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    Book Discussion on Mr. Chairman: The Life and Legacy of Wilbur D. Mills

    Kay Goss recounted the life and career of the late Wilbur Mills, Democratic representative from Arkansas and the longest continuously serving chairman of the House Ways and Means…

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    Book Discussion on Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock

    David Margolick recounted the lives of Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan and the photograph of the two women, then both fifteen years old, taken on September 4, 1957. On that date,…

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    Mayor Kevin Johnson on the State of Public Education

    Mayor Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee spoke about the state of public education and improving schools at the local level. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Book Discussion on Herding Donkeys

    Ari Berman recalls how the Democratic Party won the 2008 presidency and both houses of Congress. The author explores Howard Dean’s decisions as chairman of the party and how…

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    James Lee Witt on Natural Disaster Responses

    James Lee Witt talked about his years as the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Clinton administration, the earthquake in Haiti, the BP oil spill, and the…

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    Political Climate and Midterm Elections

    Mark Penn, Democratic political strategist and former chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign talked about the current political climate in Washington, D.C.,…

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    State of the Republican Party

    Steve Schmidt spoke about the state of the Republican Party, strategies to rebuild the party in the coming years, the selection of Sarah Palin as the 2008 Republican vice presidential…

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    Lincoln at 200: The Presidential Standard

    Historian Richard Norton Smith spoke about Abraham Lincoln’s presidential legacy 200 years after his birth. He compared Lincoln against other presidents, including President…

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    Book Discussion on Judge Richard S. Arnold

    Polly Price, a former clerk for Judge Richard S. Arnold, talked about his life and career as a champion of civil rights. Judge Arnold worked closely with the integration of schools in…

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    The American Dream

    Jerry Springer spoke about life in America in a lecture titled “The American Dream: Are We Dreaming?” He talked about the possible end of the American dream, which he attributes…

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    The Minuteman Project

    Presidential chiefs of staff talked about episodes from their careers and how the White House operates. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Kenneth Walsh…

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    Book Discussion on Women for President

    Erika Falk talked about her book Women for President: Media Bias in Eight Campaigns. She examined the campaigns of eight women who have run for president through 2004 and compared them with…

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    Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

    Former Governor of Louisiana Kathleen Blanco talked about her time in public office and the challenges she faced when Hurricane Katrina made landfall. The former governor talked about…

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    Intersection of Politics and Comedy

    Craig Minassian, a former Clinton administration press aid who is now a consultant to Comedy Central and HBO, talked about the intersection of politics and comedy. Topics included…

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    Young Philanthropists

    A panel of younger philanthropists talked about giving money, what inspires their philanthropic efforts and the activism of the younger generation. One aspect discussed was the use of…

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    Philanthropy and Education

    Rehema Ellis moderated a discussion about how best to help young people. Topics included the failures of public schools, the changing face of the country, immigration, affirmative…

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    Rural Philanthropy

    Panelists talked about the challenges of philanthropy for rural areas, where the poorest people live and there is the least philanthropic involvement. Topics included the episodic…

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    Parkinson's Disease Research

    Michael Kinsley interviewed Michael J. Fox about his Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and about his personal experiences with the disease. After their discussion Mr. Fox…

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    International Philanthropy

    Moderated by Mr. Weisberg, the panelists discussed international philanthropy.  Topics included the respective roles of government, the independent sector, and civil society in…

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    Innovative Philanthropy

    President Clinton spoke on the topic “Philanthropy and the Big Picture.” In his remarks he talked about his philanthropic work, the work of his foundation, and fostering…

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