March 8, 2023
“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.
January 20, 2023
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 Americans with informative, independent journalism.
Karsh Institute teams up with College Republicans and University Democrats to talk across difference
November 28, 2022
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 groups.
Message Over Platform: Weighing Social Media and Democracy
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.
Research on Voter Confidence
Despite positive Election Day experiences, national narratives play a significant role in shaping voters’ attitudes
Kenneth Feinberg: Weighing the value of a human life
'In Case of Emergency: How Technologies Mediate Crisis and Normalize Inequality'
DEMOCRACY DIALOGUES: Social media vs. democracy
The fight against COVID: Has the U.S. entered a new normal?
His Excellency Martin Weiss, Ambassador of Austria to the U.S.
Domestic Terrorism: How Vulnerable Are We?
Q&A: This Alumna Journalist Brings Ukraine War Home to Americans
Margaret Brennan will moderate the next Democracy Dialogue titled “How Can We Measure the Health of Democracy," examining ways we measure the strength of freedom and democracy
Introducing the Karsh Institute
Thoughts shared by the UVA community on strengthening democracy through active participation and leadershipLearn More