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    Jon Huntsman on U.S. Role in the World

    Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman spoke at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. He focused on the role of the U.S, and how the U.S. is perceived…

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    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu U.N. Assembly Address

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.N. General Assembly. He compared Hamas to the terrorist group *ISIS, saying the two “share branches of the same poisonous…

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    William Burns on Middle East Policy

    Deputy Secretary of State William Burns talked about foreign policy challenges in the Middle East, including issues with Syria, Iran, and the relationship with Russia. This was a keynote…

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    United Nations General Assembly

    World leaders made speeches before the United Nations General Assembly, including the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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    Book Discussion on Superintelligence

    Nick Bostrom talked about his book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, in which he posits a future in which machines are more intelligent than humans and questions whether…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln's Gamble

    Todd Brewster talked about his book, Lincoln’s Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War, in which he…

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    Book Discussion on Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

    Karen Abbott talked about her book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War, in which she recounts the covert exploits of four women during the Civil War:…

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    First Ladies and the Politics of Fashion

    Annette Dunlap talked about the evolution of first ladies' fashion, including the impact fashion had on their public image and what their wardrobe choices reveal about the time period.

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    Missouri's German Americans During World War I

    Petra DeWitt talked about German-Americans in Missouri during World War I. German-Americans made up one of the largest immigrant groups in the state at the time and were often scrutinized…

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    U.S. Military Tactics in Vietnam

    Colonel Gregory Daddis talked about U.S. military strategy during the Vietnam War. Focusing on the leadership of General William Westmoreland, Colonel Daddis argued that the…

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    Book Discussion on On Immunity

    Eula Biss talks about her book, On Immunity: An Inoculation. She spoke at the 2014 Fall for the Book festival, which took place on September 11-18 in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Biss…

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    President Obama at Phoenix Awards Dinner

    President Obama spoke at an awards dinner hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation about issues including the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown, health care, income…

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    1864 Presidential Election

    Meg Thompson talked about the 1864 election between President Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan. She argued that President Lincoln was so unsure about his chances of…

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    Union Army and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

    Jonathan White talked about the Union Army’s attitudes toward the policies of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party in the 1864 elections. Professor White argued that many…

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    Iraqi President on Combating Militants

    Iraqi President Fuad Masum talked about militant violence in Iraq and Syria and ongoing military strikes against ISIL* targets in those countries. He discussed the origins of ISIL, the…

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    Jazz Age New York

    Donald Miller talks about Manhattan’s growth and transformation in the 1920s, including its growth from an urban backwater to a capital of culture and the people who made it…

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    Book Discussion on Against Football and The King of Sports

    Steve Almond, author of Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, and Gregg Easterbrook, author of The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America, talked about the…

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    Pakistani Prime Minister's U.N. Address

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He outlined his vision for peaceful Middle East relations, making mention of resolving the Kashmir…

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    President Obama on Global Health Security

    President Obama spoke to a gathering of international health officials about global health security. He discussed the international response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa and…

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    Attorney General Eric Holder on Voting Rights

    Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference just one day after his announcement that he was stepping down from his…

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