The Honorable G. William and Ariadna Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law is an internationally-focused research and policy center at Berkeley Law. Through interdisciplinary collaborations and institutional partnerships, the Miller Institute addresses urgent challenges that demand innovative, global approaches, including promoting the rule of law, advancing climate and energy justice, corruption, and human rights.
Our work is guided by Berkeley Law’s distinguished international and comparative law faculty – including Dean Christopher Edley, Jr. and Professor David D. Caron, the Miller Institute’s directors – and informed by the expertise of scholars and practitioners worldwide. The approach is collaborative, interdisciplinary and strategic. Our initiatives and advocacy work target critical situations where we are uniquely equipped to promote lasting change.
G. William Miller (1925-2006)
The Miller Institute is named as a tribute to the Honorable G. William Miller and his wife Ariadna Miller. A celebrated Berkeley Law alumnus ('52), Miller served as the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under President Carter; the 11th Chairman of the Federal Reserve; an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard; and led a distinguished career in business and investment banking.
Miller was a lifelong supporter of Berkeley Law, serving on the school’s Campaign Cabinet. As national chairman of the Distinguished Professors Project in 1986, he helped raise $1.2 million to endow chairs honoring Berkeley Law professors. Miller was also the 1979 recipient of the Citation Award, the Boalt Hall Alumni Association’s highest honor, and was awarded the UC Berkeley Foundation Trustee’s Citation in 1987.
He was deeply committed to enabling work to promote the Rule of Law as a means to ensure that nations share a set of values without sacrificing their individual cultures, and the Miller Institute was founded in 2007 to further his vision.
The Honorable G. William & Ariadna Miller Institute for Global Challenges & the Law
381 Boalt Hall
UC Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200