Virtual Batten Hour: Civil Rights, Religious Freedom, and the Politics of Social Change with Anurima Bhargava, Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Join us for a conversation between Anurima Bhargava, Vice Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Ian Solomon, dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
Anurima Bhargava serves as the Vice Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. She is a civil rights lawyer with extensive experience in various roles advocating for members of underrepresented communities. Before founding Anthem of Us, where she currently serves as President, Bhargava was the Chief of the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she led the Division’s efforts to provide equal educational opportunities for all students. Bhargava has served on numerous task forces and working groups, including at the White House. Prior to joining the Justice Department in 2010, Bhargava served as the Director of the Education Practice at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where she worked to expand educational access and opportunities for students of color. She previously worked at the New York City Department of Education and clerked in the Southern District of New York.
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia empowers leaders with the knowledge, values, and skills to solve the world’s most pressing public policy challenges.