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    Book Discussion on Presidential Command

    A panel discussion was held on the late Peter W. Rodman (1943-2008) and his posthumous book, Presidential Command: Power, Leadership, and the Making of Foreign Policy from Richard Nixon to…

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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) talked about the federal budget situation, and afterward panelists discussed her remarks and the prospects for Congress reaching a budget agreement and plan for…

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    Book Discussion on It's Even Worse Than It Looks

    In their new book, congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein examine partisan politics in the U.S. government. The authors contend that the level of…

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    Reforming Early Education

    Panelists talked about early childhood education programs. Among the topics they addressed were improving Head Start programs, school accountability, education funding, and monitoring…

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    President Obama on U.S.-Israel Relations

    President Obama talked about issues affecting U.S. relations with Israel. He was interviewed by Haim Saban. The discussion focused on the deal made with Iran to curtail their…

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    Jon Huntsman Remarks on the U.S. Economy

    Republican 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman discussed his jobs plan and the state of the U.S. economy with Ted Gayer. He also talked about the economic proposals of some of the…

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Remarks

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. Clinton criticized Israel for its announcement that it would create 3,000 new…

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    Future of Europe

    German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle spoke about the European economy, the future of the Euro, and efforts to see the European Union through an economic recession. He responded to…

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    Health Care Costs and Biomedical Innovation

    Newt Gingrich and Peter Orszag spoke at a forum on the costs of the health care, the federal health care law enacted the previous year, and its impact on biomedical innovation. The…

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    Special Operations and Iraq

    General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) talked about the evolution of the Joint Special Operations Command and the pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq, in particular the terrorist Abu Musab…

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    Fiscal Policy and Government in New Jersey

    Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) outlined his fiscal agenda and plan for government reform in his state, and how his policies could be used by other states and the federal government. He…

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    Book Discussion on Neoconservatism

    A panel discussion between Bill Kristol, Strobe Talbott, E.J. Dionne, Francis Fukuyama and author Justin Vaisse, discussing the evolution of “neoconservatism,” from New York…

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    Presidential Campaign Ads

    Researchers with Vanderbilt University and YouGov’s Ad Rating Project presented new data on voter responses to 2012 presidential campaign ads, and afterward political scientists…

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    State and Federal Marijuana Laws

    Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Washington and Colorado. They responded to…

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    Constitutionalism and China

    Justice Stephen Breyer talked about China’s judicial shortcomings, and U.S. history and the power of the Constitution. He responded to questions from members of the…

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    State of the Cities

    Panel members talked about current programs to revitalize cities. They talked about the ways in which cities are attempting to draw suburbanites back to inner cities and downtown areas…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about U.S. foreign policy. In his remarks he called for stronger U.S. leadership and engagement globally. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who…

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    Afghan Security Forces Training

    Lieutenant General William Caldwell, commander of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan, spoke and was interviewed by Michael O’Hanlon about the training of Afghanistan’s…

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    U.S. Attitudes on Islam and Muslims

    The Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute held a forum on their new report on U.S. attitudes towards Islam and Muslims. The report explored issues of…

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    Book Discussion on Inside Hamas

    Zaki Chehab talked about his book Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement, published by Nation Books. Journalist Zaki Chehab detailed the rise of Hamas in the…

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