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.
How to watch:
- Join us for a live taping.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. Click for full schedule or directions.
- Check your local listings for PBS airtimes.
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- Browse the archive.
Thousands of hours of Miller Center Forums are at your fingertips: any time, anywhere.
- Watch the live web stream.
All public events are streamed live. Check the schedule to see upcoming events.
04/23 “Hillary Clinton, Midterm Elections, and the 2016 Presidential Campaign”
Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes. 11:00AM
04/30 “Fifty Years after Passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act”
Todd Purdum. 11:00AM
05/7 “Stokely Carmichael and the Freedom Summer That Changed History”
Peniel E. Joseph. 11:00AM
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.
- War, Warfare, and Violence
- The State of the U.S. Military
- The Business of U.S. Intelligence Gathering and Analysis
- Latin America