Tuesday 18 September 2018


The future of America in the world

Ambassador John D. Negroponte with Bill Antholis and Chris Lu

The American presidency is at a crossroads. Significant turning points present themselves today – not just to President Trump and his team, but also to recent and future presidencies.

While campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump promised to be a disrupter – to “shake up” American politics and policy – both at home and abroad. To what extent has this taken place? How have domestic and international forces shaped American politics? From NAFTA to TPP, what are the effects of a Trump presidency on global trade? What is America’s role in a changing international landscape?

Ambassador John D. Negroponte

John Negroponte is the James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. A former Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, Iraq and the United Nations, he has held several top-level positions in Washington including Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.

William Antholis

Bill is Director and CEO of the Miller Center and former managing director at The Brookings Institution.

Chris Lu

Chris is a Miller Center Senior Fellow. He was Deputy Secretary of Labor in the Obama Administration as well as White House Cabinet Secretary and assistant to President Obama. He was Executive Director of the Obama-Biden Transition Project and Deputy chief counsel, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia specializing in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history. It strives to apply the lessons of history and civil discourse to today's most pressing governance challenges.