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PODCAST: HR Legislative Review: Transportation in Hampton Roads
May 3 2010 - 11:31am

Ann Fladermeyer (PLP 2007), Chair of the Hampton Roads regional alumni association, presents the panel with this question about transportation in Hampton Roads.

PODCAST: HR Legislative Review:
May 3 2010 - 11:28am

Jen Little (PLP 2007), Chair of the Mathews County School Board, asks the panel about the long-term effects of budget cuts on schools and children in Virginia.

PODCAST: HR Legislative Review: Reducing the Size of Government
May 3 2010 - 11:27am

Event moderator Bob Gibson asks panelists what part of goverment they most want to see reduced.

PODCAST: HR Legislative Review: Exploring Virginia's Budget
May 3 2010 - 11:24am

Panel members respond to a question regarding the extent to which members of the General Assembly are actually involved in the budget process.

PODCAST: HR Legislative Review: Welcome and Introductions
May 3 2010 - 11:22am

On Wednesday evening April 28 the Sorensen Institute, Public Radio WHRO/WHRV, and the Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University sponsored our Second Annual Legislative Review session with members of the General Assembly from both sides of the aisle. This is the first in a series of podcasts from the event.

Politics and Policy in Virginia: Monday May 3 in Charlottesville
Apr 30 2010 - 9:22am


On Monday evening May 3 at 7pm the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership and Sorensen's Charlottesville-area Alumni Association will host a discussion exploring politics and policy in Virginia today.

We will bring together veteran members of the Virginia political press corps who cover the General Assembly. Panelists will include: Bob Lewis (AP, Richmond Bureau), Chelyen Davis (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star) , Christina Nuckols (Virginian-Pilot), Adam Rhew (NBC 29), and Anita Kumar (Washington Post). The event will be moderated by former political reporter and columnist, the Sorensen Institute's Bob Gibson.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. The Forum will be held at the V. Earl Dickinson Building, Main Stage Theatre at Piedmont Virginia Community College. This event is sponsored by State Farm.

A reception for panelists, Sorensen alumni and board members will be held from 6-7pm at the theatre.

See you on Monday!

Click here for the FACEBOOK page and to RSVP!

WaPo Reports on Sorensen Gala
Apr 21 2010 - 10:42am

The Washington Post reported on the Sorensen Institute's 2010 Gala which took place in Richmond Monday evening. Two hundred and seventy-five people turned out to support the Sorensen mission of bringing more trust, civility and respect to politics. Click here for the story.

Gala 2010: Richmond Convention Center, April 19
Apr 14 2010 - 12:12pm

Don't forget to join us next Monday evening April 19 at the Richmond Convention Center for the Sorensen Institute's 2010 Gala celebration.

Speakers will include Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, and Governor Bob McDonnell.

Click here for complete information about directions and tickets.

We also want to thank our generous sponsors who have helped to make the work of the Sorensen Institute possible. These organizations and individuals believe in good government and support the Sorensen mission of bringing more trust, civility and respect to politics here in the Commonwealth.




















Gala 2010 Facebook Page
Mar 31 2010 - 11:40pm

Join the Sorensen Institute's 2010 Gala Facebook page:

PODCAST: Hertzberg and Brookhiser, Va. Book Festival, 3.20.10
Mar 21 2010 - 1:58pm

On March 20, the Sorensen Institute was proud to host "A Conversation from the Left and the Right" as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book. Bob Gibson (center) moderated a discussion between Hendrik Hertzberg (left) of the New Yorker magazine and Richard Brookhiser (right) of National Review magazine. Over 200 people turned out at UVA's Culbreth Theater for the event. Topics ranged from the vision of the founding fathers to American foreign policy to health insurance reform. This is a fascinating conversation. Enjoy the podcast!

Featured Alumni

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    Robert Hurt

    Political Leaders Program

    Class of 2000

    In 2010, Robert was elected to the U.S. Congress, representing Virginia's 5th District. Robert previously served in the Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate.