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    Book Discussion on A Better War: America's Last Years in Vietnam

    Mr. Sorley talked about his book A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of America’s Last Years in Vietnam, published by Harcourt Brace on June 3, 1999. The…

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    Panel Discussion on Secularism, Islam, and Democracy

    From Cooper Union in New York City, a panel discussion on issues facing Muslims in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States featuring Oxford University professor Tariq Ramadan. …

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    Life Expectancy Rate and Impact on Married Couples

    Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau began the discussion by outlining four possible scenarios for life in the year 2030 if life…

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    Life Expectancy Rate and Retirement

    Retirement and financial planning professionals talked about the implications of increased life expectancy on the workplace and financial planning. Topics included Social Security and…

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    2012 Presidential Election

    Slate political writers talked about the 2012 presidential election and other current events in a version of the online magazine’s podcast “Political Gabfest.” Among the…

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    Parkinson's Disease Research

    Michael Kinsley interviewed Michael J. Fox about his Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and about his personal experiences with the disease. After their discussion Mr. Fox…

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    Drone Technology

    MIT Professor and former fighter pilot Missy Cummings said aerial drones were revolutionizing the agriculture sector and will likely do the same for the cargo transport industry in the next…

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    Health and Longevity

    Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel presented their award-winning paper “The Value of Health and Longevity,” on the economics of increased life expectancy.


    This program was part of…

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    Life Expectancy Rate and the Public and Private Sector

    Panelists talked about the impact of increased life expectancy on health, business, and education.

    This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine and Arizona University…

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    Domestic Aerial Drones

    At a forum on how unmanned aerial drones are being used in the U.S. for non-military purposes Will Saletan analyzed public opinion on drones and Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) noted that…

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    Personal Use of Drones

    The New America Foundation hosts a discussion on how unmanned aerial drones are being used in the U.S. for non-military purposes. Konstantin Kakaes gave an historical analysis…

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    Aerial Drone Use for Science and Nature

    The head of the World Wildlife Fund described unmanned aerial drones as a vital tool in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Carter Roberts said the technology makes it…

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    Lethal Aerial Drone Strikes

    Rosa Brooks suggested that new rules might be necessary for governing the use of lethal force by drones or other means as the U.S. pursues terrorist threats across the world. The…

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    Drones Surveillance and Privacy

    Attorneys discussed the privacy concerns of surveillance by aerial drones. Catherine Crump of the ACLU said her organization was not completely opposed to the use of drones for…

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    New Media and the Future of Journalism

    Participants talked about the impact of the Internet and on-line technology on the news media at a forum celebrating the tenth anniversary of Slate. Veterans of on-line journalism and…

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    Philanthropy and Education

    Rehema Ellis moderated a discussion about how best to help young people. Topics included the failures of public schools, the changing face of the country, immigration, affirmative…

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    Young Philanthropists

    A panel of younger philanthropists talked about giving money, what inspires their philanthropic efforts and the activism of the younger generation. One aspect discussed was the use of…

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    International Philanthropy

    Moderated by Mr. Weisberg, the panelists discussed international philanthropy. 
    Topics included the respective roles of government, the independent sector, and civil society in…

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    Innovative Philanthropy

    President Clinton spoke on the topic “Philanthropy and the Big Picture.” In his remarks he talked about his philanthropic work, the work of his foundation, and fostering…

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    2006 Midterm Elections

    Panelists spoke about the 2006 midterm elections and responded to questions from members of the audience. Among the topics addressed were possible shifts in the balance of power in…

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