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The Miller Center's First Year Project: National Security and World Order

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The Wilson Center and UVA’s Miller Center invite you to join us for a series of two panels on the topic of national security in a president’s first year. Panel I explores the successes and failures of past administrations in grappling with early foreign policy decisions and the lessons learned. The second discussion looks forward to the next presidency. Panelists will assess best practices and their optimal application to contemporary security issues confronting America and the world.

Panel I: How New Presidents Have Succeeded-and Failed-in National Security Policy

Bill Plante: Moderator
CBS News White House News Correspondent

Hal Brands
Associate Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Jeffrey Engel
Director, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University

Melvyn Leffler
Faculty Associate and Edward Stettinius Professor of History, University of Virginia and former Wilson Center Fellow

Marc Selverstone
Chair, Presidential Recordings Program, The Miller Center and Associate Professor, University of Virginia

Panel II: Preparing the Next Commander-in-Chief

 

Mark Landler: Moderator
White House Correspondent for The New York Times

The Honorable Jane Harman
Director, President and CEO, The Wilson Center

Michéle Flournoy
Co-Founder and CEO, Center for a New American Security and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Philip Zelikow
White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia and former Counselor of the Department of State

Speakers

  • Jane Harman

    Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center
  • Bill Antholis

    Director and CEO, The Miller Center
  • Bill Plante

    CBS News White House Correspondent
  • Hal Brands

    Associate Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
  • Jeffrey A. Engel

    Director, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University
  • Mark Landler

    Former Public Policy Fellow
    White House Correspondent, The New York Times
  • Melvyn P. Leffler

    Senior Scholar
    Faculty Associate and Edward Stettinius Professor of History, University of Virginia and former Wilson Center Fellow
  • Marc Selverstone

    Chair, Presidential Recordings Program, The Miller Center and Associate Professor, University of Virginia
  • Michéle Flournoy

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec; former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • Philip D. Zelikow

    White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia and former Counselor of the Department of State