Miller Center

Ronald Reagan Oral History Conference

February 6, 2006
9:30 AM



James Kuhn, Stephen Knott, Peter D. Hannaford

Ronald Reagan Oral History Project: First Morning Session

First Morning Session: 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Topic: Understanding Ronald Reagan
Participants: Peter Hannaford, Stephen Knott, James Kuhn

The Miller Center hosts a day-long Forum to commemorate the release of the Ronald Reagan Oral History Project. There will be three sessions, each 75 minutes in length, from which a distinguished group of former Reagan administration officials and presidential scholars will lead a discussion on a series of topics about Reagan and his presidency.

Peter Hannaford is president of Hannaford Enterprises. He was assistant to the governor and director of public affairs for then-Governor Reagan and senior communications advisor for the 1980 presidential campaign. He is the author, co-author, or editor of nine books, including The Reagans: A Political Portrait (1983), Recollections of Reagan (1997), and Reagan and His Ranch (2002).

Stephen Knott is associate professor and research fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, where he currently serves as team leader of the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project. From 2001 to 2004, Knott was team leader for the Ronald Reagan Oral History Project. He is the author of three books, including The Reagan Years (with Jeff Chidester).

James Kuhn is the Washington, DC, representative for Broaddus & Associates. He served on the advance team during Ronald Reagan's 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns, and as a staff assistant in the Advance Office during the first term. From 1985 to 1989, he was executive assistant to President Reagan. He is the author of Ronald Reagan in Private: A Memoir of My Years in the White House (2004).

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February 6, 2006
11:00 AM



Kenneth Adelman, Kiron Skinner, Peter Wallison

Ronald Reagan Oral History Conference

Second Morning Session: 11:00 a.m.'12:15 p.m. Topic: Reagan and Foreign Policy Participants: Kenneth Adelman, Kiron Skinner, Peter Wallison Kenneth Adelman is national editor for Washingtonian magazine, co-host of TechCentralStation.com, and a member of the Defense Policy Board. He served as deputy permanent representative to the United Nations from 1981 to 1983, and as director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1983 to 1987. He is the author or co-author of five books, including The Great Universal Embrace: Arms Summitry'A Skeptic's Account. Kiron K. Skinner is an assistant professor of history and political science at Carnegie Mellon University, and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. She is the author, co-author, or editor of five books, including Reagan, In His Own Hand, Reagan: A Life in Letters, and Reagan's Path toVictory: The Shaping of Ronald Reagan's Vision. Dr. Skinner is currently working on a book with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and NYU professor Bruce Bueno de Mesquita which analyzes the end of the Cold War. Peter Wallison is resident fellow and co-director of the financial market deregulation program at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He served as general counsel of the Treasury Department from 1981 to 1985, and as White House counsel to President Reagan from 1986 to 1987. He is the author, co-author, or editor of six books, including Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency.

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February 6, 2006
2:00 PM



James Miller, Edwin Meese, Fred F Fielding

Ronald Reagan Oral History Project: Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Topic: Reagan and Domestic Policy Participants: Fred Fielding, Edwin Meese, James Miller Fred Fielding is a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, LLP. He recently served on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Against the United States (9/11 Commission). From 1981 to 1986, Fielding served as counsel to the president in the Reagan administration. Edwin Meese is a distinguished fellow and holder of the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation. He has a long history of service under Ronald Reagan, working as legal affairs secretary (1967-1968) and executive assistant and chief of staff (1969-1974) during Reagan's governorship, then as counselor to the president (1981-1985) and U.S. attorney general (1985-1988). Mr. Meese is the author of With Reagan: The Inside Story. James Miller is chairman emeritus of The Capital Analysis Group of the international law firm, Howrey, LLP. He served in several capacities during all eight years of the Reagan administration, including chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (1981-1985) and director of the Office of Management and Budget (1985-1988). He is the author, co-author, or editor of nine books, including Fix the U.S. Budget! Urgings of an Abominable No-Man.

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