Social entrepreneurship is an approach to creating system-level change through the application of entrepreneurial thinking to social ventures, non-profit organizations, government institutions and NGOs to create economic, environmental and social value for multiple stakeholders.
Batten School students do not only study public policy, they interact with the nation's policy makers. Professor Gerry Warburg's MPP class recently visited with legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill.
At Batten, you’ll join stellar faculty and driven students at one of the nation’s top “public ivy” universities. Whether you’re in the MPP program, an undergraduate in the accelerated MPP track or a pioneer in a dual degree program, you’ll graduate ready to lead from day one.
Professor Ruhm's recent research on parental leave and benefits of early work experience has not only been cited by many major news outlets, but it has also informed policy makers. His recent co-authored working paper, "The Changing Benefits of Early Work Experience," was released by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
“My biggest challenge, and number one priority, will be to maintain the momentum and focus that Dean Harding has established, to keep moving the school forward, hewing to Frank Batten’s vision,” Stam said. Stam began his tern as dean of the Batten School on July 1, 2014.
The most important leadership lessons are simple, former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers explained. “Maybe the most important aspect of leadership is listening,” said Myers, who served as President Clinton’s press secretary during his 1992 election campaign and for the first two years of his presidency.
On Wednesday, Oct. 22, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy will host Ambassador Carlos Pascual for a talk on "21st Century Energy Geopolitics." Ambassador Pascual has immense experience in international development, politics and economics. He is currently a Fellow at the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy. The discussion will take place 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Garrett Great Hall.
Professor Christopher Ruhm and his co-author, Charles Baum, Professor of Economics at Middle Tennessee State University, have new research that suggests the benefits of high school work experience have changed over the last 20 years.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia is the standard bearer of his still-revolutionary ideas on civic leadership and “useful knowledge.” The Batten School is the latest embodiment of this vision.
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