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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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    Elections in Muslim Countries

    Panelists debated the possibility of successful democracies in Muslim countries. Among the issues they discussed were the need for patience with the democratic process in Muslim…

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    U.S. Role in Global Democratization

    Panelists talked about U.S. and democratic nations' intervention around the world. It was argued that isolationism is not possible in the modern world. The panelists responded to…

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    Book Discussion on The Dictator's Learning Curve

    Author William J. Dobson talked about his book, The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy, in which he talks about the battle between modern dictators and…

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    Book Discussion on Slow Democracy

    Author Woden Teachout talked about her book, co-authored with Susan Clark, Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home, in which the authors discuss how…

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    Book Discussion on All Those In Favor

    Author Frank Bryan talked about his book, co-authored with Susan Clark, All Those In Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community.
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    Origins of Freedom

    Tom Palmer spoke about the history and development of the concept of freedom in relation to the rise of large national governments. He gave an historical perspective of freedom…

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    Book Discussion on Bowing to Beijing

    Brett Decker talked about his book, Bowing to Beijing: How Barack Obama Is Hastening America’s Decline and Ushering a Century of Chinese Domination. He responded to questions from…

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    Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy

    Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed were judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case…

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    Newly Established State Department Office

    Officials spoke to reporters and announced a new department for civil security at the State Department. Maria Otero talked about her selection to head teh new Office of Civilian…

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    Political Transitions in the Arab World

    Panelists talked about the transitions happening in Iraq and other Middle East countries, in particular those countries that experienced political upheaval during 2011 uprisings across…

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    Future of Iraq and Arab Nations

    Panelists talked about the results of a recent Arab American Institute poll on current attitudes in Iraq and countries undergoing political transition. James Zogby said the poll found…

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    American Military and Civil Society

    U.S. Army officials spoke about the role of the military in civil society. Among the topics addressed were the end of the military ban on openly homosexual service known as…

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    After Words with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith

    New York University politics professors explained how autocrats and dictators are able to maintain power by doing whatever is necessary to please the coalition that would help continue…

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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Election Preparation

    The U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo talked about preparations for November 2011 elections in that country. Other speakers included officials from the Carter…

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