The new issue of the Virginia Policy Review features something you might not expect to find in a student-led public policy journal: opinions from two nationally prominent leaders. Alongside essays by University of Virginia students on public policy topics from anti-obesity taxes to financial market regulation is an interview with Jon Huntsman, former Utah governor, U.S. Ambassador to China and a one-time Republican presidential candidate. Huntsman shares his thoughts on U.S. trade policy toward China, reviving the U.S. manufacturing sector and the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, among other hot-button issues. In addition to the Huntsman interview, conducted by Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy graduate student Tony Lucadamo, former District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee contributes an op-ed about education reform. The Fall/Winter 2013 issue also features original research by Tara Clark, a graduate student in the Batten School,examining the effectiveness of federal “Empowerment Zones” that are intended to revitalize economically challenged cities like Detroit, whose skyline appears on the issue’s cover. Click here to read the full press release.
Virginia Policy Review is excited to announce that the following schools will be attending the 2013 National Journal Conference for Schools of Public Policy and Affairs (NJC): American University School of Public Affairs Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III College, School of Public Policy and Management College of William & Mary – The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) Duke University – Sanford School of Public Policy Georgetown University Public Policy Institute Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis – School of Public and Environmental Affairs LDR Lab of Cornell University New York University - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs Rutgers - Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy The City University of New York at Baruch College School of Public Affairs University of Delaware School of Public Policy and Administration University of Michigan – Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Pennsylvania – Fels Institute of Government University of Virginia – Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Virginia Policy Review is excited to announce a new partnership with the Miller Center of Public Affairs blog titled "Riding the Tiger". As part of this partnership, VPR will contribute posts to the blog and share previews of upcoming issues.
Student journal conference planned for January at UVa The Virginia Policy Review at the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is planning to host a "National Journal Conference for Schools of Public Policy and Affairs" January 25-27, 2013. The goal of the conference is to promote meaningful dialogue and exchange with the publication staffs of public policy and public affairs schools across the nation. NASPAA has endorsed and is supporting the conference, and will keep members updated. PRE-REGISTER for updates NOW!