Where America First Went Wrong on Confederate Monuments

Memory Project director Jalane Schmidt writes in SLATE on Charlottesville's Confederate monuments finally coming down and

why we must not forget how they got there in the first place. 

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Modern authoritarianism and new challenges to democracy

Anne Meng, Elizabeth Nugent, and Bryn Rosenfeld will explore what modern authoritarian regimes look like and the threats they pose to progress on democratization. Panelists will reflect on key findings from their recently published books and discuss the policy implications  of their theories. Join the conversation Monday, May 17th, 2:00-3:00PM. 

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Still We Rise

Funded by the Democracy Initiative's Memory Project, the Reflections podcast "Still We Rise" is featured in Cville Weekly.

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  • Memory Project director Jalane Schmidt writes in SLATE on Charlottesville's Confederate monuments finally coming down and

    why we must not forget how they got there in the first place. 

    Read Here

  • Anne Meng, Elizabeth Nugent, and Bryn Rosenfeld will explore what modern authoritarian regimes look like and the threats they pose to progress on democratization. Panelists will reflect on key findings from their recently published books and discuss the policy implications  of their theories. Join the conversation Monday, May 17th, 2:00-3:00PM. 

    Register Here

  • Funded by the Democracy Initiative's Memory Project, the Reflections podcast "Still We Rise" is featured in Cville Weekly.

    Learn More

In the Spotlight

The lab's recent film, God $ Green: An Unholy Alliance, featured in Yale's Climate Connections.

   

Siva Vaidhyanathan argues that while Facebook has some charms, it holds special responsibility for major social and political ills today.

New class of Equity Center Community Fellows joins UVA as 2020 class continues.

  

Spirit & Struggle: Landmarks of Black Sacred Song - A screening of Artist-in-Residence Micah Watson's films "40th and State" and "Barky's"

Professor Daniel Gingerich and Post-Doctoral Researcher Jan Vogler analyze what the Black Death can tell us about the impact of modern pandemics.

Todd Sechser, Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and Senior Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, joins the UVA Club of Richmond for a discussion on Addressing Nuclear Weapons and International Threats. 

SANDIP SUKHTANKAR: AUTHENTICATION STANDARDS AND THE TRADEOFFS IN TACKLING CORRUPTION

Abstract: How should citizens prove their identity in order to access publicly provided goods and services? We use a large-scale experiment to evaluate the effects of more stringent ID requirements based on biometric authentication currently being imposed by the Government of India, characterizing how this has affected errors of inclusion and of exclusion in the delivery of subsidized food in the state of Jharkhand.

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