The state of the American presidency

A storm over the White House

The state of the American presidency

Jamelle Bouie, Sidney Milkis, James Morone

Friday, March 12, 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)
Event Details


Thought leaders engage in a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the presidency and its relationship to American democracy during these extraordinary and unsettling times. The panel will examine Donald Trump’s tempestuous reign and the start of the Biden administration, and it will consider the cultural and institutional developments that have brought us to this unsettling place.

Friday, March 12, 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)
Online webinar
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Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers campaigns, elections, national affairs, and culture. Prior to the Times, Bouie was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine. And before that, he was a staff writer at The Daily Beast and held fellowships at The American Prospect and The Nation magazine. He 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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James Morone

James Morone is the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and director of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy at Brown University. He has written ten books and more than 150 articles, reviews, and essays on American political history, health care policy, and social issues. His first book, The Democratic Wish, was named a “notable book of 1991” by The New York Times and won the American Political Science Association’s Gladys M. Kammerer Award. His Hellfire Nation: the Politics of Sin in American History was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Morone’s most recent book, The Devils We Know, was published by University Press of Kansas in November 2014.