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The Kids Trapped on the Doorstep of Europe

Transatlantic Media Fellowship

The Spanish city of Melilla is a fortified pocket of Spain in Morocco, where young migrants from across Africa gather to attempt the dangerous crossing into the E.U.

By Martín Echenique, Adriana Loureiro Fernández

La pesadilla de los niños migrantes atrapados en la última frontera de Europa

Transatlantic Media Fellowship

Melilla es el enclave más alejado de España en África, separado de Marruecos por una valla de 18 pies que divide al resto de África de la Unión Europea. Esta es la silenciosa crisis migratoria de una ciudad que se ha convertido en una trampa para los menores extranjeros no acompañados que, a través de ella, intentan llegar a Europa.

By Martín Echenique, Adriana Loureiro Fernández

Local Voices 2018: Interview with Mena Ayazi

Interview

Drawing on shared experiences, Alexander Nasserjah and Mena Ayazi discuss growing up in the US as the children of Afghan refugees.

By Alexander Nasserjah

Exhibiting the Past: UVA's 101st Object

Student Project

What can an object tell us about society? UVA students explored the role of museums and the challenges in curating public history on both sides of the Atlantic. 

By Nicole Johnson

Confronting the Past and the Present: Student Voices from UVA

Podcast

Current UVA students on the violent white supremacist rally last summer and the lasting impact it had on campus. 

By Nicole Johnson

UVA Documentary Theater - Ali

Audio

UVA student Ali reflects on the events of August 11th and 12th, 2017, in this personal documentary theater piece.

By Ali Cheraghpour

UVA Documentary Theater - Geri

Audio

Charlottesville community member Geri reflects on the events of August 11th and 12th, 2017, in this documentary theater piece by UVA student Savannah. 

By Savannah Hard

What is a Citizens' Assembly?

Student-Project

Since 2016, The Republic of Ireland has used a citizens' assembly to engage the Irish public in government decision-making. But what exactly is a citizen’s assembly, and how do they work?

By Ian Goodrich

The Power of Imagery

Student Project

Persuasive propaganda requires powerful imagery. UVA students worked with photographer Marc Erwin Babej to create their own propaganda-like images.

By Nicole Johnson
Democracy Archive

Intro

The Transatlantic Dialogue Program on Democracy and Social Policy explores the challenges to US and European democracies: how do developments such as the rise of right-wing populist parties across Europe, the wide-spread appeal of anti-immigrant rhetoric in the US, a global refugee crisis, and the growth of new digital technologies impact our societies and test the strength of our democracies?  Through events and publications, we bring together policymakers and civil society organizations to discuss how to respond to such challenges in order to promote a strong Transatlantic partnership and inclusive democratic societies.