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    Homeland Security

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and her predecessors Michael Chertoff and Tom Ridge discussed the department’s evolution and future.

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    Federal Reserve and the Economy

    Ben Bernanke spoke to George Washington University students about the origins and mission of the Federal Reserve. This was the first of four classes he taught at the school.
    In his…

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    Constitutional Law Moot Court

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and two federal appeals court judges heard the arguments from a constitutional law moot court. The hypothetical cases involved the…

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    "Vast Wasteland" Retrospective

    Julius Genachowski and Newton Minow spoke about the future of the telecommunications industry, their experiences as chairmen at the Federal Communications Commission, and the impact of new…

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    Ben Bernanke Lecture on the Aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Ben Bernanke talked about what the Federal Reserve did in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and its role as “lender of last resort.” He covered the role of the Federal…

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    Moot Court Competition

    Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts and Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Guido Calabresi and Sonia Sotomayor preside over the George Washington University School of Law…

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    Ashley Judd on Women's Health

    Public health advocate and actress Ashley Judd spoke about the topic of women’s health. Among the topics she addressed were her early interest in public health issues, violence…

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    Howard Dean/Newt Gingrich Debate

    Howard Dean and Newt Gingrich participated in a debate that addressed several issues such as the size and scope of government, health care, deficit spending, and U.S. foreign policy goals.

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    Lara Logan on Coverage of Foreign Conflicts

    CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan was interviewed by Marvin Kalb about her career in and the nature of foreign conflict coverage. She spoke bluntly about her perspective…

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    Combating Terrorism

    Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor talked about Israeli counter-terrorism efforts against homegrown, regional and international terrorist organizations. He also talked about recent…

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    Michael Hayden on National Security in the Digital Age

    Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence gathering. Topics included recent cyber attacks made by China’s government, the…

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    Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press

    Former ABC News reporter and anchor Ted Koppel talked about the state of network news and news consumption, and how the Internet have affected the quality of reporting. He was…

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    How Flat Is the World: A Discussion on Globalization

    Joseph Stiglitz and Thomas Friedman discussed the pros and cons of economic globalization. Joseph Stiglitz’s latest book is Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development,…

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    Book Discussion on Creating a World Without Poverty

    Muhammad Yunus talked about his book, Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism (PublicAffairs; January 5, 2009). The Nobel Peace Prize recipient wrote…

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    Secretary Clinton on Internet Freedom

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for global Internet access standards and criticized countries that had restricted their people’s access to information. She said access…

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    Cyber Security Legislation

    Former security officials and current congressional staffers discussed pending cybersecurity legislation. They focused on aspects of the proposed legislation that would affect small…

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    Thomas Friedman on National Security and Freedom

    Thomas Friedman discussed freedom in an interview by Marvin Kalb. Topics included the intersection of national security and freedom in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations…

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    Former White House Press Secretaries

    Former White House press secretaries spoke about their experiences and the role of the press secretary. The talked about the challenges of the job, changes in the media landscape over…

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    Russia's Annexation of Crimea

    Professors from Ukrainian and Estonian universities joined a discussion about Ukrainian reaction to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and the country’s political…

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