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    State of Homeland Security

    Secretary Jeh used slides as he outlined the progress of the Department of Homeland Security’s work to fight threats facing the country, and the goals for the department for 2016.…

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    Panel Discussion on Former Librarian of Congress James Billington

    Panelists talked about the life and career of Librarian of Congress James Billington, who served from 1987-2015.

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    Book Discussion on Foolproof

    Gregory Ip talked about his book Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe, in which he asks whether people are becoming less safe by protecting themselves from…

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    Mexican Immigration Policy

    Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz-Massieu poke on migration policy and trends. She said that Mexico would welcome Syrian refugees if they sought asylum or refuge in the…

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    Security Clearance Process

    Intelligence experts and former government officials talked about the government security clearance process. They provided recommendations for improving the security clearance system,…

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    Bible in American Public Life

    Mark Noll talked about the bible’s role in American public life between 1492 and 1783. Professor Noll argued that Americans frequently relied on the bible to both support and oppose…

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    Nixon, Vietnam, and the October 1969 Nuclear Alert

    William Burr and Jeffrey P. Kimball talked about their book, Nixon’s Nuclear Specter: The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War. In the book, they detail how the…

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    Refugee Crisis in Europe

    Academics and State Department officials talked about Europe’s response to an influx of Syrian and other refugees in several nations, focusing on the situation in countries that were…

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    Libraries During World War II

    Professor Kathy Peiss talked about the evolution of library and information science during World War II. She argued there was a shift in the 1940s from the neglect of archivists and…

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    Russian Interventionism

    National Defense University Associate Professor Elena Pokalova talked about the rise of Russia’s interventionist military strategy in its experience combating terrorism in the North…

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    Turkish Elections

    Panelists previewed Turkey’s November 1, 2015 elections. Topics included the increasing influence of the Kurds and Kurdish affiliates, their impact on incumbent President…

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    Postwar Society and the Cold War

    Masuda Hajimu, author of Cold War Crucible: the Korean Conflict and the Postwar World, talked about the political climate surrounding the Cold War. He spoke about how the Korean War…

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    Senator Christopher Murphy on U.S. Foreign Policy

    Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) spoke about his vision for U.S. global leadership. He highlighted eight points for a U.S. foreign policy overhaul, and included global climate change…

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    Book Discussion on Contested Terrain

    Sally Kitch talked about her book, Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders, about the experiences of two professional Afghan women and their plight following years of war…

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    Book Discussion on The Modi Effect

    Lance Price talked about his book, The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi’s Campaign to Transform India, about the election of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his plans for…

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    History of U.S.-Cuba Relations

    William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh, co-authors of Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiation between Havana and Washington, talked about the history of U.S.-Cuba relations…

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    History of the Republican Party

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson, author of To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party talked about the evolution of the “Party of Lincoln.” Professor Richardson spoke…

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    African Americans and Anti-colonialism in Africa

    Professor Carol Anderson, author of Bourgeois Radicals: the NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941 to 1960, talked about African Americans' support for anti-colonialism in…

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    Book Discussion on ISIS

    Hassan Hassan, co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, talked about the rise and leadership of ISIS* in the Middle East. Mr. Hassan co-wrote the book with journalist Michael…

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    Book Discussion on The Strategist

    Bartholomew Sparrow talked about The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security, his biography of former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft. Professor Sparrow…

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