The Presidential Ideas Festival: Democracy in Dialogue will convene elected leaders, scholars, policymakers, business and media leaders, and students to drive a thoughtful discussion on the state of democracy in the United States and abroad.
Through the lens of the American presidency, the Presidential Ideas Festival will examine some of the most pressing challenges facing democracy around the world and glean lessons from and for the American context.
Tuesday's schedule and livestreams:
9:30 a.m.— 12:00 p.m.
Kickoff and welcome with UVA President Jim Ryan
Newer world order: Internationalism and American security
Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state, Bill Clinton
Stephen Hadley, former national security advisor, George W. Bush
John Dickerson, correspondent, CBS 60 Minutes (moderator)
Great powers, the global economy, and America’s changing role
John Negroponte, former ambassador to the United Nations, George W. Bush
Bob Rubin, former secretary of the treasury, Bill Clinton
Susan Glasser, staff writer, The New Yorker (moderator)
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Executive power and the U.S. Constitution
Jennifer Lawless, Commonwealth Professor of Politics, UVA
Barbara Perry, Gerald L. Baliles Chair, Miller Center
Saikrishna Prakash, senior fellow, Miller Center, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Paul G. Mahoney Research Professor of Law, UVA
Russell Riley, White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions, Miller Center
Mike Nelson, professor of political science, Rhodes College (moderator)
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
The buck stops here: Leadership at the highest level
Andy Card, former chief of staff, George W. Bush
Denis McDonough, former chief of staff, Barack Obama
Mack McLarty, former chief of staff, Bill Clinton
Ann Compton, former White House correspondent, ABC News (moderator)
Barbara Perry, Gerald L. Baliles Professor, Miller Center (moderator)
Climbing the ladder: Social mobility in the United States
Kathleen Sebelius, former secretary of health and human services, Barack Obama
John Bridgeland, former director, White House Domestic Policy Council, George W. Bush
Chris Lu, former deputy secretary of labor, Barack Obama; senior fellow, Miller Center
Larry Terry, director, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA (moderator)