Through a variety of programs - for high school and college leaders to first-time political candidates and influential business and community leaders - the Sorensen Institute has established itself as a powerful and effective force for restoring public confidence in our political system. At the heart of every Sorensen program are three central themes: ethics in public service, the power of bipartisanship, and a concentrated study of public policy issues.
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The Sorensen Institute is excited to announce the members of the 2019 Political Leaders Program class. The class will begin in March in Williamsburg and meet for nine total sessions throughout Virginia. Members of the class will learn about Virginia politics, bipartisan policy solutions, and what unites our Commonwealth. Congratulations to all!
On Thursday, November 15th we were joined by Rear Admiral John Kirby at our first annual Sorensen Institute Leadership Luncheon. RADM Kirby spent some time discussing his role as the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and his career in the United States Navy. Time afterward was spent with a discussion between RADM Kirby and guests on issues related to the U.S.