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Soldiers and tank

February 6, 2024, 3:30-6:15 pm

The Miller Center commemorates the 2nd anniversary of the Russian war in Ukraine in a special two-panel program with UVA experts in foreign policy, defense, and diplomacy.

Two years into the Ukraine War: Where are we headed and what have we learned?

Session One: Global Inflection Point?
Experts reflect on how the war has changed international politics. What was foreseen, and what was not? What might the future hold?

Session Two: Leadership Matters
The leadership of three presidents—Joe Biden in the United States, Vladimir Putin in Russia, and Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine—has defined the trajectory of the war. What conclusions can we draw about presidential leadership and decision-making in the 21st century? How might a change of leadership in any of the three countries change the trajectory once again?

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.