Miller Center

Scholarship at the Miller Center

The Miller Center's academic programs include the Institute for Presidential Studies (which houses the Presidential Oral History Program and Presidential Recordings Program), the Great Issues Program, and the Miller Center National Fellowship. We also produce first-rate academic work on significant topics relating to the American presidency, politics and international affairs, which is shared through regular conferences, colloquia, and speaker's series' which provide historical insights into today's policy challenges.
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Presidential Studies
The Presidential Oral History Program has systematically and comprehensively debriefed the principal figures in the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush, with plans to do the same for future presidents. We also conduct special projects on important topics in political history, including a six-year oral history on the life and career of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. more →

Our Presidential Recordings scholars conduct the sole program in the country transcribing and annotating the secret White House recordings made by Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon during the critical "hinge years" in the life of the nation between 1961 and 1974. These tapes provide a stunning window into the humanity and dynamic tensions, as well as the day-in-and-day-out routine, of the modern presidency. more →

Great Issues
Our Great Issues programming provides scholarly expertise on a wide range of policy issues for the public, the media, and the policy community, with an aim towards increasing public discourse about national and global challenges. more →

Upcoming Events

The Miller Center regularly holds colloquia, conferences, and special events to address topics related to the presidency and political history or to showcase scholarly research. Downloadable video and audio from all events is available through the Miller Center event archive.

Unless otherwise specified, all events are free and open to the public. Our events are held in the Forum Room at the Miller Center, located at 2201 Old Ivy Road. For directions to the Center, see our map. Parking is available on the premises at no charge.


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