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    Introduction to the History of U.S. Diplomatic Efforts

    Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns gave an introduction to the history of U.S. diplomatic efforts as part of a Chautauqua lecture series. He stressed…

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    Life as Teenagers in the White House

    Presidential daughters Susan Ford Bales and Lynda Johnson Robb discussed spending part of their teenage years in the White House. Both of their father’s took office at times of…

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    Maintaining a Culture of Honor and Integrity

    Teresa Sullivan talked about the ethics of cheating by students and how communities can instill a culture of integrity. . She talked about the value of honor codes and how the…

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    Radicals and Extremists in Novels

    Dame Stella Rimington talked about radical figures and how they are used in works of fiction. She discussed how authors define the difference between extremists and matyrs in their…

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    Melissa Harris-Perry on Race Relations and Politics

    Melissa Harris Perry talked about the history of race relations in the United States, comparing race relations through history with current racial politics. Topics included the tea…

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    U.S. Economy and Housing Policy

    Freddie Mac Chairman John Koskinen called Standard and Poor’s (S&P) decision to downgrade the U.S. and Freddie Mac’s crediting rating from AAA to AA+ “sound.”…

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    The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War

    History Professor Gordon Wood opened a conference on the “Origins of the Civil War.” Professor Wood talked about the emerging sectional split from the Revolution to about 1820…

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    Sam Nunn on the Nuclear Threat Initiative

    Former Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) spoke about the threat of nuclear proliferation, efforts to reduce nuclear stockpiles, and efforts to combat the threat of nuclear terrorism. Among the…

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    Future of News Media

    David Westin spoke about journalism, the future of news media, and leadership qualities in journalists. He also spoke about his experiences leading a news organization. He also…

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    Book Discussion on Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair

    Anthony Arthur talked about his book Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair, published by Random House. In this new biography of Upton Sinclair, Mr. Arthur suggests that Sinclair was a…

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    Book Discussion on Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse

    Ms. Jonnes talked about her book, Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World, published by Random House. The book examined the story of…

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    Book Discussion on Heaven's My Destination

    Tappan Wilder talked about his late uncle’s book, Heaven’s My Destination: A Novel, published by HarperCollins. The book deals with George Brush, a traveling salesman…

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    Applied Ethics: Business

    New York State Attorney General Spitzer spoke about fighting corporate crime. He favored a larger role for government in regulating and overseeing business. He also talked about…

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    Islam: A Short History

    Ms. Armstrong gave a brief overview of the history of Islam. Beginning with Muhammad and his teachings, Ms. Armstrong touched on some of the major historical developments in…

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    The News About the News: Book Party

    Mr. Downie and Mr. Kaiser talked about their book, The News About the News: American Journalism in Peril, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The book offers an insider’s…

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    Book Discussion on Morality Imposed: The Rehnquist Court

    Mr. Gottlieb will discuss his book Morality Imposed: The Rehnquist Court and Liberty in America.

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    An Evening With Mark Russell

    Mr. Russell satirized several political events including President Clinton’s impeachment, the 2000 presidential campaign, and the military’s “don’t ask,…

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    Politics and the Media

    Syndicated columnist Tony Snow spoke about the need for society to engage in a discussion on virtues, morality and ethics, especially as depicted by various media outlets. After his…

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    America: 1900

    Ms. Crichton spoke about America at the turn of the century and compared the advances made in the 19th century with the technological progress of the 20th century. Noting the…

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    Impact of Mass Media on Society

    In a speech titled, “Media Seduction: Adolescent Destruction,” Mr. Medved proposed that while the quality of television was higher than it had ever been, the quantity of…

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