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Xinjiang, China

The country’s repressive response to political violence reflects a surge in Chinese nationalism, Batten professor Philip Potter told an online audience during the latest edition of Batten Expert Chats.

Brad Carson

Brad Carson, a native Oklahoman who represented the state’s 2nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives, taught courses related to national security and public sector innovation at Batten.

President of China Xi Jinping

In an article for Political Violence @ a Glance, Batten's Phil Potter, director of the National Security Policy Center, and co-authors Chen Wang and Claire Oto discuss China's transparency problem, as well as the risks and rewards of transparency.

ISIS fighters in Raqqa, Syria, June 2014

ISIS is quietly “rising from the ashes” in areas of Iraq and Syria, due in part to the group’s vast international network of affiliates. Batten’s Phil Potter and co-authors outline why ISIS will be difficult to finish off without defeating the terrorist organization’s entire network of allies.


Since the 9-11 attacks, it has become increasingly clear that the congressional role in US foreign policy, particularly in matters of war and peace, has faded to virtually nothing. Batten's Phil Potter, Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy and Director of the National Security Policy Center, elaborates.

The High Costs of a Precipitous US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Batten’s Phil Potter and co-authors discuss how America’s war in Afghanistan — the longest conflict in U.S. history — has morphed from a counterterrorism mission into something more ambitious but less well defined and, ultimately, less successful.

Senator Tim Kaine

Virginia’s junior senator, who introduced legislation limiting presidential war powers as tensions escalated in the Middle East, said he came to the Batten School to hear from the one group likely to be most affected by war: young people.

The World Trade Organization's headquarters in Geneva

The global trade appeals system has stalled. Batten's Philip Potter and the University of Pennsylvania's Julia Gray examine if it ever really worked.

Philip Potter

Since its inception in 2018, the National Security Policy Center at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy has made something of a name for itself.


A multidisciplinary team of public policy, computer science, and law faculty earned a national grant to establish a course aimed at teaching graduate students to examine the complex ethical, legal, and policy implications of new technologies.