The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy established the Global Policy Center (GPC) in 2015 as a space to enhance and broaden the research, service, and educational missions of the Batten School and the University of Virginia. Our mission is to partner with scholars, practitioners, students and communities to work together towards overcoming critical humanitarian and development challenges around the world. We believe that by helping to bridge the gap between scholars and practitioners, between research and application, between theory and practice, that we can make an impact . TOGETHER. To do this we have created the UVA Humanitarian Collaborative .
As we consider the world that we want to inhabit, humanitarian and development issues matter more and more. All around the world, millions of people need humanitarian and development assistance. These challenges will continue to confront the current and next generation of policy makers.
-Makayla Palazzo, IMPACT Initiatives