Scholars Assess Challenges for International Democracy at Center for Politics Forum

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – At a time when democratic institutions across the globe are facing unprecedented challenges, top scholars will gather on Thursday, Feb. 6 to reflect on the current state of democratic governance and assess its prospects.The Democracies in Crisis discussion, sponsored by the University of Virginia Center for Politics...

UVA Center for Politics Awarded
Youth Ambassadors Exchanges

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics was recently awarded the opportunity to host two youth exchanges that will include participants from Argentina and Chile as well as from nations across the Caribbean region.Each exchange is associated with the Youth Ambassadors Program, which is funded by the...

UVA Center for Politics to Host Mozambique’s Ambassador at Public Event

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – On Friday, Nov. 1, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will host a public event with His Excellency Carlos dos Santos, Ambassador of Mozambique to the United States.Dos Santos will speak about the relationship between Mozambique/Southern Africa and the United States, the response and recovery from...

UVA Center for Politics Launches 2019 Mock Election Students Also Participating in Special Jamestown: America’s Legacy student voter survey

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics’ national Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) launched the 2019 Mock Election this week. The Mock Election includes a special survey on the history of Jamestown, Virginia provided through a partnership with American Evolution. Online voting will be open through Friday, Nov. 1....

Bouie, Comstock Join Center for Politics as Resident Scholars

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia’s Center for Politics has named former Rep. Barbara Comstock (R, VA-10) and journalist Jamelle Bouie as resident scholars.Bouie and Comstock will be working with the Center’s staff and students towards its goals of promoting the democratic process and creating an informed citizenry. As...

UVA Center for Politics Hosts Youth Ambassadors from the Caribbean

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – On Tuesday, Aug. 13, the University of Virginia Center for Politics kicked off the Youth Ambassadors Program for the Caribbean. The program is operated by the Center’s Global Perspectives on Democracy Program in partnership with World Learning and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of...

UVA Center for Politics Hosts Mongolian Ambassador and Delegation

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – The week, the University of Virginia Center for Politics is holding the Leaders Advancing Democracy – Mongolia (LEAD Mongolia) fellowship featuring 30 high-achieving young professionals from across Mongolia. The program is operated by the Center’s Global Perspectives on Democracy Program in partnership with World Learning and sponsored...

Top Political Experts Look Ahead to 2020

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – Some of the sharpest minds in political journalism and analysis will come together Thursday, Sept. 19 to analyze the high stakes of the 2020 presidential primary and general election campaign season. The Road Map to the 2020 Presidential Election, presented by the University of Virginia Center for...

UVA Center for Politics Hosts 100 Iraqi Undergraduate Students

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – On Tuesday, July 9, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will kick off the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students (IYLEP). The program’s Charlottesville portion is operated by the Center’s Global Perspectives on Democracy Program in partnership with World Learning and sponsored by the...

Center for Politics Wins Emmy Award for CHARLOTTESVILLE Documentary

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics’ latest documentary, CHARLOTTESVILLE, has received the Emmy Award for best Cultural/Topical Documentary from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award was announced Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the 61st Capital Emmy Awards in Bethesda, MD. This is the...

UVA Center for Politics Recruiting Hosts for Caribbean Youth Ambassadors

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – From Tuesday, Aug. 13 through Saturday, Aug. 24, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will serve as a host organization for the Youth Ambassadors Program for the Caribbean. The program is operated by the Center’s Global Perspectives on Democracy Program in partnership with World Learning and sponsored...

UVA Center for Politics to Host Ireland’s Ambassador at Public Event

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – On Tuesday, April 2, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will host a public event with His Excellency Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States. In commemoration of Ireland’s 100th anniversary of the country’s Declaration of Independence, Ambassador Mulhall has chosen the topic, “Declaring...

University of Virginia to Host Central European Ambassadors at Public Event

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – This afternoon, the University of Virginia will host a public event, “Perspectives on the U.S. and Europe,” with the ambassadors of the Visegrad Group, which is made up of four nations in Central Europe (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia). Ambassadors to the United States who will participate...

Center for Politics panel explores
intersection of religion and politics

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics will explore the connection between religion and politics in the United States at a panel this evening, Wednesday, Feb. 13. The panel will be moderated by Center for Politics Associate Director Ken Stroupe and will feature Melani McAlister, Professor of American...

CNN’s Jim Acosta to Speak at Center for Politics event

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics will host CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta at a public forum on Thursday, Feb. 7. At the event, “The Fourth Estate: Enemy of the People?” Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato will interview Acosta about his experiences...

The Economic Factors that Divide America

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the University of Virginia Center for Politics and the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy will host a panel examining the state of the American economy and the political divides that uneven …

Former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill Speaks Wednesday on Grounds

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – Clint Hill, a former Secret Service Agent and New York Times bestselling author, will speak to University of Virginia students at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at Minor Hall Room 125 on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. Hill will be joining the Frank Batten School...