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Center for Politics Welcomes Setmayer, Bouie as Resident Scholars for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Center for Politics Welcomes Setmayer, Bouie as Resident Scholars for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Center for Politics Welcomes Setmayer, Bouie as Resident Scholars for 2020-2021 Academic Year (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics is excited to name two resident scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year. Tara Setmayer, a political communications veteran and popular cable news pundit, and renowned journalist Jamelle Bouie will be working with the Center’s staff and students towards…
With Consecutive Panels,                   Center for Politics Puts Focus on Global Democracy

With Consecutive Panels, Center for Politics Puts Focus on Global Democracy

With Consecutive Panels, Center for Politics Puts Focus on Global Democracy (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – On Sept. 9 — a day after the UVA Center for Politics and Virginia Public Media (VPM) begins airing their Dismantling Democracy documentary series in Central Virginia — the Center will host two panels. During the discussions, a broad roster of expert panelists will reinforce themes highlighted…
“Dismantling Democracy” Series Airs on VPM

“Dismantling Democracy” Series Airs on VPM

“Dismantling Democracy” Series Airs on VPM Documentary is Latest Collaboration Between UVA Center for Politics and VPM (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – At a time when democratic institutions across the globe are facing unprecedented challenges and amidst racial conflicts, hyperpartisanship, and the public’s loss of faith in government institutions, VPM, Virginia’s home for public media, and the University of Virginia Center for Politics…
22nd Century Scholars

22nd Century Scholars

UVA Center for Politics Announces 22nd Century Scholars Launches New $3 million Internship Endowment as Funding Source for Future CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va – The University of Virginia Center for Politics in partnership with UVA’s Miller Center, Weldon Cooper Center/Sorensen Institute, and Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy have selected 56 students for the newly-created 22nd Century Scholars scholarship program set…
Center for Politics Panel Analyzes the “Veepstakes”

Center for Politics Panel Analyzes the “Veepstakes”

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A University of Virginia Center for Politics panel of experts will analyze the “Veepstakes” from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. Panelists will assess presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s options for vice president, whether President Donald Trump might consider replacing Vice President Mike Pence, and the importance of the vice presidential choice historically, among other topics.…
Warner, Sabato, and “Thomas Jefferson” Celebrate UVA Graduates Saturday Morning

Warner, Sabato, and “Thomas Jefferson” Celebrate UVA Graduates Saturday Morning

Students, family, and friends invited to attend virtual pre-graduation celebration CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia Center for Politics in partnership with the UVA Parents Fund Committee will present a live, online pre-graduation salute this Saturday, May 16, beginning from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Hosted by UVA Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato, the online event will feature “Thomas Jefferson” (played…
UVA Center for Politics Announces $100,000 Fund to Replace Lost Public Sector Student Internships

UVA Center for Politics Announces $100,000 Fund to Replace Lost Public Sector Student Internships

 Multiple UVA Units Team Up to Provide Alternative Virtual Summer Internship Program CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia Center for Politics announced plans today to provide $100,000 in financial assistance to UVA students who have lost their public sector internships or public sector summer jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Emergency funding provided by the Larry J. Sabato Foundation…
Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe to Teach Center for Politics Class with Prof. Larry Sabato

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe to Teach Center for Politics Class with Prof. Larry Sabato

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) will teach a University of Virginia Center for Politics class along with Professor Larry J. Sabato from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Gov. McAuliffe will be speaking to the Center’s Workshop in Contemporary American Electoral Politics class (PLAP 3370). As part of the University’s response to the ongoing COVID-19…
TODAY: Center for Politics Forum Examines Voting in the Midst of a Pandemic

TODAY: Center for Politics Forum Examines Voting in the Midst of a Pandemic

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – At 2 p.m. today, Thursday, April 16, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will hold an online panel exploring how to hold an election in the midst of the public health crisis. Voting experts will discuss how prepared the country is to deal with the November election in the shadow of the COVID-19 epidemic, and what government…
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine to Teach Center for Politics Class with Prof. Larry Sabato

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine to Teach Center for Politics Class with Prof. Larry Sabato

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) — Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) will teach a University of Virginia Center for Politics class with Professor Larry J. Sabato on Wednesday, April 15 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sen. Kaine will be speaking to students enrolled in the Center’s Workshop in Contemporary American Electoral Politics class (PLAP 3370) and will also discuss current events and issues in…
Center for Politics postpones upcoming public events

Center for Politics postpones upcoming public events

Dear Friends and Supporters of the UVA Center for Politics, In an effort to assist our community in combating the spread of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, the UVA Center for Politics is postponing all public events through early April. The status of events scheduled for later in April and May will be assessed and announced at a later date…
Center for Politics Panel Dissects 2020 Election on Eve of Super Tuesday

Center for Politics Panel Dissects 2020 Election on Eve of Super Tuesday

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – On the eve of Super Tuesday, the biggest day of the presidential nominating season, the University of Virginia Center for Politics is bringing together a panel of experts to analyze the 2020 election. “Pre-game: Super Tuesday” will be moderated by Heather Caygle, a congressional reporter for Politico, and will feature panelists Jocelyn Kiley, associate director of research at…
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan <br> Discusses Career, State of Politics at UVA Center for Politics Forum Friday

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan
Discusses Career, State of Politics at UVA Center for Politics Forum Friday

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – Paul Ryan, the former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, will discuss his time in Congress and the state of American politics at a public event on Friday, Feb. 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato will interview…
UVA Center for Politics Recruiting Hosts for Youth Ambassadors from Argentina and Chile

UVA Center for Politics Recruiting Hosts for Youth Ambassadors from Argentina and Chile

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – From Thursday, March 19 until Monday, March 30, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will serve as a host organization for the Youth Ambassadors Program for Argentina and Chile. 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 Educational…

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 and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy,…
UVA Center for Politics, Decision Desk HQ Partner on 2020 Democratic Primary Delegate Count, Analysis

UVA Center for Politics, Decision Desk HQ Partner on 2020 Democratic Primary Delegate Count, Analysis

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – Decision Desk HQ and Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics are pleased to announce they will be working together to produce presidential delegate estimates over the course of the upcoming Democratic presidential primary season. The updated delegate counts will be featured on the presidential election page of the Crystal Ball website, centerforpolitics.org/crystalball, and…
Center for Politics Marks Centennial of Women’s Suffrage at American Democracy Conference Wednesday in Charlottesville

Center for Politics Marks Centennial of Women’s Suffrage at American Democracy Conference Wednesday in Charlottesville

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics is holding its 21st annual American Democracy Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 22 featuring experts from across the political spectrum. The event is free and open to the public with advance registration and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Newcomb Hall Ballroom on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.…
UVA Center for Politics Awarded <br>Youth Ambassadors Exchanges

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 U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.…
UVA to Host Germany’s Ambassador at Public Event on 30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

UVA to Host Germany’s Ambassador at Public Event on 30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the University of Virginia will host a public event with Her Excellency Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the United States. Haber will speak on the topic, “30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Are Germany and the U.S. Drifting Apart?” She will also take questions from the audience. This event is…
Former Sens. Donnelly, Heitkamp, and McCaskill Analyze Democrats’ Future at Center for Politics Panel

Former Sens. Donnelly, Heitkamp, and McCaskill Analyze Democrats’ Future at Center for Politics Panel

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia’s Center for Politics will host a panel with three former Democratic senators to discuss the future of the Democratic Party on Thursday, Nov. 7. The State of the Democratic Party event will be moderated by Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato and will feature former Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Claire McCaskill of…
UVA Center for Politics to Host Mozambique’s Ambassador at Public Event

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 Cyclone Idai — which last spring devastated much of Mozambique…
UVA Center for Politics Launches 2019 Mock Election Students Also Participating in Special Jamestown: America’s Legacy student voter survey

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. Students in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi will participate in mock elections…
Bouie, Comstock Join Center for Politics  as Resident Scholars

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 resident scholars, both will participate as guest speakers for Center…
UVA Center for Politics Hosts Youth Ambassadors from the Caribbean

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 Educational and Cultural Affairs. This will be the 28th exchange group…
UVA Center for Politics Hosts Mongolian Ambassador and Delegation

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 by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This will be…
Top Political Experts Look Ahead to 2020

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 Politics and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy,…
UVA Center for Politics Hosts 100 Iraqi Undergraduate Students

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 U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. This will be the 27th exchange group…
Center for Politics Wins Emmy Award for CHARLOTTESVILLE Documentary

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 fourth Emmy Award won by the Center for Politics and Community…
UVA Center for Politics Recruiting Hosts for Caribbean Youth Ambassadors

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 by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural…
UVA Center for Politics to Host Ireland’s Ambassador at Public Event

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 Independence: USA 1776, Ireland 1919.” He will also take questions from…