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Type: Batten Connection

The commission’s project director, Raymond Scheppach, will also take part in the roundtable. Scheppach, an economic fellow at the Miller Center and professor of practice at the Batten School, is the former executive director of the National Governors Association. read more »

Type: Batten Connection

Open rank, tenure-line positions in Policy Analysis and Economics read more »

Type: Batten Connection

Open rank, tenure-line position in Policy Analysis read more »

Type: Batten Connection

Batten faculty and alumni will present their research at the 2014 APPAM Fall Research Conference this November 6-8 in Albuquerque, NM. View greater details on the APPAM preliminary program page. read more »

Type: Batten Connection

Figure 1 from the article indicates the names of most prolific scholars. This includes both well-established scholars such as Justin Greenwood, Jan Beyers, David Coen and Rainer Eising, and the names of younger scholars such as Christine Mahoney and Heike Kluver. Authorship is predominately European, with only three American academics publishing more than three articles in this field (Christine Mahoney, Frank R. Baumgartner and David Lowery) read more »

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Now Mahoney, along with students and other young faculty, is seeking funding to grow the initiative into a full-fledged program with an endowed chair. Over time, “I’ve become more and more convinced that we can achieve social justice through direct action,” she said. read more »

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In light of spending increases and the five-year trend of virtually no state revenue growth, Scheppach asked, “What are states and governors going to do?” Scheppach predicts moderate tax increases, but expressed more concern regarding cuts to “higher education … because [state and local governments] look for places they can shift the cost.” read more »

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President Obama is organizing a first-of-its-kind African summit in Washington, D.C. It will take place in August, and in the run-up, the White House has brought hundreds of young Africans to the U.S. They are here on a fellowship program that's aimed at encouraging a new generation of leaders for the continent. NPR's Michele Kelemen met some of them in Charlottesville, Virginia. read more »

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Batten alumni, students, faculty, and staff gathered in Washington, DC, last week for the annual "Batten in DC" summer event. The event provided an opportunity to thank outgoing and founding dean of the school, Harry Harding, for his service, and to welcome incoming dean Allan Stam to the Batten community. More than 150 "Batten family" members came together at the Cosmos Club, and a great time was had by all! read more »

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Leadership is unquestionably important in the political and policy world, but defining what “leadership” is and determining how it is important systematically is often difficult. In this conference, we explore the issue of leadership and how it relates to specific parts of the U.S. government, both contemporarily and across time. read more »

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