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    Book Discussion on The Religion of Democracy

    Professor Amy Kittelstrom talked about her book The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition, in which she examines the history of the role of religion in…

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    Open Phones with Robert Scheer

    Robert Scheer, author of They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy, talked about his book and responded to…

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    Democracy and Social Issues

    Panelists talked about the American political system’s ability to solve problems such as poverty, health care access, discrimination, and voter turnout. “Can Democracy Transform…

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    Jacksonian Democracy

    Professor Daniel Feller talked about President Andrew Jackson and the politics of the mid-19th century. This class is from a course called “Jacksonian and Antebellum…

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    Book Discussion on Of Empires and Citizens

    Amaney Jamal talked about her book, Of Empires and Citizens. In her book, Professor Jamal discusses why the spread of democracy has been slow in the Arab world and suggests the U.S. has…

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    Martha Bayles on Through a Screen Darkly

    Martha Bayles talked by remote video from Boston about her book, Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad, in which she argues that the…

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    Book Discussion on Reclaiming Our Democracy

    Sam Daley-Harris talked about his book, Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, in which he discusses how citizens can come together to exert political…

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    Book Discussion on Political Order and Political Decay

    Francis Fukuyama talked about his book, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy. He spoke in the C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent at the…

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    Tactics for Promoting Democracy

    Diplomatic, academic, and legal experts talked about the tactics for promoting democracy.  This panel was part of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Kennan Institute’s…

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    Promoting Democracy

    Diplomatic, academic, and legal experts talked about the importance of assistance to nations that are exploring democratic reforms or newly democratic states.  This panel was part of…

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    Book Discussion on The Arsenal of Democracy

    A.J. Baime talked about his book, The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War. He spoke with Greg Burns, a member of the Chicago Tribune Editorial…

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    Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary Remembrance

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, other members of Congress, and former Chinese dissidents spoke at an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the…

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    Book Discussion on Monitoring Democracy

    Judith Kelley talked about her book, Monitoring Democracy: When International Election Observation Works, and Why It Often Fails, in which she discusses the function and value of…

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    Book Discussion on Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World

    Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner, the editors of Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World, talked about democratization in the Middle East following the “Arab…

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    Book Discussion on The People Have Spoken

    David Harsanyi talked about his book, The People Have Spoken (And They Are Wrong): The Case Against Democracy, in which he says that it’s about time that Americans accepted that…

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    President Obama Remarks at Civil Society Roundtable

    President Obama spoke at a roundtable on supporting civil society around the world.

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    U.S.-Sponsored Broadcasts to Other Countries

    Ross Johnson, senior scholar at the Wilson Center, will discuss the purpose of Voice of America, Radio Free Europe and other services which operate as tools for diplomacy and foreign…

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    President Obama on U.S. Foreign Policy

    President Obama spoke to a crowd gathered on the eastern side of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. In his remarks he talked about a number of issues including the legacy of German…

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    Promoting Democracy and Prosperity in Africa

    African leaders spoke about promoting democracy and African prosperity. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to build democratic institutions following periods of civil war and…

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    Prime Minister of Ireland on Promoting Democracy

    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny spoke about efforts to reform his government and promote democracy worldwide.

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