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    Barry Posen on Iraq

    Barry Posen talked about case for restraint in the U.S. response to increased violence in Iraq. He said Iraq and Israel were “reckless drivers” in the area of foreign…

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    National Security and Surveillance

    Panelists talked about national security issues related to government surveillance. topics included the Edward Snowden revelations, concerns about national surveillance, the USA…

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    American Views on Intervention

    Panelists talked about U.S. perspectives on intervention in global conflicts, including whether or not the U.S. should have intervened in the Syrian civil war, as well as in Iraq following…

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    National Security Threats and Responses

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy issues and national security. Topics included the Syrian civil war, militant activity in Iraq, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The…

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    Conservatives in Government

    Robert Kuttner and William Kristol debated the relevance of the conservative movement to contemporary politics. Among the topics they addressed were public faith in policies and policy…

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    Conservatives and the Federal Courts

    Panelists talked about what they perceive as an effort to fill the federal judiciary with conservative judges. The first panel focused on potential problems that could result if the…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    The panelists discussed the proposed Balanced Budget Amendment in a forum titled, “A Matter of Survival: Avoiding the Balanced Budget Trap and Protecting Social Security.”

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    Social Security Issues

    Economists and professors discussed privatizing the Social Security system in a forum titled, “A Matter of Survival: Avoiding the Balanced Budget Trap and Protecting Social…

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    State Budgets and the Contract with America

    The panelists discussed federal budget issues and their relation to the Republican Contract with America. They talked about the impact of a balanced federal budget on the states,…

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    Effect of Republican Contract with America

    Law professors talked about the U.S. Constitution in relation to the Republican Contract with America. They covered topics such as the capital economy, big government and the Balanced…

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    Assault on Affirmative Government

    Panelists examined the current backlash against the government as the cause of various problems, including economic anxiety and social change. They also discussed the influence of such…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    This forum on campaign finance reform discussed the possibilities of reform in the coming terms. The United States Senate was unable to complete work on a campaign finance reform…

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