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Apr
13
11:00AM
Carla Power

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, May 1, 2016/Nationally, May 4, 2016

A journalist specializing in Muslim societies, global social issues and culture, Carla Power is the author of If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran. The book is an account of a year in intense study with the traditional Islamic scholar Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi. She writes for Time and is a former correspondent for Newsweek, where she produced award-winning stories, reporting from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Her essays have appeared in a wide range of publications, from Vogue and O: The Oprah Magazine to The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, and Foreign PolicyPhoto Credit: Jamie Smith

Apr
12
6:00PM

American Forum - America’s War For the Greater Middle East

Andrew J. Bacevich

April 12, 2016, 6:00PM

Andrew J. Bacevich

PLEASE NOTE TIME OF EVENT:  6:00 p.m. - 7:15 P.M.

From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich, one of the country’s most respected voices on foreign affairs, offers an incisive critical history of this ongoing military enterprise—now more than thirty years old and with no end in sight. Bacevich is a retired professor of history and international relations at Boston University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he served for 23 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army, including tours of duty in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, and rising to the rank of Colonel. His son, Lt. Andrew Bacevich was killed in action in Iraq in 2007. Bacevich received his PhD in American diplomatic history from Princeton. Before joining the faculty of Boston University in 1998, he taught at West Point and at Johns Hopkins University. His three most recent books, Breach of Trust, Washington Rules, and The Limits of Power were on The New York Times bestseller list. A winner of the Lannan Notable Book Award, he lectures frequently at universities around the country. A book signing will follow his appearance. Photo Credit: Dale Robbins, Moyers Co.

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.

Apr
5
3:30PM
Barbara Perry

This event is open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Barbara Perry is the Ethics and Institutions Professor, director of Presidential Studies, and co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center. She directed the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project and produced a commemorative volume on Senator Kennedy’s interviews. Her eleven authored or edited books include two Kennedy family biographies: Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch and Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier.

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).

Apr
5
11:00AM

This event will take place at the Hay-Adams Hotel, 800 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and UVA's Miller Center are hosting the 2016 Mortimer Caplin Conference. This collaborative program will focus on fiscal issues facing the next president.

This conference is part of the Miller Center's First Year Project, a three-year initiative that will develop bipartisan insights and recommendations to guide the next president in his or her first year.

Apr
5
11:00AM
Jeffrey FrankWill Hitchcock

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, April 24, 2016/Nationally, April 27, 2016

Jeffrey Frank is a journalist and former deputy editor of the Outlook section at The Washington Post, as well as a senior editor at The New Yorker.  His book, Ike and Dick, is a narrative history that explores the complicated political and personal relationship between Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon—a sometimes painful association that lasted nearly 20 years. Photo Credit: Jon Reis

Will Hitchcock is professor of history at the University of Virginia and director of academic programs at the Miller Center. His work and teaching focuses on the international, diplomatic and military history of the 20th Century, with a particular focus on the era of the world wars and the cold war. He is currently completing a new book titled “The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s.” 

Apr
5
9:30AM
Mitch DanielsAlice RivlinAnn Compton

This conference is part of the Miller Center's First Year Project, a three-year initiative that will develop bipartisan insights and recommendations to guide the next president in his or her first year.

Apr
5
9:30AM

America’s Fiscal and Financial Future: The 2016 Caplin Conference

Mitch Daniels, Alice Rivlin, Ann Compton

April 5, 2016, 9:30AM

Mitch DanielsAlice RivlinAnn Compton

This event will take place at the Hay-Adams Hotel, 800 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and UVA's Miller Center are hosting the 2016 Mortimer Caplin Conference. This collaborative program will focus on fiscal issues facing the next president.

This conference is part of the Miller Center's First Year Project, a three-year initiative that will develop bipartisan insights and recommendations to guide the next president in his or her first year.

Mar
30
11:00AM

American Forum - The Rise of ISIS—The New Enemy

Joby Warrick

March 30, 2016, 11:00AM

Joby Warrick

PBS  Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, April 17, 2016/Nationally, April 20, 2016

Joby Warrick is a reporter for The Washington Post and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In his new book, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, he tracks the rise of the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the emergence of what is now called ISIS, and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama leading to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. Drawing on high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Warrick weaves gripping, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it.

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.

Mar
29
1:35PM

American Forum - The Worst First Year of a Presidency

Gary Gallagher

March 29, 2016, 1:35PM

Gary Gallagher

PBS Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, May 29, 2016/Nationally, June 1, 2016

Gary Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War and director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia. He has published widely in the field of Civil War-era history, most recently Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty; The Union War; and Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War. In 2010-2012, he held the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship, the highest teaching award conveyed by the University of Virginia.

Mar
25
2:00PM
Ronald HamptonElizabeth Hinton

This event will be held in Nau Hall Auditorium (Room 101) on Central Grounds

 

From Ferguson to Baltimore, the reemergence of police brutality crises in American cities has sparked a series of passionate debates surrounding the intersection of race and criminal justice. Reoccurring problems associated with the excessive use of deadly force by police officers are under intense scrutiny by the national media, policymakers, and social activist groups across the country. The Miller Center's Great Issues program, in conjunction with the Black Student Research Network (BSRN), the Black Student Alliance (BSA), the Latino Student Alliance (LSA), the NAACP, and the University Democrats, will explore these issues through a panel discussion featuring Ronald Hampton and Elizabeth Hinton. The panel will uncover the nature and history of policing in America, while also looking forward to policy solutions of the future. 

Ronald Hampton serves on the advisory board of the National Police Accountability Project. He retired from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department after twenty-three years of service as Community Relations Officer. Hampton is the immediate past Executive Director of the National Black Police Association, Inc., where he was involved in designing and delivering community policing and problem solving training for residents in public housing as well as overseeing a project dealing with intervention and crime prevention through alternative community sentencing. He has assisted the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Services and has worked with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Amnesty International USA, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Elizabeth Hinton is assistant professor in the Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Hinton’s research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the twentieth century United States. Her current scholarship considers the transformation of domestic social programs and urban policing after the Civil Rights Movement. In her forthcoming book, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: Race and Federal Policy in American Cities (with Harvard University Press), Hinton examines the implementation of federal law enforcement programs beginning in the mid-1960s that laid the groundwork for the mass incarceration of American citizens.

This event is part of…

Great Issues: Our Great Issues programming provides scholarly expertise on a wide range of policy issues for the public, the media, and the policy community, with an aim towards increasing public discourse about national and global challenges.

Mar
22
11:00AM
Eric S. Edelman

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, April 10, 2016/Nationally, April 13, 2016

Veteran diplomat Eric S. Edelman, an adviser to both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations and former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, discusses U.S. foreign policy challenges in a world of constantly shifting terror threats and new geopolitical conflict.  Ambassador Edelman is the recently named 2016 James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center. Currently, he is the Hertog Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, after retiring as a career minister from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2009. 

Mar
19
4:00PM

American Forum - Equal Justice? Part 2

Bryan Stevenson

March 19, 2016, 4:00PM

Bryan Stevenson

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, July 31, 2016/Nationally, August 3, 2016

Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, is executive director of Equal Justice Initiative and a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, and has been awarded 21 honorary doctorate degrees.Stevenson’s work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him numerous awards, including the ABA Wisdom Award for Public Service, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award Prize, the Olaf Palme International Prize, the ACLU National Medal Of Liberty, the National Public Interest Lawyer of the Year Award, the Gruber Prize for International Justice, and the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award. Photo Credit: Nina Subin

This event is part of…

What Now? Dialogues on Race in America: This series of American Forum episodes explores both historical and current race-related issues that have troubled the nation.

Mar
19
2:53PM

American Forum - Equal Justice?

Bryan Stevenson

March 19, 2016, 2:53PM

Bryan Stevenson

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, May 15, 2016/Nationally, May 18, 2016

Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, is executive director of Equal Justice Initiative and a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, and has been awarded 21 honorary doctorate degrees.Stevenson’s work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him numerous awards, including the ABA Wisdom Award for Public Service, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award Prize, the Olaf Palme International Prize, the ACLU National Medal Of Liberty, the National Public Interest Lawyer of the Year Award, the Gruber Prize for International Justice, and the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award. Photo Credit: Nina Subin

This event is part of…

What Now? Dialogues on Race in America: This series of American Forum episodes explores both historical and current race-related issues that have troubled the nation.

Mar
15
3:30PM
Gary Gallagher

This event will take place in the Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library on Central Grounds and is open to the public.

 

Gary Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War and director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia. He has published widely in the field of Civil War-era history, most recently Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty; The Union War; and Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War. In 2010-2012, he held the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship, the highest teaching award conveyed by the University of Virginia.

This discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth R. Varon, the Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at UVA.

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).

Mar
9
11:00AM

American Forum - Why Leaders Fight

Allan C. Stam

March 9, 2016, 11:00AM

Allan C. Stam

PBS World Channel National Broadcast:  Virginia, March 27, 2016/Nationally, March 30, 2016

Allan C. Stam is Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Previously he was the Director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the dynamics of armed conflict between and within states. His latest book, Why Leaders Fight (Cambridge University Press, 2015), co-authored with Michael Horowitz and Cali Mortensen Ellis, examines 2,400 world leaders and their decision to engage in armed conflicts.

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.

Mar
8
12:30PM

American Forum - The Battle for the Supreme Court

Barbara Perry

March 8, 2016, 12:30PM

Barbara Perry

PBS Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, April 3, 2016/Nationally, April 6, 2016

Barbara Perry is the Ethics and Institutions Professor, director of Presidential Studies, and co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center. She directed the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project and produced a commemorative volume on Senator Kennedy’s interviews. Her eleven authored or edited books include two Kennedy family biographies: Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch and Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier.

Mar
3
11:00AM

American Forum - Kissinger 1923-1968: The Idealist

Niall Ferguson

March 3, 2016, 11:00AM

Niall Ferguson

PBS World Channel National Broadcast:  Virginia, March 20, 2016/Nationally, March 23, 2016

Niall Ferguson is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. In Kissinger, Ferguson draws not only on the former secretary of state's closed private papers but also on documents from more than one hundred archives around the world. Ferguson challenges increasingly negative portraits of Kissinger as a ruthless realist of the Vietnam era, involved in dubious international schemes. He argues that those depictions of the controversial Nixon-era figure are based on a profound misunderstanding of the man. Photo Credit: Dewald Aukema

Feb
24
11:00AM
Risa Goluboff

PBS World Channel National Broadcast:  Virginia, March 13, 2016/Nationally, March 16, 2016

 In 1950s America, it was remarkably easy for police to arrest almost anyone for almost any reason. The criminal justice system—and especially the age-old law of vagrancy—served not only to maintain safety and order but also to enforce conventional standards of morality and propriety. A person could be arrested for sporting a beard, making a speech, or working too little. Yet by the end of the 1960s, vagrancy laws were discredited and American society was fundamentally transformed. What happened? In Vagrant Nation, Risa Goluboff answers that question by showing how constitutional challenges to vagrancy laws shaped the multiple movements that made "the 1960s." Dr. Goluboff is the John Allan Love Professor of Law, Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law, and Professor of History at the University of Virginia School of Law. She is also the author of The Lost Promise of Civil RightsPhoto Credit: Tom Daly

Feb
22
2:30PM

American Forum - A Conversation with John Kasich

Governor John Kasich

February 22, 2016, 2:30PM

Governor John Kasich

PBS World Channel National Broadcast:  Virginia, February 28, 2016/Nationally, March 2, 2016

John Kasich is the 69th and current Governor of Ohio, first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. On July 21, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Kasich served nine terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 12th congressional district from 1983 to 2001. His tenure in the House included service on the House Armed Services Committee and as chairman of the House Budget Committee. He was a key figure in the passage of both welfare reform and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Prior to his political career, Kasich worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers' in Columbus, Ohio.

Feb
17
4:30PM

American Forum - The Digital Revolution and American Opportunity

Senator Mark Warner, Philip Zelikow

February 17, 2016, 4:30PM

Senator Mark WarnerPhilip Zelikow

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, May 22, 2016/Nationally, May 25, 2016

Senator Mark Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008 and reelected to a second term in November 2014. He serves on the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget, and Intelligence committees, and from 2002 to 2006, he served as Governor of Virginia. The first in his family to graduate from college, Mark Warner spent 20 years in business, was an early investor in the cellular telephone industry, and co-founded the company that became Nextel.
Philip Zelikow is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia and a faculty associate at the Miller Center. Previously, he was a career diplomat, posted overseas and in Washington, including service on the National Security Council staff for President George H.W. Bush. Since leaving government service in 1991, he has taught and directed research programs at Harvard University and at the University of Virginia, including directing the Miller Center from 1998 to 2005. His books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft; The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis; and Essence of Decision. His participation in the group Rework America led to the publication of America’s Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age in June 2015. This book discusses the transformation of America as it enters the ‘digital age’ and how technology can become a tool that can open opportunity to everyone.

Feb
10
11:00AM
Peter Bergen

PBS World Channel National Broadcast:  Virginia, July 3, 2016/Nationally, July 6, 2016

United States of Jihad examines Americans who have embraced militant Islam both in the United States and abroad. Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst, will offer an inside look at the controversial tactics of the agencies tracking potential terrorists—from infiltrating mosques to surveillance; at the bias experienced by Muslims at the hands of law enforcement; at the critics and defenders of U.S. policies on terrorism; and at how social media has revolutionized terrorism.

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.

Feb
3
11:00AM
Charlie Savage

PBS World Channel National Broadcast:  Virginia, February 21, 2016/Nationally, February 24, 2016

Charlie Savage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Washington correspondent for the New York Times. His new book, Power Wars, is an acclaimed journalist’s behind-the-scenes account of a momentous post-9/11 presidency. Savage’s book is one of the first comprehensive histories both of how secret American surveillance developed over the past 35 years, and an inside account of the Obama era, including his own reporting from the U.S. terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, detailed accounts of closed-door meetings at the highest levels of power, previously undisclosed secret memos, and vivid portraits of powerful officials whose names have rarely appeared in the press but who exercised great influence over the nation and the world.

Jan
27
11:00AM

American Forum - Is Public Education Doomed?

Dale Russakoff, Robert Pianta

January 27, 2016, 11:00AM

Dale RussakoffRobert Pianta

PBS World Channel National Broadcast:  Virginia-February 14 , 2016/Nationally-February 17, 2016

The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?  by Dale Russakoff first serialized in The New Yorker, is the story of how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and now-U.S. Corey Booker joined together in a public-private partnership to transform the failing urban public schools of Newark, N.J.—and utterly failed.

Dale Russakoff spent twenty-eight years as a reporter for the Washington Post, covering politics, education, social policy, and other topics. From 1994 to 2008, she served in the Post’s New York Bureau, which included covering the NYC metropolitan area, including Newark, N.J. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and credits her parents with encouraging her to question the politics of the world around her, particularly the racial segregation and inequity in her own hometown. Photo Credit: Sarah Weiser

Dr. Robert Pianta, is the Dean of the Curry School of Education, Novartis US Foundation Professor of Education, and Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia.  He is also founding director of the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning.  Pianta's research and policy interests focus on the measurement and production of effective teaching in classrooms from preschool to high school.  Pianta has authored more than 200 scholarly papers and several influential books related to teaching and the intersection of education and human development.  He is past Editor of The Journal of School Psychology and incoming associate editor for the new journal AERA Open. Pianta consults regularly with foundations as well as state and Federal agencies including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, and the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.

Jan
21
3:30PM

Thomas Jefferson’s Electoral Revolution of 1800

Alan Taylor

January 21, 2016, 3:30PM

Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor is the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor at the University of Virginia. His books include The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832; William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic; and The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian AlliesWilliam Cooper’s Town won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize, in addition to the Bancroft and Beveridge prizes. His most recent book, The Internal Enemy, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014.

This event will be moderated by Edward Ayers, former president of the University of Richmond and co-host of BackStory with the American History Guys.  

 

This event will be live tweeted by @POTUStudies. Use #Election1800 to join the conversation. 

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).

Jan
20
11:00AM
Michael Eric Dyson

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, February 7, 2016/Nationally, February 10, 2016

Michael Dyson is a New York Times op-ed contributor, MSNBC political analyst, and a professor in the Sociology Department at Georgetown University He has been named by Ebony as one of the most influential black Americans and is the author of 17 books. His upcoming book, The Black Presidency, is a provocative look—sharply critical at times, affirming at others—into the legacy and meaning of America's first black presidency. Photo Credit: Nina Subin

This event is part of…

What Now? Dialogues on Race in America: This series of American Forum episodes explores both historical and current race-related issues that have troubled the nation.

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