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May
9
11:00AM
Greg JaffeMatthew T. Sherman

PBS World Channel National Broadcast:  Virginia, Nationally, 2016

Greg Jaffe has covered the White House for The Washington Post since 2009.  In 2000, he shared (with Tom Ricks) the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for a piece he did on the Pentagon while at the Wall Street Journal. He is the co-author (with David Cloud) of, The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army (Random Books, 2009).

Matthew T. Sherman is a foreign affairs analyst and specialist who has served as a senior advisor to the State Department and the U.S. military. While in the private sector, he specializes in the political economy, security dynamics and commercial markets of the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, providing analysis of the regional environment and geopolitical impact. Since September 2012, Mr. Sherman has been deployed to Afghanistan with the United States Department of Defense, serving as a senior civilian advisor to numerous operational and strategic commanders. Most recently, he was the Senior Advisor to the Resolute Support Commander, General John F. Campbell.

This event is part of…

Aftermath of the Endless War: This series of American Forum episodes examined the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and features conversations with several military, political, and diplomatic experts.

May
12
10:30AM

2016 Spring Fellows Conference

May 12, 2016 - May 13, 2016

Every year, the Miller Center Fellowship Program supports the completion of promising dissertations that employ history to shed light on American politics and public policy, foreign relations and the impact of global affairs on the United States, media and politics, and the role of the presidency in shaping American political development. 

The current Miller Center fellows will conclude their year with a spring fellowship conference.  Fellows will present their research and findings to scholars from the Miller Center and the University of Virginia.  During the conference each fellow’s dissertation is critiqued by his or her dream mentor and Miller Center and University of Virginia scholars. 

Of particular note, will be a manuscript review of the forthcoming book, In the Heat of the Summer, by noted scholar, Michael Flamm, Chair of the History Department at Ohio Wesleyan University.  The review, on Thursday, May 12, will also feature panelists Garnette Cadogan, Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia and Visiting Scholar, Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University; Michael Fortner, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at City University of New York; and Claudrena Harold, Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia. The panel will be moderated by Andrew Kahrl,  Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia.

The conference is open to the public, please RSVP to Linda Winecoff at Ljw7e@virginia.edu.

May
12
10:30AM

Fellow: Elizabeth Ingleson, History, University of Sydney
"Inadvertent Agents of Diplomacy: American Importers and the China Market During Rapprochement"
Mentor: Tim Borstelmann, Professor of History, University of Nebraska

Fellow: Sarah Coleman, History, Princeton University
“To reward the wrong way is not the American way:” Welfare, Immigrants’ Rights and the Battle Over Benefits 1990 -1997”
Mentor: David Gutiérrez, Professor of History, University of California San Diego

Moderator: Aynne Kokas, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia and non-resident scholar in Chinese Media, Institute of Public Policy at Rice University

May
12
12:30PM

Fellow: Noel Anderson, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Competitive Intervention, Protracted Conflict, and the Global Prevalence of Civil War"
Mentor: Stathis Kalyvas, Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Fellow: Shannon Nix, History, University of Virginia
“Losing Nicaragua: Human Rights Politics and U.S. Attempts to Manage the Nicaraguan Revolution”
Mentor: William Schmidli, Assistant Professor of History, Bucknell University

Moderator: Todd Sechser, Associate Professor, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, University of Virginia

May
12
2:30PM
Conference - “2016 Spring Fellows Conference”

Michael Flamm Manuscript Review: “In the Heat of the Summer”

Michael Flamm, Garnette Cadogan, Michael Fortner, Claudrena Harold

May 12, 2016, 2:30PM

Michael FlammGarnette CadoganMichael FortnerClaudrena Harold

Michael Flamm: Chair, Department of History, Ohio Wesleyan University

Garnette Cadogan: Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia and Visiting Scholar, Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University

Michael Fortner: Assistant Professor and Academic Director of Urban Studies, City University of New York

Claudrena Harold: Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia

Moderator: Andrew Kahrl, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Virginia

May
13
10:00AM

Branding Parties and Cities – 10:00 am
Fellow: Boris Heersink, Politics, University of Virginia
“Beyond Service: National Party Organizations and Party Brands in American Politics”
Mentor: Richard Valelly, Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College

Fellow: Benjamin Holtzman, History, Brown University
“Promoting Development during Crisis: Tax Incentives and New Markets in 1970s New York”
Mentor: Suleiman Osman, Associate Professor of American Studies, The George Washington University

Moderator: Sidney Milkis, Professor of Politics and Faculty Associate at the Miller Center, University of Virginia

May
13
11:45AM

Policing Mobility– 11:45 am (Lunch Panel)

Fellow: Nora Krinitsky, History, University of Michigan
“Lawlessness in Law Enforcement: Police Violence and the Chicago NAACP Campaign Against Brutality”
Mentor: Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Associate Professor of History, University of California Los Angeles

Fellow: Sarah Seo, History, Princeton University
“Rule of Law and the Culture of Due Process”
(Seo is the Charles McCurdy Fellow in Legal History)
Mentor: David Sklansky, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Moderator: Sarah Milov, Assistant Professor of History, University of Virginia

May
13
1:30PM

Taming Technologies – 1:30 pm
Fellow: Jonathon Free, History, Duke University
“Redistributing Risk: The Political Ecology of Coal in Late-Twentieth Century Appalachia”
(Free is the Miller Center/Hagley Library Dissertation Fellow in Business and Politics)
Mentor: Richard White, Professor of American History, Stanford University

Fellow: Sarah Robey, History, Temple University
“Atomic America: The Expert Public and the Cold War, 1958-1963”
(Robey is the Ambrose Monell Foundation Fellow in Technology and Democracy)
Mentor: Brian Balogh, Professor of History, University of Virginia

Moderator: Bernard Carlson, Department of Science, Technology, and Society at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia

 

Conference Concludes – 3:00 pm

May
19
11:00AM
Jacob HackerPaul Pierson

PBS World Channel National Broadcast:  Virginia, Nationally, 2016

Jacob S. Hacker is the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University. A Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., he is the author of The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Insecurity and the Decline of the American Dream, The Divided Welfare State, and, with Paul Pierson, of American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led us To Forget What Made America Prosper, Prosperity; Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class; Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy. He has appeared recently on The NewsHour, MSNBC, All Things Considered, and Marketplace. Photo Credit: Harold Shapiro

Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Politics in Time, Dismantling the Welfare State?, and (with Jacob S. Hacker), American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led us To Forget What Made America Prosper; Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class; Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. A book signing will follow their appearance. Photo Credit: Jennifer Graham

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