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    Presidential Appointment Process

    George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential appointment process and how it can be improved. The president’s political appointees…

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    George Mason University Post-Election Analysis

    Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 was not a “status quo” election and that President Obama could have more…

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    James Woolsey on the Role of the CIA Director

    Former CIA Director James Woolsey spoke about the history of the Central Intelligence Agency and intelligence policy over the past few decades, focusing on the impact the fall of the Soviet…

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    Office of the DCI History Collection

    Intelligence experts spoke about the history of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), its relationship with various branches of government, and the progression of intelligence policy over…

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    CIA's History Collections at George Mason University

    David Robarge spoke about the history of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of former directors and how they had influenced the operations of…

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    Porter Goss Remarks on Intelligence and Public Policy

    Former CIA Directory Porter Goss gave the keynote address at a symposium on the relationship between the CIA head, Congress, and the presidency. Audience questions were not…

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    Michael Hayden Remarks on Intelligence and Public Policy

    Former CIA Directory Michael Hayden gave the keynote address at a symposium on the relationship between the CIA head, Congress, and the presidency. He spoke about serving during the…

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    Book Discussion on Republicans and the Black Vote

    During an informal reception and book party, Michael Fauntroy talked about his book, Republicans and the Black Vote, published by Lynne Rienner Publishers. In his book…

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    Abolishing the Fairness Doctrine

    Former Chairman Patrick explained the policy decision that preceded the abolition of the Fairness Doctrine, the reaction to it, and his thoughts on how media markets have fared in the wake…

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    Attorney General Remarks

    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spoke about “Respecting the Constitution in Judicial Debates and Judicial Nominees.” He discussed the impact of lifelong appointments to the…

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    Antitrust Symposium

    Judge Jackson addressed the symposium on antitrust issues.

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    George Mason University Law Commencement

    Justice Thomas spoke to graduates about his own experiences and feelings following his own graduation from law school. He told them about how much the practice of law and society had…

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    Third Party Presidential Candidates Debate

    Three third party candidates debated national issues at the National Press Club, including welfare reform and international trade. Ms. Laszlo moderated the rounds of questions and…

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    From Policy Maker to Judge

    Judge Thomas' lecture is entitled, “From Discretion to Deference: My Transition from Policy Maker to Judge.” He is former chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity…

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    Guns, Crime & the Second Amendment

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    Constitutional Economic Rights

    The Federalist Society invited a panel to speak at the George Mason University School of Law about “Constitutional Protections of Economic Activity: How They Protect Economic…

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