Topic: Politics

From Helvetica to a Helluva Ride

From Helvetica to a Helluva Ride

How did CBS Executive Producer Mary Hager end up in political media, and why does she have UVA's former football coach to thank for her career path?

Winter 2016

Every President Has a First Year

Every President Has a First Year

The Miller Center has some history lessons for the next occupant of the oval office. Will he use them? Will she?

The Miller Center has some history lessons for the next commander-in-chief. Will he use them? Will she?

Fall 2016

The Nuances of Building a Better Congress

The Nuances of Building a Better Congress

Digging deeper into Batten professor’s Legislative Effectiveness Project

Batten professor Craig Volden’s Legislative Effectiveness Project rates members of Congress according to their success in turning their ideas into laws.

Summer 2016

UVA Honors Madeleine Albright

UVA Honors Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright receives the inaugural Edward R. Stettinius Jr. Prize for Global Leadership and discusses FDR’s legacy at UVA’s Global Leadership Forum.

Summer 2016

The History of Calendars

The History of Calendars

How astronomy, religion and ego led to what hangs on our walls today

The Gregorian calendar seems steady and unchangeable, right? Well, it took us a long time to get here. And it’s not even done changing.

February 10, 2016

Past, Present and Future

Past, Present and Future

In the White House and beyond, alumna Alex Arriaga works for human rights

Alex Arriaga (Col '87) has tackled issues of human rights violations around the world — from torture and ethnic genocide to forced child marriage and the systemic rape of women in war zones — for the past 28 years. "Human rights," shes says, "is in my DNA."

Winter 2015

Fight or Flight

Fight or Flight

Batten School dean explores risky behavior among world leaders

By analyzing dozens of bits of biographical data for 2,500 world leaders, Batten School Dean Allan C. Stam seeks to understand what makes leaders open to risk.

Fall 2015

The Case for Compassionate Policing

The Case for Compassionate Policing

UVA law professor argues for greater understanding between police officers and citizens

UVA law professor Josh Bowers advocates for a shift in the ways police officers see people and people see police officers. We are all human, he says, and entitled to dignified treatment.

Spring 2015

The Roar of the Lioness

The Roar of the Lioness

Iranian poet Simin Behbahani knew her voice was her strongest weapon against oppression

Professor Farzaneh Milani shares her thoughts on the work of Iranian poet Simin Behbahani and the power of poetry.

Winter 2014

The Wake of Watergate

The Wake of Watergate

How the lessons of Nixon’s resignation 40 years ago should matter this November

Gerry Warburg shares lessons learned from Nixon's registration in 1974, including how voter participation can inspire bipartisan action.

Fall 2014

Psst…

Psst…

Mr. President, you need a plan

Four scholars from UVA's Miller Center offer their advice to the president on how to finish strong and create an enduring legacy.

Summer 2014

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Ten years after graduation, I’m on the board of two major non-profit organizations. I was recently elected president of a national political organization, and I’m...

September 13, 2013

The Kennedy Effect

The Kennedy Effect

Political science professor Larry Sabato examines JFK's enduring influence on American politics

Larry Sabato examines JFK's enduring influence on American politics.

Fall 2013

New & Notable

New & Notable

Five new books from UVA alumni

Five new books from UVA alumni.

Fall 2013

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Highlights

Summer on Grounds

Summer on Grounds

When all goes well, life at UVA in the summer is quiet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. Here’s a snapshot of some of what happened on Grounds this summer.

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Lights Out

Lights Out

No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.