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Ten Batten students and alumni — the highest number to date — have been selected as finalists for this year's prestigious Presidential Management Fellows Program, which is designed to develop a strong cadre of future government leaders.

Women in Congress and the Ambition Gap

Batten School Professor Jennifer Lawless and co-author Richard L. Fox find that women today are just as unlikely as they were 20 years ago to express interest in running for office.

Two Batten students say the new January term leadership course changed how they view both the presidency and policy in general.

Two Batten students say the new January term leadership course changed how they view both the presidency and policy in general.

President Joe Biden on Air Force One

Batten School professor and Miller Center faculty senior fellow Allan Stam offers a critical assessment of President Biden's first year in office. It's hard to see the president as a successful leader, writes Stam.

PRESIDENT BIDEN'S FIRST YEAR

In a conversation moderated by Dean Ian Solomon, scholars, former officials and other presidential experts reflect on President Biden's first year in office and the Biden administration's domestic affairs and priorities.

Batten student Ethan Betterton (MPP ’22), VPR managing editor, interviewed Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Bob Barnes at an event hosted by VPR earlier this semester. (Photo by Ben Leistensnider)

The Virginia Policy Review, Batten’s oldest student organization, offers an ever-expanding space for people with differing perspectives to convene and converse.

Cambridge University Press

In their new book "Why bad policies spread (and good one’s don’t)," Batten's Craig Volden and Charles R. Shipan draw from a wide range of policy domains to examine whether states learn from another to improve the spread of good or effective policies, which policies spread for which reasons and which conditions lead to good or bad policies to spread, among other core questions.

Barnes and Betterton

The Batten School’s Virginia Policy Review hosted Washington Post Supreme Court Reporter Bob Barnes for a preview and discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's high-profile term.

Supreme Court

The Virginia Policy Review hosts Washington Post Supreme Court Reporter Bob Barnes for a preview and discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's high-profile term that includes decisions on guns, abortion, religion and race. 

A lump of coal sits between the railroad tracks where for decades it was delivered to generate electricity at the Yorktown Power station, where two coal powered steam turbines were shut down in 2019. (Rob Ostermaier)

In an article for The Virginian-Pilot, Batten's William Shobe writes that with careful planning and policy design, decarbonization in the Commonwealth is achievable by 2050. Earlier this year, Shobe and his colleagues at UVA’s Energy Transition Initiative released the state's first study to analyze the actions needed to reach this goal.