Events

23Feb

Democracy and Law in Our Digital Age

  • February 23, 2021
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Zoom

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is pleased to announce the next featured guests of its signature speaker series, JeffTalks. In partnership with GAGE, the Foundation invites you to join us for a conversation with privacy expert Danielle Citron and historian Will Hitchcock about the current challenges around online speech, digital privacy, and cyber civil rights. 

16Feb

2021 Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue

  • February 16, 2021
  • 12:00pm
  • Zoom

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation invites you to take part in the 2021 Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue. Designed and organized by Sarah Nelson, the current Ambrose Monell Foundation National Fellow in Technology and Democracy, this interdisciplinary conference, entitled “Media, Telecommunications, and Empire,” is a four-part series featuring 12 leading scholars, journalists, public policy experts, communications specialists, and historians.The first panel discussion will address news empires and the making of global information industries.  

30Nov

When the Voting Stops: The 2020 Presidential Election in Historical Perspective

  • November 30, 2020
  • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
  • Zoom

How will the 2020 U.S. presidential election shape our nation’s history? The Jefferson Scholars Foundation invites you to join three subject-matter experts and members of the Foundation’s National Fellowship community for a lively and candid discussion about the 2020 election results. Nathan Connolly, a two-time dream mentor for the National Fellowship Program, will moderate a discussion between National Fellow alumni Margaret O’Mara and Jon Shields. 

19Oct

2020 Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue

  • October 19, 2020
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Zoom

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation invites you to join us for the 2020 Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue. Designed and organized by Scot McFarlane, the current Birdsall National Fellow, this interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars, authors, public historians, and community and environmental activists across a wide range of fields to explore the ways in which both rivers and their residents remember history through three interrelated themes–Slavery and Freedom, Indigenous Resistance, and Environmentalism. 

16Sep

The Pandemic Economy: An Interim Report

  • September 16, 2020
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Zoom

What might post-pandemic economic recovery look like? Is a major inflation bout ahead of us?  Join a conversation with three current Jefferson Scholars who interned with U.Va. economics professor Ed Burton over the summer. Callie Freeman (JS ‘22), Udhava Gupta (JS ‘23), and Shafkat Pritom (JS ‘23) will share their insights and findings studying the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy. Jefferson Scholar alumnus Huntley Garriott, president of Live Oak Bank, will moderate the discussion.  

31May

Risk & Resilience: Autism Families & Brain Science in the Time of COVID-19

  • May 31, 2020
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Zoom

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is pleased to announce the continuation of its signature speaker series, JeffTalks. Join Kevin Pelphrey, the Harrison-Wood Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor, for a webinar discussion on the risks and challenges of living with and treating autism during this unprecedented time. Dr. Pelphrey’s groundbreaking research at U.Va. uses brain science to develop biologically based tools that detect, stratify, and tailor treatments for individuals with autism. 

18Oct

2019 Shadwell Speaker Series featuring Wes Moore

  • October 18, 2019
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Abbott Center Auditorium at Darden

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Shadwell Society present the 6th annual Shadwell Speaker Series featuring Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood Foundation, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. Moore’s first book, The Other Wes Moore, a perennial New York Times bestseller, captured the nation’s attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities and in ourselves. He is also the author of the bestselling books The Work, Discovering Wes Moore, and This Way Home.

Tickets are free, and limited to 4 per person. Advance tickets are available at the U.Va. Arts Box Office.

05Sep

2019 Warren F. Chauncey Lecture Series in American History

  • September 5, 2019
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Foundation Hall

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation presents the Warren F. Chauncey Lecture Series in American History featuring William Hitchcock, the William W. Corcoran Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Hitchcock will deliver a 30-minute lecture entitled “Leadership Lessons from the Age of Eisenhower” followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. His research and teaching focuses on the international, diplomatic, and military history of the 20th Century, in particular the era of the world wars and the cold war. His most recent book, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018), was a New York Times bestseller.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please call or e-mail in advance to RSVP at (434) 243-9029 or events@jeffersonscholars.org.

26Oct

2018 Warren F. Chauncey Lecture Series in American History

  • October 26, 2018
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Foundation Hall

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation presents the Warren F. Chauncey Lecture Series in American History featuring General Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. General Neller will speak about his experience as a Marine, as well as the historic significance of the Marine Corps. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please call or e-mail in advance to RSVP at (434) 243-9029 or events@jeffersonscholars.org.

21Sep

2018 Shadwell Society Speaker Series

  • September 21, 2018
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Abbott Center Auditorium at Darden

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Shadwell Society present the 5th annual Shadwell Speaker Series featuring Anne-Marie Slaughter. Described as “an innovative and prolific scholar” by Foreign Policy and named one of the magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers four years in a row, Slaughter is a Princeton University foreign policy expert, a former top official at the U.S. State Department, and a monthly columnist for The Financial Times. In her work, Dr. Slaughter confronts a range of topics — from geopolitics and global challenges to gender equality and leadership — with a unique and powerful voice.

Tickets are free, and limited to 4 per person. Advance tickets will be available at the U.Va. Arts Box Office.

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