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    Energy Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Ernest Moniz to be the secretary of the Department of Energy. He was introduced by former Senator…

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    Oval Office Historical Perspective

    The Oval Office was discussed from an historical perspective. Several clips were shown to depict the changes that the Oval Office has gone through. The Oval Office was first…

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    Russian Intervention in Ukraine

    Former National Security Advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft talked about Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine. They talked about Russian President…

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    Book Discussion on A World Transformed

    Former President Bush and Mr. Scowcroft talked about their book A World Transformed published by Alfred A. Knopf. The two men first worked together in 1976 when Mr. Scowcroft…

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    Memorial Service for Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger

    Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger died June 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia after suffering a short illness. He was the former secretary of state in the George H.W. Bush…

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    U.S. Relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia

    Former national security advisers spoke about U.S. relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia, and each country’s role in Syria’s escalating violence. Other topics included…

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    Book Discussion on Zbig

    Charles Gati, editor of Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski, and a panel of dignitaries talked about the life and career of former National Security Adviser Zbigniew…

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    National Security in the 21st Century

    Former national security advisers talked about their roles in advising the president and U.S. national security strategies in a changing global security environment. Among the topics…

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    Atlantic Council Awards Dinner

    The 2009 Atlantic Council awards dinner commemorated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Former President George H.W. Bush and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl…

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    20th Anniversary of the Persian Gulf War

    Former President George H.W. Bush commemorated the 20th anniversary of the initiation of military operations to liberate Kuwait from Iraq by inviting Desert Storm veterans to a discussion…

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    After Words with Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft

    The authors of America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy (Basic Books; September 8, 2008) talked about their book. They discussed the current and…

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    Nuclear Waste Storage Facilities

    Witnesses testified about the operation of nuclear waste facilities and future storage of nuclear waste. The talked about a report produced by the Blue Ribbon Commission on…

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    U.S. National Security Interests in the Middle East

    National security experts talked about U.S. interests in the Middle East and the prospects for peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Among the topics they…

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    Presidential Powers

    A panel discussion was held on presidential power in foreign and security policy. Attorneys and constitutional experts gave an historical perspective on executive power in relation to…

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    U.S.-China Relations During the Cold War

    Former national security advisers and officials participated in a conference on U.S.-China relations during the Cold War. Mr. Zelikow gave a keynote address on the history of…

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    National Security and the Press

    Brent Scowcroft talked about national security and the press. Mr. Scowcroft, who chaired President George W. Bush’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board but criticized his…

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    Vietnam 25 Years Later

    Following opening remarks by President Ford, former officials talked about the long-term impacts of the Vietnam War and the war’s impact on U.S. foreign policy. Among the issues…

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    U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty

    Brent Scowcroft talked about the ratification and implementation of the new START treaty. Following Mr. Scowcroft, Morton Halperin of the Open Society Institute, Angela Stent of…

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    Sixty Years of the National Security Council

    Former national security advisers spoke about the mission and operation of the National Security Council sixty years after its formation. They also talked about the changing nature of…

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    War Powers Resolution

    This session of the Richard Nixon Symposium at Hofstra University focused on the War Powers Resolution. Some of the specific issues that were discussed within to context of the War…

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