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    Book Discussion on Escape from North Korea

    Author Melanie Kirkpatrick discussed her book, Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad. Among the topics she addressed were the impact of U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis

    Ms. Ye’or talks about her book Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis, published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. She looks at the relationship between European and Arab…

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    Book Discussion on What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted

    Tevi Troy, presidential historian and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, talked about his book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the…

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    Book Discussion on A Mosque in Munich

    Wall Street Journal reporter Ian Johnson chronicles the history of ex-Soviet Muslims who were used for anti-communist purposes by the Nazis and then the CIA. He spoke at the Hudson…

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    Immigration and American Identity

    Panelists talked about American identity, focusing on an 1894 speech by Theodore Roosevelt on the subject and its relation to contemporary culture.
    This was part of the 2011 Bradley…

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    Book Discussion on The Strong Horse

    Lee Smith argued that in the Middle East the general public tends to follow whoever is the strongest leader. He said that U.S. policy should reflect this reality.  Commentary by…

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    The Future of British Politics

    Participants talked about the future of relations between the U.S. and Great Britain following Prime Minister Blair’s time in office. Among the topics they addressed were the…

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    Future of Medicare

    Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) talked about his bill that would modify how Medicare operates to make the program fiscally sustainable. The legislation would set a maximum limit on seniors'…

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    Obama Administration Foreign Policy

    Participants spoke about foreign and national security policy under the Obama administration. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to combat global terrorism, military strategy…

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    Book Discussion on The Essential Herman Kahn

    Kenneth Weinstein talked about the book, The Essential Herman Kahn: In Defense of Thinking (Lexington Books; April 28, 2009), that he co-edited with Paul Dragos Aligica. He was joined…

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    The Legacy of Allan Bloom

    Panel members discussed author Saul Bellow’s novel Ravelstein, a fictionalized account of the author’s friendship with professor of political philosophy Allan Bloom,…

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    Book Discussion on Persecuted

    Co-authors Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, and Nina Shea talked about their book, Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians, in which they look at the persecution of Christians around the…

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    Rural Telecommunications

    Telecommunications experts and scholars talked about access to high-speed data networks in rural communities. Hanns Kuttner began the discussion with a slide presentation of his study,…

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    U.S. National Security

    Former Attorney General Mukasey and others spoke about efforts to combat terrorism and U.S. national security concerns. Among the topics addressed were venues for trials of suspected…

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    U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

    Middle Eastern policy experts spoke about the state of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations, the Obama administration’s outreach to Iran, and U.S. policies towards Syria and Egypt. They…

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    Political Unrest and Violence in Syria

    A panel of experts on Syria talked about violence and political unrest in the country. Some of the topics they discussed were the importance of Syria, the unrest in relation to overall…

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    Donald Rumsfeld Defense Secretary Tenure

    Donald Rumsfeld talked about his book, Known and Unknown: A Memoir, with a panel of Pentagon insiders. The discussion focused on the decision making during Mr. Rumsfeld’s…

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    Book Discussion on Saturday People, Sunday People

    Lela Gilbert talked about her book, Saturday Perople, Sunday People: Israel Through the Eyes of a Christian Sojurner, in which she chronicles her experiences in Israel, where she lived, on…

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    Book Discussion on Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion

    A panel discussed the book Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion, published by the Oxford University Press. The book argues that mainstream media often misses or…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations and Policy Toward Iran

    Policy analysts discussed U.S. and Israeli policy toward Iran. Topics included the state of Iran’s nuclear program, its influence in Syria and with the Palestinian group Hamas,…

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