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Responding to Human Challenges

At the Global Policy Center, we understand humanitarian and development challenges in human terms. We think it’s essential to respond to these challenges with a broad, multi-dimensional mindset.
 

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Opinion: Now is the time to prioritize mental health

It is estimated that only 2% of people around the world have access to mental health and psychosocial support, or MHPSS. The question is, will COVID-19 offer us a chance to change this? Batten’s Kirsten Gelsdorf and Lucy Bassett provide critical insights into the barriers to progress in MHPSS interventions, and identify opportunities to prioritize and invest in new programs going forward.


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UVA Humanitarian Collaborative

Bringing together faculty, staff, and students from across Grounds with community and humanitarian partners, the UVA Humanitarian Collaborative is the heart of the Global Policy Center’s work. Find out more about how we’re addressing the world’s pressing humanitarian and development challenges.


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Our Work
“At the Global Policy Center, we bring the best of academic and policy scholarship to bear on the world’s most pressing humanitarian and development challenges through interdisciplinary collaborative research and education.”

– David Leblang, Director of the Global Policy Center
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Research, Advocacy and Policy (RAP) Labs

Find out how we understand, explore, and develop solutions through collaborative projects

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  • Apr

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    Two Miller Center fellows from different parties, Mary Kate Cary and Chris Lu, explore the future of bipartisanship. Can the current health and economic crisis bring the two parties together, or is it just a temporary reprieve?

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    For the millions of people already caught in disaster and conflict situations around the world, what does the emergence of a global pandemic mean?