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    Press Freedom Versus National Security

    News editors talked about achieving a balance between press freedom and the public’s right to know versus and national security. Some of the specific topics they discussed were…

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    The Press, the Government, and National Security

    After welcoming remarks by John Darnton, New York Times reporter James Risen talked about the issue of the relationship between the press, the government, and national security. He…

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    Media Coverage of National Security

    Panelists discussed the difficulties reporters face covering national aecurity issues because of the impact of government actions on confidential sources and reporting techniques. Bob…

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    Media Shield Laws

    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), co-sponsor of the Free Flow of Information Act, talked about the proposed national shield law that would protect journalists from prosecution for protecting…

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    Edward Snowden Revelations Panel

    The three journalists who were chosen by Edward Snowden to receive top-secret National Security Agency (NSA) files were interviewed. They all appeared via Skype from foreign countries…

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    The Search For Bin Laden

    Terrorism expert Peter Bergen, author of the book, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden From 9/11 to Abbottabad, and Greg Barker, who produced and directed an HBO documentary based on…

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    Counterterrorism

    The current and former directors of the National Counterterrorism Center talked about current terrorism threats, intelligence oversight, data collection and surveillance, and civil…

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    Global Security Threats

    National Intelligence Council Counselor Matthew Burrows and former CIA and Homeland Security officials talked about future world security threats and how to prevent them. Dina…

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    Future of the Pentagon

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter talked about the future of the Pentagon as it shifts from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a new focus on the Asia Pacific Theater, cyber…

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    National Security and Liberty

    Panelists talked about the tension between a free press and national security. Among the topics they addressed were National Security Agency (NSA) data collection, prosecuting…

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    National Security Agency Data Collection

    Two former directors of National Intelligence talked about National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence and data collection. Both were involved with the beginning and expansion of the…

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    Book Discussion on Half the Sky

    Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn talked about their book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Knopf; September 8, 2009). In their book the husband and…

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    Lost and Stolen Art

    Christopher Hitchens, Sharon Waxman, and James Cuno participated in a panel discussion on lost and stolen art of ancient civilizations. Topics included where artifacts come from, where…

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    Keith Olbermann Interview

    The MSNBC host and political commentator Keith Olbermann was interviewed by New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal about on the influence of cable news and opinion on current…

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    First 100 Days of the Obama Administration

    The team of New York Times reporters assigned to cover the Obama administration talked about what to expect in the president-elect’s critical early months in office. Among the…

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    A Voice for Change

    Tavis Smiley, a broadcaster, author, advocate, philanthropist, and host of a PBS late-night talk show, gave his perspective on the news and issues that are shaping American life…

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    Book Discussion on Letter to My Daughter

    Maya Angelou talked about Letter to My Daughter (Random House, 2008). Her first collection of essays in ten years, they range from the personal to the inspirational. She spoke about…

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    The Future of the Supreme Court

    Jeffrey Toobin talked about the state of the nation’s highest court and its future under a new administration. Topics included recent cases such as photo identification for…

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    Race and the 2008 Campaign

    Professor Cornel West talked about American society, race, politics and class. He discussed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s primary race. He was interviewed by Frank Rich…

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    The CIA and U.S. Intelligence

    Panelists talked about the state of U.S. intelligence and how intelligence-gathering will shape American foreign policy under the next president. They also discussed the history of the…

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