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White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs Professorship in Ethics and Institutions

1984

The White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs Professorship in Ethics and Institutions was made possible with a gift from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This California-based foundation was established by William Hewlett, co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Co. Mr. Hewlett was a director of various corporations, a member of several presidential committees and a trustee of the Carnegie Institute. His late wife, Flora, played an important role in the foundation's early history. Mr. Hewlett died in 2001.

Barbara Perry was named the White Burkett Miller Professor of Ethics and Institutions in September of 2015 by the Board of Visitors. Ms. Perry serves as the Director of Presidential Studies and Co-Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center. Among many other projects, Ms. Perry co-led a volume as part of the Miller Center's First Year Project; drafted a research agenda for the next three years across the Miller Center faculty; continued work on the George W. Bush Oral History Project; worked on her upcoming edited volume from the Clinton Presidential History Project; launched the public rollout of the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project (September 2015); and worked on securing funding for the Barack Obama Oral History Project with the Obama Foundation in Chicago.

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