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Christopher Whyte,Ph.D., an assistant professor at the VCU Wilder School, displays his latest book, “Understanding Cyber Warfare: Politics, Policy and Strategy.”
News / June 3, 2019

Whyte publishes new book on cyberwarfare

“Understanding Cyber Warfare: Politics, Policy and Strategy,” a recent book co-authored by Wilder faculty member Christopher Whyte, Ph.D., offers students the first intermediate primer on the historical and strategic contexts of cyber conflict.

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News / May 9, 2019

Class of 2019: Richmond’s resurgence changed this grad student’s trajectory

A passion for Richmond and a fascination with its development led Jennifer Tillett to VCU's urban planning program.

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Four students pose in front of their poster
News / May 15, 2019

Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute student workers shine at the Doing REAL poster session

At the Wilder School and across VCU, students are “Making it Real” by applying lessons learned in the classroom to real-world experiences and work opportunities. On April 5, seven undergraduate student workers from the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute (GEHLI) came together to showcase the learning experiences they have had in their roles at GEHLI during the REAL program’s first ever Doing REAL poster session.

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The Spring 2019 Virginia Government Leadership Summit graduates in Roanoke, Virginia
News / May 15, 2019

The Inaugural Virginia Government Leadership Summit stood as a Development Program Unlike Any Other

In light of today's complex leadership environment, the Performance Management Group (PMG) within the Center for Public Policy at VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs provided an opportunity for deep conversation, candid dialogue, external activities, and a sophisticated examination of self.

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News / June 15, 2019

Wilder School Hosts First VCU Public Service Weekend

The Wilder School will host 25 students from all over the nation during the university's first Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Public Service Weekend, June 14-16.

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News / May 7, 2019

Wilder School Spring 2019 Graduation Ceremony

The Wilder School graduation is on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 pm.

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News / April 23, 2019

2019 MURP Plan-Off!

This year’s Plan-Off! competition on Friday, May 3, will kick-off a fun-filled evening for Wilder School students, faculty and alumni to gather and learn more about the impact of our Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program on the local and regional community.

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Wilder School Associate Professor Sarah Jane Brubaker, has published a new book, “Theorizing Gender Violence.”
News / April 26, 2019

Brubaker Pens New Book, "Theorizing Gender Violence"

Wilder School Associate Professor Sarah Jane Brubaker, has published a new book, “Theorizing Gender Violence," which provides an introduction to critical sociological theories used to understand and respond to gender violence.

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Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., and Brittany Keegan, Ph.D.,have developed a new policy framework that aims to prevent sexual harassment in academia. Early adopters of the policy framework include the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).
News / May 1, 2019

Wilder School faculty and staff work to improve sexual harassment policies in academia

Wilder School faculty members Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan have developed a new framework that aims to prevent sexual harassment in academia. Early adopters of the policy include the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).

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Wilder School Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D. (center). VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. and EVGA Committee Chair and VCU Board of Visitors member Robert Holsworth, Ph.D., with 2019 EVGA honorees. Back row, left to right: Joseph Walters; Deputy Director of Administration, VA Department of Corrections, Manuel Alvarez; Chairman, Goochland County Board of Supervisors, Gloria Turner; Chairman, Goochl
News / April 12, 2019

2019 Excellence in Virginia Government Honorees Celebrated

More than 250 elected officials, state and local government leaders, business executives and non-profits gathered at the Richmond Marriott to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2019 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards on April 11. The event, which highlighted the achievements of 10 organizations, non-profits, public-private partnerships and individuals who have made significant contributions to Commonwealth communities, was hosted by the VCU Wilder School.

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