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    Islam and Western Culture

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former member of the Dutch parliament, spoke about her collaboration with filmmaker Theo van Gogh on the movie Submission which criticized the treatment of women in…

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    Presidential Debates

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talked about methods of improving presidential debates so that they offer thoughtful focus on the issues. He was introduced by Marvin Kalb,…

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    American Experience in World War II

    Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns spoke on “No Ordinary Lives,” regarding the American experience in World War II. He talked about his upcoming PBS series The War, that tells…

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    Book Discussion on Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics

    Senator Joe Biden talked about his book Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, published by Random House. He talked about his family and his experience in public service. Senator…

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    Iranian President Speech

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talked by videolink from New York City to journalists at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. After his presentation he responded to questions…

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    National Press Club at 100

    Veteran Washington journalists told stories and reflected on the National Press Club’s colorful history on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. The NPC was founded by 32…

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    Book Discussion on Blue Skies, No Fences

    Lynne Cheney talked about her book Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family, published by Pocket Books. She talked about her habit of writing stories as gifts for family…

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    Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards

    James Baker and Lee Hamilton address a National Press Club luncheon as part of the annual Gerald R. Ford Foundation Journalism Awards presentation. Former Secretary of State Baker and…

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    Gun Violence

    Paul Helmke talked about the political climate for changing gun laws in the aftermath of the killings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He responded to questions…

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    Finnish Energy Policy

    Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen talked about Finland’s views on energy policy. Topics included energy security and relations with Russia, climate change, and…

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    Republican Campaign Outreach

    Governor Pawlenty talked about the need for the Republican Party to address the concerns of socially-conservative Republicans of modest means in order to achieve electoral success. He…

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    Safety of Exports from China

    Secretary Leavitt talked about the consumer safety talks that he had with Chinese leaders. The talks were a result of several high profile safety defects in Chinese imports. He…

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    Impact of Severe Storms in the Caribbean

    Morgan Freeman talked about the impact of severe storms and hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Sea, and about his organization Planet Now’s expanding…

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    American Business and Global Challenges

    Chad Holliday talked about business risks, the state of competition, and successful strategies for growth in a global economy. Following his remarks he responded to questions from the…

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    Smithsonian Institution

    Cristián Samper talked about what he had done in the six months he had been acting secretary of the Smithsonian and outlined his vision for the Smithsonian’s future. He talked…

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    Case for an International Justice System

    Dr. Fanton talked about the status of human rights in the world. He talked about the history of international justice and spoke optimistically about the future of these…

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    Poverty and Urban Economic Issues

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talked about urban issues such as poverty, economic insecurity, and education. He also answered questions submitted from the audience on a number…

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    U.S.-Africa Policy

    First Lady Laura Bush gave a speech titled, “Why Africa.” She talked about her recent trip to Africa and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. She responded…

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    The State of American Housing

    Secretary Jackson talked about the challenges the nation faces in such areas as predatory lending, housing discrimination, corrections in the housing market, and the need to rebuild the…

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    Federal Budget Priorities

    Mr. Obey spoke about appropriation and spending proposals being considered in Congress, as well as requests for supplemental funding for military operations in Iraq. Following his…

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