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As the director of social entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, professor Christine Mahoney had spent a good deal of her time devising innovative approaches for solving social challenges around the world. However, it gnawed at Mahoney that she hadn’t been able to do as much as she would have liked right here in Charlottesville.
April 10, 2019
Lisa Hall is acutely aware of how capital can be used for the betterment of society. Former CEO of the Calvert Impact Capital, Hall has worked in a variety of sectors and developed a unique vantage on inciting social change and economic equality.
April 8, 2019
Echols Scholar Madeleine Mayhew discusses the path that led her to UVA, the skills she's gained at Batten, and life on and off the squash court.
March 30, 2019
Batten professor Gerry Warburg hosted UVA President Jim Ryan during his “Public Policy Challenges for the 21st Century,” course to discuss the current state of American higher education and how universities, like UVA, can become more diverse and inclusive.
March 27, 2019
Batten associate professor Jay Shimshack testified at a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on the importance of environmental enforcement and compliance.
March 26, 2019
Of those seeking employment, 98 percent of graduates from Batten’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs have secured positions, demonstrating a high demand for policy leaders equipped with a Batten degree.
March 22, 2019
Virginia Beach native Sumedha Deskmukh holds a Bachelor in Economics (‘16) and a Master of Public Policy (’17) both from the University of Virginia. A former Jefferson Scholar and Echols Scholar, Deshmukh—in just a short amount of time—has combined her economics background with her passion for policymaking to create an interesting career. Beginning as an Associate Producer at Devex to working on Blockchain & DLT at the World Economic Forum, Deshmukh is already forging ahead in the world of policymaking.
March 21, 2019
The refugee crisis is not America’s crisis nor is it Europe’s crisis. It’s the refugee’s crisis. Unbelievable, huh? Films such as, "4.1 miles" and "From Damascus to Chicago," which screened at Garrett Hall on Thursday evening, Feb. 28 serve as a counter to viewing the current predicament as one giant statistic.
March 13, 2019
Thanks to a unique partnership between the Batten School and the University’s talent development team within UVA Human Resources, a new series of three director-level leadership development courses spearheaded by Batten Professor Gabrielle Adams will soon be available to University HR managers.
March 11, 2019
Renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle is the 2019 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership.
March 6, 2019
If we look back over the past five years, one significant change in the news and talk about town is that we are hearing much more about democracy. There is a great deal of concern as well as fundraising and spending and effort on and about democracy of late.
March 4, 2019
Batten's Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) announced the most effective lawmakers of the 115th Congress (2017-18). In addition to ranking the most effective members, the CEL for the first time ranked lawmakers with long-standing patterns of effectiveness as well as the most high-performing freshmen.
March 1, 2019

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