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    Divided Government and Bipartisanship

    Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator James Sasser (D-TN) discussed the role of divided government. They focused on the…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    Former U.S. ambassadors to China spoke about their personal experiences as diplomats and current relations with China. Among the topics they addressed were changing attitudes toward…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    James Sasser, former U.S. ambassador to China and Shapiro Professor at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, gave the keynote address at the third annual…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    Analysts talked about the future of U.S. China policy under a second Bush administration. Among the issues they addressed were international trade and intellectual property rights,…

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    Work Environment on Capitol Hill

    Former senators spoke about the daily operation of the U.S. Senate and the political atmosphere in the body. Among the topics they addressed were the traditions of civility and…

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    Public Diplomacy

    Representative Hyde talked about America’s image abroad and about developing new approaches to public diplomacy. Among the issues he addressed were the use of modern media…

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    Press Coverage of Anti-Terrorism Policies

    In the final forum in a series that began shortly after the September 11 attacks, Democratic foreign policy experts presented an overview of how the president and the press have handled…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    Former ambassadors talked about past and present relations with China. Among the topics they addressed were personal recollections of past confrontations and agreements, relations with…

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    Jackson Day Party Dinner

    Senator Graham spoke about the importance of electing Democratic candidates in the 2000 elections and outlined his reasons for voting for Vice President Gore over Governor Bush.

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    China Issues

    In his first official speech as Ambassador to China, Ambassador Sasser talked about his plans. Following his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience.

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    Ambassador to China Swearing-in

    Ambassador Sasser, a former Tennessee senator, was sworn in as ambassador to China by Vice President Gore, also a former senator from Tennessee.

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    Ambassador to China Confirmation

    Confirmation hearings continued for former Senator Sasser to become U.S. ambassador to China.

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    Ambassador to China Confirmation

    Committee members heard testimony from Mr. Sasser on his views on the present and future of U.S. relations with China. Jim Sasser served in the Senate from 1977 to 1995.

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    Speakers of the House: Conflict and Challenge

    Participants discussed the history of the House Speaker’s office and the challenges faced by the Speaker in the future. They also took questions from the audience of students.

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    Senate Session

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    Campaign Almanac

    Washington congressional and California gubernatorial and senatorial campaign coverage included background information on the states and the candidates, the issues, and the status of the…

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    Campaign Almanac

    Virginia senatorial campaign coverage included background information on the state and candidates, the issues, and the status of the race.

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    Tennessee Senatorial Debate

    The candidates fielded questions from a studio audience of Tennessee citizens and responded to each other’s responses including the “fairness” doctrine concerning the…

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    Tennessee Senatorial Debate

    Senator Sasser and Mr. Frist debated national and local Tennessee issues before a statewide television audience.

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    Campaign Almanac

    Tennessee and Massachusetts campaign coverage included background information on the states, the issues and how the races are playing. Also campaign commercials from a variety of races…

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