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    History of Immigration Laws

    Author Deirdre Moloney discusses her book, National Insecurities: Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy Since 1882. She addresses the history of immigration laws - including the 1882…

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    Book Discussion on Mendez v. Westminster

    Philippa Strum discussed Mendez v. Westminster, the first case about school segregation to be successfully challenged in federal court. She spoke at Busboys and Poets in Washington,…

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    Long Military Deployments and Families

    Sara Manzano-Diaz began spoke about military women who suffer with emotional and psychological problems. She outlined the Obama administration’s priorities for the women’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Age of Impeachment

    David Kyvig talked about the history of impeachment. He said that impeachment was rarely used until 1960, at which point it became used relatively frequently against politicians and…

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    National Infrastructure Improvement Plans

    After opening remarks for a day-long conference on developing strategies to improve the national infrastructure, a congressional panel moderated by Mr. Capeheart talked about a…

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    History of Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday

    Congressman Conyers led a discussion of the legislative history of efforts to establish a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the continuing significance of…

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    Book Discussion on Condoleezza Rice: An American Life

    Elizabeth Bumiler talked about her book Condoleezza Rice: An American Life - A Biography, published by Random House. In her book she documents the life of Secretary of State…

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    Book Discussion on Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President

    Jill Norgren talked about her book Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President, published by New York University Press. Belva Lockwood was the first woman to run a full…

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    Race, Speech and Gender

    Moderator: Philippa Strum, Director, Division of United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center br/ "Race and Nation in the Thought and Politics of Woodrow Wilson", Gary Gerstle, Professor of…

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    Book Discussion on David Hackett Souter: Traditional Republican

    Professor Yarbrough talked about his book David Hackett Souter: Traditional Republican on the Rehnquist Court, published by Oxford University Press. Following his remarks, he…

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    Book Discussion on Military Tribunals And Presidential Power

    Moderated by Ms. Strum, Mr. Fisher and other panelists considered the ideas in his book, Military Tribunals and Presidential Power: American Revolution to the War on Terrorism,…

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    Book Discussion on Transforming Leadership

    James MacGregor Burns discussed his book Transforming Leadership, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. He argued that the Founding Fathers and President Franklin D. Roosevelt are…

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    Book Discussion on Women in the Barracks

    Ms. Strum discussed her book, Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights, published by University Press of Kansas. The book is a case history of the VMI case, which…

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    Book Discussion on Brown v. Board of Education

    Participants talked about the impact and legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education case. Among the topics they addressed were the civil rights movement immediately after the decision,…

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