Batten Goes Global

  • TIM KAINE | U.S. Senator (VA, 2012-present), 70th Governor of VA (2006-2010)

    Kaine on War Powers

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke to Batten undergraduates about the War Powers Consultation Act of 2014, which he introduced with Senator John McCain (R-AZ). He visited "Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century," a large undergraduate survey course at Batten for majors in public policy and leadership and prospective students.
  • MOLLY LIPSCOMB | Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics

    Improving Water Quality

    Sanitation issues are a leading cause of diarrhea which kills hundreds of thousands of children in developing countries every year. These problems are compounding in the quickly growing peripheral neighborhoods of cities in developing countries where each household’s decisions on sanitation affect the entire neighborhood. How do we incentivize households to use costly improved sanitation techniques? How do we increase sanitation access for the poorest households?
  • SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP | Chitenges 4 Change

    Batten Students Win UVA E-Cup

    Five Batten MPP students won the University-wide 2013 Entrepreneurship Cup, receiving $20,000 in seed money for their nonprofit which distributes washable, reusable sanitary pads in Africa. For women at the bottom of the global income pyramid, disposable sanitary products are too costly to use regularly, and the issue forces women to regularly miss school and work.
  • CHRISTINE MAHONEY | Associate Professor of Public Policy and Politics

    When Problems Don't Respect Borders

    In an increasingly globalized world, in which more than 30 million people have been displaced by violent conflict, many public policy problems can no longer be solved within the confines of a single country. How do governments and civil society coordinate their efforts without adding to the chaos?

Batten News

From day one, students in Christine Mahoney’s Sustainable Global Entrepreneurship class have employed different design thinking models to explore how best to launch social ventures, spur innovation and generate unique solutions to pressing global issues. Through case studies, simulations and a variety of guest speakers, students were able to master the tools necessary to become effective entrepreneurs. But how do these lessons transfer outside of the classroom and into the real world?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, USAID announced the launch of nine innovative partnership grants with U.S.
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

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The International Relations Organization hosted a panel Wednesday titled “China’s Third Revolution? Reform, Conservatism or Decay under Xi Jinping,” featuring Batten School Dean Harry Harding. His talk focused on his suggestion that modern China has experienced two revolutions thus far, but is in need of another to address deep-seated issues in the nation.

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