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Hezha Barzani stands outside of his office at the Atlantic Council in Washington.
News / October 14, 2021

Hezha Barzani, a VCU senior, has a unique perspective on the Afghanistan withdrawal

His family fled the Kurdistan region of Iraq in 1996. Their refugee experience was executed in an efficient manner thanks to Operation Pacific Haven.

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Blythe Balestrieri, PhD., and associate professor at the Wilder School, began her academic career in criminal justice after working as a prison law librarian in graduate school. Photo: David Slipher/VCU
Faculty News / October 14, 2021

Road to research: Blythe Balestrieri

Blythe Balestrieri, PhD., and associate professor at the Wilder School, began her academic career in criminal justice after working as a prison law librarian in graduate school.

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Elsie Harper-Anderson is studying the disproportionate impact on Black workers and businesses by analyzing industry trends, unemployment data and business performance metrics by race.
News / October 13, 2021

Exploring racial inequality in Virginia during COVID-19

Elsie Harper-Anderson is studying the disproportionate impact on Black workers and businesses by analyzing industry trends, unemployment data and business performance metrics by race.

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News / October 11, 2021

October Lunch and Learn with Jim Gilmore

James S. “Jim” Gilmore III, former U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, is the featured speaker for the October virtual Lunch and Learn.

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Wilder School graduate David Hinton Jr. (B.A.’12/GPA; M.Ed.’13/E) was selected as a 10 Under 10 honoree by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations.
News / October 11, 2021

VCU honors Wilder School Graduate David Hinton Jr.

Wilder School graduate David Hinton Jr. (B.A.’12/GPA; M.Ed.’13/E) was selected as a 10 Under 10 honoree by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations.

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News / October 8, 2021

Wilder School in Action Fall 2021 Edition Now Available

The Fall 2021 edition of Wilder School in Action is now available.

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Wilder School graduate Monique Johnson, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’14/GPA) was selected as a 10 Under 10 honoree by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations.
News / October 7, 2021

VCU honors Wilder School Graduate Monique Johnson

Wilder School graduate Monique Johnson, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’14/GPA) was selected as a 10 Under 10 honoree by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations.

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Presenters, many faculty members at the Wilder School, met virtually to discuss the impacts of the pandemic.
News / October 1, 2021

Wilder School Symposium hosts ‘The Triple Pandemic: Implications for Racial Equity and Public Policy’

The 2021 Wilder School Symposium hosted panelist discussions based on a forthcoming book focused on public health, justice and economics, all with an eye toward equity in the face of the pandemic.

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Wilder School graduate Tanya González (M.P.A.’17/GPA) was selected as a 10 Under 10 honoree by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations.
News / September 30, 2021

VCU honors Wilder School Graduate Tanya González

Wilder School graduate Tanya González (M.P.A.’17/GPA) was selected as a 10 Under 10 honoree by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations.

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(top) Brown, Delaney, Demarest, Dougherty, Dwyer (bottom) Foster, Montana, Ramos, Rijhwani, Warf, Woehrle
News / September 28, 2021

Announcing the Class of 2021 Wilder Fellows

The Wilder School is pleased to announce the 2021 cohort of the Wilder Graduate Scholars’ Fellowship Program which includes a talented and dynamic class of eleven students from diverse backgrounds and programs.

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