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Critical decisions: Insights from the George W. Bush Presidential Oral History Project

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Critical decisions: Insights from the George W. Bush Presidential Oral History Project

John Bridgeland, John Bellinger, Eric Edelman, Michael Nelson, Barbara Perry

Friday, November 01, 2019
2:30PM - 5:00PM (EDT)
Add to Calendar 2019-11-01 14:30:00 2019-11-01 17:00:00 Critical decisions: Insights from the George W. Bush Presidential Oral History Project This event marks the debut of the Miller Center's George W. Bush Presidential Oral History Project. Joined by alumni from that Bush administration, this event will be an occasion to reflect on the 43rd presidency from the perspective of a decade's distance and to highlight the opening of the cleared interview archive of the George W. Bush Presidential Oral History Project. Please join us for two 75-minute panels, featuring the honored guests listed below. RegisterRegister var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '73965710431', modal: true, modalTriggerElementId: 'eventbrite-widget-modal-trigger-73965710431', onOrderComplete: exampleCallback }); The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
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This event marks the debut of the Miller Center's George W. Bush Presidential Oral History Project. Joined by alumni from that Bush administration, this event will be an occasion to reflect on the 43rd presidency from the perspective of a decade's distance and to highlight the opening of the cleared interview archive of the George W. Bush Presidential Oral History Project. Please join us for two 75-minute panels, featuring the honored guests listed below.

When
Friday, November 01, 2019
2:30PM - 5:00PM (EDT)
Add to Calendar 2019-11-01 14:30:00 2019-11-01 17:00:00 Critical decisions: Insights from the George W. Bush Presidential Oral History Project This event marks the debut of the Miller Center's George W. Bush Presidential Oral History Project. Joined by alumni from that Bush administration, this event will be an occasion to reflect on the 43rd presidency from the perspective of a decade's distance and to highlight the opening of the cleared interview archive of the George W. Bush Presidential Oral History Project. Please join us for two 75-minute panels, featuring the honored guests listed below. RegisterRegister var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '73965710431', modal: true, modalTriggerElementId: 'eventbrite-widget-modal-trigger-73965710431', onOrderComplete: exampleCallback }); The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Where
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speakers
John Bridgeland

John Bridgeland

Bridgeland was the first director of the USA Freedom Corps under President George W. Bush. He was also was appointed by President Obama to serve on the White House Council for Community Solutions and served as director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, assistant to the President of the United States. He is now founder & CEO of Civic, vice chair of Service Year Alliance at The Aspen Institute, co-convener of GradNation, and vice chairman of Malaria No More. Bridgeland is a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law and has given commencement addresses at the College of William & Mary, Johns Hopkins University, Saint Anselm College, Hamline University, and Ripon College. In addition, he was named a Non-Profit Executive of the Year in 2009 for his work in developing the Serve America Act that was signed into law.

John Bellinger

John Bellinger

Bellinger held several senior presidential appointments in the U.S. government, including as the legal advisor to the Department of State from 2005 to 2009 under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and senior associate counsel to the president and legal advisor to the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House from 2001 to 2005. He now heads the Global Law and Public Policy practice at Arnold & Porter, representing individuals, corporations, and sovereign governments in litigation in U.S. courts and before international institutions. He has extensive experience in U.S. foreign relations litigation involving the Alien Tort Statute, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and the immunities of foreign governments and government officials.

Eric Edelman

Eric Edelman

Edelman, the Miller Center's Anne C. Strickler Practitioner Senior Fellow, retired as a career minister from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2009, after having served in senior positions at the Departments of State and Defense as well as the White House. As the undersecretary of defense for policy (2005 to 2009), he oversaw strategy development as the Defense Department’s senior policy official with global responsibility for bilateral defense relations, war plans, special operations forces, homeland defense, missile defense, nuclear weapons and arms control policies, counter-proliferation, counter-narcotics, counter-terrorism, arms sales, and defense trade controls. Edelman served as U.S. ambassador to the Republics of Finland and Turkey in the Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations and was principal deputy assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney for national security affairs. 

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Nelson is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Miller Center. He has published multiple books, the most recent of which is Resilient America: Electing Nixon, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government (2014). Other recent books are The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776–2014, with Sidney Milkis (2015); The Presidency and the Political System, 10th ed. (2014); and The Elections of 2012 (2013). He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Politics and Political Science Quarterly and in periodicals such as Virginia Quarterly Review, the Claremont Review of Books, and the Chronicle of Higher Education

Barbara Perry

Barbara Perry

Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 12 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties. Professor Perry has conducted more than 100 interviews for the George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush Oral History Projects; researched the Bill Clinton Oral History Project interviews, and directed the Edward Kennedy Oral History Project. She served as a U.S. Supreme Court fellow and has worked for both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate.