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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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    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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    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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    Moby-Dick 150th Anniversary

    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick, the conference keynote address was delivered by E.L. Doctorow, an English professor at…

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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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    President Reagan and Congress

    As part of the symposium on President Reagan, scholars and former members of Congress described President Reagan’s relations with Congress. Topics included the president’s…

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    Desert Shield and the Gulf War

    Scholars, members of the Bush administration and others discussed the U.S. operations in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Mr. Heimbach, Laurence Radway summarized their papers on…

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    The Role of First Lady Barbara Bush

    The panelists discussed the role played by Mrs. Bush during the administration of President Bush. A video was shown of speeches given by Mrs. Bush during her time as first…

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    U.S. v. French Legal System Part 1

    Associate Justice Ginsburg participated in a discussion about the similarities and differences between the United States and the French equivalent, the Constitutional Counsel. Judge…

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    Evolution of the Nixon Legacy

    In the final session of the Richard Nixon Symposium hosted by Hofstra University, experts from academia and former White House aides all spoke to how the legacy of the Richard Nixon…

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    Detente and the Soviet Union

    Experts on the Nixon Administration and presidential policy spoke to the Richard Nixon Symposium at Hofstra University on the process and policy of detente with the Soviet Union. The…

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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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    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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    U.S.-U.K. Cooperation

    Lady Thatcher spoke to graduates about her time in office as prime minister, her political views, and the development of her political philosophy.

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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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    Perspectives on Nixon

    At the opening session of the Richard Nixon Symposium at Hofstra University the two primary speakers were Eliot Richardson who offered his perspective as an individual who had served…

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    Nixon Biographers

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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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    Political Impact of Margaret Thatcher

    Journalists and Lady Thatcher’s former press secretary discussed the career and life of Margaret Thatcher who served as prime minister of Great Britain from 1979-1990. They discussed…

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    Tribute to Former President George H.W. Bush

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    Colleagues and other dignitaries paid tribute to President George H.W. Bush, including the Kuwaiti ambassador who thanked President…

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