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    History of The Nation

    To mark the 150th anniversary of The Nation, one of the oldest magazines in America, Timothy Naftali, director of the Tamiment Library at New York University, interviewed former editor…

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    Book Discussion on The Last Campaign

    Anthony Clark talked about his book, The Last Campaign: How Presidents Rewrite History, Run for Posterity and Enshrine Their Legacies, about about the politics behind the presidential…

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    Undocumented College Students Survey

    The co-authors of a report on the challenges facing undocumented undergraduate students presented the findings of their work. For their survey the researchers collected information…

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    U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War

    Panelists talked about whether U.S. involvement in Vietnam was justified, as well as the historical, political, and theological considerations of the issue.  “Was the War…

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    Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman on the Vietnam War

    Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) gave the keynote address at a New York University symposium on lessons from the Vietnam War. She argued that the Vietnam War was a…

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    Book Discussion on Madison's Music

    Burt Neuborne talked about his book Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment, in which he argues that the First Amendment was primarily created to protect the democratic…

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    Health Care Implementation, Panel 1

    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius outlined the current health care landscape in the U.S. They talked about the…

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    Health Care Implementation, Panel 2

    Supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act took part in a panel discussion on the U.S. health care landscape. Both sides agreed that if the Supreme Court rules against the…

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    How Electricity Shaped the Southwest

    Andrew Needham talked about the role of electricity in the southwest’s development, how it was fueled by coal from Native American lands, and the social inequality that…

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    Book Discussion on Feminism Unfinished

    Professors Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry, talked about their book, Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements, in which they…

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    New York University Commencement Address

    Janet Yellen gave the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of New York University. Federal Reserve Chair Yellen paid tribute to her predecessor Ben Bernanke, for having…

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    Arab Spring Aftermath

    Charles Sennott spoke about the political movement known as the “Arab Spring.” As a reporter, Mr. Sennott covered the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990's, the Arab-Israel…

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    Supreme Court Transparency

    Supreme Court reporters, former law clerks, and scholars talked about increasing transparency in the U.S. Supreme Court. They focused on ways the Court could modernize, including…

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    Book Discussion on Cyber War Will Not Take Place

    Thomas Rid talked about his book, Cyber War Will Not Take Place, in which he argues that while there are real security concerns related to the internet, the idea of a future cyber war,…

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    Transatlantic Slave Trade

    Michael Gomez talked about the transatlantic slave trade from the sixteenth century through the nineteenth century, including the countries involved and the methods used in the procurement…

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    Book Discussion on Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?

    Neil Gross talked about his book, Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?, in which he examines why a majority of America’s college and university professors are…

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    Book Discussion on Light without Fire

    Scott Korb talked about his book, Light without Fire: The Making of America’s First Muslim College, in which he recounts the creation of the first four-year Muslim liberal arts…

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    Role of Media in Political Revolutions

    Srdja Popovic discussed the role new media has played in political revolutions. Among the topics he addressed were recent revolutions in Africa and the Middle East, new media…

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    Privacy in the Digital Age

    Panelists talked about how new technologies have outpaced traditional privacy safeguards and what the possibilities are for updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and…

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    Book Discussion on Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence

    New York University Professor William Silber and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker talked about Mr. Volcker’s life and years of government…

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