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    Book Discussion on The End of Greatness

    Aaron David Miller talked about his book, The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President, in which he argues that American’s…

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    George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

    Andy Card, Jeffrey Engel, and others talked about Mr. Engel’s book, When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War. They spoke about President…

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    National Historic Preservation Act

    W. Brown Morton III talked about the importance of the 1966 National Preservation Act, which established the National Register of Historic Places. Mr. Morton assisted in the…

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    University of Virginia Law School Commencement Address

    Representative Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA) gave the commencement address to the 2014 University of Virginia Law School graduating class. He talked about equality, same-sex marriage, and…

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    Ulysses S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction

    History professor Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, talked about Ulysses S. Grant and the Reconstruction Era following the U.S. Civil War. This event was…

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    Rise of Automobiles and American City Planning

    Peter Norton, history of technology professor at the University of Virginia, talked about “America’s love affair with the automobile,.” He spoke about the impact of cars…

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    Interpreting Thomas Jefferson

    Arkansas Tech University history professor Carey Roberts delivered a paper written by the University of South Carolina’s historian emeritus, Clyde Wilson. In the paper,…

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    Rethinking Appomattox

    Elizabeth Varon talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War. In her book, she discusses the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Republicanism

    Donald Livingston talked about Thomas Jefferson and the practice of republican government. He spoke about the changes in the American application of republicanism and the modern status…

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    Andrew Jackson and Crisis Management

    Author H.W. Brands talks about President Andrew Jackson’s personal life, marriage, beliefs, temperament, path to office, and presidential crises. He also spoke about the crises…

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    States and Health Care Costs, Panel Discussion

    Policy experts talked about the findings of the State Health Care Cost Containment Commission report that states need to take a leadership role in controlling health care costs. The…

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    States and Health Care Costs, News Conference

    Co-chairs of the University of Virginia Miller Center’s bipartisan State Health Care Cost Containment Commission released a report, Cracking the Code on Health Care Costs. They…

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    Jefferson the Theist

    University of Virginia Religious Studies Professor William Wilson outlined the religious beliefs of Thomas Jefferson. Professor Wilson stated that the teachings of Jesus were important…

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    U.S. Trade Policy

    Former U.S. trade representatives took part in a roundtable discussion of U.S. trade policy. They analyzed past U.S. free trade agreements, the status of the Transatlantic Trade and…

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    James K. Polk and the War with Mexico

    Author and Oxford University history professor emeritus Daniel Walker Howe talked about the 11th President James K. Polk and the Mexican-American War. In 1845, the United States…

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    Nature of Domestic Terrorist Threats

    Panelists talked about the growing threat of “lone wolf” domestic terrorist attacks. "Lone wolf" is a term associated with notable attacks such as the shooting at the Fort…

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    Kennedy Vietnam Tapes

    Marc Selverstone talked about President Kennedy’s views on America’s involvement in Vietnam. 260 hours of President Kennedy’s recorded oval office conversations have…

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    International Terrorism

    Ambassadors from the League of Arab States and Mali and the deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Lithuania talked about security cooperation among countries worldwide in combating…

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    President Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal

    Sidney Milkis taught a class about President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal domestic economic programs enacted between 1933 and 1936. The New Deal programs included the Emergency…

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    Marriage and the Presidency

    Kati Marton spoke about the impact that a president’s marriage has on his term, and she also spoke at length about the role of first ladies. She focused on specific presidents…

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