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International and Global Affairs

Collages created by students in Professor Lucy Bassett's "Children in Crisis at the US/Mexico Border" capstone course. (Graphic by Macy Brandon)

In Professor Lucy Bassett’s class on the U.S./Mexico border, students learn to integrate their policy knowledge with storytelling techniques to reach new audiences. Their multimedia projects bring the border crisis to life.

Humanitarian Aid

Batten's Kirsten Gelsdorf has spent over 20 years working for the United Nations and other organizations in the humanitarian sector. On a recent episode of "With Good Reason," Gelsdorf discussed her experience in disaster zones as well as commonly-held misconceptions about humanitarian aid.

Xinjiang, China

The country’s repressive response to political violence reflects a surge in Chinese nationalism, Batten professor Philip Potter told an online audience during the latest edition of Batten Expert Chats.

Syaru Shirley Lin and Harry Harding

In the latest edition of Batten Expert Chats, Syaru Shirley Lin, Compton Visiting Professor at the Miller Center, and Harry Harding, founding dean of the Batten School and professor of public policy, discussed why Taiwan finds it difficult to send scholars abroad, welcome foreign students and faculty, and promote the use of English.

Migrants moving north in Honduras. (Brookings)

Migration from Honduras to the U.S. has been growing for years. New research by Batten's David Leblang, director of the Global Policy Center, and Duke University's Sarah Bermeo suggests the movement is a result of persistent violence coupled with food insecurity linked to climate change. Leblang and Bermeo wrote about their findings in a blog for Brookings. 

President of China Xi Jinping

In an article for Political Violence @ a Glance, Batten's Phil Potter, director of the National Security Policy Center, and co-authors Chen Wang and Claire Oto discuss China's transparency problem, as well as the risks and rewards of transparency.

Christine Mahoney

During UVA's annual Research Achievement Awards, Christine Mahoney, professor of public policy and politics and director of SE@UVA, was recognized for her work supporting the rights of displaced people locally, nationally and globally. Batten's John Holbein and Jay Shimshack were also acknowledged for their research contributions. 


Please join us for a Batten Hour conversation with His Excellency Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France to the United States, and Batten student Sean Bielawski (MPP '21), a member of Batten's Virginia Policy Review.


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In the latest edition of Batten Expert Chats, professor Jeanine Braithwaite discussed the Sudan Family Support Project, which will offer quasi-universal basic income to citizens of the African nation.