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Soldiers and tank

February 6, 2024, 3:30-6:15 pm

The Miller Center commemorates the 2nd anniversary of the Russian war in Ukraine in a special two-panel program with UVA experts in foreign policy, defense, and diplomacy.

Two years into the Ukraine War: Where are we headed and what have we learned?

Session One: Global Inflection Point?
Experts reflect on how the war has changed international politics. What was foreseen, and what was not? What might the future hold?

Session Two: Leadership Matters
The leadership of three presidents—Joe Biden in the United States, Vladimir Putin in Russia, and Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine—has defined the trajectory of the war. What conclusions can we draw about presidential leadership and decision-making in the 21st century? How might a change of leadership in any of the three countries change the trajectory once again?

Michael Lenox

Michael J. Lenox is the Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration and special advisor for the dean at the Darden School of Business; senior faculty fellow at the Miller Center, where he serves as an Academic Co-Director of the Project on Democracy and Capitalism; and professor of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Lenox's primary expertise is in the domain of technology strategy and policy. He is broadly interested in the role of innovation and entrepreneurship for economic growth and firm competitive success.

panel on Dobbs decision

Three UVA experts, including Batten School professor Margaret Foster Riley, dove into the history and future of reproductive rights in wake of Roe v. Wade’s overturn.

Abortion Rally

An expert panel, led by Batten's Margaret Foster Riley, discusses the historic Supreme Court 6–3 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade.


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.


Three political experts discuss the state of America’s political parties during these extraordinary and unsettling times. The panelists will consider polarization, challenges that current partisanship pose to American democracy, and the deep historical roots of contemporary political developments.


A panel of experts on law, international affairs, and political science analyze constitutional crises in the United States, comparing them to the experiences of other countries. Panelists will tackle such important questions as: What is a constitutional crisis? Has the United States experienced one recently? What are the triggers or warning signs of a constitutional crisis? And how can we prevent them in the future?


Join the Miller Center and Batten's Todd Sechser as a panel of experts examines the future of U.S. alliances, issues related to NATO, and whether NATO can serve as a model for other alliance networks in the future.


According to experts interviewed Friday in a webinar hosted by UVA's Miller Center, we are in a grim period, but if we continue to follow public health measures and increase vaccinations, the end of the pandemic is at least in sight.

Margaret Foster Riley

Batten's Margaret Foster Riley examines challenges facing coronavirus vaccine distribution during the presidential transition.