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Professor Russell Riley 

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The American Presidency

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Russell Riley is the White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions at the University of Virginia, where he co-chairs the Presidential Oral History Program. He has conducted more than four hundred oral history interviews with senior White House officials dating back to the Nixon administration and has directed major projects on the Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies. Riley is author of The Presidency and the Politics of Racial Inequality: Nation-keeping from 1831 to 1965 (Columbia), Inside the Clinton White House: An Oral History (Oxford) and has edited five books on the presidency. He has previously served on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown, and on the program staff of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

UVA Miller Center