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Since its founding more than 30 years ago, the Miller Center has been a central gathering place for nonpartisan public discussion on the institutions and issues that define our times.

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Forums

The Miller Center Forum presents more than 60 speakers each year, drawn from high-ranking public officials and others involved in shaping public policy, from the academy, and from journalists covering national and international events. Forum Schedule | Full Archive of Forum Webcasts

National Debate Series

The Miller Center launched its a National Debate Series in 2007, enlisting prominent national civic leaders from government, academia, and the business world to discuss issues of national importance to the governance of the country.

Colloquia and GAGE Panels

The Governing America in a Global Era (GAGE) Colloquia Series provides an open forum for scholars to share their works-in-progress and exchange ideas about politics, history and current affairs. Panels are held periodically to address special topics or showcase scholarly research.

Public Conferences

The Miller Center holds regular conferences for discussion of important matters facing the nation. Recent conferences have examined topics ranging from education, to terrorism, to the role of White House Counsel. Recent examples include:

2013

The 2013 Rosemary P. and John W. Galbraith Conference on Immigration
Congress and Policy Making in the 21st Century
The David R. Goode National Transportation Policy Conference ( 2013 | 2011 | 2009 )
Miller Center National Fellowship Conference ( 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 )
Rethinking the Triangle: Washington-Beijing-Taipei, Beyond the Triangle: Asia and Washington-Beijing-Taipei

2012

Recasting Presidential History ( 2012 )
The Mortimer Caplin Conference on the World Economy ( 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 )

2011

The George H.W. Bush Oral History Symposium ( 2011 )
The Politics of Major Policy Reform (William and Carol Stevenson Conference) ( 2011 )
The Ronald Reagan Centennial Conference ( 2011 )

2010

Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference ( 2010 )
Raising The Bar For Higher Education in a Time of Fiscal Constraints ( 2010 )

2009

When Walls Came Down: Berlin, 9/11, and U.S. Strategy in Uncertain Times (William and Carol Stevenson Conference) ( 2009 )
White House Domestic Policymaking Symposium ( 2009 )

2008

Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy ( 2008 )
Between War and Words: Financial Sanctions and U.S. Foreign Policy ( 2008 )
Critical Incident Analysis Group ( 2008 | 2006 )
Examining The National Purposes of American Higher Education: A Leadership Approach to Policy Reform ( 2008 )
Has Polling Killed Democracy? ( 2008 )
National Conference on Climate Governance ( 2008 )
White House Speechwriters Symposium ( 2008 )

2007

After the Bush Doctrine: National Security Strategy for a New Administration ( 2007 )
Partisan Rancor and American Democracy ( 2007 )
The War on Poverty ( 2007 )

2006

The Lloyd N. Cutler Conference on the Role of White House Counsel ( 2006 )

2004

The 1989 Education Summit: A Reevaluation ( 2004 )

2003

Reconsidering Campaign Finance Reform ( 2003 )