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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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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    Panelists discussed possibilities for a breakthrough in U.S.-Iran relations. They panelists, including a former Iranian presidential candidate and a former official at the American…

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    Haitian Politics and International Aid Efforts

    Panelists talked about the current political system in Haiti and the effectiveness of international aid following the January 12, 2010, earthquake. Jonathan Katz, the only full-time…

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    Prime Minister of Ireland on Promoting Democracy

    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny spoke about efforts to reform his government and promote democracy worldwide.

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    Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery Operation

    David King and Scott Horowitz, the officials who led NASA’s recovery effort after the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion talked about their operation at an event marking the tenth…

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    Lessons Learned from Space Shuttle Columbia

    Panelists talked about the lessons learned from the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy ten years later. Speakers included retired Admiral Hal Gehman, who chaired the accident investigation…

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    Management Lessons Learned from Space Shuttle Columbia

    Panelists talked about lessons learned from the Space Shuttle Columbia accident from a management perspective. Panelists included William Parsons, a former Space Shuttle Program…

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    Technical Lessons Learned from Space Shuttle Columbia

    Former NASA Astronauts talked about changes made to testing and safety procedures on future shuttle missions as a result of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident. Pamela Melroy, former…

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    Columbia Accident Investigation Board

    NASA officials who investigated the Space Shuttle Columbia accident talked about the process of investigating the accident and the discoveries made during the investigation. They also…

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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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    U.S. and Europe NATO Capabilities Gap

    Panelists talked about the challenges facing NATO in light of budget cuts by U.S. and several other member countries. Among the issues they addressed were the roles and…

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    NATO New Security Challenges

    Scholars and European foreign policy leaders gave an overview of the 2012 NATO summit. Among the topics they discussed were NATO’s structure and its link to the European Union,…

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    Historiography of Soviet Espionage in America

    A panel of historians and professors examined the effects that Soviet spies had on the American public’s mentality and on history itself. They also looked at the lives of some…

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    Historical Treatment of the Rosenberg Case

    A panel discussion was held on the history of Soviet espionage in the United States. After each panelist made a presentation, most using slides, they had a discussion moderated by…

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    Book Discussion on The Golden Cage

    Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi talked about three brothers who grew up during the reign of the shah and through the revolution. One was a soldier in the shah’s army, one was a…

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    Foreign Policy Debates in China

    Panelists talked about foreign policy issues in China. Among the topics they addressed were the interests of various factions within the country, and the effects of those factions on…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Thomas Pickering and David Sanger talked about U.S. foreign policy, focusing on the cultural and historical aspects of U.S foreign policy and U.S. national security. They responded to…

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    Foreign Policy Debates in Iran

    Scholars talked about Iran’s foreign policy. Farideh Farhi said that the “strategic loneliness” of Iran makes it a more conflicting and paranoid power rather than a…

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    Foreign Policy Debates in Russia

    Panel members talked about Russia foreign policy. Among the topics they covered were Russian identity and the relationships the country has with China and Japan. Following their…

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    Foreign Policy Debates in Other Countries

    Walter Russell Mead gave the keynote address at a George Washington University forum on foreign policy debates in other countries. He spoke on the evolution of U.S. foreign policy and…

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