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    Education Innovation

    Panelists spoke at Chicago Ideas Week about the future of education, experiential learning, and the "end of School". Topics included replacing traditional classrooms with hands-on…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    Panelists talked about corruption and legal reform in China.

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    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans' Health Issues

    Panelists talked about post-traumatic stress disorder and other veterans' health issues. Colonel Rebecca Porter said the five percent of soldiers who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan…

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    Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

    Panelists talked about nuclear negotiations between Western nations and Iran.

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    Free Speech

    First Amendment law experts talked about One, Inc. v. Olesen, a landmark free speech case, and its long-standing effect on later obscenity rulings. br/ One, Inc. v. Olesen involved…

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    Local Law Enforcement

    U.S. attorneys and local police officials talked about what their districts were doing to reduce crime, reduce incarceration, and help former prisoners re-integrate into society following…

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    Law Enforcement and Mass Incarceration Reduction

    New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice hosted a conference on law enforcement reform and reducing the incarceration rate. Speakers included attorneys general and law…

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    Extremist Movements in the Middle East

    Middle East researchers and scholars talked about the increase in radical extremist movements across Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq. and U.S. policies aimed at supressing them. br/…

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    Energy Outlook

    Fatih Birol, chief economist for the International Energy Agency, presented the 2014 world energy outlook, focusing on energy trends, nuclear power, and improving access to modern energy…

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    Middle East and the Islamic State

    Panelists talked about the history of Middle East conflict, the Islamic State threat to the U.S., and why Westerners were joining ISIS.

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    Goldwater, Reagan, and the Republican Party

    Panelists talked about the influence of Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) and President Ronald Reagan on the Republican Party.  br/ This was part of a conference hosted by the Young…

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    Book Discussion on The Republic of Imagination and Plato at the Googleplex

    Azar Nafisi, author of The Republic of Imagination, and Rebecca Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, talked about their books. br/ They spoke at…

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    History of Western U.S. Immigration

    Historians from the Smithsonian Institution talked about the history of immigration into the Western United States since 1965, how the Nationality Act of 1965 changed the culture of the…

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    Panel Discussion on Books and E-Commerce

    Panelists talked about the impact of e-commerce on the sales and publication of books.  br/ They spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade…

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    Book Discussion on Fire Shut Up in My Bones and The Prince of Los Cocuyos

    Charles Blow, author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir and Richard Blanco, author of The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, talked about their books. br/ They spoke at the 2014…

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    Book Discussion on All the Truth Is Out and Losing Our Way

    Matt Bai, author of All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, and Bob Herbert, author of Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, talked about their books.…

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    American Indian Treaties and Identity

    Panelists talked about treaties between the U.S. and American Indian nations as well as identity issues. br/ “Great Nations Keep Their Word” was a portion of a symposium hosted…

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    Race in America

    Baratunde Thurston, author of How to Be Black, Tanner Colby, author of Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America, and Raquel Cepeda, author of Bird of…

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    Republican Governors Association, Day 1

    Republican Governors Mike Pence (IN), Rick Perry (TX), Bobby Jindal (LA), Scott Walker (WI), and John Kasich (OH) participated in a panel discussion moderated by Chuck Todd. The…

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    Siege of Charleston

    Stephen Wise talks about how Union forces repeatedly targeted the port of Charleston, South Carolina, using a variety of tactics including the new naval technology of ironclad…

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