Date & Time: Friday, March 26th, 2021 from 1 PM EST to 5 PM EST.
This year's conference will have multiple panels featuring an array of policy experts from across the nation. Enjoy and participate in discussions on operating in the current media environment, achieving equity in education, developing the next generation of policymakers, and more.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be holding this year's national journal conference on Zoom.
Virginia Policy Review at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is a nonpartisan, student-led, annual journal that strives to publish meaningful insights on policymaking and politics.
Schedule of Events
1pm Building a 2021 Republican Party Platform
Denver Riggleman - CEO of Riggleman Information and Intelligence Group, former U.S. Congressman of Virginia's 5th District (2019-2021)
Bill Bolling - Chairman, Virginia Mainstream Project, former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (2006-2018)
2pm Operating in the Current Media Environment
Moderator: Professor Wyatt Andrews - Professor of Practice, Media Studies at the University of Virginia
Betsy Fischer Martin - Executive Director, Women & Politics Institute and Executive in Residence Department of Government at American University
Zachary D. Carter - Senior Reporter at HuffPost and author of the New York Times bestseller The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy and the Life of John Maynard Keynes
Mel Leonor - Virginia politics reporter at the Richmond Times-Dispatch
3pm Developing Policymakers to Meet Today’s Challenges
Ian H. Solomon - Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia
Henry E. Brady - Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley
4pm Achieving Equity in Education
Moderator: Beth Schueler - Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Virginia
Kimberly Robinson - Professor of Law, Education and Public Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg - Delegate for the 72nd District in the Virginia House of Delegates
Dana Laurens - National Deputy Director for Advocacy, Policy Engagement & Partnerships at Education Reform Now
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