White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs Professorship in Ethics and Institutions
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 elected the White Burkett Miller Professor of Ethics and Institutions in September of 2015 by the Board of Visitors.
Ms. Perry's activities for the year included: continuing work on the George W. Bush Oral History Project, working to secure funding and support for the Obama Oral History Project in conjunction with the Obama Foundation, led a seminar in conjunction with UVA's Lifetime Learning around the centennial of John F. Kennedy's birth in Boston, organized a series of public events around the presidency and the constitution at the Miller Center, is working to complete a manuscript on the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project, and wrote a chapter for the upcoming book with UVA Press on the Miller Center's First Year Project (to be published in January 2018).