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    The Legacy and Influence of First Ladies

    The evolving influence and political power of first ladies was discussed by the director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, the curator of the Smithsonian’s first ladies' exhibit, and…

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    Clinton Administration Foreign Policy

    Three foreign policy observers discussed the future of American foreign policy under the Clinton presidential administration, including U.S. policy in Eastern Europe and U.S. immigration…

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    Campaign 2008 and the Latino Vote

    Campaign advisers spoke about the importance of the Latino vote in the 2008 presidential election campaign, efforts by both the Obama and McCain campaigns to conduct outreach to Latino…

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    History of National Party Conventions

    After opening remarks by James Thurber and Mike Berman, panelists discussed the history of political conventions. Topics included the present importance of presidential conventions,…

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    Book Discussion on The Cuban Revolution and the United States

    Mr. Falcoff talked about his book The Cuban Revolution and the United States: A History in Documents, 1958-1960, published by U.S. Cuba Press. It argues that recently declassified…

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    Latin American Issues

    Professor Leogrande, the author of Our Own Backyard: The U.S. & Central American, 1977-1992. He talked about the history and politics of Central and South America and about drug…

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    Perspectives on American Democracy

    The Center for American Progress and American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies hosted a one day symposium on “Checks and Balances, Perspectives on…

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    American Democracy

    Mr. Broder gave the opening keynote address at the first Biennial AU Conference on the State of American Democracy was held at the Kay Spiritual Life Center at American…

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    Nicaraguan Elections

    Several Central America experts and university professors commented on the results of the Nicaraguan elections.

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