Miller Center

The Miller Center American Forum

The Miller Center Forum presents more than sixty speakers each year, drawn from high-ranking public officials and others involved in shaping public policy, scholars from leading research institutions, and journalists covering national and international events. The Forum taping season generally runs from September to May.

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About the American Forums

Our speakers address a wide range of issues including the current political environment, national security concerns, American history topics, timely international relations issues, and an expansive public policy agenda that includes health care, immigration, energy security, and the environment, among many other themes. The Miller Center published a number of papers based on Forum topics—read more about those here.

As part of the Miller Center's mission, the Forum program allows for thoughtful reflection on issues of national importance to the governance of the United States. They offer a unique opportunity for speakers to engage in stimulating public policy discussions in a beautiful setting that encourages direct interaction between speaker and audience. Forums attract a large audience of faculty, students, and interested citizens.

Miller Center Forums are non-partisan, free, open to the public, and no reservations are required. Read the Forum policy here.

American Forum Series

The Miller Center Forum occasionally initiates a topic-focused Forum series. Please click one of the links below to learn more about a series.

Contact Info

Douglas Blackmon, Chair of the Forum Program 
Tel: (434) 906-3838 
Email: dab5wd@virginia.edu

Cristina Lopez-Gottardi Chao, PhD, Research Director for Public Programs
Tel: (434) 924-4561
Email: cl4zx@virginia.edu