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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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    Book Discussion on Anonymous Soldiers

    Bruce Hoffman talked about his book, Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947, about the three decades that led up to the creation of Israel and the effectiveness of the use…

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    Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities

    Lisa Monaco, an adviser to President Obama on homeland security and counterterrorism issues, talked about federal efforts to combat cyberattacks. She announced the formation of a new…

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    Political Unrest in Yemen

    Panelists talked about the political situation in Yemen, including the Houthi takeover and the resignation of the U.S.-backed government, and the broader consequences for the Middle…

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    State of Homeland Security

    Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about the Department of Homeland Security’s work to fight threats facing the country. After his speech, he took questions from audience members on…

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    Josephine Roche and 20th Century Progressivism

    Professor Robyn Muncy talked about Josephine Roche, a pro-labor feminist, and her role in progressivism in 20th century America. One of Josephine Roche’s many jobs was as the…

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    Media Coverage of North Korea

    Foreign policy experts and journalists talked about how the media covers North Korea. Topics included the North Korean economy, nuclear program, and generational divide when it comes…

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    Civil Rights After Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Professor David Chappell talked about at the civil rights movement and passage of the 1968 Civil Rights Act following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

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    2015 Energy Outlook

    Panelists talked about global energy challenges and outlooks. They spoke about both U.S. and European perspectives on issues including market trends, climate change, and the impact of…

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    Ernest Moniz on 2015 Energy Outlook

    Secretary Ernest Moniz talked about U.S. energy policy in 2015. He spoke about his department’s agenda in areas including energy technology and security.

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    Book Discussion on Political Insults

    Karina Korostelina talked about her book Political Insults: How Offenses Escalate Conflict, in which she analyzes cases around the world where minor insults between ethnic groups and…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    General John Allen talked about the U.S.-led coalition to defeat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. He outlined efforts to defund the group, identify and target foreign fighters, and…

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    Forum on North Korea

    Panelists talked about North Korea, including social and economic changes within the country and efforts by journalists to report on the country’s government and people.…

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