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Sep
7
11:00AM
Nicole Hemmer

KICKOFF OF AMFM'S NEW SPECIAL SERIES: The Future of American Conservatism

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, September 18, 2016/Nationally, September 21, 2016

Nicole Hemmer is an assistant professor in Presidential Studies at the Miller Center, a contributing editor to U.S. News & World Report where she writes a weekly column about politics and history, and a syndicated columnist forThe Age in Melbourne, Australia. She also co-hosts and produces "Past Present," a history podcast launched in October 2015. In her new book, Messengers of the Right, she writes that media became the institutional and organizational nexus of the conservative movement, transforming audiences into activists and activists into a reliable voting base. She also explores the idea of how liberal media bias emerged, why she believes conservatives have been more successful at media activism than liberals, and how the right remade both the Republican party and American news media. A book signing will follow her appearance.

This event is part of…

The Future of American Conservatism

Sep
14
11:00AM

American Forum - Thomas Jefferson — Man of Profound Contradictions

Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf

September 14, 2016, 11:00AM

Annette Gordon-ReedPeter Onuf

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, September 25/Nationally, September 28, 2016

Thomas Jefferson is often portrayed as a hopelessly enigmatic figure and a man of profound contradictions. Lauded as one of the most articulate voices of American freedom and equality, even as he held people in bondage, Jefferson is sometimes described as a hypocrite, an atheist, or a simple-minded proponent of limited government who expected all Americans to be farmers. Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf will present their new book, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs, offering their views on our third president.

Annette Gordon-Reed is the author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning, The Hemingses of Monticello and is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Peter S. Onuf is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia and the senior research historian at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies.  A book signing will follow their appearance.

Sep
14
5:30PM

“Doubting Democracy?” featuring BackStory with the American History Guys

Edward Ayers, Peter Onuf, Brian Balogh

September 14, 2016, 5:30PM

Edward AyersPeter OnufBrian Balogh

This event will take place at the Newcomb Hall Theatre (149 Newcomb Rd N, Charlottesville, VA, 22902)

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump might have the highest disapproval ratings among presidential candidates in recent history, but Americans have thought the electoral process to be broken since the very beginning. In this live BackStory show, the American History Guys EDWARD AYERS, PETER ONUF, and BRIAN BALOGH look at U.S. elections through the lens of civic engagement, voter apathy and disillusionment over establishment politics. This event will feature engaging conversation, special guests including DAHLIA LITHWICK, and give needed historical context to the issues voters face in the 2016 election.

This event is part of the University's celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities, taking place September 14-17, 2016 at various venues around Charlottesville. Sponsored by the University of Virginia, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this celebration will feature lectures, panel discussions, performances, film screenings, interviews, and art exhibits by scholars, writers, artists, cultural experts, and more. All events are free and open to the public.

Sep
15
10:00AM

Views from the White House: How Presidents Use the Humanities to Govern

Edward Ayers, Annette Gordon-Reed, Sidney Milkis, Brian Balogh

September 15, 2016, 10:00AM

Edward AyersAnnette Gordon-ReedSidney MilkisBrian Balogh

“I think nothing equals Macbeth,” Abraham Lincoln once wrote. The humanities — drama, literature, history, philosophy, and the other liberal arts — have long provided wisdom to American presidents as they work to address national and international crises. Featuring EDWARD AYERS, ANNETTE GORDON-REED, SIDNEY MILKIS, and moderated by BRIAN BALOGH, this panel will consider how individual presidents drew upon particular literary, artistic, scriptural, or rhetorical sources for inspiration, guidance, and solace. How did presidents turn to the humanities to help guide the nation, heal its wounds, set new directions, and mobilize people in times of crisis?

A book signing will follow this panel.

This event is part of the University's celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities, taking place September 14-17, 2016 at various venues around Charlottesville. Sponsored by the University of Virginia, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this celebration will feature lectures, panel discussions, performances, film screenings, interviews, and art exhibits by scholars, writers, artists, cultural experts, and more. All events are free and open to the public.

Sep
21
11:00AM

American Forum - Inside the Clinton White House

Russell L. Riley

September 21, 2016, 11:00AM

Russell L. Riley

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, October 2, 2016/Nationally, October 5, 2016

Russell Riley is associate professor and co-chair of the Miller Center's Presidential Oral History Program and one of the nation’s foremost authorities on elite oral history interviewing and the contemporary American presidency. He has logged more than 1,000 hours of in-depth, confidential interviews with cabinet officers and senior members of White House staff reaching back to the Carter and Reagan administrations. His new book, Inside the Clinton White House, draws from his work on the William J. Clinton Presidential History Project where he interviewed more than 100 former Clinton-era officials. A book signing will follow his appearance.

Sep
28
11:00AM

American Forum - Trump Revealed?

Michael Kranish, Marc Fisher

September 28, 2016, 11:00AM

Michael KranishMarc Fisher

PART OF AMFM's NEW SPECIAL SERIES: The Future of American Conservatism

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, October 9, 2016/Nationally, October 12, 2016

Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power offers an examination of Donald Trump’s life, from his upbringing in Queens and formative years at the New York Military Academy, to his careers in real estate and entertainment, and the journey to his Republican presidential nomination. Michael Kranish is an investigative political reporter for the Washington Post. He is the co-author of several political biographies including: John Kerry: The Boston Globe Biography, The Real Romney, and Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War. He was previously deputy chief of the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau. Marc Fisher is a senior editor at the Washington Post, where he has been the enterprise editor, local columnist and Berlin bureau chief, among other positions during his thirty years at the paper. He is the author of Something in the Air and After the Wall, a reporter’s account of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the unification of Germany. A book signing will follow their appearance.

This event is part of…

The Future of American Conservatism

Sep
30
12:00PM
Timothy Naftali

Timothy Naftali is a clinical associate professor of history and public service and co-director of New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War. He writes on national security and intelligence policy, international history, and presidential history. He has authored and co-authored many books and articles, including Khrushchev’s Cold War: The Inside Story of An American Adversary, the 2007 winner of the Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature, and Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism

This event is part of…

Historical Presidency: The 2016 Historical Presidency series will examine the transition from the campaign trail to the Oval Office and executive leadership during a president’s crucial first year. Learn more in the Historical Presidency brochure (PDF).

Oct
5
11:00AM
Kimberley Strassel

PART OF AMFM's NEW SPECIAL SERIES: The Future of American Conservatism

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, TBD, 2016/Nationally, TBD, 2016

Kimberley Strassel is a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board and since 2007 has written the “Potomac Watch” column. In her new book, The Intimidation Game, she argues that the Left is leading a coordinated campaign to limit free speech and opposition in America. A book signing will follow her appearance. Photo credit: Violetta Markelou

This event is part of…

The Future of American Conservatism

Oct
10
11:00AM

American Forum - Is There a War on Cops?

Heather Mac Donald

October 10, 2016, 11:00AM

Heather Mac Donald

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, October 23, 2016/Nationally, October 26, 2016

Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal where her work has canvassed a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing and racial profiling, homelessness, criminal-justice reform, and race relations. Her current book, The War on Cops, argues that raced-based attacks on the criminal justice system, from the White House on down, are eroding the authority of law and putting lives at risk.  A book signing will follow her appearance.

Oct
12
11:00AM
General Michael V.Hayden

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, October 30, 206/Nationally, November 2, 2016

Michael Hayden is a retired United States Air Force four-star general, former director of the National Security Agency, principal deputy director of the National Intelligence program and director of the CIA. He is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy founded by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Hayden's new book, Playing to the Edge, chronicles his time directing American intelligence as it was forced to respond to terrorism, a major war, and the most sweeping technological revolution in the last 500 years. A book signing will follow his appearance.

Oct
18
3:30PM

The ‘War Room’ Comes to Washington: Clinton’s First Year

Margaret O'Mara

October 18, 2016, 3:30PM

Margaret O'Mara

Margaret O’Mara is an associate professor of history at the University of Washington. She specializes in political, economic, and urban history of the modern United States. She previously taught at Stanford University and has held positions in the US Department of Health and Human Services and the White House. O'Mara is also a former Miller Center National Fellow. She is the author of Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections that Shaped the Twentieth Century and Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley

This event is part of…

Historical Presidency: The 2016 Historical Presidency series will examine the transition from the campaign trail to the Oval Office and executive leadership during a president’s crucial first year. Learn more in the Historical Presidency brochure (PDF).

Nov
14
3:30PM

Barack Obama and the 2008 Election

Thomas Sugrue

November 14, 2016, 3:30PM

Thomas Sugrue

Thomas J. Sugrue is a professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University. He is a specialist in twentieth-century American politics, urban history, civil rights, and race. Sugrue is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an elected member of the Society of American Historians, and past president of both the Urban History Association and the Social Science History Association. He is the author of several books, including Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race and Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North, a Main Selection of the History Book Club and a finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

 

*Please note that this event was originally scheduled for December 2, 2016. 

This event is part of…

Historical Presidency: The 2016 Historical Presidency series will examine the transition from the campaign trail to the Oval Office and executive leadership during a president’s crucial first year. Learn more in the Historical Presidency brochure (PDF).

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