrives in different cultures. “I was born and raised in Mumbai, studied in New York City, then worked in Budapest, Hungary, and for the past four years, I have lived in Charlottesville,” said the professor of Social Entrepreneurship.
Feb. 14, 2019
In his new book, "The Vanishing Congress: Reflections on Politics in Washington," Bergner explores the history of the legislative branch and offers insight into the madness of the legislative process—from when bills are passed to when bills become laws to when nothing seems to get done.
Feb. 12, 2019
When it comes to discussing issues of policymaking—especially what constitutes good policymaking—Batten students are rarely shy. For the co-founders of Batten’s newest student organization Courageous Conversations in Policy (CCP) Chloe Cohen (MPP’20) and Brandon Velez (BA’19), courage is a necessity when addressing today’s most controversial topics.
Feb. 5, 2019
This week, the Batten School hosted two events as part of UVA’s Community MLK Celebration series to commemorate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Feb. 1, 2019
Andy Pennock is not your typical breed of professor. The father of four young boys (two sets of fraternal twin boys, aged three and five), teaches five courses per year and yet somehow finds the time and energy to publish a leading textbook on writing for public policy and an op-ed on education policy.
Jan. 31, 2019
On Thursday, Jan. 24, the Batten School and UVA’s Center for Politics brought together a diverse group of political figures for the 20th annual American Democracy Conference as part of the ongoing National Symposium Series on Democracy.
Jan. 30, 2019
When it comes to public policy, Batten student Jack DiMatteo (MPP ’19) is drawn to health care, which he views is an area of policy that one can impact directly. It’s this passion (and also optimism) that led him to apply for, and receive, the prestigious David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship, a 12-month postgraduate program in Washington, DC.
Jan. 28, 2019
On February 23, the third annual NASPPA-Batten Student Simulation Competition will take place, bringing together a record 585 graduate students from around the globe to tackle policy issues associated with forced migration through computer-based simulated gameplay.
Jan. 24, 2019
For Batten student Brian Zuluaga, community is everything. But if you can’t find it—then you must build it. And that’s exactly what Zuluaga, a Batten third-year who hails from outside of Philadelphia, is doing with Batten Latinx Network (BLN).
Jan. 17, 2019
Before winter break commenced, students, professors, and staff from the Batten School and University gathered with members of the United Nations in Minor Hall to study the art of storytelling—or at least one aspect of it
Jan. 9, 2019
Professor Sebastian Tello-Trillo didn’t always want to be an economist. But, he did always want to find a way to address social problems.
Jan. 4, 2019
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is proud to announce ten new admissions partnerships that will incentivize rising policy leaders from a range of backgrounds and sectors to apply to Batten’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) program. These include prestigious think tanks, foundations, and universities—all dedicated to providing individuals with education and training in areas that the Batten community values.
Dec. 21, 2018

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