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.
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.
MICHAEL F. HOLT is Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of Virginia where he taught for 37 years. A specialist on 19th-century political history, and especially pre-Civil War political history, he is co-author or author of eight books, the most recent of which is The American Presidents Series’ Franklin Pierce. He has delivered the Fleming Lectures at LSU, the Fortenbaugh Lecture at Gettysburg College, and the Allan Nevins Memorial Lecture at the Huntington Library. In 1993-1994, he was the Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at the University of Cambridge.
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JOAN WAUGH is professor in the UCLA History Department and researches and writes about nineteenth-century America, specializing in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Gilded Age eras. She has published numerous essays and books on Civil War topics, both single-authored and edited, including her prize-winning U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth.
Organized by Gary W. Gallagher, renowned U.Va. history professor and Miller Center senior faculty associate, the inaugural 2013-2014 Historical Presidency series will examine executive leadership during a particularly calamitous period in our nation’s history.