Batten Reports

Batten Reports, the school’s flagship biannual publication, features stories on how leadership works, what actions lead to tangible results and how it all makes a difference.

Batten Report: Spring 2019

In this issue: Dean Stam writes about how Batten students, faculty and staff are building a society where democracy can thrive, a new partnership between the Batten School and the UVA Center for Politics focuses on citizen engagement, how Batten students and alumni discover the transformational power of state government, and a Batten alum reflects on what led her to a career in the humanitarian sector.

In this issue, discover Batten’s four Behavioral Labs, three-day humanitarian crisis simulations to teach students to be “thoughtful optimists,” and how two Master of Public Policy students spent their summers interning with Richmond Public Schools.

Batten Reports: Spring 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

This issue includes a profile of Professor Christine Mahoney and the social entrepreneurship initiative underway at Batten and the University of Virginia. There’s also an exclusive excerpt of Dean Stam’s upcoming book, Why Leaders Fight, which examines how political leaders’ formative experiences impact their decisions to engage in armed conflict. You’ll also get to know two of Batten’s standout student athletes—Malcolm Brogdon and Danielle Delisle.

Hear about the school’s trajectory from our new Dean, Allan Stam, and get to know him better in a special Q&A. The feature story profiles exciting research underway at the school, and Assistant Dean for External Affairs Gerald F. Warburg writes about visions for the school circa 2030.

Batten Reports: Spring 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

In this issue we profile Professor Craig Volden’s forthcoming book, The Lawmakers: Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress, and examine what it means to redesign a public policy school. 

Batten Reports: Fall 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Learn more about Batten partnership with The Curry School to develop the Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness. This issue also considers Professor Christopher Ruhm’s health policy research and the politics of evidence-based medicine, according to Professor Eric Patashnik.