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UVA Center for Politics Hosts International Forum on Diplomacy

UVA Center for Politics Hosts International Forum on Diplomacy

UVA Center for Politics Hosts International Forum on Diplomacy (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – On Wednesday, Oct. 27, the University of Virginia Center for Politics Global Perspectives on Democracy program will kick off the virtual International Forum on Diplomacy. The Forum will continue through Oct. 30 and include three special events. His Excellency Motaz Zahran, Ambassador of Egypt to the U.S., will speak…
The Hidden JFK Files: What Secrets Remain, and Did Biden Comply with the Law?

The Hidden JFK Files: What Secrets Remain, and Did Biden Comply with the Law?

The Hidden JFK Files: What Secrets Remain, and Did Biden Comply with the Law? A Discussion on the Release of the Remaining John F. Kennedy Records by the National Archives (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) –The UVA Center for Politics will host a discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. eastern following the scheduled release of remaining John F. Kennedy assassination records. Joining…
“Moon Rovers, Boots on Mars, and the Cosmos” -- A Conversation with NASA’s Bill Nelson

“Moon Rovers, Boots on Mars, and the Cosmos” -- A Conversation with NASA’s Bill Nelson

“Moon Rovers, Boots on Mars, and the Cosmos”, A Conversation with NASA’s Bill Nelson Sabato to interview new NASA administrator at Tuesday virtual forum (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will discuss the latest developments at the nation’s civilian space agency with UVA Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato at a virtual forum on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 4…
New Initiative Explores Deep, Persistent Divides Between Biden and Trump Voters

New Initiative Explores Deep, Persistent Divides Between Biden and Trump Voters

UVA Center for Politics Screens Documentary “The Legacy of Black Wall Street” on Downtown Mall UVA Center for Politics and Project Home Fire use innovative polling and data analytics to identify America’s political fissures and explain ways to foster compromise. (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics has partnered with Project Home Fire, a new initiative dedicated to…
UVA Center for Politics Screens Documentary “The Legacy of Black Wall Street” on Downtown Mall

UVA Center for Politics Screens Documentary “The Legacy of Black Wall Street” on Downtown Mall

UVA Center for Politics Screens Documentary “The Legacy of Black Wall Street” on Downtown Mall Evening of events at Charlottesville’s Ting Pavilion includes discussion with film director (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The UVA Center for Politics in partnership with Legacy Productions and OWN presents “The Legacy of Black Wall Street,” an evening of events surrounding the documentary directed by Deborah Riley Draper.…
UVA Center for Politics Premieres New PBS Feature Documentary “Five Years North”

UVA Center for Politics Premieres New PBS Feature Documentary “Five Years North”

UVA Center for Politics Premieres New PBS Feature Documentary “Five Years North” Exclusive screening and discussion will be held on Oct. 1 in Charlottesville ahead of national premiere (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics, in partnership with the production studio Optimist and the Larry J. Sabato Foundation, will host an exclusive in-person and online screening of their new…
Center for Politics Welcomes Bouie, Krebs, Ramadan, and Setmayer as Resident Scholars for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Center for Politics Welcomes Bouie, Krebs, Ramadan, and Setmayer as Resident Scholars for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Center for Politics Welcomes Bouie, Krebs, Ramadan, and Setmayer as Resident Scholars for 2021-2022 Academic Year The University of Virginia Center for Politics is excited to name four resident scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year. They are acclaimed journalist Jamelle Bouie; former Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs; former Virginia Del. David Ramadan; and political…
UVA Center for Politics Hosts Virtual Exchange for 120 Iraqi and UVA Undergraduate Students

UVA Center for Politics Hosts Virtual Exchange for 120 Iraqi and UVA Undergraduate Students

UVA Center for Politics Hosts Virtual Exchange for 120 Iraqi and UVA Undergraduate Students (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – Today, Monday, July 26, the University of Virginia Center for Politics kicked off the virtual 2020/2021 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students (IYLEP). The exchange, which will continue through Aug. 22, is hosted in partnership with World Learning and is sponsored by…
UVA Center for Politics Announces 2021 Class of 22nd Century Scholars

UVA Center for Politics Announces 2021 Class of 22nd Century Scholars

UVA Center for Politics Announces 2021 Class of 22nd Century Scholars Students Will Gain Public Sector Work Experience and Engage in Real World International Diplomacy; UVA Alumni Will Serve as Career Mentors CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va – The University of Virginia Center for Politics in partnership with the Miller Center, Weldon Cooper Center/Sorensen Institute, Democracy Initiative, and the Frank Batten School of Leadership…
UVA Center for Politics Releases ‘Common Grounds’ Trailer

UVA Center for Politics Releases ‘Common Grounds’ Trailer

UVA Center for Politics Releases ‘Common Grounds’ Trailer (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics has released a trailer for its latest documentary, Common Grounds. Produced entirely by student interns at the Center for Politics, the documentary explores the political climate at UVA through the eyes of several students of differing political beliefs. The trailer is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbRV6dSRK5U. Several…
Apply now to be a 22nd Century Scholar intern

Apply now to be a 22nd Century Scholar intern

Apply now to be a 22nd Century Scholar intern The five-week long program will be open to currently enrolled UVA undergraduate students (rising Second, Third and Fourth-Year students) who are interested in working in the public sector. The University program will consist of 50 students, each assigned to one of five public-sector units of the University including the Center for Politics;…
UVA Center for Politics Hosts Mongolia Delegation

UVA Center for Politics Hosts Mongolia Delegation

UVA Center for Politics Hosts Mongolia Delegation (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – From Thursday, May 20 through Tuesday, May 25, the University of Virginia Center for Politics is hosting 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…
Center for Politics to Host “Dangerous Discourse” at Virtual Public Event

Center for Politics to Host “Dangerous Discourse” at Virtual Public Event

Center for Politics to Host “Dangerous Discourse” at Virtual Public Event (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – On Thursday, March 11, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will host a virtual event entitled Dangerous Discourse: Afghanistan, Belarus, Gaza, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. The panel will feature four speakers who were participants or partners in international exchanges hosted by the UVA Center for Politics.…
Center for Politics Welcomes Christopher Krebs as a Resident Scholar for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Center for Politics Welcomes Christopher Krebs as a Resident Scholar for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Center for Politics Welcomes Christopher C. Krebs as a Resident Scholar for 2020-2021 Academic Year (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics is excited to name a resident scholar for the 2020-2021 academic year. Christopher Krebs, the first director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will be working with the Center’s staff and…
UVA Center for Politics Launches National Civility Project

UVA Center for Politics Launches National Civility Project

UVA Center for Politics Launches National Civility Project (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – Responding to President Biden’s request to end the uncivil war in America, the UVA Center for Politics is launching a year-long national Civility Project in an effort to help lower the temperature of public discourse in the United States; raise the standards of civic engagement; teach and protect undergirding democratic…
Sen. Tim Kaine Describes Capitol Insurrection from Vantage Point in Senate Chamber and Secure Bunker

Sen. Tim Kaine Describes Capitol Insurrection from Vantage Point in Senate Chamber and Secure Bunker

Sen. Tim Kaine Describes Capitol Insurrection from Vantage Point in Senate Chamber and Secure Bunker (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – In a candid 50-minute interview this evening with UVA Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) delivered a detailed account of the Capitol insurrection from his vantage point on the floor of the U.S. Senate and from a secure…

Sabato, Kaine, Paul Ryan, and Others to Discuss Crucial Political Issues at Wednesday Forum

Sabato, Kaine, Paul Ryan, and Others to Discuss Crucial Political Issues at Wednesday Forum (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – On Wednesday, Jan. 6, University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato will host a “ripped from the headlines” discussion of some of today’s major political issues, featuring former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim…
Center for Politics to Host New Zealand’s Ambassador at Virtual Public Event

Center for Politics to Host New Zealand’s Ambassador at Virtual Public Event

Center for Politics to Host New Zealand’s Ambassador at Virtual Public Event (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will host a virtual Ambassador Series event with Her Excellency Rosemary Banks, Ambassador of New Zealand to the United States. Banks will speak about the relationship between New Zealand and the United States, the country’s…
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…