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    Future of Civil Jury Trials

    Panelists discussed the future of civil jury trials. Although a constitutional right that had been lauded as promoting democracy, the number of civil jury trials had continually…

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    Status of Medicare and Medicaid

    Former Governors Michael Leavitt (R-UT) and Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS), who both served as secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services, talked about the implementation of…

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    Future of Medicare and Medicaid

    Nancy-Ann DeParle (D) and Gail Wilensky (R), both former administrators of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, talked about the future of Medicare and Medicaid. “On the Frontlines:…

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    Threats to Europe

    The French and Spanish ambassadors to the U.S. and former Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky discussed the continuing threats to Europe such as Russia’s annexation of Crimea and…

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    Special Operations and Intelligence

    Former Defense Department officials talked about the role of special operations and intelligence in 21st century warfare and in the battles against al Qaeda and the ISIL.* Journalist…

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    Law Enforcement and National Security

    Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin and Central Intelligence Agency General Counsel Caroline Krass discussed their differing roles in securing the homeland.…

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    Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity experts from the government and private industry talked about the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Sony, and JP Morgan Chase data breaches, and ways to protect both…

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    Threats to Iraq and Syria

    General John Allen (Retired), Ambassador Lukman Faily, and Assistant Secretary Daniel Glaser talked about combating ISIL* in Syria and Iraq.  “Iraq/Syria: Worse Now Than…

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    Nuclear Iran

    Panelists talked about preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the threat of a nuclear Iran, and potential strategies to combat this and other similar security threats. “Iran…

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    Secretary Jeh Johnson on Homeland Security Threats

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke about his department’s role in combating ISIL.* “Homeland Security in the Age of ISIL” was part of the 2015 Aspen Security…

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    Medicare and Medicaid 50th Anniversary

    Panelists talked about the history, benefits, and importance of Medicare and Medicaid, created by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. They spoke about how President Johnson was able to get…

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    Conversation with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

    Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter were interviewed by Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute. They discussed topics relating to international and domestic…

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    Religious Liberty

    Panelists talked about religious liberty and some of the Supreme Court cases that have addressed the issue. Other topics included religious freedom on college campuses and pluralism.…

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    Workforce Skills and Training

    Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker spoke at the Aspen Institute’s “Communities that Work Partnership” event on economic growth. She outlined her department’s…

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    Book Discussion on Our Kids

    Professor Robert Putnam talked about his book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, in which suggests that there is a lack of opportunities for children growing up in the United States…

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    25 Years Inside Afghanistan

    Photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg talked about the 25 years he has spent documenting Afghanistan, including events such as the Soviet occupation in 1988, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy Goals

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked about the Obama administration’s foreign policy priorities for 2015 and U.S. leadership in the world, saying that the administration…

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    State of Homeland Security

    Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about the Department of Homeland Security’s work to fight threats facing the country. After his speech, he took questions from audience members on…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Final Panel

    In a series of interviews, race relations, food security, poverty, and other social issues were talked about. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about her novel Americanah, a Nigerian girl’s…

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    Brain Mapping Panel

    Innovator and philanthropist Mick Ebeling talked about brain mapping science. He discussed his inspiration for starting the non-profit organization Not Impossible Labs and showed a…

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