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    Brown v. Board of Education, Morning Session

    The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education declared segregation in public unconstitutional. The decision overturned the 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson…

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    Iran Hostage Crisis

    In the conference on the Carter presidency, held at Hofstra University, Mr. Gunter, Ms. Reilly, and Mr. Smist presented papers focusing on different aspects of the Iran…

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    Book Discussion on The American Way of War

    Tom Engelhardt, longtime editor and creator of TomDispatch.com, looks at the U.S.'s decades long push for global dominance and the military-industrial establishment that supports…

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    U.S.-Soviet Negotiations of Salt II Treaty

    Professor Caldwell analyzed the domestic politics of the Salt II Treaty ratification negotiations. He said the Carter administration sought to “rewire” the U.S.-Soviet…

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    American Society After September 11

    As part of a symposium on “The Future of September 11” marking the fifth anniversary of the attacks, Gideon Yago moderated a student town hall. The panelists discussed…

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    The Clinton Presidency

    Speeches began the concluding day of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope." Former Clinton Administration officials…

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    The Clinton Presidency: Officials

    The second day of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope" began with a panel of three former top officials from the…

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    Clinton Presidency: Economic Policy

    Former Treasury Secretary Rubin gave the luncheon address for the first day of the 11th Hofstra University Presidential Conference, focusing on Bill Clinton. Among the topics he…

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    Remembering the Clinton Presidency

    Speeches opened the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope." The first speaker, former Secretary Albright spoke about…

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    Clinton Presidential Legacy

    At a Hofstra University presidential conference on the subject ‘William Jefferson Clinton: The “New Democrat” from Hope,’ Former President Clinton talked about his…

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    The Clinton Presidency and the Media

    At the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope," a panel focused on the Clinton administration’s relations with the…

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    The Clinton Presidency

    Scholars of the Clinton administration spoke at the plenary session of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The ‘New Democrat’ from…

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    The Reagan White House

    The personnel in the White House and how they managed Reagan administration business.

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    President Reagan and the Media

    Reagan and the Media br/ Final plenary session - “The Great Communicator” br/ Feldman’s paper was “Ronald Reagan and Machiavelli.” The Smith paper was…

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    Assessment of the Clinton Presidency

    Historians and biographers participated in the concluding panel of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope." They gave…

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    Keeping the Faith: The Carter Administration

    Mr. Carter spoke at a high school colloquium held as part of a Hofstra University conference on the Carter presidency.

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    Gay Servicemember Experiences

    Participants talked about the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy ten years after the policy was enacted. They talked about their experiences as gay…

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    Judicial Speech and the First Amendment

    Hofstra University hosted a three-day conference on judicial ethics. A panel on judicial speech and the First Amendment featured speeches by Judges Jackson and Spargo who recently were…

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    Judicial Ethics

    Judge Miner, the keynote speaker, talked about judicial ethics. He said that public confidence in the judiciary was declining due primarily to judicial misconduct and unethical…

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    Steinbeck and the Great Depression

    Professor Dickstein talked about John Steinbeck’s view of labor issues, the Great Depression, and how his characters represented various characteristics of oppressed…

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