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
Strengthening bilateral cooperation in the fields of leadership and public policy between Japan and the United States.
Sep. 14, 2018
"The fact that people are running out to purchase emergency supplies like batteries and flashlights after landfall–despite being told to stay off roads—is strongly suggestive of people being underprepared. They are going out and buying emergency supplies because they need them. This suggests they didn’t prepare enough."
Sep. 13, 2018
Professor Gabrielle Adams will lead a course for students and professionals seeking to navigate and resolve conflict
Sep. 13, 2018
Ben Castleman has been promoting text-messaging strategies to encourage first-generation students to enroll in college. Now he's helping these students complete their degrees. (photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)
Sep. 11, 2018
When it comes to social psychology, Professor Gabrielle Adams’s knowledge and experience belie her age. Honored as one of the Poets & Quants’ 40 Best Business Professors Under 40, the young Adams is something of a force.
Sep. 11, 2018