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    "Vast Wasteland" Retrospective

    Julius Genachowski and Newton Minow spoke about the future of the telecommunications industry, their experiences as chairmen at the Federal Communications Commission, and the impact of new…

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    Michael Hayden on National Security in the Digital Age

    Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence gathering. Topics included recent cyber attacks made by China’s government, the…

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    AIPAC Policy Conference Opening Remarks and Panel

    AIPAC officials talked about supporting the pro-Israel state, and the alliance between the United States and Israel during the final day of the annual AIPAC conference. Following the…

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    Secretaries Clinton and Panetta on U.S. International Issues

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about U.S. international challenges. Topics included the federal budget, future operations in Afghanistan,…

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    Former White House Press Secretaries

    Former White House press secretaries spoke about their experiences and the role of the press secretary. The talked about the challenges of the job, changes in the media landscape over…

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    Evolution of the Internet

    Technology experts and journalists talked about the history, evolution and future of the internet. They touched on a wide variety of topics including the impact of new technologies and…

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    Azar Nafisi on New Media and Social Networking in Iran

    Azar Nafisi gave the keynote address at a forum on new media and social networking in Iran. She talked about her experience as a woman writer in Iran, the history of the country, and…

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    Political Campaigns and Social Media

    Panelists talked about the growth, influence, and use of social media by political campaigns. Among the issues they addressed were the amount of resources campaigns devote to social…

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    Economic Crisis Role Play

    Current and former members of Congress, journalists, and policy experts participated in a role-playing simulation. They responded to hypothetical scenarios related to the global…

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    Bob Herbert Remarks on News and Opinion

    New York Times columnist Bob Herbert talked about the state of journalism, focusing on the role of cable news and the Internet. He expressed concern that newer media outlets such as…

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    Journalists' Coverage of September 11 Attacks

    Current and former news anchors for ABC, CBS, CNN, and FOX talked about their coverage of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the decade since. Marvin Kalb moderated.
    This…

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    U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Tribute Dinner

    Former Secretaries of State Madeline Albright and Colin Powell spoke about the U.S. role in world affairs and challenges facing U.S. foreign policy. They spoke about the importance of…

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    Condoleezza Rice on Global Development and Sustainability

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) annual summit on international aid. She talked about the importance of global…

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    Higher Education Costs

    Students and college presidents discussed the rapidly rising costs of higher education. The forum was held as a result of a new report released by Public Agenda entitled Squeeze Play.…

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    National High School Dropout Crisis

    As part of a forum on reducing high school dropout rates, Professor Sesno served as master of ceremonies and Tim Russert made opening remarks. Sway Calloway moderated a youth…

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    The Partisan Divide

    David Plouffe, former campaign manager for President Barack Obama, and Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush, participated in a panel…

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    Reagan Miniseries

    In a live simulcast from Showtime, participants talked about a movie on President and Mrs. Reagan telecast the previous evening. The movie was originally made as a miniseries for…

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    High School Dropout Rates

    Panelists spoke about high school dropout rates, the depiction of the problem as an educational crisis, reasons for the high rates, and possible solutions to the problem. Among the…

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    CNN and the 24-Hour News Cycle

    The guests talked about CNN (Cable News Network) and the impact of 24-hour news reporting on the news cycle. Sesno is also a senior vice president at CNN. After their prepared…

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    Robert F. Kennedy Book and Journalism Awards

    Ms. Hargrove accepted the 19th annual Robert F. Kennedy Print award and Mr. Christianson accepted an award for his book With Liberty for Some. Representative Lewis accepted an…

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