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    U.S. Debt and Deficit Reduction

    The former co-chairs of the presidential deficit reduction commission, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, held a news conference on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, created in…

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    Representative Baird on Terrorism

    Representative Brian Baird (D-WA) spoke about U.S. efforts to combat terrorism, the psychology of terrorism, and ways in which partisan politics and “group think” affect…

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    Daniel Benjamin Remarks on Domestic and Counterterrorism Threats

    Dan Benjamin gave the keynote address at a New America Foundation event on assessing the threat of al-Qaeda threat 10 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He spoke about…

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    Book Discussion on Cornered

    Barry Lynn talked about the power of business monopolies in the 21st Century and explained why he thinks they are bad for the U.S. He spoke at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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    Robert Pape on Terrorism

    Robert Pape talked about a sub-project of the University of Chicago’s Project on Security and Terrorism on “suicide terrorism,” which compiles statistics and keeps a…

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    Osama Bin Laden Documents

    Nelly LaHoud gave an analysis of the report she and others wrote about documents recovered from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. The report was a study of 17 declassified…

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    2013 Budget and the Fiscal Cliff

    Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts impending at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new…

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    Federal Marijuana Policy

    Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse consequences could be avoided through strong federal actions that would allow states to legalize…

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    Book Discussion on The Net Delusion

    In his book The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom Evgeny Morozov, contributing editor to Foreign Policy, argues that the Internet may do less to democratize states and more to…

    1,356 views
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    Negative Political Advertising

    Speakers talked about the impact of negative political advertising on the 2012 election. Topics included the history of negative ads, the number of ads being put out in 2012, and how…

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    Book Discussion on The New Nobility

    Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan talked about the reinvention of the KGB as the KSB during the rule of Vladimir Putin. The authors argued that the FSB is effectively more powerful…

    1,194 views
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    Fossil Fuel Use and Alternative Energy

    Panelists talked about ways to move away from dependence on fossil fuels to more energy-efficient sources such as wind and solar power. They addressed energy security issues, green…

    1,191 views
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    Book Discussion on Blinking Red

    Michael Allen, majority staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, talked about his book, Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after…

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    National Security and Foreign Policy

    Former State and Defense Department officials and former Middle East adviser Dennis Ross talked about President Obama’s challenges in foreign policy and national…

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    Race and President Obama's Second Term

    Panelists talked about racial progress since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago and what disparities remained at the start of President Obama’s second…

    1,104 views
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    Agent Orange

    Panelists talked about the lingering effects of the use of Agent Orange by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. The discussion was based on an article in the Washington Monthly

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    U.S. Economy and Federal Debt

    Ben Bernanke made the keynote address at a conference on the U.S. economy and the federal debt ceiling. In his remarks he said that “failing to raise the debt ceiling in a timely…

    1,075 views
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    Book Discussion on Red Families v. Blue Familes

    Family law scholars Naomi Cahn and June Carbone examine America’s red and blue state divide and how these regional and ideological differences affect American families. The…

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    Social, Economic, and Political Division

    Authors, political scientists, and sociologists talked about the issues that divide and separate Americans. Topics debated include immigration, poverty, and race. Former Supreme…

    1,069 views
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    Book Discussion on Surge

    Peter Mansoor, General David Petraeus’s executive officer in 2007 and 2008, talked about his book, Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War, in…

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