The Miller Center’s Policy Programs convene conferences, stakeholder meetings, and commissions with eminent policymakers and scholars to explore and report on topics of national concern.
Conferences & Roundtables
The 2013 conference “A Blueprint for Presidential Leadership” was held on April 29 in Washington. Video and information about the conference and recommendations stemming from those discussions will be publicized as they are finalized. Please contact Juliana Bush if you would like additional information about the this or any of our prior Goode Conferences.
The Miller Center holds the David R. Goode National Transportation Policy Conference on a biennial basis. The past two conferences—held in 2009 and 2011 and co-chaired by former Secretaries of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta and Samuel K. Skinner—have convened recognized transportation experts to facilitate original, bipartisan, and informed thinking about the financing, governance, and management of America's transportation infrastructure.
Entitled, “Are We There Yet? Selling America on Transportation,” the 2011 conference report outlines a detailed communications strategy to draw attention to the nation’s transportation challenges and capture the interest of the American public in order to bring transportation to the forefront among current policy issues and compel legislators to act on it.
The final report from the 2009 conference, "Well Within Reach: America’s New Transportation Agenda," offers a credible agenda to guide the legislative process and propose reforms necessary to preserve the future of the nation’s transportation systems.
Both reports grew from discussions that took place during the conference.
Admiral Joseph W. Prueher, the Miller Center's James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor and former U.S. Ambassador to China, organized a three day roundtable among leaders from the academy, government, military, and business to discuss ways to improve and strengthen the U.S.-China relationship.
Those recommendations can be found in the report entitled, "A Way Ahead With China: Steering the Right Course with the Middle Kingdom."
The goal of the Commission is to develop a process and practical policies that states can adopt and implement to hold the growth rate of all health care spending in a state to a growth rate similar to that of the overall state economy. The Commission will convene in 2013.
In 2007, the Center empanelled the National War Powers Commission, co-chaired by James A. Baker, III and Warren Christopher, to examine and make lasting recommendations concerning the war powers of the President and Congress, a subject of perennial importance.
The Center has convened seven prior commissions:
The Separation of Powers (1998)
The Selection of Federal Judges (1996)
Choosing and Using Vice Presidents (1992)
The Presidency and Science Advising (1989)
Presidential Disability and the Twenty-Fifth Amendment (1988)
Presidential Transitions and Foreign Policy (1986)
The Presidential Nominating Process (1982)
Presidential Press Conferences (1981)
The Miller Center's Project on Media and Governance released a report with initial findings examining the impact that changing media, including shrinking newsrooms and the move to online sources, may have on the democratic governance of our country. Click to download the report (PDF).