President Biden's First Year: Domestic Affairs and Priorities

In a conversation moderated by Dean Ian Solomon, scholars, former officials and other presidential experts reflect on President Biden's first year in office and the Biden administration's domestic affairs and priorities. This panel is the first of a multi-panel conversation examining President Biden’s first year in office hosted by the Miller Center’s First Year Project and co-sponsored by the Batten School. 


  • Guian McKee, associate professor, Miller Center
  • Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, nonresident senior fellow, The Brookings Institution; practitioner senior fellow, Miller Center
  • Valerie Boyd, director, Center for Presidential Transition
  • Joshua Bolten, president and CEO, Business Roundtable; chief of staff, President George W. Bush
  • Moderator: Ian Solomon, dean, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

The Miller Center's The First Year: POTUS 2017 project analyzed past presidential first years and has been able to offer careful, historical reflection to provide context for contemporary governance challenges. Presidential first years are the time when an administration assembles its team, establishes its processes for governing, identifies its priorities, and also weathers a series of crises when the world tests a new commander in chief.

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