Miller Center

Democracy and Governance Studies

Democracy and Governance Studies encompasses the GAGE scholars, Colloquia Series, the Miller Center National Fellowship, and the Journal of Security Studies. It examines the intersection and historical roots of contemporary American foreign policy and domestic politics. This groundbreaking initiative integrates the American Political Development and America in the World programs.

Upcoming Events

Democracy and Governance Studies regularly holds colloquia, panels, and conferences to address special topics or showcase scholarly research. Downloadable video and audio from all events is available through the Miller Center event archive.

About Democracy and Governance Studies and the GAGE Faculty

The Miller Center's GAGE scholars engage in research and writing in political history that provides insight to contemporary public policy debate. The best work in political history can and should form the basis of a vital collaborative relationship between the worlds of ideas and practice. The GAGE program holds regular colloquia and panels for prominent scholars from across the country to share their work-in-progress and exchange ideas concerning contemporary debates in politics, history, and current affairs. More →


The Miller Center is pleased to announce the 2013-14 Historical Presidency Series, “The American Presidency and the Crises of the Nineteenth Century.” Organized by Gary W. Gallagher, renowned UVA history professor and Miller Center senior faculty associate, the inaugural season will examine executive leadership during a particularly calamitous period in our nation’s history. More →