In 2023, UVA's Karsh Institute of Democracy focused on defending against threats to democracy while simultaneously studying and invigorating its institutions, practices, and cultural underpinnings.
The Karsh Institute works with faculty to administer “Deliberative Dialogue” workshops and offers opportunities for students to have conversations with classmates who hold different views.
The Karsh Institute of Democracy recently hosted dinner conversations for students to discuss the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.
Grand Challenges Research Investments move the needle with a new Digital Technology for Democracy Lab.
The Freedman’s Bank failure is a generational memory that still haunts Black Americans, says UVA history professor Justene Hill Edwards, author of the forthcoming book, “Savings and Trust: The Rise and Betrayal of the Freedman’s Bank,” which she wrote with support from the Karsh Institute.
Former federal judge J. Michael Luttig came to the University of Virginia as part of a Karsh Institute of Democracy event covering the 14th Amendment and the February 8 Supreme Court case, Trump v. Anderson.
Former appeals court judge J. Michael Luttig has been selected as the Karsh Institute's first Distinguished Fellow in Law and Democracy.
Working from home could be a major factor in the movement from urban centers to more rural communities, according to Weldon Cooper Center demographers.
Luttig's first event as a fellow at the Karsh Institute was with University of Richmond law professor Kurt Lash examining questions the Supreme Court will soon consider regarding the 14th Amendment.
Thomas Guterbock, former director of the Weldon Cooper Center’s Center for Survey Research, said 53.4% of Americans chose Pa.’s renowned Punxsutawney Phil as their primary prognosticator, while 46.6% would choose a local groundhog.
The School of Law alumnus begins a one-year fellowship with UVA’s Karsh Institute of Democracy and its Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.