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    Two-Party Political System

    Former Senator McCarthy spoke about the problems associated with the two-party system in the U.S. and the implications of two-party control of the political process. He also talked…

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    Presidential Campaigns

    Mayor Webb called on presidential candidates to work closely with mayors around the country to build platforms addressing several urban issues including better gun control legislation,…

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    Annual World Population Report

    Mr. Scruggs and Ms. Pollack talked to reporters about the State of the World Population Report for 1999. They focused on the needs of many of the world’s people for safe…

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    American Justice System

    Mr. Anderson talked about a recent survey which showed that Americans, while confident in the justice system, felt that minorities were treated differently by both the courts and law…

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    Racial Diversity in Corporate America

    Mr. Adamson talked about how he helped Denny’s Restaurants become more racially inclusive and offered a blueprint for building a diverse business. After his remarks he…

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    Yugoslavia and Balkan Issues

    Mr. Javanovic talked about the peace process in the Yugoslavia, the situation in Kosovo, and other issues affecting his country and the Balkans. After his prepared remarks, he…

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    In Celebration of Intellectuals

    Mr. Freedman talked about the importance of intellectuals on college campuses and in the society at large. He said that intellectuals are undervalued and their…

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    Social Promotion

    Ms. Feldman spoke about the practice of social promotion, in which students are promoted even though they do not meet their grade level standards so they are not embarrassed and…

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    Breaking the Color Barrier in Baseball

    The widow of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball in the U.S., discussed the significance of her husband’s achievement and the status of race…

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    The Life of Prime Minister Rabin

    Mrs. Rabin is in the U.S. to promote her new book, Rabin: Our Life, His Legacy, about her late husband, Yitzhak Rabin, former prime minister of Israel. In her speech she…

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    Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary

    The Smithsonian Institution secretary discussed the arts and corporate support for the Smithsonian Institution. Following his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience.

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    Peace Corps Perspective

    Mr. Gearan spoke about the goals and opportunities of the Peace Corps. He stressed that the vision of helping people toward more freedom, democracy and economic prosperity…

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    U.S. Army Secretary Perspective

    Secretary West spoke about the role of the army in overall U.S. defense policy and how it accomplishes this mission in traditional and innovative ways. He also spoke about the equality…

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