Wednesday 10 May 2017


America's New President

Chris Lu with Bill Antholis and David Leblang of the Miller Center at UVA

Join Chris Lu, Bill Antholis and David Leblang from the Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history, to discuss America’s new president.

Having overseen President Obama’s transition back in 2008-2009, Chris is uniquely well positioned to comment on the early days of the Trump administration. He will draw on insights from the Miller Center’s First Year Project , an ambitious effort devoted to a new president’s make-or-break first year, focusing on the key issues an untested commander in chief must confront.

Chris Lu

Chris is a senior fellow in presidential studies at the Miller Centre. From 2014 to 2017, he served in the Obama administration as the deputy secretary of labor while from 2009 to 2013, he was the White House cabinet secretary and assistant to the president, serving as President Obama’s primary liaison to the federal departments and agencies.

Bill Antholis

Bill is Director and CEO of the Miller Centre. Prior to this he served as managing director at The Brookings Institution from 2004 to 2014. Previously he worked in government at both the White House and the State Department.

David Leblang

David is a Chair of the Department of Politics and J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance at the Miller Center of Public Affairs and Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.