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Protestors take part during a demonstration in front of the Iranian embassy in Brussels, Belgium on Sept. 23, 2022, following the death of Mahsa Amini.

Democracy Dialogues

February 14, 2023 01:00 PM

Iranian women lead the fight for democracy
  • Mona Kasra

  • Farzaneh Milani

  • James E. Ryan

  • Maryam Zehtabi

  • Laurent Dubois (moderator)

Location: UVA's Rotunda
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ONLINE

statue in NYC

Project on Democracy and Capitalism

February 09, 2023 04:00 PM

Can free markets make free people?
  • Jeff Cherry

  • Ed Freeman

  • Glory Liu (via Zoom)

  • Scott Miller (moderator)

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

George W. Bush on the phone on Airforce One

February 02, 2023 02:00 PM

'43: Inside the George W. Bush Presidency'
  • William Antholis

  • Robert Gates (via Zoom)

  • Russell Riley

  • Barbara Perry (moderator)

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

CDC sign

January 27, 2023 11:00 AM

Building the CDC that America needs
  • Tom Inglesby

  • J. Stephen Morrison

  • Anne Zink

  • Margaret Foster Riley (moderator)

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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ONLINE

school with path

January 19, 2023 11:00 AM

Shining a light on the era of integration
  • Pamela G. Banks

  • Jill Lawrence

  • Kevin K. Gaines (moderator)

Location: ONLINE

"COVID 19" painted on ground with arrows and feet choosing a direction

January 10, 2023 09:00 PM

COVID-19: Views from the U.S. front line
  • Matt Pottinger

  • Yen Pottinger

  • Syaru Shirley Lin (moderator)

Location: Mandarin Oriental Taipei
No. 158 Dunhua North Road
Taipei, Taiwan
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ONLINE

The President's News Conference 23 March 1961

December 07, 2022 11:00 AM

Kennedy and Vietnam: The great what-if
  • Fredrik Logevall

  • Marc Selverstone

  • Barbara Perry (moderator)

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton shake hands at Clinton's 1993 inauguration

November 10, 2022 01:00 PM

America's tradition: The peaceful transfer of power
  • Peter Baker

  • Chris Liddell

  • David Marchick

  • Kathryn Dunn Tenpas

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

image showing flags of U.S., Russia, China, EU, Ukraine superimposed over camouflage fabric

Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy

November 03, 2022 09:00 AM

The price of aggression: Russia's war in Ukraine
  • William Antholis

  • Heather Conley

  • Eric Edelman

  • Patricia M. Kim

  • Andrei Kirilenko

  • John W. McArthur

  • Scott Miller (moderator)

  • John M. Owen IV (moderator)

  • Philip B. K. Potter (moderator)

  • Elina Ribakova

  • Thomas Risse

  • Anne-Marie Slaughter

  • Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

  • William B. Taylor

  • Andrew S. Weiss

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

image of soldier holding Ukrainian flag

Democracy Dialogues

November 02, 2022 04:00 PM

Battling for democracy in Ukraine
  • Tom Perriello

  • Denver Riggleman

  • James E. Ryan

  • Ann Compton (moderator)

Location: The Rotunda at the University of Virginia
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ONLINE

Chinese flag on microchip

October 28, 2022 11:00 AM

'Trafficking Data: How China Is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty'
  • Evan A. Feigenbaum

  • Aynne Kokas

  • Thomas Nachbar

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

image of voting booths with flag and "vote"

October 14, 2022 11:00 AM

Midterms 2022: Who will come out on top?
  • Mary Kate Cary

  • John Harris

  • Jennifer Lawless

  • Clarence Page

  • William Antholis (moderator)

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

Leonid Brezhnev, Richard Nixon, and translator Viktor Sukhodrev on June 19, 1973.

October 07, 2022 11:00 AM

Nuclear brinksmanship: What we learned from Nixon
  • Ken Hughes

  • Erin Mahan

  • Todd Sechser

  • Marc Selverstone

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

President Trump up close

October 03, 2022 01:30 PM

The Divider: Trump in the White House
  • Peter Baker

  • William Antholis

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

Globe and signs for currency around the world

Project on Democracy and Capitalism

September 29, 2022 04:00 PM

Global capitalism and how the world became rich
  • Jennifer Bair

  • Fahad Ahmad Bishara

  • Mark Koyama

  • Jared Rubin

  • Robert Bruner (moderator)

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

Former President Obama standing in front of an American flag

September 23, 2022 11:00 AM

Obama's future—and America's
  • Claude A. Clegg

  • Kevin K. Gaines

  • Andra Gillespie

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

American flag in shadow

September 21, 2022 04:00 PM

Has democracy come to an end?
  • William Howell

  • Rachel Augustine Potter

Location: Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia
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ONLINE

CIA logo on a brick wall

September 13, 2022 11:00 AM

'Undaunted': A former CIA director’s fight against America’s enemies
  • John O. Brennan

  • Spencer D. Bakich

  • Barbara Perry

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

Pro life and pro choice protestors outside the Supreme Court after the Dobbs decision

Health Care Policy Project

September 08, 2022 11:00 AM

Roe v. Dobbs: The future of reproductive health
  • Naomi Cahn

  • Barbara Perry

  • Margaret Foster Riley

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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ONLINE

The late Jim Lehrer

James C. Lehrer Lecture

May 12, 2022 01:00 PM

PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff on ethics in a time of crisis
  • Judy Woodruff

  • William Antholis

Location: Online webinar

Lady justice

Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lecture

May 06, 2022 11:00 AM

Kenneth Feinberg: Weighing the value of a human life
  • Kenneth Feinberg

  • Barbara Perry

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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Online

Ukraine and Russian flags with stock market graph

May 03, 2022 11:00 AM

The risks that Russia's war in Ukraine will trigger a global financial crisis
  • Yiorgos Allayannis

  • Robert Bruner

  • Scott Miller

  • Elina Ribakova

  • Ian Solomon

Location: Online webinar

Former Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor

May 02, 2022 05:00 PM

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William B. Taylor Jr. on defeating Putin
  • William B. Taylor, Jr.

  • Yiorgos Allayannis

  • William Antholis

  • Dale Copeland

  • Eric Edelman

  • Harry Harding

  • Aynne Kokas

  • Scott Miller

  • John Owen

  • Allan C. Stam

  • Yuri Urbanovich

  • Brantly Womack

  • Francis Warnock

Location: Online webinar

Tornado siren

April 18, 2022 01:30 PM

'In Case of Emergency: How Technologies Mediate Crisis and Normalize Inequality'
  • Elizabeth Ellcessor

  • Aynne Kokas

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Online webinar

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Democracy Dialogues

April 14, 2022 09:30 AM

Social media vs. democracy
  • Barbara Comstock (R-VA)

  • Mark Warner (D-VA)

  • Danielle Citron

  • Siva Vaidhyanathan

Location: The Rotunda at the University of Virginia
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Online webinar

Illustration of man on ladder above the COVID virus

March 30, 2022 11:00 AM

The fight against COVID: Has the U.S. entered a new normal?
  • Guian McKee

  • J. Stephen Morrison

  • Margaret Foster Riley

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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Online webinar

Illustration of Russian and Ukrainian soldiers

March 29, 2022 01:30 PM

Russian aggression: What now? U.S. and NATO considerations
  • Eric Edelman

  • Evelyn Farkas

  • Stephen D. Mull

  • Andrew Weiss

Location: Online webinar

Hand pumping gas

Project on Democracy and Capitalism

March 24, 2022 11:00 AM

The state of the Biden economy: Infrastructure, inflation, and growth in 2022
  • Kinda Hachem

  • Scott C. Miller

  • Steven Rattner

  • Matthew Yglesias

Location: The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Online webinar

Burned out residential building in Kyiv, February 2022

March 21, 2022 11:00 AM

Where does the Ukraine War go from here? Examining escalation scenarios
  • William Antholis

  • Philip Potter

  • Allan C. Stam

Location: Online webinar

Nuclear weapons lined up

March 17, 2022 06:30 PM

U.S. nuclear strategy, great power competition, and war in Ukraine
  • James Stavridis

  • Todd Sechser

Location: Online webinar

EKG readout

Democracy Dialogues

March 16, 2022 03:00 PM

How can we measure the health of democracy?
  • Michael Abramowitz

  • John Bridgeland

  • Seema Shah

  • Ian Vásquez

  • Margaret Brennan

Location: Online webinar

Migrants at border wall

March 02, 2022 03:00 PM