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    Asian Immigration and Angel Island

    University of Minnesota professor Erika Lee talks about Asian immigration to the West coast from 1830 to 1930, including the role of San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island in the 20th…

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    Book Discussion on Dead Men Ruling

    Eugene Steuerle talked about his book, Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future, in which he argues that recent federal budget decisions have hampered the…

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    Bipartisanship and Budget Agreement

    Participants talked about the Budget Conference Committee two-year agreement and its implications for congressional bipartisanship. The agreement at the time of this event had passed…

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    Book Discussion on This Is Not Florida

    Jay Weiner recalls the 2008 election for Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seat between Democrat Al Franken and Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and the subsequent eight-month ballot…

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    Book Discussion on The Stem Cell Dilemma

    Leo Furcht and William Hoffman read from and spoke about their book The Stem Cell Dilemma: Beacons of Hope or Harbingers of Doom? (Arcade Publishing, April 9, 2008). They talked about their…

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    National Transportation Infrastructure

    Representative Oberstar spoke about national investment in the transportation infrastructure, safety issues, and the collapse of a major bridge in Minneapolis earlier in the year.

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    National Transportation Infrastructure

    Senator Klobuchar spoke about national investment in the transportation infrastructure, safety issues, and the collapse of a major bridge in Minneapolis earlier in the year.

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    Book Discussion on A Shameful Act

    Taner Akcam talked about his book, A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility, published by Metropolitan Books. Professor Akcam talked about the…

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    Public Leadership

    Former Senator Tom Daschle presented the third annual Martin Olav Sabo Lecture at the Humphrey Institute. He spoke on “Public Leadership in a Changing World,” reflecting on…

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    Marbury v Madison History

    At a forum titled “Marbury at 200: Bicentennial Celebration of Marbury v. Madison” participants talked about the impact of the decision on American politics and jurisprudence.

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    89th Congress, Lyndon Johnson and the Warren Court

    Participants talked about the impact of domestic and foreign policy during the 89th Congress and under the Johnson administration. Among the topics they addressed were civil rights…

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    The Career of Hubert H. Humphrey

    Former Vice President Mondale led a discussion of the life and career of the late Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Both Humphrey and Mondale were senators from Minnesota, were vice…

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    Balancing Personal Liberty and National Security

    Participants talked about past and present intelligence gathering, security background checks and maintaining personal information. They also talked about national security…

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    U.S. v. Nixon: Independent Counsel

    Professors discussed the relationship between the independent counsel and the presidency. They talked about this relationship in the context of the Supreme Court case U.S. v. Nixon.…

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    Nixon and Judicial Supremacy

    Panelists discussed the relationship between the executive and judicial branches. They talked about this relationship in the context of the Supreme Court case U.S. vs. Nixon. They…

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    U.S. v. Nixon Symposium

    The panelists discussed the use of executive privilege since the Nixon era and how this privilege was not used regularly until President Clinton. They discussed examples of executive…

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    Involving Families in Education

    President Clinton participated in the annual conference hosted by Vice President and Mrs. Gore. Panelists talked about how their local schools help get parents more involved in…

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    Family Importance in Education

    Vice President Gore opened the annual conference which he and Tipper host at Vanderbilt University. This year’s meeting focused on the relationship between families and education…

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    Family Reunion Conference

    President Clinton spoke to the annual family reunion conference on family issues hosted by the University of Vanderbilt and Vice President and Mrs. Gore. The president spoke about…

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    Immigration Issues

    As part of a two-day symposium on immigration trends and policies, Mayor Giuliani spoke about whether the United States has become fundamentally anti-immigration. He responded to…

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