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Aneesh Chopra

Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government
Aneesh Chopra started his career as the managing director for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals and health systems. He was then appointed to be Virginia's fourth Secretary of Technology by Governor Tim Kaine. In 2009 he was selected to be the first "Chief Technology Officer" for the White House. In this position Chopra was asked to help promote technological innovation in the government and help the country meet technological goals. In 2014 he joined Hunch Analytics, an information technology firm specializing in healthcare and education. Chopra holds a BA in public health from Johns Hopkins University and MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In his talk, Chopra will be discussing the use of technology in government and other issues highlighted in his recent publication, "Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government." Chopra discusses the changes in American culture and economy brought about by technological advancements, and more importantly, how governments must learn to accept and adapt to changing times. Chopra will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

Eric Cantor

The 2016 Campaign and the Economic Growth Agenda
Eric Cantor talks to students about The 2016 Campaign and the Economic Growth Agenda

Professor Mary Margaret Frank

A New Era of Public-Private Partnerships
Public-private partnerships (P3s) can be a loaded term. Depending on the commentator, P3s are the answer to many of society’s problems or a problem in themselves. Controversy surrounds some state and local P3 projects, but P3s in our global society are much more diverse in scope. Professor Frank will discuss the evolution from P3s to cross-cultural collaborations (C3s) and the people needed to lead them. Mary Margaret Frank is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business and an Academic Director of its Institute for Business in Society. In her role as Academic Director, she champions initiatives ranging from public-private partnerships to UVA’s Tri-Sector Leadership Fellows program with the Darden School of Business, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Law School. Her research and teaching is at the intersection of private, government and public sector engagement, and she is the recipient of numerous awards in this area including the Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Female Health Company, a publicly traded company that focuses on empowering women to lead healthy lives. Her experience with the Female Health Company inspired a course for UVA graduate students entitled Public Private Partnerships: Fighting HIV/AIDS in the U.S. as well as organizing experiences to South Africa for Darden students.

Tom Davis and Martin Frost

The Partisan Divide
Join the Batten School, FCG Consulting, Virginia Policy Review and the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society in a conversation with former Congressmen Tom Davis (R-VA) and Martin Frost (D-TX) on the nature of partisan politics in modern elections. We will discuss the recent Virginia elections, the 2016 cycle and their book, "The Partisan Divide." Books will be available at the event and lunch will be provided. Tom Davis is a seven-term Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Virginia's 11th congressional district in Northern Virginia and currently serves as the Rector and Professor at George Mason University. He is also Government Relations director at Deloitte Consulting. Martin Frost is an attorney at Polsenelli and president of America Votes. He was the Democratic Congressman to the U.S. House of Representatives for Texas's 24th congressional district from 1979 to 2005 and was the first Jewish congressman from Texas. Frost is also a political commentator for Fox News.

Dean Allan Stam

More Than The Score Presents...
Why Leaders Fight by Allan Stam Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Congressman Bobby Scott

Critical Issues in Congress
Congressman Bobby Scott talks to students about Critical Issues in Congress

Maurice Jones

The New Virginia Economy
Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones talks to students about The New Virginia Economy

Dean Greg Gifford

Leader Development: An Individual Approach in a Large and Complex Bureaucracy
Dean Greg Gifford of Federal Executive Institute talks to students about An Individual Approach in a Large and Complex Bureaucracy

Jeff Swanson

Gun Violence, Mental Illness and Policy
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Lou's List of Classes for Batten

This is an unofficial listing for the Batten School schedule of classes only placed here for convenience. The provider is what is commonly called Lou's List at UVA.