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    Washington Ideas Forum, Final Panel

    In a series of interviews, race relations, food security, poverty, and other social issues were talked about. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about her novel Americanah, a Nigerian girl’s…

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    Brain Mapping Panel

    Innovator and philanthropist Mick Ebeling talked about brain mapping science. He discussed his inspiration for starting the non-profit organization Not Impossible Labs and showed a…

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    Lisa Monaco and Frances Townsend on National Security

    Lisa Monaco and Fran Townsend spoke about national security issues, as well as their time as presidential Homeland Security advisers. They talked about the demands of the job, as well…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 2 Opening

    The first session of day 2 of the Washington Ideas Forum comprised a variety of guest discussing a range of topics. Speakers included Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Houston Mayor…

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    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Ebola

    Dr. Anthony Fauci talked with David Brooks about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and actions U.S. health care officials. He offered recommendations for containing the outbreak…

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    U.S. Trade Agenda

    U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman talked about working with Congress on trade promotion authority. He offered an update on the Obama administration trade agenda and current trade…

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    Charlie Cook on Midterm Elections

    Charlie Cook gave an analysis on the upcoming midterm elections. He discussed the House and Senate races and the state of the Republican and Democratic Parties. This was part of the…

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    U.S. Energy Policy

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Southern Energy Company CEO Thomas Fanning were interviewed at the Washington Ideas Forum. Secretary Moniz talked about the Energy Department agenda…

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    Secretary Kerry on U.S-Israeli Relations

    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Steve Clemons about U.S-Israel relations. He addressed the anonymous U.S. official who insulted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 1 Afternoon Session

    Journalists interviewed lawmakers, Obama administration officials, and policy experts on a variety of topics. The sixth annual Washington Ideas Forum was held October 29-30, 2014, by The…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 1 Morning Session

    Journalists interviewed lawmakers, Obama administration officials, and policy experts on a variety of topics. The sixth annual Washington Ideas Forum was held October 29-30, 2014, by The…

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    New York Ideas Festival Morning Session, Part 2

    NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner spoke about exploring Mars and other space exploration. He was followed by Anand Giridharadas, who talked about his book, The True American, about a hate…

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    Hate Crimes

    Anand Giridharadas talked about his book, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, about the hate-filled crimes committed in America after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.…

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    Machine Age

    Andrew McAfee, author of, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, was interviewed by David Brooks. Topics included employees being…

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    Banking and Finance

    Morgan Stanley Chair James Gorman talked about the 2008 financial crisis and why nobody went to jail for it. Topics included the current banking industry and attitudes toward the…

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    Future of HBO

    Home Box Office chair and chief executive officer Richard Plepler explained how HBO differs from television’s typical business model. “Broadcast Empire: The TV Revolution”…

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    Cancer Biology

    Cancer biologist Andrew Hessel used visual aids as he talked about the acceleration of technological DNA change to help cure cancer by making medicines to target cancer cells instead of the…

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    NASA Engineer on Mars Exploration

    NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner, the lead engineer of the Curiosity rover landing on Mars, talked about space exploration.  “And You Think Parallel Parking is Hard?” was a…

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    Micro Philanthropy

    Charles Best talked about his micro philanthropy Web site and the impact of technology on everyday life. He was interviewed by Darren Walker. “The New Philanthropy” was a…

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    Book Discussion on The Director and Blowback

    David Ignatius and Valerie Plame talked about the real-life stories that informed their novels. David Ignatius is the author of The Director, a novel about a CIA mole hunt to find a…

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