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Coming to you from the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village, Academical is the official podcast of the Virginia Policy Review (VPR). The podcast is staffed by the Master of Public Policy students at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia (UVA).

VPR is not a part of or an agency of UVA. It is an independent organization responsible for managing its own activities and affairs. UVA does not direct, supervise, or control VPR and is not responsible for VPR's contracts, acts, or omissions.

Learn more at: http://www.virginiapolicyreview.org/

Academical Virginia Policy Review

    • Government
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Coming to you from the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village, Academical is the official podcast of the Virginia Policy Review (VPR). The podcast is staffed by the Master of Public Policy students at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia (UVA).

VPR is not a part of or an agency of UVA. It is an independent organization responsible for managing its own activities and affairs. UVA does not direct, supervise, or control VPR and is not responsible for VPR's contracts, acts, or omissions.

Learn more at: http://www.virginiapolicyreview.org/

    Professor Daniel Player, University of Virginia

    Professor Daniel Player, University of Virginia

    Host Gary Christensen interviews Professor Daniel Player of UVA, who dives into his time in the private sector working on research projects for government contracts and discusses how public-private partnerships influence policy creation. 

    • 20 min
    Ellie Kaufman, CNN Producer

    Ellie Kaufman, CNN Producer

    Host Aidan Doud interviews CNN Pentagon correspondent Ellie Kaufman about National Security reporting and her road to becoming a journalist.

    • 19 min
    Professor Ben Castleman, Nudge4Solutions Lab, University of Virginia

    Professor Ben Castleman, Nudge4Solutions Lab, University of Virginia

    Host Gary Christensen interviews Professor Ben Castleman, founder and director of the Nudge4Solutions lab at UVA about college enrollment, student loans, and the future of higher education. 

    • 27 min
    Mary Kate Cary, Former White House Speechwriter

    Mary Kate Cary, Former White House Speechwriter

    Host Aidan Doud interviews Miller Center Communications Lecturer Mary Kate Cary as the White House speechwriter for former President George HW Bush. They discuss the politics of speechwriting in the Oval Office.

    • 31 min
    Director Jacob Kurtzer, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    Director Jacob Kurtzer, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    Academical hosts Connor Eads and Gary Christensen interview Director Jacob Kurtzer of the Center of Strategic and International Studies about the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. They discuss the conditions that led to the crisis, and the difficult relationship between state and non state actors.

    • 22 min
    Ambassador CJ Mahoney

    Ambassador CJ Mahoney

    Host Aidan Doud discusses the USMCA trade agreement with former trade ambassador CJ Mahoney. Their discussion tracks the differences between NAFTA and USMCA, the challenges of negotiating a multilateral international trade agreement, and its potential future impact on foreign affairs.

    • 14 min

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