Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Middle East and North Africa 2016 – 2017

Hosted in partnership with World Learning and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Middle Eastern Affairs, the Center for Politics coordinated the academic residency of the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship. Two cadres of twenty-two high achieving young …

Youth Ambassadors Program for Argentina and Chile 2015 – 2017

Hosted in partnership with World Learning and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Center for Politics is responsible for organizing and implementing the opening week of a three-week long high school student and educator exchange group from Argentina and Chile. While at the University...

U.S. Youth Ambassadors Program with Argentina & Chile 2014

GPD in partnership with World Learning and through the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2012 and 2013 hosted the Youth Ambassadors Program with South America. Over 100 high school students and educators from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru each participated in...

U.S.- Afghanistan Professional Partnership Program 2011 – 2012 (Charlottesville & Kabul)

Hosted in partnership with Relief International and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S.-Afghanistan Professional Partnership Program (GPD-Afghanistan) included a series of three exchanges comprised of 50 high level predominantly female Afghan officials from government and civil society during the summers of 2011 and...

U.S. Department of State Lecture Series in Rome, Professor Larry Sabato

Director of the U.Va. Center for Politics Rome, Italy: November 17-20, 2009 With a parting address at the prestigious Societa per L'organizzazione Internationale, University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato concluded a U.S. Department of State-sponsored lecture series in Rome, Italy on November 20, 2009. During the mission,...

Sri Lanka Professional Exchange 2009 (Charlottesville & Sri Lanka)

A group of 18 young Sri Lankan professionals representing marginalized communities participated in the Center's inaugural Global Perspectives on Democracy (GPD) program on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. This gathering took place in partnership with Relief International and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs during...

International Youth Democracy Summit

The International Youth Democracy Summit hosted by the University of Virginia Center for Politics, Presidential Classroom, the federal Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission served as the opening conference of the commission's International Conference Series on the Foundations and Future of Democracy marking the quadricentennial anniversary of the landing at Jamestown. Three hundred high...