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    Greatest Generation in the White House

    Theodore Wilson talked about the military veterans who served in the Oval Office, including Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush.

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    Why the North Won

    Terry L. Beckenbaugh and Ethan S. Rafuse talked about how the North won the U.S. Civil War, what four years of fighting left unresolved, and why the Civil War has remained so compelling. They spoke about the difference in resources and manpower between the Union and the Confederacy as well as the military and presidential leadership on both sides. They also talked about why Reconstruction is not as well remembered or studied.

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    Politics and Childhood During the Cold War

    Marilyn Irvin Holt describes how the government became more involved in children’s lives during the second half of the 20th century by changing education requirements, regulating comic books, and attempting to curb juvenile delinquency. Many of these changes were implemented to prepare American youth to compete against their communist peers.

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    Race and Criminal Justice

    Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talked about race and the American criminal justice system. Following his remarks, panelists discussed the role of race in law enforcement.

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    After Words with Joseph Stiglitz

    Joseph Stiglitz talked about his book, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them, about the rising inequality in the United States and what can be done about it. He spoke with Heather McGhee, president of Demos.

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    Missouri's Burnt District, 1865-1870

    Tom Rafiner talked about the post-Civil War effect of “Order No. 11,” which mandated the evacuation of non-rural residents in three western Missouri counties. Mr. Rafiner is the author of Caught Between Three Fires: Cass County, Mo., Chaos, and Order No. 11

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    George W. Bush Presidency and Counterterrorism

    Former officials who served under President George W. Bush talked about the administration’s approach to combating terrorism and the “Bush Doctrine” of unilaterally pursuing U.S. military interests. Following the officials' remarks, journalists and authors provided their perspectives on the Bush administration’s response following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. 

    This was part of a three-day conference hosted by Hofstra University on administration of the 43rd president.

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    Book Discussion on A Higher Form of Killing

    Diana Preston talked about her book A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I that Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare, in which she examines Germany’s violation of rules of war during World War I, from the dispersal of poison gas against French and Canadian soldiers at Ypres to the submarine attack on the passenger liner Lusitania, and the aerial bombardment of London. In her book, the author reports that these acts abolished prior agreements made at the Hague Conventions and were designed to sow terror amongst the Allied populations.

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    Kansas City and World War II

    world War II veterans from Kansas City talked about their wartime experiences. Topics included the atomic bomb, the invasion of Normandy, and Harry Truman.

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    National Portrait Gallery History and Mission

    National Portrait Gallery senior historian David Ward and director Kim Sajet talked about the plans for the museum as it approached its 50th anniversary. They also discussed the museum’s history and mission.

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