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Gerald F. Warburg

Professor of Practice
Unit: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
Office location and address
Garrett 102
235 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
M.A. (political science), Stanford University, 1979
B.A. (political science and education), Hampshire College, 1975
Biography

Warburg teaches courses at the Batten School on Congress, U.S. foreign policy and advocacy strategies. He is the lead faculty member in the Batten School massive open online course (MOOC) “Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century,” which is available on Coursera.

His research interests include the study of best practices by non-governmental organizations and the evolution of U.S. nuclear non-proliferation policies. Warburg’s professional background encompasses a broad array of public service. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Cassidy & Associates, a leading government relations firm. Prior to that position, he worked as a legislative assistant for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives under Senate Whip Alan Cranston and Representative Jonathan Bingham.

His stints teaching include Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication, the Brookings Institution and his alma maters of Stanford University and Hampshire College.

LPPP 3230: Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century
Credits: 3
This survey course that introduces students to the history, politics, and economic and social significance of the major challenges facing 21st century U.S. policymakers. Examples of topics that may be explored include: the federal deficit and debt, the rise of China and India, health care costs, climate policy, energy security, economic opportunity in an era of globalization, the future of public higher education, and U.S. foreign policy.
PPOL 3230: Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century
Credits: 3
This survey course that introduces students to the history, politics, and economic and social significance of the major challenges facing 21st century U.S. policymakers. Examples of topics that may be explored include: the federal deficit and debt, the rise of China and India, health care costs, climate policy, energy security, economic opportunity in an era of globalization, the future of public higher education, and U.S. foreign policy.
LPPP 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent study in the field of public policy and leadership.
LPPP 5350: NGO Leadership in Public Policy: Best Practices
Credits: 3
NGOs play a growing role in shaping U.S. public policies. Skepticism of federal policymaking has opened opportunities for policy entrepreneurs to challenge well-funded private sector lobbies in shaping the agenda. This seminar will examine tactical options and key case studies to equip future NGO activists. We'll look at best practices from both national and local NGO campaigns, think tanks and grass roots organizations competing to make policy
PPOL 5350: NGO Leadership in Public Policy: Best Practices
Credits: 3
NGOs play a growing role in shaping U.S. public policies. Skepticism of federal policymaking has opened opportunities for policy entrepreneurs to challenge well-funded private sector lobbies in shaping the agenda. This seminar will examine tactical options and key case studies to equip future NGO activists. We'll look at best practices from both national and local NGO campaigns, think tanks and grass roots organizations competing to make policy
LPPS 6710: Congress 101: Leadership Strategies
Credits: 3
This course will provide a solid foundation of insights into how Congress works, essential for aspiring public policy advocates. Topics investigated include historical precedents for policymaking, the process of Congressional decision-making, and power dynamics in Congress. We will also identify and develop the leadership skills and tactics of successful advocates, placing recent controversies and public policy issues in an historical context.
PPOL 6710: Congress 101: Leadership Strategies
Credits: 3
This course will provide a solid foundation of insights into how Congress works, essential for aspiring public policy advocates. Topics investigated include historical precedents for policymaking, the process of Congressional decision-making, and power dynamics in Congress. We will also identify and develop the leadership skills and tactics of successful advocates, placing recent controversies and public policy issues in an historical context.
LPPS 6715: Leadership in U.S. Foreign Policy: Best Practices for Advocates
Credits: 3
This graduate seminar examines how contemporary US foreign policymakers proceed under pressures of competing interests. How are Washington policy options shaped for foreign aid, development, trade, and security issues? What leadership skills do crisis management and effective advocacy require? What constitutes best practices for nongovernmental organizations and policy entrepreneurs? How are national interests defined and pursued in Washington?
PPOL 6715: Leadership in U.S. Foreign Policy: Best Practices for Advocates
Credits: 3
This graduate seminar examines how contemporary US foreign policymakers proceed under pressures of competing interests. How are Washington policy options shaped for foreign aid, development, trade, and security issues? What leadership skills do crisis management and effective advocacy require? What constitutes best practices for nongovernmental organizations and policy entrepreneurs? How are national interests defined and pursued in Washington?
LPPP 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Student will perform independent projects under close faculty supervision.
PPOL 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Student will perform independent projects under close faculty supervision.