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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.
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.
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.
Card was chief of staff under President George W. Bush. Prior to that, he managed and ran the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.
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.
Dickerson, a UVA alumnus, will serve as PrezFest 2019's emcee. He is co-host of CBS This Morning, and previously had been anchor of CBS News' Face the Nation.
DiResta is the director of research at New Knowledge and a Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust. She helps policymakers respond to malign narratives on social networks.
Donilon was national security advisor to President Barack Obama, overseeing the National Security Council staff and providing the president’s daily national security briefing.
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.
Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she writes a weekly column on life in Trump’s Washington. She founded the award-winning Politico Magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maria Teresa Kumar
Kumar is the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino, which influences millions of voters through viral, celebrity-driven campaigns.
Lawless is the Commonwealth Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on political ambition, campaigns and elections, and media and politics.
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.
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.
McBride is currently at the School of Public Affairs at American University. She previously served as chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush.
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.
A veteran journalist, Matthews hosts MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, where he gets into lively debates with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and leaders.
Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of books about Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, George H. W. Bush, and other U.S. presidents.
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.
Patrick became the first African American governor of Massachusetts in 2006. After serving two terms, he returned to the private sector in 2014.
Perry is the director of presidential studies at the Miller Center. She is an expert on the presidency, the Supreme Court, and the Kennedys.
Popović 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Streett is the executive director of the Clinton Foundation, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Clinton Presidential Center.
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.
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.