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    President Truman and National Security

    Panelists talked about President Truman’s defense policy and the expansion of the National Security apparatus under the 33rd president. They spoke about his efforts to unify the…

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    Ken Hechler on Civil Rights in the Truman Administration

    Ken Hechler, former speechwriter and aide of President Truman, talked about civil liberties and the Truman administration. He was interviewed by President Truman’s eldest…

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    Liberty and Security, Part 1

    Panelists talked about the tension between national security and civil liberties during the Truman administration. Athan Theoharis presented his paper “The Truman Presidency and…

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    Civil Liberties Legacy of Harry Truman

    After introductory remarks by Michael Devine and Clifton Truman Daniel, Richard Kirkendall talked about the roots of President Truman’s Containment Policy and his approach to the…

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    Presidential Libraries Symposium

    Representatives of public and private presidential libraries and museums gathered for a congressional symposium on their mission and future. Among the topics discussed were funding,…

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    The Legacy of President Truman and China

    A panel discussion was held on the Truman administration’s foreign policy in East Asia following World War II, focusing on China. After the panelists had presented their papers…

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    Opening of CIA Korean War Secret Documents

    Sixty years after the start of the Korean War, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released over 900 newly declassified documents from both the U.S. and communist governments showing the…

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    President Truman and General MacArthur

    Ken Hechler, former White House assistant to President Truman, was interviewed by Robert Watson about President Truman’s relationship with General Douglas MacArthur. General…

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    Book Discussion on And His Lovely Wife

    Connie Schultz talked about her memoir ...and His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man, published by Random House. She talked about life on the campaign trail with her…

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    Harry S. Truman Presidential Library

    The third in a series on presidential libraries focused on Harry S. Truman’s life and career using rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts…

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    The Law of War

    Fred K. Green, former counsel to General Colin Powell during the first Gulf War, moderated a panel discussion on the law of war. Experts discussed issues of law and the waging of war…

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    Presidential Library Collections

    Mr. Weinstein moderated a town hall meeting of the directors of the presidential libraries on educational and outreach programs at the libraries, as well as public education programs…

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    Presidential Libraries

    The directors of ten of the twelve presidential libraries talked about the latest developments at their libraries, preserving and using presidential papers and memorabilia, and the…

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    Truman Library Special

    The guests talked about the life, legacy, and writings of President Harry S. Truman, including a newly-found 1947 diary. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and…

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    Women Presidential Candidates

    Participants talked about the prospects for electing the first woman president. In a keynote speech Ms. Schroder talked about a variety of issues including her experiences and…

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