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    Thomas Jefferson in France

    James Thompson talked about Thomas Jefferson’s political philosophy and how his time in Paris in 1784 affected his way of thinking. Mr. Thompson spoke about the five years…

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    1983 Richard Nixon-Frank Gannon Interviews

    Former Nixon aide Frank Gannon talked about his extended 1983 interviews with former President Richard Nixon on topics including Vietnam, China, Watergate and Nixon’s…

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    Liberation of Eastern Europe

    James Baker and Brent Scowcroft talked about the fall of the Berlin Wall and U.S. involvement in Eastern Europe’s liberation.

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    President Ford's Constitutional Legacy

    Panelists at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum talked about President Ford’s pardon of President Nixon on September 8, 1974.

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    Theodore Roosevelt and Poetry

    Paul Ferlazzo talked about President Theodore Roosevelt’s love of poetry. Professor Ferlazzo said President Roosevelt’s interest in poetry developed during his time as a…

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    President Ford Pardon of Richard Nixon

    John Logie and Jill Wine-Banks, talked about President Ford’s pardon of President Nixon, and recalled the events that led up to the pardon. President Ford pardoned former…

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    Roosevelt and Churchill in Wartime

    Nigel Hamilton and Allen Packwood talked about the World War II leadership styles of President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Roosevelt House…

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    George Washington and the West

    Edward Larson talked about George Washington’s journey to inspect his western Virginia landholdings during his retirement, and how it contributed to his interest in western expansion…

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    Book Discussion on John Quincy Adams

    Fred Kaplan talked about his biography, John Quincy Adams: American Visionary, in which he argues that even though John Quincy Adams was not remembered for being a great president, he was…

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    First Ladies and the Politics of Fashion

    Annette Dunlap talked about the evolution of first ladies' fashion, including the impact fashion had on their public image and what their wardrobe choices reveal about the time period.

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    Life and Legacy of Ronald Reagan

    Panelists talked about the legacy of President Ronald Reagan. 2014 marked ten years since President Reagan’s death. Panelists included Reagan biographer Lou Cannon and…

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    Discussion on President Ford and the Nixon Pardon

    John Robert Greene talked about why President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, and considered the existence of a deal between the two men. Professor Greene spoke about the days leading up…

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    Bush v. Gore and the 2000 Election

    Panelists talked about the 2000 presidential election and the resulting Supreme Court case, Bush v. Gore. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled in favor of Republican presidential candidate…

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    Presidential Decision Making

    Former chiefs of staff and advisers to Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama talked about the presidents' decision-making process. The panelists also…

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    Presidents and the CIA

    Melvin Goodman talked about the history of the relationship between the White House and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) since President Truman. Mr. Goodman spoke about how…

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    1968 Presidential Election

    Professor Michael Nelson talked about how and why Richard Nixon’s victory in the 1968 presidential election came at a pivotal time in American politics. 1968 was marked by the…

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    George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

    Andy Card, Jeffrey Engel, and others talked about Mr. Engel’s book, When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War. They spoke about President…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Character

    Lewis Lehrman talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s education and character. He described the 16th president as a man with less than a year of formal schooling, who…

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    President Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Panelists talked about the relationship between President Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr. br/ The panel, “LBJ and MLK: Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream,” took…

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    Americans with Disabilities Act and Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about their work with President George H.W. Bush on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Civil Rights Act of 1991. Speakers included former Bush administration…

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