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Five Things Experts Are Saying About the 2018 Midterm Elections

Listicle

We spoke with three election experts – Dr. David Barker at American University, Dr. Danny Hayes at George Washington University, and Dr. Candice Nelson at American University – to get their perspective on what to expect in November.

By Sonam Kotadia

Morocco in the Middle

Transatlantic Media Fellowship

As more migrants head to Europe via Morocco, Rabat is taking advantage of its newfound position to extract concessions. 

By Julian Hattem

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

A Progressive in Trump Country

Interview

How are progressive candidates trying to win over traditionally conservative districts? We spoke with Josh Stanfield, campaign manager for Congressional candidate Jennifer Lewis, on his approach for engaging with Virginian voters in a Republican stronghold.

By Sonam Kotadia

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
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.