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International and Global Affairs

Capitol building

How can Congress reclaim its constitutional authority to shape foreign policy? Gerald Warburg, Batten professor of practice of public policy, offers insight in an article in the Wilson Quarterly.

Allan Stam Showcase

In this lecture, Batten School Professor Allan Stam leads a class through an analysis of the Russo-Ukraine War. In the process, students develop new understandings of policy analysis through a considered look at the fight over The Borderlands.

Controlling immigration has become a central political goal in advanced democracies. Politicians across the world have experimented with a range of policies such as foreign aid in the hopes that aid will spur development in migrant origin countries and decrease the demand for emigration. We argue that internal policy tools are more effective, in particular, the use of policies that allow temporary migrants short-term access to host country labor markets. 

Kirsten Gelsdorf

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy professor Kirsten Gelsdorf spoke to UVA Lifetime Learning's podcast about the current state of worldwide humanitarian crises and organizations poised to address them.

Guatemalan immigration

David Leblang, Director of the Batten School’s Global Policy Center, along with co-authors, assesses the root causes of migration from Guatemala.

Alum in Action: Curbing the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic Through Data

Aaron Chafetz (MPP ’13) is a senior economist in the Office of HIV/AIDS at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where he has risen in the ranks over the past decade.

Graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and the words “Glory to Ukraine” are painted on the blinds of a battle-damaged shop in Stoyanka, Ukraine, on Sunday. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)

Todd S. Sechser, professor of politics and public policy at the Batten School, writes in The Washington Post that small countries can inflict serious damage on invading superpowers.

An elderly woman walks past a damaged Russian tank in the town of Trostianets in the Sumy region of Ukraine on March 30. (Roman Pilipey/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Batten School Professor Allan Stam writes in The Washington Post that dictators tend to start risky wars, but democracies win more wars than autocracies.

Ukraine naval war

Batten School Professor Allan Stam and fourth-year student Andrew Bennett address the distinct lack of naval-focused media coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.