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The next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place virtually on Thursday, February 4 and feature June Manning Thomas, Ph.D., Mary Frances Berry Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Urban Planning at University of Michigan.
News / January 15, 2021

Thomas headlines February doctoral lecture

The next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place virtually on Thursday, February 4 and feature June Manning Thomas, Ph.D., Mary Frances Berry Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Urban Planning at University of Michigan.

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News / January 12, 2021

Large majority of Virginians lacked information about the state budget process

More than 8 in 10 Virginians (81%) said they did not have enough information to approve or disapprove of the state budget that was passed during the most recent General Assembly special session, according to the new statewide Commonwealth Poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Events / January 11, 2021

Ahead of His Class: Celebrating 90 Years of Pathbreaking Leadership in Education

The L. Douglas Wilder School will commemorate the 90th birthday of Governor L. Douglas Wilder. We will recognize his extraordinary career and outstanding commitment to public service education with a virtual celebration on Friday, January 15.

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Events / January 11, 2021

‘Fulfilling the Promise, Virginia Commonwealth University and the City of Richmond, 1968–2009’

Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs and The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation on January 22 featuring VCU President Emeritus Eugene P. Trani, Ph.D., and John T. Kneebone, Ph.D., VCU associate professor emeritus of history.

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News / December 8, 2020

Election 2020 and Beyond

As a tumultuous 2020 Presidential election drew to a close, the Wilder School invited Dr. Bob Holsworth, a noted political analyst and founding director of both the Wilder School and the Center for Public Policy, to its Alumni Lunch and Learn on November 18.

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The university community congratulates Wilder School Dean and Professor Dr. Susan Gooden, the 2021 recipient of the Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
Wilder School Spotlight / December 7, 2020

Susan Gooden Publishes Clear-Eyed Book on “Global Equity in Administration”

New book edited by Susan T. Gooden, Global Equity in Public Administration: Nervous Areas of Governments, confronts discrimination and exclusion against public servants, governments and government actors.

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VCU faculty from the Wilder School and School of Social Work are studying way to better understand and prevent adverse childhood experiences and trauma through the health care, education and juvenile justice systems.
News / November 20, 2020

Research grants focus on preventing adverse childhood experiences, trauma

VCU faculty from the Wilder School and School of Social Work are studying way to better understand and prevent adverse childhood experiences and trauma through the health care, education and juvenile justice systems.

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Congratulations to our Wilder School graduates who will join the Spring Class of 2022 in May.
Events / November 10, 2020

Wilder school to host virtual commencement

The Wilder School will celebrate its graduating class with a virtual send off at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 11.

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SAGE Publishing and International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology recently published an article by Wilder School faculty member Christina Mancini and the Center of Public Policy’s Robyn McDougle and Brittany Keegan.
News / November 10, 2020

A first step, a second chance: public support for restoring rights of individuals with prior convictions

SAGE Publishing and International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology recently published an article by Wilder School faculty member Christina Mancini and the Center of Public Policy’s Robyn McDougle and Brittany Keegan.

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While Democrat Joe Biden remains ahead by double digits in Virginia, his voters are more likely to see the choice as a vote against President Donald Trump than a vote for Biden, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
News / October 29, 2020

Biden voters more likely to be voting against Trump than for Biden

While Democrat Joe Biden remains ahead by double digits in Virginia, his voters are more likely to see the choice as a vote against President Donald Trump than a vote for Biden, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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