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    History of Dissent Against Totalitarianism

    Scholars specializing in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union talked about dissension against 20th century totalitarian and communist regimes. This session was part of a conference…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy and Totalitarianism

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy toward totalitarian and communist governments since the 1930s. They focused on World War II, the Cold War, and America’s involvement in the…

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    Impact of the 1960s Cultural Revolution

    Panelists talked about the impact of the 1960s Cultural Revolution on American society. They argued that the 1960s brought a decline of confidence in institutions and authority, the…

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    Philosophy and Politics of Roe v. Wade

    Panelists talked about the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade. They critiqued the Court’s opinion and considered the politics surrounding the case.  Princeton…

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    Preserving the Constitution

    Panelists talked about whether the U.S. Constitution was archaic and inefficient, and whether it should remain the basis for the American system of government. The Constitution’s…

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    Women and Militarization

    Clark University Professor Cynthia Enloe talked about the role women play in military conflicts and argued more needs to be done to get them involved in preventing and resolving those…

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    Politics and Women's Health

    Cecile Richards talked about health care and birth control. In her speech she said that the U.S. is one of the “most backward Western developed countries” for reproductive…

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    Book Discussion on Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind

    Kitty Ferguson talked about physicist Stephen Hawking’s life and work and the process of writing his biography. She responded to questions from members of the audience at…

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    Book Discussion on Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief

    James McPherson talked about his book, Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief, and responded to audience members questions. The book is a look at President Lincoln as a…

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    Deportations and National Security

    Participants spoke about immigration policy, deportation of illegal immigrants, and possible reforms of immigration laws. They also talked about labor markets, the use of migrant and…

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    Immigration Policy, Deportations and National Security

    Homeland Security Department (DHS) officials, New Jersey Reprentative Rush Holt, directors and leaders of national and local immigration and civil rights groups, and academics discussed…

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    Competing Philosophies of Presidents Madison and Wilson

    George Will (Princeton class of 1968) compared the progressive politics championed by President Woodrow Wilson (Princeton class of 1879) to the freedom-oriented politics of James Madison…

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    African Americans in the Age of Obama

    Following remarks by Marc Morial about the work of the Urban League, panelists talked about the state of the economy and how African Americans had fared in the recession since the beginning…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and the U.S. Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke talked about the 2008 financial crisis and its implications for finance. In his remarks he said that the nation was experiencing economic growth, but…

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    Gay and Lesbian Political Agenda

    Author and commentator Andrew Sullivan spoke at Princeton University. He talked about the politics of homosexuality. Among the topics he addressed were same-sex marriage, the…

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    Media and the Supreme Court

    Legal scholars and journalists discussed the nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Court, the public’s understanding of the Court, and the media’s role in educating the…

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    The Legacy of Adlai Stevenson

    Panelists spoke about the life and career of two-time Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. He had also served as U.N. ambassador and governor of…

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    Book Discussion on The Scandal of Evangelical Politics

    Ronald Sider talked about his book The Scandal of Evangelical Politics: Why Are Christians Missing the Chance to Really Change the World?, published by Baker Books. In his book Ronald…

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    Book Discussion on Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s

    Bruce Schulman and Julian Zelizer talked about the book they co-edited, Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s, (Harvard University Press, March 15, 2008) co-edited by…

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    Future Policy Toward Darfur

    A panel discussion focused on the future direction of U.S. and international policy toward the ongoing crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. It was noted that the Darfur crisis has…

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