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    Book Discussion on Democracy in the Dark

    Frederick A.O. Schwarz talked about his book, Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy, about the debate over secrecy and transparency in the U.S. government. In his…

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    Reconstruction and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Professor Michael Ross talked about the role of the Supreme Court during Reconstruction. He spoke about the tensions between President Andrew Johnson and the Republican-controlled…

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    Fall of Saigon

    South Vietnamese people who resettled in Kentucky after the Vietnam war recounted their memories of the conflict. “Unheard Tales of the Vietnam War: A South Vietnamese Perspective…

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    Religious Freedom in Early America

    Panelists talked about how Christianity and other religious traditions, such as those of the Native Americans and Mormons, clashed in early America.

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    Book Discussion on They Are All My Family

    John Riordan talked about his book, They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon’s Fall, about his experience at Citibank’s Saigon branch during the final days…

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    Congress and the Bill of Rights

    Christine Blackerby and Charles Flanagan spoke about how Congress produced the Bill of Rights.

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    Constitutional Convention of 1787

    Professor Jack Rakove talked about some of the issues debated during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, such as the number of representatives for each state and the method of…

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    Gilded Age and American Renaissance Palaces

    Richard Guy Wilson talked about the design of extravagant homes built between the Civil War and World War I, focusing on houses located in Newport, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C.

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    Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Summit

    Republican presidential hopefuls and others spoke at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s 2015 Spring Kickoff in Waukee. Speakers included Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Marco…

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    2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Arrivals

    Journalists and their guests, including politicians and celebrities, gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association Annual Dinner in the Washington Hilton.  Video clips were…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act…

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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in…

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    Panel Discussion on Terrorism

    Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl (Retired), author of Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice, and James Risen, author of Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War,…

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    Panel Discussion on Privacy Rights

    Jim Dwyer, author of More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys, Three Years, and a Chronicle of Ideals and Ambition in Silicon Valley; Amitai Etzioni, author of The New Normal: Finding a Balance…

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    Panel Discussion on World War II and the Holocaust

    Martin Goldsmith, author of Alex’s Wake: The Tragic Voyage of the St. Louis to Flee Nazi Germany, and a Grandson’s Journey of Love and Remembrance, Glenn Kurtz, author of…

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    Panel Discussion on Climate Change

    Adam Sobel, author of Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future, and Gernot Wagner, co-author of Climate Shock: The Economic…

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    2015 Annapolis Book Festival

    The 2015 Annapolis Book Festival was hosted by the Key School Parents' Association and held on the Key School campus in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Programs featured on…

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    Panel Discussion on Immigration Reform

    Alberto R. Gonzales, co-author of i A Conservative and Compassionate Approach to Immigration Reform: Perspectives from a Former U.S. Attorney General, and Aviva Chomsky, author of…

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    Book Discussion on The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

    Joseph Califano talked about his book The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years, in which he presents a first-hand account of the Johnson administration’s Great…

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    Civil War Memory

    Professor David Blight talked about the effects memory and bias have had in shaping the historical account of the Civil War. Professor Blight said Southerners saw their defeat as a…

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