“The Cooper Center has an outstanding record of supporting regional and local governance across the Commonwealth,” said Melody Barnes, executive director of the Karsh Institute.


Smith will serve one year as the institute’s first Distinguished Fellow in Journalism, curating and participating in programs to highlight challenges facing local media and solutions to connecting


With help from College Republicans and University Democrats, the Karsh Institute hosted UVA's first “Talking Across Difference Student Dinner” as a bridge-building opportunity for the two student g


Launched in October 2021, the Karsh Institute's One Small Step project has since recorded more than 80 conversations, both virtually and in-person, with participants from around the Charlottesville


Jered Cooper, a third-year student and government major, won UVA's second annual Oratory Competition sponsored by the Karsh Institute of Democracy and partners across the university.


The Karsh Institute’s Memory Project hosted a screening of its documentary film, “Unveiling: The Origins of Charlottesville's Monuments,” which focuses on the construction of Confederate monuments


In an article for USA Today, Karsh Institute Executive Director Melody Barnes writes that "a new movement is underway to address hate-fueled violence and affirm the bonds of mutual respect that mak


Karsh Institute Executive Director Melody Barnes spoke with the Associated Press about threats to American democracy. “[U]nless and until enough people fight for, protect and build our democracy, t


The gifts will establish a $15 million endowment to support the Karsh Institute of Democracy and a $2.6 million fund to provide additional funding for the John L.


Former U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock will join U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, UVA law professor Danielle Citron and media studies professor Siva Vaidhyanathan for “Social Media vs.


Margaret Brennan will moderate the next Democracy Dialogue titled “How Can We Measure


In connection to Presidents’ Day weekend, a four-part documentary, “LBJ: Triumph and Tragedy,” will debut on CNN with back-to-back, 9 p.m. episodes on Sunday and Monday.