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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to touch nearly every aspect of American life and government, Batten's Todd Sechser says the handling of the pandemic by the U.S. has implications far beyond our borders, affecting policy and power struggles around the world.


From Abigail Adams to suffragists to presidential tickets, women have played consequential roles in American politics as voters, activists, candidates, and officeholders. This panel will examine how women have influenced and been affected by politics, law, and public policy.


During this Batten Hour, Barbara Perry, Director of Presidential Studies at UVA's Miller Center, will discuss Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy and the future of the Supreme Court following Justice Ginsburg’s death last week.

How does one navigate the policy implications of a worldwide epidemic? And what does that look like? Join the Miller Center for a discussion with Batten School Dean Ian Solomon on the policy implications of the coronavirus epidemic. 

Join the Miller Center and Batten School for a discussion with New Jersey’s sitting governor, Phil D. Murphy, and First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy on the trajectory of their careers on how their private-sector work transferred to government, and issues that they have focused on in the state house. The discussion will be moderated by Dean Ian H. Solomon.

President Trump is only the third president in U.S. history to have been formally impeached by the House of Representatives. The Miller Center, along with the Center for Politics, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, UVA Law’s Karsh Center, and the Jefferson and Literary Debating Society, is assembling some of UVA’s leading experts on the presidency and the Constitution to offer context and answer questions from the audience.

The Batten School will host a discussion on war powers with Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) amid tensions with Iran.

Join former chief economist at the Federal Reserve, David Wilcox, and Batten's David Leblang as they explore the sources and dimensions of the problem.

Todd Sechser

Todd S. Sechser is a professor of politics and public policy at the Batten School and the Pamela Feinour Edmonds and Franklin S. Edmonds Jr. Discovery Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. Sechser is also a Senior Fellow at UVA's Miller Center. His research interests include coercive diplomacy, emerging technologies, nuclear security and political violence