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Led by Karsh Family Gift, UVA Plans $100 Million for Institute of Democracy

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American democracy is in danger. Here's how universities can help to protect it.

President Jim Ryan and Co-Director Melody Barnes for USA Today on the establishment of UVA's Karsh 

Institute of Democracy. 

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  • President Jim Ryan and Co-Director Melody Barnes for USA Today on the establishment of UVA's Karsh 

    Institute of Democracy. 

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In the Spotlight

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

   

Siva Vaidhyanathan writes in Slate on the new nightmare scenario facing American media.

The Equity Center worked with Albemarle County’s Office of Equity and Inclusion to create an Equity Profile anaylizing various conditions across demographic groups and geographic areas that contribute to well-being.

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

Memory Project Director Jalane Schmidt comments on Charlottesville's confederate statues finally coming down for CNN. 

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

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“The impact of our work will reverberate in the future citizen-leaders we educate, in the innovative research that advances our understanding of the democratic project, and in the public engagement that influences its future prospects through policy.”

-Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts & Sciences