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    Southern Methodist University Commencement Address

    Mayor Mike Rawlings gave the commencement address to the 2014 Southern Methodist University graduating class. The Dallas mayor spoke about what he’s learned as mayor, and gave…

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    Presidential Illness

    Panelists discussed the impact of presidential illness during the administrations of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson. This panel was part of the…

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    Death in the White House

    Panelists talked about Presidents Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy, who all lost sons during their time in office. This panel was part of the event…

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    Personal Crises and Public Responsibilities

    Panelists discussed the personal crises of Presidents John Tyler, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton, and the impacts of these crises on national politics. This panel was part of the…

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    Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    Every director of the White House Faith-Based Offices since President Bush created the office in 2001, appeared together. They spoke in order of their service about the work of the…

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    Work of the Warren Commission Staff, Part 2

    Former members of the Warren Commission staff talked about their roles on the commission and how the experience affected their professional lives. The spoke about the…

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    Work of the Warren Commission Staff, Part 1

    Former members of the Warren Commission staff talked about their roles on the commission and how the experience affected their professional lives. The spoke about the…

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    Book Discussion on Midnight in Mexico

    Alfredo Corchado talked about his book, Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness, in which he chronicles how Mexico has changed since…

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    George H.W. Bush and German Reunification

    Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, talked about President George H.W. Bush’s motivations behind his push for German…

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    Women in Politics Symposium

    Panelists explored the landscape for women as candidates for elective office in the United States, especially in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. The panel included academics…

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    Women in Politics Symposium

    Panelists explored the landscape for women as candidates for elected office in the United States, especially in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. Topics included media coverage…

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    Karen Hughes on Women in Politics

    Karen Hughes talked about her experiences of women in politics, including how they are treated by the media. She also talked about her career, politics, and the future of the…

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    Women Political Candidates

    Susannah Shakow talked about why women should run for political office, and how she encourages them to do so. Professor Fox talked about his research into why more women do not run for…

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    Women's Health Issues

    Panelists talked about women’s health care accessibility and the government’s role in the funding of reproductive services. Some of the issues they discussed the…

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    First Ladies Through American History

    Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first…

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    Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush

    For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for a conversation about their time in the White House as part of a series of conferences on…

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    Behind the Images: Photographers' Views of the First Ladies

    Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush recall their days in the White House-and the images that chronicle the lives and…

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    Behind the Scenes in the East Wing: Social Secretaries to First Ladies

    Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential administrations. Bess Abell, Catherine Fenton and Laurie Firestone served first ladies from Lady…

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    Judicial Decision-Making

    A panel of U.S. judges spoke about the judicial decision-making process among appellate courts. Judge Edith Jones said because of the high volume of cases, lawyers must be factual and…

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    Presidents and the Constitution

    Walter Dellinger moderated a panel of legal scholars who talked about the issue of presidential obligation to follow the law. Among the topics of discussion were the role of the…

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