Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

The University of Virginia Frank Batten School School of Leadership and Public Policy is small by design and uncompromising on purpose. At the Batten School, you become a part of a tight-knit community committed to excellence.


Address:  Garrett Hall
235 McCormick Road
P.O. Box 400893
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4893
Phone:  434-924-0812

The Batten School is led by Dean Allan Stam. Before joining the Batten School he was the Director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the dynamics of armed conflict between and within states.

UVA Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics

The Department of Politics affirms the fundamental democratic freedoms of speech, of thought, of religion, and of assembly.

Address: Department of Politics
1540 Jefferson Park Ave (JPA)
S183 Gibson Hall P.O. Box 400787
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone:  (434) 924-3192

UVA Center for Politics

The UVA Center for Politics is the nation’s preeminent institution for the study and promotion of civic education and political participation.
Address:  465 Crestwood Drive
P.O. Box 400806
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: 434-243-8468

Government works better when politics works better, and politics works better when citizens are informed and involved participants. Therefore, we strive to:

  • Encourage citizens to actively participate in the political process and government
  • Evaluate and promote the best practices in civic education for students of all ages
  • Educate citizens through the Center's comprehensive research, programs, and publications
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