Informing policy. Inspiring leadership. Guiding action.
Democracy faces enormous challenges in our local communities, our nation, and across the globe. UVA is committed to being a university that responds to those pressures by researching best practices and supporting democratic engagement. Three major units focus on public service to the Commonwealth (Weldon Cooper Center), presidential scholarship, public policy and political history (Miller Center), and civic education and political participation (Center for Politics) while numerous units embedded in the schools support civic engagement and well-being in more discrete areas.
Presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history.
Study and promotion of civic education and political participation.
Training, research, and engagement on security policy.
Principles and practices for a well-functioning, pluralistic democracy.
Effectiveness of individual lawmakers and legislative institutions.
Translating policy into practice by connecting policies, patients and providers.
Scholarship and teaching informed by political theory and political science.
Integrated research, teaching, and public engagement on democracy.
Studying citizen self-governance in a rapidly changing media environment.
Producing research for the greater Charlottesville community.