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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, and Raquel Cepeda, author of Bird of Paradise, talked about race in America.…

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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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    Book Discussion on The Nixon Defense and The Invisible Bridge

    John Dean, author of The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It, and Rick Perlstein, author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, talked about their…

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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Panelists who have worked directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about the future of U.S.-Russia relations.

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Leaders from the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and Iran policy scholars briefed congressional staffers on the potential national security and economic benefits of a successful…

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    Immigration Executive Order, Senator Jeff Sessions

    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) talked about President Obama’s executive order on immigration laws, legal issues related to the decision, and how the president’s authority may be…

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    Republican Governors Association, Day 2

    A group of newly-elected Republican governors discussed their campaigns and agendas with Republican Governors Association Chair Chris Christie and former Chair Haley Barbour. br/ br/…

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    Immigration Executive Order, Panel Discussion

    Panelists talked about President Obama’s executive order on immigration laws, legal issues related to the decision, and how the president’s authority may be challenged. 

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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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    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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    National Sales Tax

    Panelists debated a national sales tax proposal that would replace the national income tax.

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    Health Insurance Marketplaces

    Panelists talked about the opening of the second annual open enrollment period for health care plans at the Affordable Care Act’s healthcare.gov website. They focused on…

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    Evidence Disclosure in Criminal Cases

    Panelists talked about a just-released National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers report outlining ways the judiciary obstructs fair evidence disclosure in criminal cases. "Fair…

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