Posts Tagged with
International and Global Affairs

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.

As experts on international humanitarian policy and relief efforts, Batten's Kirsten Gelsdorf and co-author Jacob Kurtzer write that while humanitarian corridors could create safe exit routes out of besieged cities – and allow aid to reach people within Ukraine – they are only part of the solution to protecting civilians during war.

As experts on international humanitarian policy and relief efforts, Batten's Kirsten Gelsdorf and co-author Jacob Kurtzer write that while humanitarian corridors could create safe exit routes out of besieged cities – and allow aid to reach people within Ukraine – they are only part of the solution to protecting civilians during war.

National Security Policy

We find that when groups share an ideology, and especially a religion, they are more likely to sustain material cooperation in the face of state repression.

Following the largest attack in Europe since World War II, a trio of experts including Batten's Todd Sechser weigh in on an invasion 31 years in the making. 

Following the largest attack in Europe since World War II, a trio of experts including Batten's Todd Sechser weigh in on an invasion 31 years in the making. 

crisis in Ukraine

The Batten School and National Security Policy Center bring together a panel of experts to discuss the global ripple effects of Russia's attack on Ukraine with a focus on policy, diplomacy and humanitarian implications.

crisis in Ukraine

Batten professors Philip Potter and Todd Sechser join a lineup of UVA faculty experts for a teach-in to discuss the context and background of the crisis in Ukraine.