Election 2020 Aftermath: Turbulence, transition, or tranquility? (Friday discussion)

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Election 2020 Aftermath: Turbulence, transition, or tranquility? (Friday discussion)

William Antholis, Melody Barnes, Michael Gilbert, Sidney Milkis, Janet Napolitano

Friday, November 06, 2020
3:30PM - 4:30PM (EST)
Event Details

Join Miller Center Director William Antholis, Democracy Initiative Co-Director Melody Barnes, former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Miller Center Professor Sidney Milkis, and UVA Law School Professor Michael Gilbert for a discussion of the ongoing uncertainties and challenges facing the country following this week's historic presidential election.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the George and Judy Marcus Democracy Praxis Fund


Friday, November 06, 2020
3:30PM - 4:30PM (EST)
Miller Center director William Antholis

William Antholis

William Antholis serves as director and CEO of the Miller Center. Immediately prior, he was managing director at The Brookings Institution, and from 1995 to 1999 he served in government. At the White House, he was director of international economic affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and National Economic Council, where he served as the chief staff person for the G8 Summits in 1997 and 1998. Antholis is the author of Inside Out India and China: Local Politics Go Global and, with Strobe Talbot,Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming.

Democracy Initiative co-director Melody Barnes

Melody Barnes

Melody Barnes is co-director for policy and public affairs for the Democracy Initiative, an interdisciplinary teaching, research, and engagement effort led by the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. She is also a professor of practice at the Miller Center and distinguished fellow at the UVA School of Law. During the administration of President Barack Obama, Barnes was assistant to the president and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. She was also executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress and chief counsel to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Michael Gilbert

Michael Gilbert is the Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law, directs UVA Law’s Center for Public Law and Political Economy, and is a member of the UVA Democracy Initiative’s Corruption Lab for Ethics, Accountability, and the Rule of Law. Gilbert teaches courses on election law, legislation, and law and economics. His current research focuses on campaign finance law, corruption and the adjudication of “culture war” disputes. He is working on a book-length project on public law and economics. His research has appeared in multiple law reviews, peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, and he has lectured throughout the United States and around the world, including in Ecuador, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Israel.

Sid Milkis

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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Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano is a professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She served as the 20th president of the University of California, the nation’s largest public research university with ten campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program. Prior to joining the University of California, Professor Napolitano served as Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013. She is a former two-term Governor of Arizona, a former Attorney General of Arizona, and a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. In 2019, Napolitano published How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11. Professor Napolitano earned her BS degree, summa cum laude, in political science from Santa Clara University, and her JD from the University of Virginia. She is based in Berkeley, CA.

Sponsored by

The George and Judy Marcus Democracy Praxis Fund