About Events Impeachment Pop-Up Roundtable Impeachment Pop-Up Roundtable JAN 17, 2020 11:00 AM The Rotunda Register President Trump is only the third president in U.S. history to have been formally impeached by the House of Representatives. The Miller Center, along with the Center for Politics, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, UVA Law’s Karsh Center, and the Jefferson and Literary Debating Society, is assembling some of UVA’s leading experts on the presidency and the Constitution to offer context and answer questions from the audience. The Miller Center's Director of Presidential Studies Barbara Perry will host the nonpartisan, bipartisan panel, which includes Deborah Hellman, the David Lurton Massee, Jr., Professor of Law and the Roy L. and Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law at the University of Virginia; Kyle Kondik, communications director for the Center for Politics and the managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball; and Chris Lu, former deputy secretary of labor under President Obama. Deborah Hellman Hellman joined the University of Virginia Law School in 2012 after serving on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Law since 1994. There are two main strands to Hellman’s work. The first focuses on equal protection law and its philosophical justification. She is the author of When is Discrimination Wrong? (Harvard University Press, 2008) and co-editor of The Philosophical Foundations of Discrimination Law (Oxford University Press, 2013) and several articles related to equal protection. The second strand focuses on the relationship between money and legal rights. This includes articles on campaign finance law, bribery and corruption, each of which explore and challenge the normative foundations of current doctrine. Her article "A Theory of Bribery" won the 2019 Fred Berger Memorial Prize (for philosophy of law) from the American Philosophical Association. Kyle Kondik Kyle Kondik is managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ authoritative, nonpartisan newsletter on American campaigns and elections. He is a frequently cited expert on American politics who has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, PBS NewsHour, and Comedy Central's The Daily Show. His book on Ohio's presidential voting history, The Bellwether, was released in June 2016. Chris Lu Over the course of a 20-year career in public service, Lu, the Miller Center's Teresa A. Sullivan Practitioner Senior Fellow, worked in all three branches of the federal government, including seven years in the Obama administration. From 2014 to 2017, Lu was the deputy secretary of labor, serving as the chief operating officer of a department with 17,000 employees and a $12 billion budget. From 2009 to 2013, Lu was the White House cabinet secretary and assistant to the president, serving as the president’s primary liaison to the federal agencies. At the end of the first term, Obama said: “Through his dedication and tireless efforts, Chris has overseen one of the most stable and effective cabinets in history—a cabinet that has produced extraordinary accomplishments over the past four years.” Barbara Perry Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 12 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties. Professor Perry has conducted more than 100 interviews for the George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush Oral History Projects; researched the Bill Clinton Oral History Project interviews, and directed the Edward Kennedy Oral History Project. She served as a U.S. Supreme Court fellow and has worked for both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate.