A bipartisan group of former White House officials, journalists, presidential scholars, and other experts engaged at PrezFest 2019
Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States of America. He is the founder and chairman of the board of the Clinton Foundation.
Albright was the 64th U.S. secretary of state under President Bill Clinton. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Obama in 2012.
Allayannis is a professor of Business Administration and at UVA's Darden School of Business. He is an expert in Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Financial Institutions and International Finance.
Alridge is the director of the Center for Race and Public Education in the South at UVA’s Curry School of Education. He is the author of The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Intellectual History.
Antholis is director and CEO of the Miller Center. He served as President Clinton’s director of international economic affairs on the staff of the National Security Council.
Appelbaum is senior editor for politics at The Atlantic. He holds an A.B. from Columbia University and a PhD in history from Brandeis University.
Baer served as assistant to the president and White House director of strategic planning and communications under President Bill Clinton.
Barnes was assistant to President Barack Obama and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. She is now director of UVA's groundbreaking Democracy Initiative.
Bartlett served in several high-ranking positions at the White House, completing his service as counselor to President George W. Bush in July 2007.
Becker served as deputy press secretary to first lady Barbara Bush from 1989 to 1992 and chief of staff to President George H. W. Bush from in 1994 until his passing.
A graduate of UVA, Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers campaigns, elections, national affairs, and culture.
Bradshaw is the associate dean for research and faculty development at UVA's Curry School of Education. She studies aggressive behavior and school-based prevention.
A UVA alumna, Brennan is moderator of Face the Nation and senior foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News. She has reported on politics, international affairs, and global markets since 2002.
Bridgeland served as director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, assistant to the president, and director of the USA Freedom Corps during the George W. Bush presidency.
Brooks teaches courses on international law and constitutional law at Georgetown Law. From 2009–11, she was counselor to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy.
Bruner is Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Dean Emeritus of the Darden School of Business. He is also a Miller Center senior fellow.
Card was chief of staff under President George W. Bush. Prior to that, he managed and ran the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.
Cavallo is the first female CEO of The Martin Agency, an advertising firm with global clients including GEICO, UPS, Oreo, and John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.
Compton was White House correspondent for ABC News. A 40-year veteran of the White House press corps, she was the first woman with that position on TV.
Copeland is a professor of politics at UVA and a faculty senior fellow at UVA's Miller Center. He is an expert on security studies and international political economy.
Cunningham is an emergency nurse and assistant professor in both the UVA school of nursing and department of drama. He directs UVA’s Compassionate Care Initiative.
Nancy L. Deutsch
Deutsch, a professor at UVA's Curry School of Education, is the director of Youth-Nex: the UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development. She studies out-of-school settings for adolescents and youth-adult relationships.
Dickerson, a UVA alumnus, will serve as PrezFest 2019's emcee. He is a 60 Minutes correspondent and contributing editor to the Atlantic.
Dobson is head of NPR's International Desk, managing a team of correspondents across the globe. Prior to joining NPR, he was Slate magazine's Washington bureau chief.
Edelman, a Miller Center practitioner senior fellow, was a senior official at the Departments of State and Defense and the White House; he was also U.S. ambassador to Finland and Turkey.
Flake is the Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies in UVA's department of religious studies. Her research focuses on the effect of pluralism on religious identity.
Flores is an assistant professor of religious studies at UVA. She studies the significance of Catholic ethics in plural social, political, and ecclesial contexts.
Germany is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina and nonresident research fellow at the Miller Center where he works with presidential recordings.
Goluboff, a Miller Center senior fellow, is dean of UVA's School of Law and a renowned legal historian whose scholarship focuses on American constitutional and civil rights law.
Gorton served as U.S Senator from Washington state from 1981 to 1987 and 1989 to 2001.
Hadley was the principal foreign policy advisor to President George W. Bush, directed the National Security Council staff, and ran the national security policy process.
Harding is an Asia specialist at UVA's Miller Center. A professor of public policy, he is adjunct chair professor at Taipei's National Chengchi University.
Harris is a post-doctoral fellow with Youth-Nex at UVA's Curry School of Education. A former teacher, she examines how cultural values systems and social identities, specifically race and gender, influence African American adolescents.
Hawkins holds a joint appointment in UVA's departments of Politics and Religious Studies and serves as a faculty fellow at the university's Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture.
Hemmer is an expert on the history of American politics and media at UVA's Miller Center. Her book, Messengers of the Right, charts the history of U.S. conservative media activism.
A researcher with the Miller Center and an expert on the Nixon presidency and Watergate, Hughes is the author of Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate.
Imhoff is the president and CEO of The Montpelier Foundation, which operates James Madison’s historic estate, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Johnson is a UVA grad and a professor in the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University. He is the author of Political Consultants and Campaigns.
Johnson is the chancellor of The State University of New York and served as undersecretary of energy at the U.S. Department of Energy under Barack Obama.
The founding director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities, Johnson is a nationally recognized humanities scholar specializing in the study of race, religion, and technology.
A speechwriter, author, and storyteller, Katz was President Clinton's chief humorist, working on his annual remarks to the Washington press corps over the course of two terms.
Ibram X. Kendi
Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction, Kendi is the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.
Kokas is a Miller Center senior fellow and a professor of media studies at UVA. Her book Hollywood Made in China examines the implications of U.S. media investment in China.
Lawless is a Miller Center senior fellow and a professor of Politics at UVA. Her research focuses on political ambition, campaigns and elections, and media and politics.
Lawrence is a professor of environmental sciences at UVA. From 2009–2010, she served as science advisor in the Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State.
Leblang is the Ambassador Henry J. Taylor and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Endowed Professor of Politics at UVA and a faculty senior fellow at the Miller Center.
Syaru Shirley Lin
Previously she was a partner at Goldman Sachs, Lin is now a lecturer in UVA Department of Politics and a faculty member at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Lu worked in all three branches of the federal government, including seven years in the Obama administration, and is now a practitioner senior fellow at UVA's Miller Center.
A veteran journalist, Matthews hosts MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, where he gets into lively debates with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and leaders.
McBride is a fellow in residence at the School of Public Affairs at American University. She previously served as chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush.
A longtime senior speechwriter for President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, McConnell shared responsibility for all of the 43rd president’s major addresses.
McDonough served as White House chief of staff for President Barack Obama, managing the 4,000-member White House staff, cabinet secretaries, and agency leaders.
Part of the Miller Center's Presidential Recordings Program, McKee is an expert on health care policy, urban policy, the War on Poverty, and the Great Society.
Thomas "Mack" McLarty
McLarty was White House chief of staff, Counselor to the President, and Special Envoy for the Americas during the administrations of three U.S. presidents.
Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of books about Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, George H. W. Bush, and other U.S. presidents.
Milkis is a professor of governance and foreign affairs at the Miller Center, Cavaliers' Distinguished Teaching Professor, and professor of politics. He studies the presidency, parties, elections, and social movements.
A UVA alum, Mitchell served as U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma)—the first U.S. ambassador to the country in 22 years.
Mull is vice provost for global affairs at UVA, taking primary lead on global relations, strategic vision, outreach, and international activities.
Negroponte is the Miller Center's Schlesinger Distinguished Professor. He served as director of national intelligence and deputy secretary of state under President George W. Bush.
Nelson is a political science professor at Rhodes College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Miller Center. He is an expert on the presidency and political parties.
Owen, the Ambassador Henry J. Taylor and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics, is the chair of the UVA Department of Politics. He is also a senior fellow at the Miller Center.
A 2008 UVA grad, O’Connor followed President Barack Obama from the campaign to the White House, becoming one of the youngest presidential speechwriters in history. He now serves as senior assistant to UVA President Jim Ryan.
Peri is a writer and communications strategist. She served as special assistant to the president and senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama.
Perry is the director of presidential studies at the Miller Center. She is an expert on the presidency, the Supreme Court, and the Kennedys.
Popovic helped found Otpor!, the Serbian youth movement that took part in ousting Slobodan Milošević. He is a nonviolent expert and the leader of CANVAS.
Prakash is the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and the Paul G. Mahoney Research Professor of Law at UVA's School of Law and is a Miller Center faculty senior fellow.
Rascoe is a White House reporter for NPR. Prior to joining NPR, she covered the White House for Reuters.
Rice served under President Barack Obama first as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and then as national security advisor from 2013 to 2017.
Riley is the White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions at the Miller Center, where is also serves as co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program.
A UVA alum, Rogers served as chief of staff to Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan from 2009–11. She is now a special advisor to UVA's president, James Ryan.
Rosenberger is director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). She was perviously foreign policy advisor for Hillary for America.
Rove was deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Courage & Consequence. His new book is The Triumph of William McKinley.
Rubin served as the 70th secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 1995 to 1999. He joined the Clinton administration as the first director of the National Economic Council.
Ryan serves as the ninth president of the University of Virginia. He is a leading expert on law and education, and was previously dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
A graduate of the University, Sabato is the founder and director of UVA's Center for Politics. He directs its Crystal Ball website, a leader in accurately predicting elections since its inception.
Called the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek, Saperstein is director emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
Schmidt is a professor of religious studies at UVA. In 2017, the Chronicle of Higher Education named her to its Influence List for those who made a difference in higher education.
Sebelius served as President Barack Obama’s secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked to pass the Affordable Care Act.
Sechser is the Pamela Feinour Edmonds and Franklin S. Edmonds Jr. Discovery Professor of Politics at UVA and a senior fellow at UVA's Miller Center.
Selverstone is chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center. He is an expert on the Vietnam War, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon.
An historian, communications specialist, writer, and cartoonist, Shesol was a White House speechwriter for President Clinton from 1998 to 2001.
A UVA alumnus, Shure is senior national correspondent and anchor for i24NEWS. Previously he served as chief political correspondent for Al Jazeera America.
Sloat is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She served in government for nearly a decade, most recently as deputy assistant secretary for Southern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Affairs.
Stier is the founding president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit thought leader on federal government management issues.
Stoney is mayor of the city of Richmond. He served as the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2014 through 2016.
Streett is the executive director of the Clinton Foundation, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Clinton Presidential Center.
Sutphen served as deputy chief of staff to President Obama and has spent over 20 years working on the intersection of geopolitics, policy and markets.
Terry is the Executive Director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA, leading its mission to inform public policy, deliver public service and develop public leaders.
A UVA graduate, Twining is the president of the International Republican Institute, which aims to advance democracy and freedom around the world.
Stephanie van Hover
Van Hover chairs the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education at UVA's Curry School of Education, where she works to train America’s educators and develop exemplary and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
The holder of two UVA degrees, Walls is the executive director of UVA's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. He has served three U.S. senators, most recently Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA).
Walter is the national editor of The Cook Political Report, where she provides analysis of the issues, trends, and events that shape the political environment.
Wehner is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He served in the Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations.
Womack is the Miller Center’s C. K. Yen Chair and a professor of foreign affairs at UVA. In 2011, he received the China Friendship Award for his work with Chinese universities.