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    Book Discussion on Leo Strauss

    Robert Howse talked about his book, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace, about the life and career of the late University of Chicago professor Leo Strauss and discusses the influence that Strauss has…

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    Book Discussion on Dollarocracy

    John Nichols and Robert McChesney talked about their book, Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, in which they argue that the large increase in…

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    2008 Economic Crisis Revisited

    Former Bush administration Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and former Obama senior presidential adviser David Axelrod talked about the 2008 financial crisis. They discussed some of the…

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    2008 Financial Crisis, Financial Analysts Panel

    Financial analysts discussed the 2008 financial crisis. Topics included the housing market and government regulation. They listed student loans and retirement accounts as concerns…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Regulatory Changes

    Former Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, and Securities and Exchange Commission officials talked about changes made to the nation’s financial system after the 2008…

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    Political Response to 2008 Financial Crisis

    A panel discussion was held analyzing the political response to the 2008 economic crisis and the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the $700 billion program intended to stabilize the…

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    2008 Financial Crisis, Economic Advisors Panel

    Economic advisors from the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations talked about the economic impact of the 2008 financial crisis. David Wessel moderated. br/ “2008 Revisited: The…

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    Book Discussion on Restoring Justice: The Speeches of Attorney General Edward Levi

    Panelists talked about the career and examined the speeches of former Attorney General Edward Levi (1911-2000) who took office following the Wategate scandal. The panelists included…

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    Presidential Campaign Fundraising and the 2012 Election

    Julianna Smoot and Spencer Zwick, the respective fundraising managers for the Obama and Romney 2012 presidential campaigns, talked about the record fundraising amounts raised during the…

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    Campaign Strategists on the 2012 Presidential Election

    Obama and Romney campaign strategists talked about the 2012 presidential election. The spoke about a number of issues touching on their experiences and strategic decisions, the…

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    Guns and Politics

    Panelists talked about possible gun control measures and gun violence. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said gun control measures needed to include comprehensive background checks and the limit of…

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    Presidential Politics

    David Axelrod, an adviser to both of President Obama presidential campaigns, talked about his life and career in journalism and politics. Topics included campaign finance and ads, Mitt…

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    Book Discussion on The New Religious Intolerance

    Martha Nussbaum talked about her book, The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age, in which she examined anti-Muslim bigotry in the West since the…

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    Nobel Peace Laureates on Investing in Peace

    Panelists spoke about issues like poverty, climate change, human rights violations, and war as some of the challenges facing global societies. They also responded to questions from the…

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    Book Discussion on Good Derivatives

    Richard Sandor argued that while exotic financial products played a large role in the 2008 economic collapse, there are ways to harness the power of the financial products industry to…

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    Nobel Peace Laureates Summit

    Former presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners spoke about the challenges to world peace and prosperity. Among the topics they addressed were terrorism, nuclear weapons, the world…

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    Mitt Romney on the Economy

    Mitt Romney talked about the economy at the University of Chicago on the day before the Illinois primary. In his speech he declared that President Obama was “attacking economic…

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    2012 Presidential Election

    Panelists spoke about the 2012 presidential election campaign. Among the topics they addressed were the Republican primary election in South Carolina the following Saturday, President…

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    Tim Pawlenty Remarks on the Economy and Jobs

    Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty outlined his plan for growing the economy, creating jobs, and reducing the national debt. In his speech he accused President Obama of…

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    Beyond the War on Terror

    Participants in a day-long forum on U.S. military policy and terrorism spoke about a number of issues. Admiral Roughead spoke about the role of the Navy in national security and…

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