Can democracy and capitalism coexist?

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Project on Democracy and Capitalism

Can democracy and capitalism coexist?

William Antholis, Jamelle Bouie, Sidney Milkis, Scott C. Miller, Judy Woodruff (moderator)

Tuesday, March 07, 2023
4:30PM - 5:45PM (EST)
Event Details

Join Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour senior correspondent and former anchor and managing editor, to explore a debate present at America's founding that still permeates our political, economic, and social life—can democracy and capitalism coexist?

Jamelle Bouie, New York Times columnist and political analyst for CBS News; Sidney Milkis, the White Burkett Miller Professor of Governance and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia; and Scott C. Miller, economic historian and research fellow for the Miller Center's Project on Democracy and Capitalism, examine the relationship between free markets and a free society—and how to balance the freedom and the well-being of American citizens.

Tuesday, March 07, 2023
4:30PM - 5:45PM (EST)
Online webinar
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William Antholis

William J. Antholis has served as director and CEO of UVA's Miller Center of Public Affairs since January 2015. In that time, the Miller Center has strengthened its position as the leading nonpartisan research institution on the American presidency and worked with scholars across the University of Virginia to deliver vital research to policymakers and the public. Before coming to the Miller Center, Antholis served as managing director at the Brookings Institution from 2004 to 2014, working directly with Brookings's president and vice presidents. Antholis is the author of Inside Out India and China: Local Politics Go Global (2013) and co-author (with Strobe Talbott) of Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming (2010). He has published articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces on U.S. politics, U.S. foreign policy, international organizations, the G8, climate change, and trade.

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Jamelle Bouie

Based in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington, DC, Jamelle Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers history and politics. Prior to the Times, Bouie was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine. Before that, he was a staff writer at The Daily Beast and held fellowships at The American Prospect and The Nation magazine. He is also a photographer, documenting his surroundings using digital and analog tools, and is co-host of the Unclear and Present Danger podcast. Bouie attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with a degree in political and social thought, and government. 

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Sidney Milkis

Sidney M. Milkis is the Miller Center’s White Burkett Miller Professor of Governance and Foreign Affairs, Cavaliers' Distinguished Teaching Professor, and UVA professor of politics. His research focuses on the American presidency, political parties and elections, social movements, and American political development. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, he regularly gives public lectures on American politics and participates in programs for international scholars and high school teachers that probe the deep historical roots of contemporary developments in the United States. His many books include the recently published Rivalry and Reform: Presidents, Social Movements, and the Transformation of American Politics.

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Scott C. Miller

Scott Miller, a research fellow at the Miller Center, is lecturer and research associate at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. From 2019 to 2021, he held a postdoctoral fellowship in economic and business history at the Yale School of Management’s International Center for Finance. As an economic historian, Miller examines the development of modern economic systems, particularly during periods of instability and volatility. He is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly papers on economic history, financial crises, and the interplay between societal and economic change. He also has written or co-written 10 case studies on financial crises and economic development.

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Judy Woodruff (moderator)

Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is senior correspondent and former anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour. Woodruff has covered politics and other news for more than four decades at NBC, CNN, and PBS. She was the White House correspondent and then chief Washington correspondent for NBC from 1977–83. She then joined PBS as chief Washington correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and anchored PBS’s award-winning docuseries Frontline with Judy Woodruff from 1984–90. In 2013, she and the late Gwen Ifill became the first two women to co-anchor a national news broadcast. After Ifill’s death, Woodruff served as sole anchor from 2018–22. Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation and a recipient of more than 25 honorary degrees and numerous awards. She is a graduate of Duke University, where she is a trustee emerita.