Virtual Events

Virtual Events

Here are the past recordings of our "Between the Columns" virtual events:


Title: Between the Columns with Bethany Teachman
Date: May 6, 2020
Description: Feeling anxious? Hear from Bethany Teachman, one of the College's leading experts on anxiety, about ways to identify and address anxiety, how to emotionally support yourself and others.


Title: Between the Columns with Christian McMillen
Date: May 12, 2020
Description: "Epidemics, Pandemics, and History." What can the epidemics and pandemics of the past teach us about today's situation? Professor Christian McMillen will help us answer that question and many more. He teaches a class and has authored two books on the subject, and is also a member of UVA's Global Infectious Disease Institute.


Title: Between the Columns: Economic Downturn and Your Career
Date: May 14, 2020
Description: "Economic Downturn and Your Career." Practical Advice for Navigating and Persevering. Hear from College alumni in the D.C. area as they answer questions about ways to navigate an economic downturn, especially for those early in their careers.


Title: Between the Columns with Deborah Lawrence
Date: June 11, 2020
Description: "Climate Change Today." How can we affect climate change today? What can we learn from the human and societal response to the pandemic that could be applied to climate action? Will these lessons have any effect on climate policy in the future? Professor Deborah Lawrence will help us answer these questions and many more.


Title: Between the Columns with Mary Kate Cary
Date: June 16, 2020
Description: "Democracy Out Loud: Historic Speeches that Connected Americans." Join former White House speechwriter Mary Kate Cary, (class of '85 and Parent '17 and '19) and students from her political speech writing class entitled "Democracy Out Loud" as they discuss historical speeches that have particular relevance today.


Title: Between the Columns with Eric Leeper and Anton Korinek
Date: June 18, 2020
Description: "The Pandemic's Economic Impact and the Policy Choices That Follow." Join Professors Eric Leeper and Anton Korinek for a discussion about the macroeconomic impact of Covid-19, both short term and longer term. They will discuss the connection between epidemiology and economics, the case for public health interventions, and the societal implications in overcoming the disease.


Title: Between the Columns with Melody Barnes, Jennifer Rubenstein, and David Leblang
Date: June 25, 2020
Description: "Protests and Pandemics Beyond Emergency Politics?" The United States is dealing with challenges—chronic and new—revealed in a time of crisis. Communities face catastrophic economic, technological, and health care problems animated—or intensified—by COVID-19, and the murder of George Floyd places a spotlight on deep-seated and persistent structural racism. This session brings together in dialogue Jennifer Rubenstein and Melody Barnes to discuss the ways in which emergency situations—both domestic and foreign—are framed, and how they provide opportunities and challenges to both policymakers and citizens. The conversation is moderated by David Leblang.


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