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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…
University of Virginia to Host Central European Ambassadors at Public Event

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 in this event are: His Excellency Ivan Korčok, Ambassador of Slovakia…
Center for Politics panel explores<br> intersection of religion and politics

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 Studies and International Affairs at George Washington University and author of The…
CNN’s Jim Acosta to Speak at Center for Politics event

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 covering the Trump administration, including his confrontations with the administration, as…
UVA Center for Politics to Host 20th Annual American Democracy Conference in Washington, D.C.

UVA Center for Politics to Host 20th Annual American Democracy Conference in Washington, D.C.

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – Next Thursday, Jan. 24, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will host its 20th annual American Democracy Conference in Charlottesville. The event will be held at Alumni Hall, 211 Emmet St. South, on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. It is free and open to the public with advanced registration , and members of the media are welcome…
20th Annual American Democracy Conference

20th Annual American Democracy Conference

Thu, Nov 29, 9:00am George Washington University, Washington, DC Free
The Economic Factors that Divide America

The Economic Factors that Divide America

Wed, Oct 3, 6:30pm Garrett Hall, Charlottesville, VA Free. 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 growth engenders.
Face the Nation Moderator Margaret Brennan to Speak at Center for Politics Event

Face the Nation Moderator Margaret Brennan to Speak at Center for Politics Event

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics will host Margaret Brennan, moderator of CBS News’ Face the Nation, at a public forum on Wednesday, April 10. At the event, Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato will interview Brennan about the role of the media and its relationship to the presidency and Congress. Brennan will also take questions from…
Former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill Speaks Wednesday on Grounds

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 of Leadership and Public Policy class “Lessons in Leadership: JFK and…
Center for Politics, Meridian International Center Summit Brings Together Diplomats, Virginia Officials

Center for Politics, Meridian International Center Summit Brings Together Diplomats, Virginia Officials

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics and the Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement are hosting 38 diplomats from 37 countries for a summit with 30 state and local officials as well as members of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville community. The event, “Engaging the American Electorate in the Laboratories of Democracy,” will focus on citizen engagement in…