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    Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP

    Panelists talked about Mick Caouette’s film “Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP.” The spoke about Justice Marshall’s early law career as well as…

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    Book Discussion on Feminism Unfinished

    Professors Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry, talked about their book, Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements, in which they…

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    Panel Discussion on Modern Conflicts

    Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, author of Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam, Ganesh Sitaraman, author of The Counterinsurgent’s Constitution: Law in the…

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    Panel Discussion on Legislating Equality in Sports and Society

    Andrew Maraniss, author of Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South and Clay Risen, author of The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil…

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    Media Coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, Police Shooting

    Panelists talked about media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, following the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the ensuing protests. The panelists included reporters,…

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    Panel Discussion on Race and Inequality

    Alice Goffman, author of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, Ellen Spears, author of Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town, and Chris Tomlinson,…

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    Panel Discussion on War and Its Aftermath

    Jennifer Percy, author of Demon Camp: A Soldier’s Exorcism, Kenneth MacLeish, author of Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community, and Kayla Williams,…

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    Panel Discussion on Southern Identity

    Blain Roberts, author of Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South and Marcie Cohen Ferris, author of The Edible South: The Power of Food and the…

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    Latinos and the Republican Party

    A panel of Texas officials looked at Latinos and the Republican Party, focusing on immigration, health care, social issues, and appealing to Millennials. “Latinos and the GOP”…

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    Army Operations and Training

    Three Army commanding generals and the acting director of the National Guard talked about and explained the Army Total Force Policy. The policy is a plan to integrate the three…

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    Obama Administration Response to ISIL

    Middle East politics and policy experts talked about the Obama administration’s strategy toward combating Islamic State* militants in Syria and Iraq. Topics included U.S. and…

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    Immigration and the Dream Act

    Panelists from Texas talked about the status of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children and the application of the “Dream Act,” a path to residency for…

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    Civil Rights and Multiracial Cooperation

    Panelists talked about multiracial cooperation between civil rights coalition groups in the 1960s and 1970s. The explained how solidarity was fostered between groups such as the Black…

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    Minority Activism and the 1968 Election

    Panelists talked about minority activism leading up to the 1968 election as part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Poor People’s Campaign.” They described how people of…

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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak spoke about the state of U.S-Russia relations.

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    U.S. Deportation System

    The Migration Policy Institute released its new report on changes to the U.S. deportation system since the Department of Homeland Security absorbed and took over the responsibilities of…

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    Marijuana Legalization and International Drug Treaties

    Panelists talked about the potential effects of marijuana legislation on U.S. foreign policy, as well as the global drug control treaty system, which has banned marijuana except for medical…

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    Nuclear Power and Diplomacy

    Panelists talked about U.S. diplomatic and nuclear regulatory roles. Panelists included Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Allison Macfarlane and others. This panel discussion took…

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    Congressional Ethics

    Panelists talked about American voters' perceptions of their lawmakers in Washington and how more stringent ethics standards could improve politicians' standing with their constituents.

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    U.S.-Afghanistan Relations

    Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke about U.S.-Afghanistan relations. Afterward he answered questions from moderator Stephen Hadley and members of the audience.

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