• Congressman John Lewis

    Citizen Leadership

    On April 13, 2015, Congressman John Lewis will be presented the 2015 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership. Lewis chaired the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and organized the march from Selma to Montgomery, which took place 50 years ago on March 7, 1965.
  • The Russell Senate Office Building dome

    New Online Course

    The Batten School launches the first comprehensive public policy course online in February. "Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century" is a massive open online course or MOOC featuring discussions with top leaders, such U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, former Congressman Tom Davis, Congressman Gerry Connolly, former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers and more.
  • Associate Professor Christine Mahoney in the classroom

    Inspired Learning

    Our innovative approach to public policy has attracted some of the best scholar-practitioners in political science, psychology, law, history and economics. They’re driven by policy issues and eager to abandon academic silos. They’re published and accomplished, a combination of the sharpest minds at U.Va., as well as some of the best research institutions in the country.
  • Batten School students visit Capitol Hill

    Real World Experience

    Batten School students do not only study public policy, they interact with the nation's policy makers. Professor Gerry Warburg's MPP class recently visited with legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill.
  • Professor Eileen Chou speaks with students

    Batten Community

    At Batten, you’ll join stellar faculty and driven students at one of the nation’s top “public ivy” universities. Whether you’re in the MPP program, an undergraduate in the accelerated MPP track or a pioneer in a dual degree program, you’ll graduate ready to lead from day one.

Batten News

On March 20, the student-led Business in Society conference took place at the Darden School of Business. Co-hosted by the Batten School, the conference focused on private-public partnerships and the intersection of business and society. The conference kicked off with a keynote by Andrew O'Brien, the Special Representative for Global Partnerships in the U.S. Secretary of State’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State.

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The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Curry School of Education and University Career Services are collaborating to host a conference focused on careers in education policy on April 3. We hope you will join us for this great opportunity to learn more about career options, connect with alumni and meet professionals in the field.

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Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke to packed room of students at the Batten School on Friday, March 20, 2015. Cantor was chosen to be the MPP Class of 2015 speaker by graduate student leadership.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Amid the academic scandals at Syracuse, North Carolina and elsewhere around the N.C.A.A., maybe it just seems unusual these days to find athletes who also happen to be high-achieving students. But consider Malcolm Brogdon, the redshirt junior guard who helped lead Virginia to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title and a top-five ranking for much of this season — all while he was working on a master’s degree in public policy.

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