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    European Union Economic Policy Priorities

    Panelists talked about the future of the European Union and its policy priorities for the European economy, energy market, and defense policy. Experts from the European Parliament…

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    Supreme Court 2014 Term Preview

    Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and legal scholars previewed the 2014-2015 Supreme Court term. Among the cases they discussed were racial gerrymandering of congressional…

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    Scottish Attitudes Toward the Independence Referendum

    Panelists talked about Scotland’s independence referendum, the Scottish people’s feelings about the vote, and issues that could sway voters' minds before the September 18, 2014…

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    Future of Iraq

    A panel of academics discussed the future of Iraq after the new wave of violence from ISIL* threatened security in the country, including the Kurdish region, disrupted politics, and…

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    The foreign ministers of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras participated in a panel discussion on the increase in the number of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Academics and former government officials talked about the role of Palestinian politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including the tensions after the discovery in the West Bank of…

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    Russia, Ukraine, and Energy Policy

    Panelists talked about the energy situation in Europe following the crisis in Ukraine. Topics included Russia’s changing relationship with western countries due to increased…

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    European Security

    A group of analysts talked about European security and the challenges facing the transatlantic relationship following the crisis in Ukraine. Regarding news that Russia had cut off…

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    U.S.-Mexico Border Commerce

    Roberta Jacobson gave the keynote address at the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute discussion on trade and commerce between the U.S.-Mexico border. She focused on the impact of…

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    Key Figures at the End of the Cold War

    James Graham Wilson talked about the Cold War, and argued that the actions of four key figures led to its end: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary of State George Schultz and Presidents Reagan and…

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    Act of Voting

    Sophia Rosenfeld talked about the history and role of the secret ballot in America. She described voting techniques used following the American Revolution, and the development of the…

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    NATO Alliances and European Security

    Panelists talked about NATO expansion and alliances, and European security following the end of the Cold War. The panel was made up of former Russian, German, and Polish officials, and…

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    Secretary Hagel on NATO Expansion

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel talked about NATO expansion and European security following the Cold War. He called on NATO allies to increase their defense spending, saying the U.S.…

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    Future of Syria

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford spoke with Woodrow Wilson scholar Aaron David Miller about the future of Syria. Ambassador Ford said Bashar al Assad is still in power in…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

    The Wilson Center held a briefing and discussion with Palestinian Authority Lead Negotiator Saeb Erekat talked about the state of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the two-state…

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    Past and Future of Foreign Relations

    Historians talked about the past, present, and future work of the State Department’s Office of the Historian, the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, and the…

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    Vagrancy Laws and the 1960s

    Risa Goluboff talked about how the changing constitutional status of vagrancy laws was part of the larger social transformations of the 1960s. Vagrancy laws made it a crime to be idle and…

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    Public-Private Partnerships

    Rajiv Shah gave the keynote address at a Woodrow Wilson Center discussion on public and private sector partnerships to aid developing countries, innovate new technologies, and create new…

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    Myth of Race

    Author Jacqueline Jones talks about her book A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America, in which she argues that “race” does not exist,…

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    Homeland Security Agenda

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson delivered remarks about his department’s agenda, including immigration reform, emergency preparedness, counterterrorism and…

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