Looking at the Bright Side
On the Shield of the Republic podcast, Eric Edelman discusses some positive things happening in the world
Black History Month
Miller Center events and exhibits to explore the African American experience
'A World Safe for Commerce'
Dale Copeland's new book shows how commerce determines whether America preserves the peace
Toward a more responsible and effective presidency
Dozens of experts participated in the Miller Center's Conference on the American presidency
Presidential resources for teachers
The Miller Center features materials that help teachers bring history alive for their students
Preserving presidential records
The archivist of the United States, Colleen Shogan, joins Miller Center experts to discuss how preserving presidential records and making them accessible to the public is fundamental to a healthy democracy.
New Miller Center book: 'Year Zero: The Five-Year Presidency'
A new book by Christopher Liddell, a senior Trump White House official, rethinks the presidential transition period
Foreign policy in the Johnson years
Miller Center Presidential Studies Director Marc Selverstone focused on LBJ's foreign policy on the War on the Rocks podcast
Xi’s top-down control is damaging China’s economy
Research Professor Syaru Shirley Lin tells UVA Today that China's President Xi Jinping should encourage innovation and flexibility in China’s economy
'Illumination': The Miller Center magazine
Sounding an alarm about democracy
Leading conservative jurist J. Michael Luttig says the rule of law is under 'unendurable attack—from within'
Reconsidering Jimmy Carter's legacy
Although Americans did not reelect him, Jimmy Carter has long been rated as one of the nation's most admired figures
Choose your own big data adventure
New DemCap Analytics site lets users compare democracy and capitalism around the world
Conference on the American presidency
Watch sessions from the Miller Center's Conference on the American presidency, held October 19–20, 2023
Ripples of Hope Project
Identifying practical approaches to help democratic leaders resolve key challenges
Project on Democracy and Capitalism
An in-depth exploration of the relationship between free-market economic systems and the execution of self-government
Miller Center Studies on the Presidency
The Miller Center's special imprint at UVA Press advances scholarship on the American presidency
Highlights from the First Year 2017 Project
Rebuilding a crumbling nation
Experts offer a range of recommendations for rebuilding America's infrastructure
National security in the first year
Watch an overview of the national security challenges facing a new president
Race and Justice in America
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography
E pluribus unum? Race, religion, and American identity
Experts including Ibram X. Kendi, Larycia Hawkins, and Jason Johnson probe America's original sin of racism on this PrezFest 2019 panel
The Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism
Historian Steve Gillon talks about his book on the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped debates about race and inequality in America
Secret White House Tapes
LBJ orders some new Haggar pants
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
"Some fool thing"
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Nixon on Jews in the federal government
Nixon orders his chief of staff to "see what we can do about" Jews in the federal government.
Miller Center Governing Council
The Miller Center's Governing Council is a diverse board of directors that guides our nonpartisan work on presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history, providing critical insights for the nation's governance challenges.
He was the first and (so far) the only President of the United States to resign the office
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history