UVA Democracy Biennial: Crises, Opportunities, Freedoms

Two dozen nationally prominent figures from across the political spectrum will discuss the unprecedented challenges facing democracies in the United States and around the world at the inaugural UVA Democracy Biennial.

Event Topic(s): 
Public Policy
Karsh Institute of Democracy, Miller Center, Karsh Center for Law and Democracy
Event Contact: 
Micah Schwartzman
Event Image: 
UVA Rotunda photo
Event Full Details: 

Speakers will include: 

  • Tom Perez, secretary of labor under President Barack Obama
  • Rodney Slater, secretary of transportation under President Bill Clinton
  • Margaret Spellings, secretary of education under President George W. Bush
  • Karin Lips ’09, founder and president, Network of Enlightened Women
  • Rashad Robinson, president, Color of Change
  • John Dickerson, chief political analyst and senior national correspondent, CBS News
  • Julian Castro, secretary of housing and urban development under President Obama
  • Mary Kate Cary, speechwriter under President George H. W. Bush
  • Melody Barnes, director, Karsh Institute of Democracy; senior fellow, Karsh Center for Law and Democracy
  • David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-chairman, Carlyle Group