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11/07/2022

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

11/04/2022

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.

10/18/2022

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

09/24/2022

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

09/20/2022

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

06/15/2022

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.

04/14/2022

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.

03/14/2022

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

02/16/2022

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.

02/03/2022

Yuval Levin was the host of a four-hour web event titled “Conservatives and American Democracy,” co-sponsored by AEI and the University of Virginia Democracy Initiative.

01/05/2022

Members of the Karsh Institute of Democracy’s advisory board at the University of Virginia will meet for the first time since being formed last month.

12/09/2021

UVA’s Karsh Institute of Democracy today announced its inaugural advisory board, a diverse roster with members ranging from a former Supreme Court justice to the co-founder of the Reddit social new

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