Sorensen in the News

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020

As we reflect upon the events of recent weeks, the Sorensen Institute wants to share voices from Virginia's civic life calling for greater awareness of the black experience in Virginia.

Last week, we featured a compelling personal narrative by Wendell Taylor, a Sorensen Political Leaders Program alumnus.

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020

In conversation with Sorensen Director Larry Roberts, former U.S. Senator John W. Warner (R-Virginia) issued a call to public service and offered advice on being true to yourself and use advantages given to you to make the next generation's experience better than your own.

Monday, Jun 8, 2020

Sorensen Director Larry Roberts joined David Bailey for This Week in Richmond, sharing his insights on leadership in the Commonwealth, along with Del. Delores McQuinn (D-70) who represents parts of Chesterfield County, Henrico County and the city of Richmond. Watch on Vimeo and at

Friday, May 8, 2020

The Sorensen Institute is proud to partner with the Center for Politics (like Sorensen, part of the UVA Institute of Democracy) to offer virtual summer internships in politics and public service. These internships are open to UVA students who have lost summer jobs or internships due to the pandemic, and applications are due May 15. Learn more at UVA Today.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

Tom Walls wilI will be representing the Sorensen Institute during the Hometown Summit this April, where he will moderate a panel on civility in politics and help a national audience learn about Sorensen’s work.

An initiative of Tom Tom Founders Festival, the Hometown Summit is a conference dedicated to fostering innovation in small cities across the United States.

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Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

Craig Fifer and Brian Elson, co-chairs of Sorensen's Northern Virginia Regional Board, appeared on Cox's NOVA NOW! to talk about how Sorensen champions civility and respect in Virginia politics. They also discussed our upcoming Spring Gala honoring Virginia Women in Leadership. The event, featuring a panel discussion with women who lead in Virginia, is on April 19 in Richmond.

Many thanks to our Media Sponsor Cox Communications for this fantastic opportunity.