President Donald Trump at one year

January 5, 2018 Thomas van der Voort
The Trump presidency turns one on January 20, 2018

The Miller Center's groundbreaking First Year Project culminates as a bipartisan group of accommplished former White House officials come together to assess the first year of the Trump presidency. Held at the Decatur House, across the street from the White House, this public event is free, but we ask attendees to register using this registration link.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
1:15PM - 5:00PM (EST)

Decatur House
1610 H Street
Washington DC


1:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.:  Welcome and opening remarks


1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.:  Session 1: The Dangerous First Year: National Security, Strategy, and Crisis

Michael Froman, US Trade Representative, Barack Obama

John Negroponte, Deputy Secretary of State, George W. Bush

Will Hitchcock, Randolph P. Compton Professor, Miller Center (moderator)


2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.: Session 2: From a Standing Start: Policy and Management of the Federal Government                                                                           

Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education, Domestic Policy Advisor, George W. Bush

Chris Lu, Deputy Secretary of Labor, Barack Obama

Ann Compton, former White House Correspondent, ABC News (moderator)


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Session 3: The First Year Political Window: Communicating and Legislating                                                    

Nicholas Calio, Director of Legislative Affairs, George W. Bush

Katie Beirne Fallon, Director of Legislative Affairs, Barack Obama

Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter, George HW Bush; Senior Fellow, Miller Center (moderator)