The presidential transition
A collection of resources to understand how a new administration gets up and running
From election to transition
UVA Institute of Democracy experts assess the latest developments in the transition from Trump to Biden
Miller Center resources on Biden's inner circle
Some of the president-elect's nominees have previously engaged with the Miller Center
Perspectives for first- and second-term administrations
A nonpartisan event focused on managing transitions during crises, and shifting from campaigning to governing
Scholars in the media
How is Biden’s presidential transition going?
Senior Fellow Kathryn Dunn Tenpas on the Brookings Podcast talks about the new president's most urgent priorities
What can the next president learn from history?
Lessons from top advisors during the Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama administrations
The world Biden’s national security team will inherit
Strategic competition with Russia and China, emergent nuclear threats, and Islamist extremism are in store, writes Eric Edelman
ABC News: 'A remarkable moment'
Miller Center Senior Fellow Chris Lu talked about managing the unique moment when power is peacefully transferred
Sirius XM: Not a team of rivals but a team of colleagues
Miller Center Senior Fellow Eric Edelman, a veteran U.S. diplomat, examined Biden's national security team
MSNBC: Joe Biden's first 100 days
Melody Barnes, co-director of UVA's Democracy Initiative, discussed the challenges and opportunities of Biden's first 100 days as president
The first year
Kyle Kondik of UVA's Center for Politics writes that polarization is both strategic and rooted in a genuine lack of agreement
Which first year?
Saladin Ambar tries to make sense of successful (and not-so-successful) presidential first years
American political institutions are trapped in a vicious cycle, in which neither Congress nor the president comes out ahead
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