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    Future of Afghanistan

    Afghanistan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib talked about the transformation of Afghanistan, relations with the U.S., and security challenges facing his country and the region.

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    Community Organizing, Morning Session

    Author, consumer advocate, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader was among the speakers on the first day of a four-day seminar on community organizing hosted by the Center for Study…

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    Book Discussion on Chasing the Last Laugh

    Richard Zacks talked about his book Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour, in which he remembers Mark Twain’s efforts to repay…

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    Burning of the Shenandoah Valley

    Eric Campbell describes the activities of the Union Army in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 as they moved through region and burned anything that could be of use to the Confederates. He…

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    Book Discussion on America's War for the Greater Middle East

    Professor Andrew Bacevich talked about his book America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History, in which he looks at the United States' involvement in the Middle East…

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    Johns Hopkins University Commencement Address

    Spike Lee delivered the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of Johns Hopkins University at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. He discussed race relations and…

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    Book Discussion on Bourgeois Equality

    Deirdre McCloskey talked about her book Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions Enriched the World, in which she looks at the growth of wealth during the Bourgeois Era.…

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    Hillsdale College Commencement Address

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gave the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of Hillsdale College in the college’s Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center. He…

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    World War II Home Front

    Professor Kat Williams talked about women and life on the home front during World War II. She described the role of women in aiding the war effort in factories and military auxiliary…

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    Liberals and Conservatives in the 1960s

    Professor Kevin Schultz talked about how liberals and conservatives in the 1960s were influenced by two friends from opposite ends of the political spectrum, conservative William Buckley…

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    Book Discussion on Pay Any Price

    James Risen spoke about his book, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War. He spoke from the H.L. Mencken Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2016 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the…

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    Book Discussion on Love Her, Lover Her Not

    Joanne Cronrath Bamberger spoke about her book, Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox. She spoke from the H.L. Mencken Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2016 Gaithersburg Book Festival,…

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    Book Discussion on Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County

    Kristen Green spoke about her book, Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle. She spoke from the H.L. Mencken Non-Fiction Pavilion…

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    Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Campaign Event in Lawrence Township, New Jersey

    Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, and Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) spoke at a campaign fundraising event at the Lawrenceville National Guard…

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    National Medals of Science and Technology

    President Obama awarded the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation to this year’s recipients during a White House ceremony. A total of 17…

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    Vice President Joe Biden National Urban League Remarks

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the National Urban League’s annual legislative policy conference. He addressed such topics as economic inequality, “institutional…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally in Carson, California

    Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke to supporters at a campaign rally at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. Senator…

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    White House Medal of Valor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Valor to 13 recipients, all law enforcement officers recognized for outstanding service while on duty. He was introduced by Attorney General…

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    Book Discussion on Negotiating the Nonnegotiable

    Daniel Shapiro talked about his book, Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts, about how to resolve contentious battles between governments and…

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    Book Discussion on Political Suicide

    Erin McHugh talked about her book Political Suicide: Missteps, Peccadilloes, Bad Calls, Backroom Hijinx, Sordid Pasts, Rotten Breaks, and Just Plain Dumb Mistakes in the Annals of American…

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