November 7, 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 area.
November 4, 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.
October 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 between 1909 and 1924 in Charlottesville.
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, the fever we see today will continue,” said Barnes.
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. Nau III Center for Civil War History
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. Democracy,” a Democracy Dialogues series event produced by UVA’s Karsh Institute of Democracy and co-sponsored by UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. The hourlong session is set to explore the evolving impact of social media on politics and in other areas of life.