Remarks for the Reunion of Political and Social Thought Students and Alumni



Over 600 alumni and every year 18-22 new graduates are added!  After leaving UVA they have engaged in a remarkable number and variety of occupations in a remarkable number of places. Their paths in life attest not only to their own intelligence, creativity, and energy but also to the value of the Program.


Avital Balwit, a May 2020 PST graduate was recently chosen as UVa's 55th Rhodes Scholar.

Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie, a 2009 graduate of the University who majored in Political and Social Thought and Government, has recently joined the New York Times as a regular columnist on its Op-Ed page. Jamelle has also been a Research Associate of the PST program.

Here's the announcement made the the Times's editors: