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    Book Discussion on The Sense of Style

    Steven Pinker talked about his book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, in which he questions why so much of our writing today is…

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    President Obama on Internet Access in U.S. Classrooms

    President Obama talked about education as part of the administration’s ConnectED Initiative, which is aimed at increasing access to broadband Internet access in U.S. classrooms.

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    President Obama's National Security Team

    Michael Hirsh talked about his Politico Magazine story, "Team of Bumblers?", on President Obama’s national security team and its analysis on whether they were up to a grueling set of…

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    U.S. Capitol Dome Scaffolding Tour

    Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers led a tour of the scaffolding on the Capitol Dome and spoke to reporters about the process of restoring the building.

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    Spiro Agnew on Television News Bias

    Vice President Spiro Agnew addressed a midwest regional Republican party conference in Des Moines, Iowa, and argued that television network commentators were an unelected elite who were…

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    Book Discussion on Dorothea Lange

    Linda Gordon talked about her biography, Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, in which she explores the life and career of the American photographer. This interview, conducted in New…

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    Communicators with Tim Wu

    Timothy Wu, who coined the phrase “net neutrality,” talked about technology issues and the debate over how to manage the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission…

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    Defining Privacy

    Panelists attempted to define “privacy” and talked about the conceptual interests at stake in discussions of privacy.  Chair Medine made opening remarks. br/ br/…

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    Net Neutrality

    Paul Barbagallo talked about President Obama’s request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for rules to preserve “net neutrality."* "Net neutrality,” also…

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    Counterterrorism Privacy Issues and Technology

    Panelists talked about the oversight role of Congress at the intersection of privacy and technology. Annie Anton said that as terrorists and criminals were getting smarter than ever,…

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    Plant-Made Pharmaceuticals

    Erika Fry talked about her Fortune Magazine cover story on plant-made pharmaceuticals and how the little-known industry developed a tobacco-based treatment for Ebola patients. br/ This…

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    Open Internet

    Panelists talked about the concept of “open Internet,” also know as “net neutrality,” and whether the Internet is a public utility. "Open Internet" refers to…

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    Book Discussion on The New Censorship

    Joel Simon talked about his book, The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom, in which he examines the targeting of journalists by governments around the world,…

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    Communicators with Christopher Yoo

    Law professor Christopher Yoo talked about the debate over how to ensure an open Internet. In January 2014, a federal appeals court ruled the Federal Communications Commission’s…

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    Panel Discussion on the Digital World

    Vikram Chandra, author of Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty, Howard Gardner, author of The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and…

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    Tom Brokaw on His Career

    Tom Brokaw talked about his journalism career, including reporting on events such as Watergate, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the 2000 presidential election. He also spoke about…

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    Technology and Sexual Privacy

    The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee hosted a discussion on sexual privacy concerns and the legal ramifications of hacking private photos. Among the issues the…

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    Q&A with Harold Holzer

    Harold Holzer talked about his book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, in which he examines Abraham Lincoln’s relationships with the press. He…

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    Book Discussion on The Innovators

    Walter Isaacson talked about his book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, in which he tells the story of the people who created the…

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    Book Discussion on Culture Worrier

    Clarence Page talked about his book, Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change, a collection of Chicago Tribune columns on race, politics, and social change that he…

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