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UVA Center for Politics Hosts Youth Ambassadors from the Caribbean

UVA Center for Politics Hosts Youth Ambassadors from the Caribbean

UVA Center for Politics Hosts Youth Ambassadors from the Caribbean (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – On Monday, July 25, the University of Virginia Center for Politics kicked off the Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean. The program features 36 high-achieving youth leaders and six educators from across the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago. The exchange is operated by the Center’s…
UVA Center for Politics Scholar Dr. David Ramadan to Serve as a Lead Instructor with Iraqi Delegation

UVA Center for Politics Scholar Dr. David Ramadan to Serve as a Lead Instructor with Iraqi Delegation

UVA Center for Politics Scholar Dr. David Ramadan to Serve as a Lead Instructor with Iraqi Delegation Visiting group of 50 students will learn about American democracy while in the U.S. (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – The University of Virginia Center for Politics will kick off the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program this week with former Virginia Delegate and current Center Scholar Dr.…
UVA Center for Politics Hosts 50 Iraqi Undergraduate Students

UVA Center for Politics Hosts 50 Iraqi Undergraduate Students

UVA Center for Politics Hosts 50 Iraqi Undergraduate Students Group will learn about American democracy, work with Center’s 22nd Century Scholars (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – On Thursday, July 7, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will kick off the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students (IYLEP). The program features 50 high-achieving undergraduate leaders from across Iraq. The Charlottesville portion…
Center for Politics to Host Baltic Ambassadors at Virtual Event

Center for Politics to Host Baltic Ambassadors at Virtual Event

Center for Politics to Host Baltic Ambassadors at Virtual Event Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian representatives to U.S. will react to Russian invasion of Ukraine (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – On Thursday, April 28, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will host a public event with the ambassadors of the Baltic republics: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Ambassadors to the United States who will…
Fundraiser Supporting Martinsville 7 Documentary to Feature Tiki Barber and Chris Wilson

Fundraiser Supporting Martinsville 7 Documentary to Feature Tiki Barber and Chris Wilson

Fundraiser Supporting Martinsville 7 Documentary to Feature Tiki Barber and Chris Wilson Project will explore the story of the Martinsville 7 and the treatment of Black men in America (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The UVA Center for Politics is holding a reception and fundraiser Saturday, April 9 in support of a documentary the Center and its partners are planning about the Martinsville…
UVA to Host Austria’s Ambassador at In-Person Event

UVA to Host Austria’s Ambassador at In-Person Event

UVA to Host Austria’s Ambassador at In-Person Event CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – On Friday, April 8, His Excellency Martin Weiss, Ambassador of Austria to the United States, will speak as a part of the Ambassador Series hosted by the UVA Center for Politics in partnership with the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, UVA Global Affairs, the Center for German…
Center for Politics and UVA Global Affairs to Host Colombia’s Ambassador at Virtual Public Event

Center for Politics and UVA Global Affairs to Host Colombia’s Ambassador at Virtual Public Event

Center for Politics and UVA Global Affairs to Host Colombia’s Ambassador at Virtual Public Event (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – On Thursday, Jan. 27, the University of Virginia Center for Politics and the UVA Office of Global Affairs will host a virtual Ambassador Series event with His Excellency Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States. Ambassador Pinzón’s speech, entitled the “200th…
Center for Politics Marks Anniversary of Jan. 6 with Virtual Conference Featuring Liz Cheney, Tim Kaine, Mary Trump, and More

Center for Politics Marks Anniversary of Jan. 6 with Virtual Conference Featuring Liz Cheney, Tim Kaine, Mary Trump, and More

Center for Politics Marks Anniversary of Jan. 6 with Virtual Conference Featuring Liz Cheney, Tim Kaine, Mary Trump, and More (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – On Thursday, Jan. 6, the first anniversary of the storming of the U.S. Capitol, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will hold a virtual conference, “The Shock of January 6.” The virtual event will be streaming at https://livestream.com/tavco/theshockofjanuary6th…
UVA Center for Politics, Legacy Productions, and Martinsville 7 Initiative to Announce National Documentary Project at Saturday Gala

UVA Center for Politics, Legacy Productions, and Martinsville 7 Initiative to Announce National Documentary Project at Saturday Gala

UVA Center for Politics, Legacy Productions, and Martinsville 7 Initiative to Announce National Documentary Project at Saturday Gala Documentary will explore the story of the Martinsville 7 and the treatment of Black men in America (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – In partnership with the Martinsville 7 Initiative, the University of Virginia Center for Politics and the Larry J. Sabato Foundation will be major…
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…