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    Richard J. Daley Urban Forum

    As part of the inaugural Richard J. Daley Urban Forum, Mayor Richard M. Daley spoke about his father’s life. Mr. Beschloss then gave the opening keynote address on the life…

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    George C. Marshall Foundation Dinner

    Participants paid tribute to Secretary Colin Powell as he received the George C. Marshall Award. The award was presented by David Rockefeller, the 1999 recipient of the Marshall Award…

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    Kennedy Presidency

    Former President Clinton spoke about the legacy of President John F. Kennedy and other topics. Among the topics he addressed were leadership, civil rights, and President…

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    Foreign Policy and Presidential History

    Mr. Reeves and Mr. Beschloss, participating by remote connection from Boston, discussed U.S. presidents and U.S. foreign policy from 1960-1975, including how Presidents Kennedy,…

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    American Principles and Values

    Panelists talked about American principals, values, and the state of American culture. Among the topics they addressed were levels of civic participation, America’s role in the…

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    Book Discussion on Katherine Graham's Washington

    A panel discussed Katharine Graham’s Washington, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The book, which was nearing completion at the time of Ms. Graham’s death, is a…

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    Book Discussion on The Conquerors

    Mr. Beschloss talked about his book The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1941-1945, published by Simon and Schuster. The book details…

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    Vietnam War

    The panelists talked about the Vietnam War. They also responded to questions from the audience. Mr. Broyles moderated the panel. Mr. Beschloss is the author of Taking…

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    Book Discussion on Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes

    Mr. Beschloss talked about his research for his upcoming book, Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes 1963-1964.

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    Eisenhower Papers

    Mr. Beschloss delivered the keynote address at an event celebrating the publication of the final volume of President Dwight Eisenhower’s papers, Keeping the Peace, published by…

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    The Future of Presidential Libraries

    Mr. Beschloss talked about the presidential library system and his experiences researching at presidential libraries.

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    Book Discussion on Reaching for Glory

    Mr. Beschloss talked about his new book, Reaching for Glory: Lyndon Johnson’s Secret: White House Tapes 1964-65, which contains transcripts of some of President Johnson’s…

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    Washington: Discussion

    Friends of deceased Washington Post editorial page editor Meg Greenfield talked about her book Washington, published posthumously by PublicAffairs, and about her life. The panelists…

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    Washington: Publication Party

    A party was held to celebrate the posthumous publication of Meg Greenfield’s book Washington, published by PublicAffairs. Meg Greenfield was a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial…

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    Lincoln Presidential Library Groundbreaking

    On the anniversary of President Lincoln’s birth, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The groundbreaking itself was shown briefly,…

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    Book Discussion on Illustrated History of the Presidents

    Mr. Beschloss talked about the book he edited, American Heritage Illustrated History of the President, published by Time Books. This new edition offers portraits of forty-two…

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    White House Transitions

    Mr. Beschloss talked about the White House during periods of transition between presidents. Through anecdotes and historical observations he described the peaceful nature of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev

    Mr. Beschloss provided a history of the relations between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and its impact on the Cold War. Beschloss, a Chicago…

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    The Next President's First 100 Days

    Experts discuss the significance of policy decisions made in the first 100 days of a new administration and make recommendations for the incoming president.

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    Power and the Presidency

    Mr. Beschloss moderated a panel who spoke about how presidents wielded their power. They recounted personal experiences with various presidents, related the different personal…

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