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Hosted by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, please join us for Virtual Batten Hour, featuring Molly Ball. Ball is the National Political Correspondent for TIME and author of a new book on Nancy Pelosi (Pelosi). 

The U.S. Capitol on Monday. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Batten’s Craig Volden and Vanderbilt’s Alan Wiseman, co-directors of the Center for Effective Lawmaking, find that members of Congress are becoming less specialized and in turn, less effective. How do we encourage more expertise and reverse the trend?

Erinn Lauterbach

I am currently a Post Doctoral Research Associate at the Center for Effective Lawmaking in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. I received my PhD in American Politics from the University of California, Riverside, in June 2020.

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What makes someone an effective lawmaker? Surprisingly, until Batten’s Craig Volden and Vanderbilt’s Alan Wiseman began discussing that question a little over a decade ago, we didn’t have a clear answer.

Which representatives and senators truly drive progress on specific public issues? Who gets things done, for example, when it comes to health care, or education, or defense? And how do they move specific legislation effectively through Congress?

Craig Volden, Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and Co-Director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking, along with Alan E. Wiseman, Professor and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair at Vanderbilt University and also Co-Director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking,  will answer these questions and more in this unique half-day course.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

As the novel coronavirus has spread across U.S. cities and states, so have public policies aimed at stopping the pandemic. Batten's Craig Volden and co-author Charles R. Shipan examine how some states have learned from others’ policy successes, while others simply copy their neighbors or even compete against them, and why that matters.

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Now that Super Tuesday is behind us, voters can look forward to another primary in the spring – this time for Congressional candidates. As a professor of public policy and politics at the Batten School and co-director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking, Craig Volden has studied what factors make for a successful candidate and drawn some conclusions about this state’s congressional delegation.

Join us for a discussion with National Journal politics editor, Josh Kraushaar. This event is co-hosted by the Center for Effective Lawmaking.