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Oct
4
1:00PM

Colloquium - Lead Wars, Panel 2: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children

James Childress, Merlin Chowkwanyun, Patricia King, Guian McKee, Jack Schwartz

October 4, 2013, 1:00PM

James Childress Merlin Chowkwanyun Patricia King Guian McKee Jack Schwartz

The afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. will feature:

  • MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar, University of Wisconsin, and former Miller Center National Fellow
  • JAMES CHILDRESS, University Professor & John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics, University of Virginia
  • PATRICIA KING, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics, and Public Policy, Georgetown Law Center
  • JACK SCHWARTZ, visiting professor of law and health care law and policy fellow, University of Maryland (former assistant attorney general, Maryland)
  • GUIAN MCKEE (moderator), associate professor of public policy at the Miller Center
Oct
4
10:00AM
Gerald Markowitz David Rosner

This special symposium on David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz’s Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America's Children will kick off the Fall 2013 Miller Center Colloquium Series on Historical Perspectives on the Health Care Crisis, organized by GUIAN MCKEE, associate professor of public policy at the Miller Center. 

This special symposium has been co-organized by McKee and former Miller Center Fellow MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN.

Please click on the colloquium title above to see a full list of participants and the timing of the panels.

This symposium is being co-sponsored by the U.Va. Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities of the School of Medicine, the Claude Moore Foundation, and the Department of Public Health Sciences at the U.Va. School of Medicine.

Please RSVP to gage@virginia.edu by noon on Wednesday, October 2 if you’d like to attend the lunch that will occur between the two panels.

Oct
2
6:00PM

American Forum - A Town Hall Meeting on the Middle Class and State of the American Dream

Martin Baron, Jennifer Marsico, Thomas A. Hirschl

October 2, 2013, 6:00PM

Martin Baron Jennifer Marsico Thomas A. Hirschl

The University of Virginia’s Miller Center will hold a town hall in Charlottesville on Wednesday, October 2 that will examine the shrinking of the middle class and its impact on the state of the American Dream. This event will launch the Milstein Symposium, a new Miller Center initiative that will address challenges facing the middle class.

The town hall, which begins at 6 pm, will focus on a soon-to-be-released Washington Post/Miller Center poll that is asking respondents about their financial security and what the American Dream means to them.

Participants will include MARTIN BARON, executive editor of The Washington Post, THOMAS A. HIRSCHL, co-author of Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shape Our Fortunes, and JENNIFER MARISCO, a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute. It will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon, host of the Miller Center’s American Forum.

The town hall will be live streamed at www.millercenter.org. It will later be broadcast on public television stations across the nation.

The size of the middle class has steadily decreased for the past four decades. In the early 2000s, middle-income households did not account for the largest percentage of U.S. aggregate household income for the first time. The town hall will explore critical questions regarding this trend and the future of the American Dream. What does the American Dream mean today?  What are the present challenges to achieving it?  How can we restore it?  What is the impact of emerging technologies?  Why is a robust and stable middle class vital to the nation’s future?

The Milstein Symposium will bring together policymakers, business leaders, scholars, and journalists to advance innovative and nonpartisan ideas to help rebuild the American Dream. The first year will focus on creating the jobs of the future, and three commissions will examine topics in manufacturing, entrepreneurship and self-employment, and infrastructure investment.

The Milstein Symposium is named for philanthropist, business and civic leader Howard P. Milstein. Milstein is chairman, president and chief executive officer of New York Private Bank and Trust and its operating bank, Emigrant Bank, the country's largest privately held bank.

The Miller Center has created a Facebook page where users can share what the American Dream means to them. The address is http://on.fb.me/1dvo3g2. Twitter users can also tweet their thoughts to @Miller_Center, using the hashtag #AmericanDream

Sep
27
11:15AM

Explaining the Iraq War: Counterfactual Theory, Logic, and Evidence

Frank Harvey, Melvyn P. Leffler, John M. Owen, William B Quandt, Philip Zelikow

September 27, 2013, 11:15AM

Frank Harvey Melvyn P. Leffler John M. Owen William B Quandt Philip Zelikow

FRANK HARVEY, professor of international relations at Dalhousie University, WILLIAM QUANDT, professor emeritus of politics at U.Va., MEL LEFFLER, U.Va.'s Edward Stettinius Professor of History and Miller Center Faculty Associate, and PHILIP ZELIKOWWhite Burkett Miller Professor of History at U.Va., will discuss Harvey's new book, Explaining the Iraq War: Counterfactual Theory, Logic, and Evidence.

A book signing will follow this event.

This public panel will conclude the academic conference, "History, Method, and the Future ofSecurity Studies" organized by JOHN OWEN, Taylor Professor of Politics at U.Va. and Editor-in-Chief of Security Studies.  Security Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal housed at the Miller Center.

Sep
25
11:00AM

American Forum - JFK and the Anger of the 1960s

Steven L. Davis, Bill Minutaglio

September 25, 2013, 11:00AM

Steven L. Davis Bill Minutaglio

In their new book, Dallas 1963, BILL MINUTAGLIO and STEVEN L. DAVIS offer a fresh new understanding of the social and political climate in the U.S. in the weeks and months leading to John F. Kennedy's assassination. They explore the forces that led many people to warn President Kennedy to avoid Dallas on his fateful trip to Texas. Minutaglio and Davis lead us through intimate glimpses of the Kennedy family and the machinations of the Kennedy White House, to a group of political activists in Dallas who fanned flames of anger at JFK—and who some later blamed for the president's death. A professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Minutaglio has worked at the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, and San Antonio Express-News. He has written books about George W. Bush, Molly Ivins, Alberto Gonzales, and America's greatest industrial disaster. Davis is the author of two highly praised books on Texas and is a curator at Texas State University, which holds the literary papers of Cormac McCarthy and many other writers. Photo Credit: Dennis Darling

Sep
18
5:00PM

Colloquium - Lincoln and Davis: War Presidents

Gary W. Gallagher, James M. McPherson

September 18, 2013, 5:00PM

Gary W. Gallagher James M. McPherson

A Conversation with James McPherson and Gary Gallagher 

GARY W. GALLAGHER is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia. He earned his graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely in the field of Civil War-era history, most recently Causes Won, Lost and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War, The Union War, and Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty. In 2010-2012, he held the Cavaliers' Distinguished Teaching Professorship, the highest teaching award conveyed by the University.

JAMES M. MCPHERSON is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University, where he taught for more than 40 years. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he held the presidency of the American Historical Association in 2003. His numerous books on the Civil War era include Battle Cry of Freedom, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, as well as For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War and Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief, both of which won the Lincoln Prize in 1998 and 2009, respectively.  His most recent book is War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865.

This special kickoff event for the Historical Presidency Series will take place on grounds at Nau Hall, Room 101.  Please click here for directions to Nau Hall.  There is a K2 parking lot located behind Nau, on Brandon Avenue, with first come, first served unrestricted parking beginning at 5pm.  Paid parking is available in the 11th street or central grounds parking garages.

This event is part of…

The Historical Presidency Series: 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.

Sep
17
11:00AM
George Packer

The Unwinding is an examination of a nation in crisis. American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward. In The Unwinding, George Packer, journalist, novelist, and author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an original way, with his sharp eye for detail and gift for weaving together complex narratives. A book signing will follow his Forum. Photo Credit: Guillermo Riveros

Sep
11
11:00AM

American Forum - JFK and the Breakthrough for Civil Rights

William P. Jones

September 11, 2013, 11:00AM

William P. Jones

In The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights, William P. Jones argues that the enormous role of the American labor movement in triggering the epic march in August 1963 must be rescued from the shadow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legendary "I Have a Dream" speech. The opening event of the day was a speech delivered by the march’s leader, trade unionist A. Philip Randolph, who first called for a march on Washington in 1941 to press for equal opportunity in employment and the armed forces. Randolph’s egalitarian vision of economic and social citizenship is the strong thread running throughout the full history of the March on Washington movement. Jones’s history delivers a new understanding of this emblematic event and the broader civil rights movement it propelled. A professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jones is a specialist in civil rights and labor history and contributes to The Nation and other publications. A book signing will follow his Forum. Photo Credit: The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

Sep
4
11:00AM
Gilbert King

Gilbert King has written about Supreme Court history and the death penalty for The New York Times and The Washington Post, and is a featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine's history blog, “Past Imperfect,” as well as The Washington Post's “The Root.” His book, The Execution of Willie Francis, was published in 2008. Gilbert’s most recent book is Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. Devil in the Grove draws on never-before-published material about the deadliest case of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s career. Gilbert is also a photographer whose work has appeared in Glamour and New York Magazine, as well as international editions of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Elle. A book signing will follow his Forum.

Aug
28
11:00AM
Barbara Perry

In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty. This biography—the first to draw on an invaluable cache of Rose’s newly released diaries and letters—unearths the complexities behind the impeccable persona she showed the world. The woman who emerges in these pages is a fascinating character: savvy about her family’s reputation and resilient enough to persevere through the unfathomable tragedies that befell her. Perry is senior fellow and associate professor in the Miller Center’s Presidential Oral History Program and is a well-known scholar of the U.S. Supreme Court and the American presidency. A book signing will follow her Forum. Photo Credit: Robert Capon

Jun
3
10:25AM

Congress and Policy Making in the 21st Century

Jeffery Jenkins, Eric M. Patashnik

June 3, 2013, 10:25AM

Eric M. Patashnik

In recent years the U.S. Congress has been called broken, dysfunctional, and weak, yet its importance as policy-maker remains unchallenged. The role of Congress in the policy-making process has received surprisingly little attention in recent years. Most political science research on Congress focuses on its internal organization and distribution of power, while the public policy literature focuses on the role of presidents, interest groups, and the bureaucracy. What has been Congress's distinctive impact on government's role in key areas such as energy, health care, immigration, and monetary policy?  How have congressional elections and constituency pressures shaped the legislative agenda?  How has Congress responded to major events such as the Great Recession and secular trends such as growing income inequality and demographic change? In an era of partisan polarization, does Congress possess the collective capacity to contribute to effective problem solving?

Co-hosted by Jeff Jenkins, Professor of Politics and Miller Center Faculty Associate, and Eric Patashnik, Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Batten School, this academic conference brings together leading scholars who will seek to shed new light on how Congress works--and what difference Congress makes for public policy outcomes.

This conference is co-sponsored by the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.  All sessions are closed to the general public, but proceedings will be webcast live and archived at http://www.millercenter.org.

May
10
12:00PM

Manuscript Review, “One Nation Under God,” by Kevin Kruse

Prof. Darren Dochuk, Prof. Kevin Kruse, Prof. Michael Lienesch, Reihan Salam

May 10, 2013, 12:00PM

Prof. Darren Dochuk Prof. Kevin Kruse Prof. Michael Lienesch Reihan Salam

The intellectual centerpiece of the the Miller Center Fellowship Spring Conference, the manuscript review continues our tradition of considering an important forthcoming book by a leading scholar of history or social science. This year, Princeton University’s Kevin Kruse will present his manuscript One Nation Under God: Corporations, Christianity and the Rise of the Religious Right.  Providing commentary will be a panel that includes Reihan Salam of National Review, Darren Dochuk of Washington University in St. Louis, and Michael Lienesch of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

May
2
5:30PM

American Forum - A Conversation with Ryan Crocker and James Schlesinger

Gerald L Baliles, Ryan Crocker, James R Schlesinger

May 2, 2013, 5:30PM

Gerald L Baliles Ryan Crocker James R Schlesinger

RYAN C. CROCKER, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, and JAMES R. SCHLESINGER, who served as both secretary of defense and energy, will take part in a wide-ranging conversation on foreign affairs covering a broad range of topics including the Middle East and Asia, defense and diplomacy, and the state of American politics.  The session will be moderated by Miller Center director and CEO GERALD L. BALILES, and a question and answer period with the audience will follow.

Ryan C. Crocker is the 2013 James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center. He holds the diplomatic rank of career ambassador, the U.S. Foreign Service’s highest rank. He served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012 and U.S. ambassador to Iraq from 2007 to 2009. He previously served as U.S. ambassador to Pakistan from 2004 to 2007; to Syria from 1998 to 2001; to Kuwait from 1994 to 1997; and to Lebanon from 1990 to 1993.

James R. Schlesinger served as secretary of defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and as the nation’s first energy secretary under President Jimmy Carter. He also held leadership roles with the Central Intelligence Agency and the Atomic Energy Commission during a distinguished career in public service. Schlesinger taught economics at U.Va. from 1955 to 1963.

Limited public seating for this event will be available on a first come, first served basis.

May
1
12:00PM
Ryan Crocker Eric Holder

This special program was created using footage from multiple Miller Center events and will air on PBS stations nationwide. Check your local listings. 

Attorney General Eric Holder discusses his plans for the second term, including efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and conduct trials for accused terrorists.  Ambassador Crocker discusses prospects for stability in Afghanistan after US troops fully withdraw. 

ERIC HOLDER was sworn in as the 82nd attorney general of the United States on February 3, 2009 by Vice President Joe Biden. President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Holder on December 1, 2008. In 1997, Holder was named by President Clinton to be the deputy attorney general, the first African-American named to that post. Prior to that, he served as U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. In 1988, Holder was nominated by President Reagan to become an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. 

RYAN C. CROCKER, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan and the 2013 James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center. He holds the diplomatic rank of career ambassador, the U.S. Foreign Service’s highest rank. He served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012 and U.S. ambassador to Iraq from 2007 to 2009. He previously served as U.S. ambassador to Pakistan from 2004 to 2007; to Syria from 1998 to 2001; to Kuwait from 1994 to 1997; and to Lebanon from 1990 to 1993.

Apr
29
11:00AM
John Fabian Witt

JOHN FABIAN WITT is professor of law at Yale Law School and author of Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History; Patriots and Cosmopolitans: Hidden Histories of American Law; and the prize-winning book, The Accidental Republic: Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows, and the Remaking of American Law. In 2010, Witt was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Before returning to Yale, he taught legal history at Columbia and served as law clerk to Judge Pierre N. Leval on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. A book signing will follow his Forum. With support from the H. F. Guggenheim Foundation.

Apr
19
11:00AM

American Forum - The End of the American Century?

Andrew J. Bacevich

April 19, 2013, 11:00AM

Andrew J. Bacevich

A professor of international relations and history at Boston University, ANDREW J. BACEVICH is the author of Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent WarThe Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War, and American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy. Bacevich has held fellowships at the American Academy in Berlin, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Apr
15
11:00AM
David Cunningham

DAVID CUNNINGHAM is associate professor and chair of sociology at Brandeis University’s Social Justice & Social Policy Program. Cunningham has worked with the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Mississippi Truth Project. His current research focuses on the causes, consequences, and legacy of racial violence. Cunningham’s most recent book, Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan, is the first substantial history of the civil rights-era Ku Klux Klan’s rise and fall. A book signing will follow his Forum. With support from the H. F. Guggenheim Foundation.

Apr
12
3:00PM

Please join the family and friends of Professor Ken Thompson to share your memories in the John W. and Rosemary P. Galbraith Forum Room at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, 2201 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Thompson family invites you to join them at a reception in the Miller Center's Scripps Library immediately following the service. 

Reservations are not necessary for the memorial service; seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan to attend the reception, please respond to Shirley Burke at sburke@virginia.edu or 434.924.6049.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Miller Center Forum Endowment Fund, at the request of the Thompson family, to support an enduring legacy of Mr. Thompson's work.

Information about donating to the Miller Center is at millercenter.org/foundation/millercenterfund. Please designate your gift "in memory of Kenneth Thompson" in the "Special Instructions" box on the online gift form.

Apr
11
3:30PM

The U.S.-Israeli Relationship in a World of Change and Volatility

Ambassador Michael Oren

April 11, 2013, 3:30PM

Ambassador Michael Oren

MICHAEL OREN, Israel’s ambassador to the United States since 2009, meets regularly with officials in the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon, as well as with members of Congress from both parties. He regularly briefs Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders on issues vital to the U.S.-Israel alliance. Born in the United States, Oren has served as a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown, and as a distinguished fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. His last two books, Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East from 1776 to the Present and Six Days of War, were both New York Times bestsellers. This event is co-sponsored with U.Va.’s Darden School of Business and Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics.

Apr
4
6:00PM

American Forum - Who Stole the American Dream

Hedrick Smith

April 4, 2013, 6:00PM

Hedrick Smith

Television Broadcast: January 5, 2014

Pulitzer Prize winner HEDRICK SMITH’s book, Who Stole the American Dream?, shows how seismic changes, sparked by a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions, have transformed America. Smith examines the accidental beginnings of the 401(k) plan, the major policy changes that began under Jimmy Carter, how the New Economy disrupted America’s engine of shared prosperity, and how America lost the title of “Land of Opportunity.” Who Stole the American Dream? includes conversations with political leaders, CEOs, and middle-class Americans. Smith is also the author of The Russians, which took readers inside the Soviet Union, and The Power Game, which explored Washington's corridors of power. A book signing will follow his Forum.

Apr
1
11:00AM

American Forum - The King Years

Taylor Branch

April 1, 2013, 11:00AM

Taylor Branch

TAYLOR BRANCH is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the acclaimed America in the King Years trilogy, which includes the books Parting the Waters, Pillar of Fire, and At Canaan’s Edge. For his latest book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, Branch has identified 18 essential moments from the Civil Rights movement, and providing selections from his trilogy, has placed each moment in historical context. He argues that these events remain crucial for anyone who wishes to understand our divided political climate. A book signing will follow his Forum. Photo Credit: J. Brough Schamp

Mar
29
12:30PM
Nicole Sackley

NICOLE SACKLEY is associate professor of history and American studies at the University of Richmond. The author of several articles on the history of international development, she is currently completing a book titled Development Fields: American Social Science and the Practice of Development in the Cold War.  During the 2012-2013 academic year, Sackley is a Truman-Kauffman Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Library Institute.

Please RSVP to gage@virginia.edu by noon on Wednesday, March 27. 

Mar
28
2:00PM

Beyond the Triangle: Asia and Washington-Beijing-Taipei

Hao Yufan, Dr Harry Harding, Takashi Sekiyama

March 28, 2013, 2:00PM

Hao Yufan Dr Harry Harding Takashi Sekiyama

The triangular relationship of Washington, Beijing, and Taipei forged in the Cold War was a key part of the strategic architecture of Asia. What would be the general effect on Asia of re-imaging the triangle as an inclusive, opportunity-driven interaction? This afternoon seminar will discuss the regional and global implications of rethinking the triangle. Our speakers will present perspectives from Japan and Hong Kong-Macau and provide the basis for a discussion of the general significance of a change from exclusive, security-oriented relationships between the United States, China, and Taiwan.

  • HAO Yufan is dean of the faculty of social sciences and humanities and professor of political science at the University of Macau. His publications include Sino-American Relations: Challenges Ahead (2011), Multiple Development of the Macau Economy (2009), Power of the Moment: America and the World after 9/11 (2002).
  • Takashi SEKIYAMA is director at the Institute for International Cooperation Policy, Meiji University, and research fellow at the Tokyo Foundation.

Session Chair Harry Harding is dean of the University of Virginia’s Batten School and professor of politics and public policy. His publications include The India-China Relationship (2004), A Fragile Relationship: The United States and China (1992), and China’s Second Revolution: Reform after Mao (1987).  

The International Workshop is made possible through the generosity of the following University of Virginia divisions: the East Asia Center, the Miller Center, the Center for International Studies, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Politics Department.

Mar
28
11:00AM

Rethinking the Triangle: Washington-Beijing-Taipei

Brantly Womack, Leng Tse-Kang, Admiral Joseph W. Prueher, Ren Xiao

March 28, 2013, 11:00AM

Brantly Womack Leng Tse-Kang Admiral Joseph W. Prueher Ren Xiao

Taiwan’s future is with China, not against it. However, no new image of the triangular relationship of Washington, Beijing, and Taipei has replaced the security triangle formed during the Cold War era. This public panel will feature three perspectives from experts from China, Taiwan, and the United States in an attempt to explore a new paradigm for these interrelationships based on inclusiveness and opportunity rather than each hedging against increasingly unlikely crises. It will be chaired by the former commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command during the Strait Crises of 1995-1996 and later ambassador to China.

  • REN Xiao is director at the Center for the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy and professor of international politics at the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. His publications include New Frontiers of Chinese Foreign Policy (2011), U.S.-China-Japan Triangular Relationship (2002), and New Perspectives on International Relations Theory (2001).
  • LENG Tse-Kang is deputy director and research fellow, Institute of Political Science Academia Sinica and professor of political science, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. He is the author of Dynamics of Local Governance of China during the Reform Era (2010), Globalizing Taipei (2003), and The Taiwan-China Connection (1996).
  • Brantly Womack is the C. K. Yen Chair at the Miller Center and professor of foreign affairs in the department of politics at the University of Virginia. His publications include China Among Unequals (2010), China’s Rise in Historical Perspective (2010), and China and Vietnam: The Politics of Asymmetry (2006).

Session Chair Admiral Joseph Prueher was commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, 1996-1999; U.S. ambassador to China, 1999-2001; and James Schlesinger Distinguished Professor, the Miller Center, 2009-2011.

Lunch will be available for persons staying for the afternoon symposium. Please RSVP to gage@virginia.edu by noon on Tuesday, March 26 so we can place an accurate lunch order.

The International Workshop is made possible through the generosity of the following University of Virginia divisions: the East Asia Center, the Miller Center, the Center for International Studies, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Politics Department.

Mar
27
11:00AM

American Forum - Don’t Stop the Party

Matt Kibbe

March 27, 2013, 11:00AM

Matt Kibbe

MATT KIBBE, president and CEO of FreedomWorks (the most influential tea party organization in the United States) will discuss the rise and future of the movement.  Kibbe is also a national public expert, bestselling author, political commentator, and distinguished senior fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna. His most recent book is Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America. Kibbe is coauthor, with Dick Armey, of the New York Times bestseller, Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto. He has also written Rules for Patriots: A Pocket Primer for Patriotic Americans. Before joining FreedomWorks, Kibbe served as chief of staff and House Budget Committee associate for U.S. Representative Dan Miller, director of federal budget policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and senior economist for the Republican National Committee during Lee Atwater's tenure as chairman. A book signing will follow his Forum.  Photo Credit: Sam Hurd

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