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    Digital Campaigning

    Campaign strategists Zac Moffatt and Michael Slaby talked about the role of digital media in modern political campaigns. They discussed lessons they learned in the 2012 elections and…

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    Mars Science Discoveries

    James Garvin talked about Mars science discoveries and the future of robotic space programs. He said that research of rock sediment on Mars had proven that the planet was, at one time,…

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    Barry Posen on Iraq

    Barry Posen talked about case for restraint in the U.S. response to increased violence in Iraq. He said Iraq and Israel were “reckless drivers” in the area of foreign…

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    National Security and Surveillance

    Panelists talked about national security issues related to government surveillance. topics included the Edward Snowden revelations, concerns about national surveillance, the USA…

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    American Views on Intervention

    Panelists talked about U.S. perspectives on intervention in global conflicts, including whether or not the U.S. should have intervened in the Syrian civil war, as well as in Iraq following…

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    National Security Threats and Responses

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy issues and national security. Topics included the Syrian civil war, militant activity in Iraq, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The…

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    Book Discussion on Hard Choices

    Hillary Clinton talked about her memoir, Hard Choices, in which she recounts the choices and challenges she faced during her four-year tenure as America’s 67th secretary of state, and…

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    Cybersecurity and Diplomacy

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves talked about policies and actions his government had taken to address cyber threats in reaction to a 2007 cyberattack Estonia faced that shut down essential…

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    Future of Mars Exploration

    Panelists talked about sending the first humans to Mars by 2030, and the challenges presented not only by the science involved, but also a changing NASA budget. The panelists said that…

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    Sending Humans to Mars

    Charles Bolden talked about sending the first humans to Mars and the difficulties NASA would face. NASA Administrator Bolden said humans would have to become a multi-planet species in…

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    Vice President Biden on Budget and Economic Policy

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a group of George Washington University student Democrats about the Obama administration’s budget and economic policy priorities. He said the…

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    Conversation with Jay Carney

    Jay Carney spoke with students at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs about his work as White House press secretary. Major Garrett…

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    Human to Mars Summit: Buzz Aldrin

    Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin spoke about planning and creating the logistics to fly to and survive on Mars.

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    Justices Scalia and Ginsburg on the First Amendment and Freedom

    Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about their views of the First Amendment and the origins and contemporary meanings of freedom. They were also asked questions…

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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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    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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    Privacy and Government Surveillance

    David Medine, chair of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), spoke about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program. The PCLOB was created by…

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    Black Politics in Civil War Washington

    Kate Masur, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, talked about Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln, and its portrayal of African-Americans. "Black Politics in…

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    Presidential Commission on Election Administration Findings

    Members of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration discussed the report they had just presented to President Obama, The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations…

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    Book Discussion on Taking the Stand

    Alan Dershowitz talked about his book, Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law, in which he chronicles becoming a lawyer and the many cases he has handled over the past 50…

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